What are the benefits?

Aside from what we mentioned above – the cost. When you choose prepaid, you pay for most of the cost of your phone at the beginning and save immediately by paying less for your service. When you purchase a phone and commit to a two-year contract, you may save some money on cost of the phone at the beginning, but you’re actually paying for that phone each month since a portion of the cost is included in your monthly wireless bill.

The result? A prepaid smartphone plan on Boost can cost as little as $35 a month. A smartphone plan on a postpaid contract plan often can end up costing you $100 a month or more.

Plus, prepaid plans give you flexibility. If you don’t like your service, you’re not locked in to a long-term commitment.