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international roam

Amateur (LVL:1)

international roam



I am moving abroad shortly and was wondering whether Boost are planning to reintroduce the International Roam option. I would like to keep my current number as I use it to receive sms's for log in and authentifications etc.




Community Founder

Re: international roam

While I don't know about official roaming plans, there may be a way to do it still.


Boost offers VoLTE (and VoWIFI) for handsets with the appropriate firmware settings.

By some reports, the VoWIFI is working while abroad to make and receive calls and SMS as you would while in Australia (without any additional roaming add-on credit even).


Might be an option to get you by, until roaming is officially supported again.



* I am a Boost Australia customer. This is a peer to peer community where users help each other.


Re: international roam

How do I use my phone overseas?

International roaming is not available on your Boost Mobile service.

However, we are planning to launch a new version of international roaming in 2021.


If you need to keep in contact while overseas, we suggest:

  • Connecting to a WiFi Network – if you’re going on a short trip or don’t need to be in regular contact, using WiFi will enable you to use messaging apps to keep in contact (e.g. WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Skype or WeChat).
  • Purchasing a local SIM – if you’re going on a longer trip or need to be contactable all the time, consider purchasing a local SIM.

Re: international roam

what if the local sim doesn't work outside the country? what should I do?

jigsaw puzzle

Rookie (LVL:3)

Re: international roam

People would like to keep their long had Boost mobile numbers. Boost company really shoudn't have changed the plans for existing customers without asking and obtaining their consent. Very bad impression.