There’s often questions asked in the community around Boost and Telstra including what the difference is, are they the same, does Telstra own Boost and so on. This should clarify it for everyone.
Firstly, Telstra does not own Boost. Boost owns Boost. Telstra and Boost have an agreement wherein Boost customers have access to the 4G Telstra Mobile Network and share some of the same backend systems. Boost and Telstra are the only brands that have access to this network which is Australia’s biggest network.
Telstra and Boost have different products available to customers including prepaid. Boost brings awesome value on prepaid plans with huge data, data rollover, unlimited calls/text, and international call inclusions. As Boost uses the Telstra network, in some circumstances a Boost SIM will work in a handset locked to the Telstra network. This doesn’t mean you can use a Telstra SIM to activate a Boost service or use a Telstra recharge voucher on a Boost service.