Boost Mobile was founded in 2000 in Australia by Pete Bourke. The company operates a mobile phone service. The company began doing business in the US in 2001 as a joint venture with Nextel, who was purchased by Sprint in 2006.
The company began by offering rates for their “push to talk” service for $1 a day, at a time when cell phone service was fairly expensive. Today, the company still offers a two-rate plan, with no contracts, similar to Metro PCS, with service when traveling to Mexico for an additional $5 more per month.
Boost Mobile introduced the NETGEAR Fuse along with no-contract Wi-Fi Hotspot plans in July of 2015.
T-Mobile has offered to acquire Sprint, but at this time, it appears that Sprint is not interested in the deal. In mid-2018, former CEO of Boost Mobile, Peter Bourke, says that a merger of Sprint, T-Mobile, Metro PCS, and Virgin Mobile would result in substantially higher prices for consumers.