Intro – 60 second guide
Here are the key findings for both Yomojo and Boost Mobile services & coverage, there are more details in the article which follows below.
- Yomojo offer an incredible range :
They have whatever plan you want. Users can pick the exact nature of the pan they want using their on site configurator. We recommend them for people with a 4G phone who live in one of Australia’s main cities or suburbs. Yomojo use the Optus 4G network so you’ll get good coverage in those areas.
- Boost are WhatPhone’s number 1 selling plan range :
Their suite of plans is small ( erm, they only have 2 and a starter SIM ! ) but their coverage is great because they use the Telstra Mobile Network.
More detail – comparing Boost Mobile and Yomojo
Comparing Yomojo and Boost is mostly a comparison of plan range and network. Yomojo are the new kid on the block. They took over from Yatango when Yatango ran in to financial problems in late 2015. Boost have been around for years and moved from the Optus 4G network to the Telstra Mobile network 3 years ago now. Here’s some more detail on the commonalities and differences of Boost and Yatango so you can make the right decision for you.
- 3G or 4G :
2016 is the year of 4G in Australia. All the major phone companies offer 4G on their plans now. Most of the smaller phone companies which resell the Optus network ( including Yomojo ) have 4G. And in 2016, every one of the smaller phone companies we talk to say they’re going to be selling 4G too. Both Yomojo and Boost offer 4G which means you can’t go wrong. If you have one of the newer smart mobile phones which need a 4G SIM, a plan from either of these companies is fine. If you have a slightly older phone with 3G capability you’ll still be getting the best speed possible on your device with a SIM from either of these companies.
- Flexibility / personalisation of plans :
Yomojo’s key strength is how accurately they service the needs of their customer base. Check out their plan configurator. You can build yourself a plan, specifically including the voice minutes, number of SMSs and GBs of data that you need. Who else does that ?! Noone ! Boost, on the other hand keep it nice and simple. They have 2 plans and they’re both best sellers. There is no clear winner on this plan characteristic.
- Comparing Coverage :
Finally. Boost win this one hands down. Boost use the Telstra Mobile network. Yomojo use the Optus 4G network. Generally, Boost’s speeds and coverage are better. But then you knew that. You can find out more about the national network coverage of each network on our network coverage page.
- Prepaid or Postpaid :
Yomojo’s plans can be bought either prepaid or post aid. Boost’s plan range is prepaid only. Not sure of the difference ? Read our article about it. We have to give the points here to Yomojo for offering their customers the choice of prepaid or postpaid. Generally, however, I find prepaid to be more predictable – I use prepaid SIMs myself.
- Data inclusions :
Boost’s plan range have a unique characteristic. They offer more data on the weekends. We love Boost’s innovative approach to this. People are away from home on the weekend. When you’re away from home, you don’t have WiFi. That’s when you need more data ! It also gives Boost a very attention grabbing ‘up to 11GB! Per month’ marketing headline ! Yomojo offer any amount of data you might need but they don’t have the same weekend addition that Boost do.
- Customer satisfaction :
Unfortunately, Yomojo are just too new to have reliable customer satisfaction information available. We’ve spoken to Boost’s call center staff. The call center is overseas but I found them scrupulous in their attention to detail when they were replying to my questions. Stay tuned for information on Yomojo’s approach to customer satisfaction.
You’re not going to make a bad decision here. In picking between Yomojo and Boost Mobile, you’re offered the world. You have the option of prepaid or postpaid, a choice between two networks, variety that includes just about any permutation of plan feature ( talk, texts and data ) that you might want. What’s more, you’re offered access to the fastest data speeds Australia has available. There is no clear winner here. It comes down to what type of user you are, where you live and how much data you need.
Yomojo is great for people who live in the cities or suburbs. We say that because they’re on the Optus 4G network. They’re great for well priced plans which service unusual needs. If you only want 100 minutes of talk time with 3GB of data, Yomojo is the only place you’ll find it ! Their plans have generous data inclusions, especially when you go for the unlimited range.
Boost’s key strength, on the other hand, is that they’re on the Telstra Mobile Network. Boost are the only phone company at the moment which use the Telstra Mobile Network, other than Big T themselves. Boost’s range is small ( they only have 2 plans ! ) In some ways, though, that’s a good thing. You won’t get lost or confused when you’re poring over the Boost price card. Choose Boost if you need the coverage and / or if you use a lot of data on the weekend.
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