Boost Mobile Will Let You Pay Your Phone Bill by Watching Ads and Playing Games Boost Mobile is debuting a new way to pay your phone bill by gamifying your attention, saving you a few pennies with every ad you watch.
Boost Mobile customers now have a new way to save on their phone bill. They can trim it down – or pay in full – by watching ads and playing games.
Customers can use the carrier’s new BoostOne app to watch ads, play simple games and connect with Boost partners to earn the coins, which each drop their bill by pennies. It could be a welcome way to save money, especially considering how expensive the best unlimited data plans can be.
A Boost executive said the in-game rewards ads on Fortnite and Candy Crush inspired the airline’s new payment model. “It’s time to move beyond the old ways and embrace proven digital models that are popular in other industries,” said Stephen Stokols, Boost EVP of Retail Wireless, in a press release.
Customers need to spend time to save money. One of the airline’s so-called boost coins lowers a single cent from their bill, and in one video demonstration, the viewer received two boost coins when watching an ad lasting several seconds. There is also a “Spin to Win” wheel that awards players between five and 500 coins, which equals 5 cents and $5.
Boost didn’t provide any other examples of how long it will take to pay your phone bill, but given these low payouts, it could be a while, especially since the average phone bill costs consumers $144 a month, according to CNBC.
And Boost plans to expand uses for its watch-and-earn currency as Boost coins will eventually be tradable for new phones. Some consumers might not be interested, but for Boost, finding alternatives to the current payment method is another experiment.
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