Do you want to pay your phone bills without spending money? Boost Mobile will soon allow you to settle part of your bills by playing games and watching ads.
Yes, you read that right. If you are a gamer and use Boost Mobile, your phone bills can decrease. Also, if you can bear some adverts, you can enjoy the same bill reduction. You will earn some Boostcoins that will get you a discount.
The Boostcoins is blockchain-backed, but Boost has not explained how blockchain comes in. To get Boostcoins, you will download the new BoostOne app, where you play games and put up with ads. Boost Mobile has partners whose content when you can access from the app.
According to a Boost executive, the concept was inspired by in-game rewards in games like Fortnite and Candy Crush. Stephen Stokols, CEO of Boost Mobile, “This represents an exciting new business model and a stepping stone into the future for wireless consumers. Most telcos rely on subscription models, but it’s time to move beyond the old ways and to embrace proven digital models popular in other industries.”
However, to get enough Boostcoin, you need to spend time in the BoostOne app. This is because a Boostcoin removes a single cent from your bill, so you need 100 Boostcoins to take off a dollar from your bill. In a video demo, an ad that runs for a few seconds netted the watcher two Boostcoins. But you can spin a wheel and get between five and 500 coins, meaning you can earn up to $5.
If your phone bill is on the high side, you may have to look for real money to settle your bills because earning enough Boostcoins may not be realistic. However, Boost says it will expand the game- and ad-for-cash program to paying for phones, but you must be really dedicated to get a smartphone through this scheme.
Boost also says it will allow users to share Boostcoins among themselves. Also, there is no word yet on whether there will be limits on how many games or ads users can watch daily.
This is not Dish’s (Boost’s parent company) first attempt to do something in the web 3 space. The company launched its 5G network in Las Vegas, known as Project Genesis. It came with an app that let users assist the network in finetuning the network, with the possibility of earning NFTs.
Stokols, while teasing Boost’s Infinite wireless plan later this year, suggested that users may soon be allowed to pay for new phones with cryptocurrencies and even convert their unused data for cryptos.
Dish is attempting to become the 4th largest carrier in the US.