Boost Mobile Coverage Map

Does Boost Mobile have good cell coverage?

Stetson Doggett
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Stetson Doggett
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Updated:
December 6, 2023

How good is Boost Mobile coverage?

In this article we will cover:

  • Boost Mobile coverage statistics
  • Boost Mobile coverage map
  • Boost Mobile 5G coverage
  • Boost Mobile 4G LTE coverage
  • Boost Mobile vs. T-Mobile coverage
  • Boost Mobile vs. Verizon coverage
  • Boost Mobile vs. AT&T coverage

Let's dive in!

Boost Mobile Coverage Quick Stats

  • Carrier: Boost Mobile
  • Network: T-Mobile
  • Total area covered: 59.5%
  • Total square miles covered: 4,809,055
  • 5G area covered: 49.0%
  • 5G square miles covered: 3,959,584

The above statistics come from our analysis of the FCC signal strength data for the contiguous United States. The statistics ignore coverage data for Alaska and Hawaii. You can still see coverage data for Alaska and Hawaii in the interactive map below and in the table that shows cellular coverage by state.

Boost Mobile Coverage

Boost Mobile is a prepaid cell phone carrier, also known as an MVNO, that is owned by Dish.

Boost Mobile uses a few different cellular networks to provide service.

Most new activations are on the T-Mobile network. However, Boost Mobile can also use the AT&T and Dish networks for coverage. In this article, we will be focusing on Boost Mobile’s coverage on the T-Mobile network, because that is the network most new customers will be put on. 

You can check Boost Mobile coverage in your area by using the interactive coverage maps below. 

Boost Mobile Coverage Map

Map Key:
Great coverage
Good coverage
Poor coverage
Great coverage = stream 4K videos, video call, use your phone to its fullest potential
Good coverage = stream 480p videos, browse social media, stream music, use the web
Poor coverage = make phone calls, send a text
*The Estimated Coverage Map is created with coverage data from the FCC

Boost Mobile Cell Phone Plans

Boost Mobile 5GB
AT&T or T-Mobile coverage
1 Line
$
15
/mo
+tax
tax included
5GB
high-speed, then data stops
Deprioritized
Included hotspot
480p SD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Boost Mobile 15GB
AT&T or T-Mobile coverage
1 Line
$
20
/mo
+tax
tax included
15GB
high-speed, then data stops
Deprioritized
Included hotspot
480p SD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Boost Mobile Unlimited
AT&T or T-Mobile coverage
1 Line
$
30
/mo
+tax
tax included
35GB
high-speed, then 512Kbps
Deprioritized
12GB hotspot
480p SD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts

Affordable Plans That Also Use AT&T or T-Mobile For Coverage

Mint Mobile 15GB
T-Mobile coverage
1 Line
$
20
/mo
+tax
tax included
15GB
high-speed, then 128Kbps
Deprioritized
Included hotspot
4K video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Boost Infinite
AT&T or T-Mobile coverage
1 Line
$
25
/mo
+tax
tax included
30GB
high-speed, then 512Kbps
Deprioritized
5GB hotspot
480p SD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
US Mobile Unlimited Starter
T-Mobile or Verizon coverage
1 Line
$
29
/mo
+tax
tax included
35GB
high-speed, then 1Mbps
35GB priority
10GB hotspot
720p HD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Mint Mobile Unlimited
T-Mobile coverage
1 Line
$
30
/mo
+tax
tax included
40GB
high-speed, then 512Kbps
Deprioritized
10GB hotspot
480p SD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
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What network does Boost Mobile use?

Boost Mobile primarily uses T-Mobile’s 4G LTE and 5G networks for coverage.

Dish, the parent company of Boost Mobile, also has an agreement with AT&T.

Most customers will be activated on the T-Mobile network, but it is also possible for some customers to be activated on the AT&T network, too.The third network Boost Mobile uses for coverage is the Dish Wireless 5G network. It is uncommon for Boost Mobile customers to connect to the Dish Wireless 5G network though, because it requires certain devices and a special SIM card.

For this article, we will be focusing on Boost Mobile’s coverage and performance on the T-Mobile network, as that is the network most customers will be placed on.

Boost Mobile 5G Coverage

Boost Mobile 5G coverage map

Boost Mobile uses T-Mobile’s 5G network for coverage. 

T-Mobile 5G covers over 98% of Americans

Boost Mobile is able to fully use both T-Mobile’s Extended Range 5G network and T-Mobile’s Ultra Capacity 5G network. 

T-Mobile’s Extended Range 5G covers over 325 million Americans. It also covers over 90% of the U.S. highway miles. It is the largest 5G network in the United States right now. 

T-Mobile’s Ultra Capacity 5G network covers 275 million Americans. It delivers fast 5G speeds. The excellent performance on the Ultra Capacity 5G network is one of the main reasons T-Mobile ranks as having the fastest speeds in most locations in our Coverage Search tool.

Boost Mobile customers will enjoy the same great 5G coverage and fast 5G speeds as T-Mobile customers.

Boost Mobile LTE Coverage

Boost Mobile LTE coverage map

Boost Mobile offers nationwide LTE coverage on T-Mobile’s LTE network.

T-Mobile’s nationwide LTE network covers 99% of Americans.

Boost Mobile Coverage by State

How good is Boost Mobile's coverage in each state?

Here is a full breakdown of what percentage of each state Boost Mobile has coverage, as well as what percentage of that coverage is great, good, or poor:

State Total Coverage Great Coverage Good Coverage Poor Coverage
Alabama 59.9% 15.7% 20.9% 23.3%
Alaska 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Arizona 38.3% 12.4% 15.0% 10.9%
Arkansas 53.3% 10.9% 18.5% 23.9%
California 51.2% 18.6% 19.5% 13.1%
Colorado 31.8% 7.0% 11.6% 13.3%
Connecticut 89.1% 41.3% 28.3% 19.5%
Delaware 89.8% 31.5% 32.7% 25.6%
District of Columbia 100.0% 96.5% 3.5% 0.0%
Florida 70.6% 26.4% 22.3% 21.9%
Georgia 64.1% 19.7% 21.0% 23.5%
Hawaii 46.8% 16.9% 16.3% 13.6%
Idaho 34.9% 9.6% 14.1% 11.2%
Illinois 67.3% 20.4% 23.9% 23.0%
Indiana 76.7% 22.3% 28.3% 26.1%
Iowa 68.6% 14.3% 25.8% 28.5%
Kansas 45.8% 7.8% 14.9% 23.1%
Kentucky 54.6% 13.9% 20.3% 20.4%
Louisiana 57.4% 15.0% 19.5% 22.9%
Maine 49.7% 10.6% 17.5% 21.6%
Maryland 81.8% 33.8% 28.1% 19.9%
Massachusetts 83.6% 41.6% 25.0% 17.1%
Michigan 57.0% 16.1% 19.6% 21.3%
Minnesota 56.3% 11.5% 19.2% 25.7%
Mississippi 64.5% 13.1% 22.5% 29.0%
Missouri 58.0% 13.3% 20.7% 24.0%
Montana 36.9% 7.8% 13.7% 15.5%
Nebraska 33.4% 4.8% 10.1% 18.4%
Nevada 29.2% 7.2% 13.3% 8.7%
New Hampshire 63.9% 18.0% 23.4% 22.5%
New Jersey 88.4% 45.0% 26.0% 17.4%
New Mexico 51.9% 12.2% 21.5% 18.2%
New York 57.6% 18.5% 20.0% 19.1%
North Carolina 62.7% 18.6% 21.7% 22.5%
North Dakota 33.8% 4.0% 9.9% 19.9%
Ohio 79.3% 27.4% 29.5% 22.5%
Oklahoma 57.1% 12.2% 18.7% 26.3%
Oregon 33.2% 11.2% 12.5% 9.6%
Pennsylvania 67.7% 26.8% 22.4% 18.5%
Rhode Island 95.7% 45.0% 29.3% 21.5%
South Carolina 73.3% 23.2% 25.7% 24.3%
South Dakota 36.0% 4.5% 11.0% 20.5%
Tennessee 58.9% 19.7% 19.6% 19.6%
Texas 50.1% 12.2% 16.5% 21.4%
Utah 40.9% 12.2% 17.2% 11.6%
Vermont 47.9% 10.1% 17.2% 20.6%
Virginia 57.0% 17.4% 19.2% 20.4%
Washington 52.7% 18.5% 19.1% 15.1%
West Virginia 34.6% 9.0% 12.0% 13.5%
Wisconsin 53.4% 14.0% 19.0% 20.3%
Wyoming 32.1% 5.0% 11.9% 15.2%

Boost Mobile 5G Coverage by State

Sate Total 5G Coverage Great 5G Coverage Good 5G Coverage Poor 5G Coverage
Alabama 46.0% 17.8% 28.2% 0.0%
Alaska 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Arizona 30.7% 15.6% 15.1% 0.0%
Arkansas 37.7% 12.5% 25.2% 0.0%
California 41.6% 21.7% 19.9% 0.0%
Colorado 22.7% 8.1% 14.6% 0.0%
Connecticut 80.6% 44.3% 36.4% 0.0%
Delaware 81.0% 36.3% 44.7% 0.0%
District of Columbia 100.0% 95.9% 4.1% 0.0%
Florida 61.5% 30.8% 30.7% 0.0%
Georgia 50.9% 21.9% 29.0% 0.0%
Hawaii 42.2% 22.4% 19.9% 0.0%
Idaho 29.9% 13.8% 16.1% 0.0%
Illinois 56.3% 25.0% 31.3% 0.0%
Indiana 64.8% 25.9% 39.0% 0.0%
Iowa 49.9% 16.7% 33.2% 0.0%
Kansas 30.9% 9.1% 21.8% 0.0%
Kentucky 42.5% 16.4% 26.1% 0.0%
Louisiana 46.1% 18.2% 27.9% 0.0%
Maine 40.4% 13.6% 26.8% 0.0%
Maryland 77.3% 41.5% 35.8% 0.0%
Massachusetts 74.2% 40.6% 33.6% 0.0%
Michigan 47.4% 18.4% 29.0% 0.0%
Minnesota 41.4% 13.9% 27.5% 0.0%
Mississippi 48.0% 15.7% 32.4% 0.0%
Missouri 43.3% 15.4% 28.0% 0.0%
Montana 26.8% 9.9% 17.0% 0.0%
Nebraska 20.1% 5.2% 14.9% 0.0%
Nevada 25.6% 12.0% 13.6% 0.0%
New Hampshire 49.5% 18.9% 30.6% 0.0%
New Jersey 81.2% 48.0% 33.2% 0.0%
New Mexico 38.0% 12.6% 25.4% 0.0%
New York 50.2% 22.4% 27.9% 0.0%
North Carolina 55.4% 24.1% 31.4% 0.0%
North Dakota 19.2% 4.5% 14.8% 0.0%
Ohio 66.9% 30.8% 36.1% 0.0%
Oklahoma 41.3% 13.7% 27.7% 0.0%
Oregon 25.6% 13.2% 12.4% 0.0%
Pennsylvania 59.4% 30.6% 28.8% 0.0%
Rhode Island 85.5% 43.0% 42.5% 0.0%
South Carolina 62.6% 26.7% 35.8% 0.0%
South Dakota 20.4% 5.0% 15.4% 0.0%
Tennessee 48.3% 22.2% 26.0% 0.0%
Texas 36.8% 13.8% 23.0% 0.0%
Utah 35.5% 17.0% 18.5% 0.0%
Vermont 35.4% 12.2% 23.2% 0.0%
Virginia 50.7% 21.8% 28.9% 0.0%
Washington 41.7% 20.1% 21.7% 0.0%
West Virginia 29.0% 13.1% 15.9% 0.0%
Wisconsin 41.5% 15.7% 25.8% 0.0%
Wyoming 22.5% 6.4% 16.1% 0.0%

Boost Mobile Data Speeds by State

How fast are Boost Mobile's data speeds?

Data speeds are an important part to determining what your experience is like using a network.

Faster speeds provide a better experience. And slower speeds make for a poor experience. To figure out how fast Boost Mobile's data speeds are, we crunched the numbers on our crowd sourced speed tests reported by Boost Mobile customers. We found Boost Mobile had median download speeds that ranged from 13 Mbps in Alaska to 371 Mbps in the Washington, DC. Median upload speeds on Boost Mobile ranged from 5.5 Mbps in Mississippi and went up to 47.2 Mbps in Idaho. Median latency was between 22 ms and 184 ms on Boost Mobile.

State T-Mobile Median Download Speeds T-Mobile Median Upload Speeds T-Mobile Median Latency
Alabama 109.8 Mbps 8.7 Mbps 42 ms
Alaska 13.0 Mbps 6.8 Mbps 184 ms
Arizona 244.0 Mbps 15.4 Mbps 30 ms
Arkansas 105.9 Mbps 7.5 Mbps 73 ms
California 144.2 Mbps 18.9 Mbps 30 ms
Colorado 141.9 Mbps 15.1 Mbps 25 ms
Connecticut 271.3 Mbps 23.7 Mbps 32 ms
Delaware 145.2 Mbps 12.6 Mbps 30 ms
District of Columbia 371.5 Mbps 39.6 Mbps 22 ms
Florida 141.2 Mbps 16.5 Mbps 35 ms
Georgia 278.2 Mbps 20.6 Mbps 29 ms
Hawaii 150.5 Mbps 22.0 Mbps 70 ms
Idaho 122.6 Mbps 47.2 Mbps 59 ms
Illinois 217.9 Mbps 15.6 Mbps 28 ms
Indiana 186.3 Mbps 11.5 Mbps 40 ms
Iowa 170.5 Mbps 25.3 Mbps 43 ms
Kansas 263.1 Mbps 18.6 Mbps 35 ms
Kentucky 176.1 Mbps 13.3 Mbps 38 ms
Louisiana 62.3 Mbps 6.1 Mbps 79 ms
Maine 70.7 Mbps 9.9 Mbps 41 ms
Maryland 157.5 Mbps 18.9 Mbps 30 ms
Massachusetts 177.3 Mbps 20.3 Mbps 30 ms
Michigan 164.7 Mbps 12.6 Mbps 29 ms
Minnesota 120.8 Mbps 46.6 Mbps 91 ms
Mississippi 91.0 Mbps 5.5 Mbps 72 ms
Missouri 139.2 Mbps 13.2 Mbps 49 ms
Montana 89.0 Mbps 23.3 Mbps 92 ms
Nebraska 117.6 Mbps 43.9 Mbps 88 ms
Nevada 147.4 Mbps 34.6 Mbps 31 ms
New Hampshire 108.2 Mbps 15.8 Mbps 34 ms
New Jersey 144.9 Mbps 17.5 Mbps 30 ms
New Mexico 74.0 Mbps 12.6 Mbps 93 ms
New York 190.7 Mbps 18.6 Mbps 33 ms
North Carolina 135.0 Mbps 12.6 Mbps 47 ms
North Dakota 113.3 Mbps 38.6 Mbps 76 ms
Ohio 157.9 Mbps 11.7 Mbps 37 ms
Oklahoma 80.0 Mbps 9.6 Mbps 41 ms
Oregon 126.0 Mbps 44.9 Mbps 71 ms
Pennsylvania 140.0 Mbps 16.8 Mbps 37 ms
Rhode Island 305.4 Mbps 24.5 Mbps 23 ms
South Carolina 107.3 Mbps 15.0 Mbps 53 ms
South Dakota 116.5 Mbps 47.0 Mbps 79 ms
Tennessee 166.6 Mbps 11.8 Mbps 42 ms
Texas 238.3 Mbps 19.1 Mbps 24 ms
Utah 131.4 Mbps 17.8 Mbps 28 ms
Vermont 78.7 Mbps 11.2 Mbps 47 ms
Virginia 115.4 Mbps 15.4 Mbps 34 ms
Washington 162.6 Mbps 14.9 Mbps 55 ms
West Virginia 83.0 Mbps 12.1 Mbps 43 ms
Wisconsin 170.5 Mbps 16.8 Mbps 41 ms
Wyoming 113.6 Mbps 24.4 Mbps 62 ms

Boost Mobile vs. T-Mobile

Boost Mobile rides on the T-Mobile network for service, so coverage is about the same between the two carriers.

The only coverage areas Boost Mobile is missing is areas where T-Mobile has domestic roaming agreements with other carriers.

You can see where T-Mobile has domestic roaming agreements by checking T-Mobile's self-published coverage map.

Boost Mobile vs. Verizon Coverage

Boost Mobile has a less coverage than Verizon.

Boost Mobile covers 59.5% of the U.S. and Verizon covers an impressive 71.5% of the U.S.

However, when it comes to 5G, Boost Mobile covers a substantially larger area.

Boost Mobile has over double the 5G coverage as Verizon. Boost Mobile covers 49.0% of the U.S. with 5G and over 325 million people. Verizon's 5G reaches an impressive 230 million people, but it covers just 14.7% of the U.S.

If you live in a city, both Boost Mobile and Verizon will likely perform great. 

If you travel outside of cities or in more rural areas, you may find you have a bit less coverage on Boost Mobile than on Verizon.

Check Verizon coverage to see how it performs in your area.

Boost Mobile vs. AT&T

Boost Mobile has an agreement with AT&T, and some customers are activated on the AT&T network.

Unfortunately, you will not know if you will get the AT&T or T-Mobile network until you sign up for service.

If you do get activated on the AT&T network, then Boost Mobile's coverage will be about the same as that of AT&T. The only difference is that AT&T has some domestic roaming agreements with small carriers in some areas to give AT&T customers extra coverage. Boost Mobile does not have access to these roaming agreements, so Boost Mobile customers will not have service in the limited areas that are covered with domestic roaming partners.

If Boost Mobile does not activate you on the AT&T network and instead activates you on the T-Mobile network, then you will have a bit less coverage.

T-Mobile covers 59.5% of the U.S. while AT&T covers 74.6% of the U.S.

T-Mobile has more 5G coverage than AT&T though.

You will get 5G coverage across 49.0% of the U.S. on T-Mobile 5G. AT&T 5G only covers 41.4% of the U.S.

Boost Mobile will likely perform will in most areas on either the AT&T or T-Mobile networks, as both do a good job covering cities and well-populated areas. However, AT&T does have a substantially larger overall coverage footprint than T-Mobile does. If you travel outside of cities in more rural areas, you will likely get better service on the AT&T network.

Unfortunately, there does not appear to be a way to request what network you get when you sign up, and again, most activations are on the T-Mobile network right now.

Check AT&T coverage to see how it performs in your area.



Boost Mobile Coverage Frequently Asked Questions

Is Boost Mobile coverage good?

Yes, Boost Mobile coverage is good. It uses AT&T for coverage, and AT&T covers over 99% of Americans with its LTE network and has the largest 5G network of any carrier right now.

Does Boost Mobile offer 5G?

Yes. Boost Mobile customers can enjoy 5G service on AT&T's 5G network.

Boost Mobile will soon also use Dish's 5G network for additional coverage.

Does Boost Mobile have coverage in Canada?

Yes. Boost Mobile includes unlimited talk, unlimited text, and 1GB of data at 3G speeds in Canada. An additional 5GB data pass in Canada is also available to purchase.

Does Boost Mobile have coverage in Mexico?

Yes. Boost Mobile includes unlimited talk, unlimited text, and 1GB of data at 3G speeds in Mexico. An additional 5GB data pass in Mexico is also available to purchase.

Does Boost Mobile have international coverage?

Outside of Canada and Mexico, Boost Mobile does not offer international coverage.

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