Dish Network has been rapidly building its 5G mobile network, becoming a new fourth carrier to compete with AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. Now, the company is teasing a future cell phone plan called “Boost Infinite.”
Dish’s 5G network has been active for a few months as “Project Genesis,” which is available in 120 cities in the United States. The network uses wireless spectrum acquired from T-Mobile and Sprint when the two companies merged in 2020. Dish has a long way to go before it has as many cell towers as other major networks, which is why Dish has roaming agreements with AT&T and T Mobile. – meaning people subscribed to Genesis can connect to their towers when there’s no Dish tower nearby.
Dish is teasing a new postpaid wireless service, called “Boost Infinite,” presumably a reference to the Boost Mobile carrier that Dish also owns. The company said in a press release: “Boost Infinite is creating the greatest value in the wireless industry with the power of three networks.” There is a website where you can get on a waiting list, and Dish has created social media accounts at TwitterInstagram, Tik Tok and Facebook.
Boost Infinite looks like it could be Dish’s actual competitor to AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile, rather than the Project Genesis mobile service that has been around for a few months. It makes sense to use a name that more people are familiar with, and Boost is the company’s largest retail wireless brand: Dish also owns Ting Mobile, Republic Wireless and Gen Mobile. Dish has 7.8 million wireless subscribers across all of its brands, according to its second-quarter financial results.
Pricing information is not yet available or details on which devices will be compatible with the wireless service.
Source: Dish Network