In this crypto-world, there are various offers that may seem appealing at first glance, but are “dark” in them. For example, a mobile phone company Boost Mobile offers its subscribers to pay the phone bill through Boostcoins. All you have to do is watch ads and play games. Once you download the new BoostOne app, you can play games, watch various ads, and interact with it in other ways. Such an activity will create Boostcoins for you. In turn, cryptocurrency can be converted into real money.
Well, that all sounds pretty appealing. But in reality, Boost Mobile offers nothing more than to lock your phone. The point is, a Boostcoin equals only one cent. So to earn some money that will make sense, you need to devote a lot of time to the application. For example, watching a multi-second ad will earn you two Boostcoins. However, you can get various gifts from the Wheel of Fortune style Spin & Win game, ranging from five cents to $ 5 in a single spin. Although we do not know how many times a day you can play the game, there are probably not many opportunities.
“This represents an exciting new business model and a stepping stone for wireless consumers in the future,” said Stephen Stokols, CEO of Boost Mobile, in a press release. “Most telecommunications are based on subscription models, but it’s time to go beyond the old ways and embrace proven digital models, popular in other industries.”
Boost Mobile is ambitious
In the future, users will be able to share Boostcoins with each other. In addition, the company is working on new ways of redeeming coins, such as exchanging them for a free phone.
The company behind Boostcoins is Dish. And it must be said that this is not the first time that this company is trying to get into the web 3. In early May, Dish launched its 5G network in Las Vegas, called Project Genesis. At the same time, the company released a new application, which offers users to help the company improve the network. For this, you will receive some rewards. including NFT.
We also heard that Boost Mobile will release a new Boost Infinite wireless package in a few months. The latter will allow users to pay for their new phones with cryptocurrencies. If there is unused data, they can exchange it for digital currency.
All of this may seem fancy. But Dish is currently trying to make it fourth U.S. carrier along with T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T. In addition, it aims to cover 20% of the population with its service. And we have to say that it is very close to its goal.