International roaming is active on all Boost accounts (unless you have previously turned it off by contacting customer support) and roaming is available in most countries commonly visited from Australia. This means you can receive SMS while overseas.

To make or receive calls or send SMS while overseas, you’ll need to:

  1. Ensure international roaming is turned on
  2. Top up your prepaid plan with a $5 Add-On
    (If you joined Boost between 12 July 2016-31 October 2017 and have not changed your offer you’ll need a $15 Bolt-On. If you joined before 12 July 2016 you’ll need a $10 Add-On)

With a $5 Add-On you’ll be able to make and receive calls and texts while you’re overseas. Stay connected to WiFi to keep up to date with your socials and use all your other fav apps and websites.

International roaming rates are higher than rates within Australia. If you’re planning on using your phone a lot, sometimes it’s better to grab a local SIM when you arrive. Check call rates for the country you’re visiting here.