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Boost Mobile rewards auto-paying customers with extra data

A new Data Boost rate plan gives subscribers 2.5GB of high speed data for $35 per month.

Boost Mobile's new Data Boost plan offers 2.5GB of data for $35 per month. Boost Mobile

Not to be outdone by rivals T-Mobile ( MetroPCS) or Verizon this week, Sprint's prepaid brand, Boost Mobile, is also getting more aggressive in the prepaid space.

Thursday saw the announcement of a Data Boost plan that rewards customers for using automatic payments each month.

Instead of receiving 1GB of high speed data, Auto Re-Boost customers will score a cool 2.5GB of precious wireless nectar. Boost will continue to offer the standard 1GB plan for folks who don't want to sign up for an automatic payment.

The Data Boost plan takes effect on February 3 and is available to both new and existing subscribers. For a limited time, those who port their number to the carrier are eligible to receive up to $100 off any new phone. Alternatively, new customers who do not bring their phone number to Boost will get their first month of service for free.