In what appears to be a first in terms of subscriber benefits, Boost Mobile has announced that its $ 60 per month Unlimited Plus cell phone plan will gain access to 24/7 telemedicine through K Health starting this summer.
Specifically, Unlimited Plus subscribers get all the features of K Health’s usual $ 9 per month offering. That includes the ability to text or video call a doctor through the K Health app, which uses the app’s AI suggestions to identify symptoms and possible conditions, and get actual treatment, including medications. and other regulations.
The service is free and available to all Boost Unlimited Plus subscribers and is offered at a discounted price of $ 7.99 per month for all other Boost Mobile customers. You can sign up to access the service first on the Boost Mobile site.
Since this is ultimately a phone plan, you also get 35GB of 4G LTE data per month, after which you’ll be throttled to 2G speeds. That comes with “unlimited” calling and texting, and also a 30 GB mobile hotspot.
Offering customers online healthcare was not at the top of my list of things Boost Mobile would do after being absorbed by Dish Network (as part of T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint). But getting healthcare in the US is often an expensive affair, and that’s before the bill comes after treatment. And Boost has a large percentage of low-income customers, many of whom are likely affected by the pandemic, so access to healthcare could be a real shot in the arm.