Boost Mobile Change Number: Complete Guide

Last Updated on October 11, 2023 by Ron D. Morgan

There are two ways to change your current number on the Boost Mobile network. The first method is to request a new phone number.

The second method is to purchase and activate a new Boost Mobile SIM card. This post will focus on the first option.

You can request to change your number on Boost Mobile via the MyBoost app, or the Boost Mobile site or by calling customer support.

This post will go through these options in detail. It will also include other details like the cost and duration of the number change process.

What You Need To Change Boost Mobile Phone Number

There are some things you need to put in place to make the phone number change process seamless on Boost Mobile. They include the below:

a. Active Boost Mobile Account

You must maintain an active Boost Mobile account to change the number linked to the account. That means that if for any reason the network suspends your account, you must reactivate the account before you can change the number linked to the account.

b. Primary Account Holder

It’s only the Primary account holder that can apply to change a phone number linked to a Boost Mobile account. That means that you can’t apply to change a number assigned to another customer.

That is why you have to verify that you are the primary account holder to change the phone number.

c. Save Voicemail Messages

Another thing to do before you change your voicemail number is to go through your voicemail and save important details. You will lose all your saved voicemail messages once you switch to a new phone number.

That is why you need to save important details before you switch to a new number.

How To Change Boost Mobile Phone Number

As mentioned, there are three methods to complete the phone number change process on Boost Mobile. Let’s go through each of the methods below:

Method 1: Change Boost Mobile Number Via MyBoost App

. Launch the MyBoost app on your device. You can find the app on the app store if you are yet to install it on your device.

. Enter your Phone number/ Email and PIN Number to sign into your account.

. Tap on Account and enter your PIN Number again.

. Tap on Account Information.

. Further, tap on Change Your Phone Number.

. Select the Area Code for the new phone number.

. Tap on Confirm to complete the process.

. Your new phone number will display. 

Method 2: Change Boost Mobile Number Online

For this method, visit the Boost Mobile site and complete the process:

. Open the Boost Mobile Account Page.

. Enter your Phone Number/ Email and PIN to sign into your account.

. On your dashboard, scroll down and click on My Device.

. Click on Change Phone Number.

. Select the Area Code for the new phone number.

. Click on Confirm to complete the process.

. Your new phone number will display.  

Method 3: Change Boost Mobile Number Via Customer Support

If you feel the options above are complicated for you, you can contact Boost Mobile customer support to complete the process for you. Note that you will have to pay a processing fee if you follow this method.

Call Boost Mobile at 1-866-402-7366 and request to change your phone number. Provide your Boost Mobile account number and PIN to verify your account. Wait for customer support to complete the process for you.

How Long Does It Take To Change Boost Mobile Phone Number?

The actual process can be completed in less than 30 minutes but it will take a while for the new number to become active. Sometimes, it can take several hours. Allow up to 24 hours for the new number to become active.

How Much Does It Cost To Change Boost Mobile Phone Number?

It is free to change your Boost Mobile phone number once every 24 hours. If you need to change to a new number within 24 hours, you will have to pay $15.

For that, you will have to visit a Boost Mobile store in your location to complete the process.

Can You Choose A New Phone Number?

No. You can’t choose your phone number. But Boost Mobile will allow you to choose an area code for the new number.

What Next After Changing Boost Mobile Phone Number?

After you receive a confirmation that the new phone number is active, try making a call. Also, set up a voicemail welcome message for the new number.

Finally, give the new number to friends and family or any other person you want to contact you.