Enjoy playing mobile games? Customers of Boost can now cut their bills by playing games and watching advertisements on their iPhone or Android.
This goal is being pursued by Dish Network’s prepaid wireless brand, Boost Mobile, which is aiming to make free cellular service a reality.
Customers can earn blockchain-backed “Boostcoins” by playing games and watching commercial videos via the BoostOne app.
Credits can be used for discounts and free wireless service. However, because each “Boostcoin” is worth one cent, obtaining these coins will take some time.
“This represents an exciting new business model and a stepping stone into the future for wireless consumers,” said Stephen Stokols, executive vice president of retail wireless, DISH Network. “Most telcos rely on subscription models, but it’s time to move beyond the old ways and to embrace proven digital models popular in other industries.”
Spin & Win is a game similar to Wheel of Fortune in which players can win anywhere from five cents to $5 in one spin.
It’s unclear whether there’s a limit to how many games or advertisements you can watch in a given amount of time.
“Boostcoins” are expected to be redeemable for further items in the future, such as free phones and third-party products, as well as exchangeable with others, according to the business. Both iPhone and Android users can take advantage of this service.