July 29, 2014

Cricket Wireless finally gets relaunch

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Just two months after is acquisition to AT&T, Cricket is back in the game and shows promise!  Cricket is a budget pre-paid carrier and offers three low-cost smartphone plans.  All the plans offer unlimited talk and text, which is the norm for carriers, but the real deal is in the data packages:

  • $35 a month = 500MB of LTE
  • $45 a month = 2.4 GB of LTE
  • $55 a month = 5.0 GB of LTE

All the prices above include taxes and fees along with a $5 credit if signed up for automatic payments.  If a customer goes over their data limit, they will be throttled back. This is just like T-Mobile, but if you want more just open up your wallet!

Cricket is offering your basic run of the mill phones from the Moto G ($149.99) to iPhone 5s ($649.99).  Most phones come with a $50 mail-in rebate, except for the iPhones. (They must be special or something)  Cricket has come a long way, especially jumping onto AT&T’s LTE coverage.

I can remember when I had Cricket over 7 years ago.  The phone service was great around the Army post I was at, but once I left central Texas, I didn’t have service until I reached the East Coast.  So as you can see, Cricket has come a long way, especially reaching 280 million people with LTE.  Does this interest you? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Cricket