AT&T brand Cricket Wireless becomes the latest carrier to attempt to grab customers away from T-Mobile.
Beginning Sunday, August 24, the prepaid wireless provider is waving a $100.00 bill credit for customers of T-Mobile and and MetroPCS who are currently considering switching to Cricket Wireless.
Specifically, this $100 bill credit will be made available to all new customers who are jumping from either T-Mobile or MetroPCS line, and then signing up for Cricket's Basic, Smart, and Pro monthly plans. Those who signed up will get credit for each new line of service they open. Additionally, there will be no limit as to how many lines of service will enjoy the $100 credit.
Customers can avail of this offer online or through Cricket's retail stores. However, the offer will only be good until Sunday, October 19 of this year.
The introduction of this new $100 credit deal is clearly an effort by Cricket Wireless to position itself as an alternative to market leader T-Mobile. The prepaid service provide has even launched a special promo that highlights "Top Five Reasons To Switch", strategically targeting customers of their closest prepaid rivals.
Cricket Wireless is suggesting that customers who switch to Cricket will get to experience what it's like to have no annual contracts. On top of that, those who sign up for the new promo will also enjoy plans with monthly charges as low as $35.00, plus the option of upgrading their smartphones every year through the Cricket Rewards program.
Moreover, Cricket Wireless discloses that the rates they offer already includes both taxes and fees, which means customers can expect no other additional charges when they receive their bills every month.
Aside from its budget-friendly rates, Cricket Wireless also makes full use of AT&T's 4G LTE network, which provides wider coverage in the United States compared to T-Mobile and MetroPCS.
As for Cricket's plan options, the prepaid wireless provider offers a $40.00 monthly Basic Plan. This option features unlimited calls, texting, and data, with customers getting 500 megabytes at full speed. Then there's the $50.00 Smart Plan, which offers unlimited calls, texting, international texting, and 2.5 gigabytes of full-speed data (but with unlimited slow data). Lastly, the Cricket Wireless $60.00 Pro Plan promises unlimited calls, texting, international texting, and unlimited data (5 gigabytes of 4G LTE speeds).
If they choose to, customers can bring their own devices to the plans they sign up for, provided that their handsets are compatible. Or, they can still check out the smartphone options that Cricket is offering together with the plans. Popular smartphones like the iPhone, Samsung Galaxy devices, as well as Motorola, Nokia, and LG, just to name a few, are typically available.
As for those who choose to avail of Cricket's Autopay bill payment option, they can can receive a $5.00 bill credit every month for any of the Cricket plans mentioned earlier. This means that once their bill credit is applied, new customers who avail of the $100 credit offer may possibly enjoy the first two months of Cricket service essentially free of charge.
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