The prepaid brand of the second biggest wireless carrier in America has decided to debut a new unlimited plan, as well as new smartphone devices and some discounts. Indeed, AT&T’s Cricket Wireless is introducing a new promotional plan that is only made available for a limited time. Basically, the special offer promises a couple of lines of service that come with unlimited high speed data for $80 per month.
In recent months, various mobile operators have started giving away goodies in a bid to retain their existing customers. Some may remember that major US wireless carrier T-Mobile had started offering pizza last year (with mixed results), and rival AT&T joined in on the fun by official launching its own rewards program called AT&T Thanks.
The prepaid brand of the number two biggest wireless carrier in America has decided to boost the data gigabyte inclusions on its $40 a month option. Indeed, starting today, mobile users who signed up for Cricket Wireless’ Basic Plan can now expect to enjoy 4 gigabytes of 4G LTE data on a monthly basis, which is up from the previous 3 gigabytes of data allowance. For those not familiar with the Basic Plan, apart from the 4 gigabytes of 4G LTE data, this option also comes with unlimited domestic voice calls, text messaging, and unlimited slowed data.
The unlimited plan offered by AT&T’s prepaid brand, Cricket Wireless, offers better than average coverage, a reliable network, affordable pricing, and pretty adequate connection speeds at 8 mbps. But because it does not come with mobile hotspot tethering, it might have trouble distancing itself from what other competitors are selling.
It was only a matter of time actually, and now it really is happening -- the unlimited wars are now on prepaid, thanks to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. T-Mobile and Sprint, of course, fired the first shots back in August of last year when they launched their respective unlimited data options, effectively igniting a war over who has got the better unlimited offering.
This recent piece of news may not be a welcome one for customers of Cricket Wireless who are availing of unlimited data -- apparently, the prepaid arm of major US wireless carrier AT&T has plans to implement a new network management policy that will affect customers under the Cricket Unlimited plan, especially those who consume over 22 gigabytes of data each month. Starting on April 2nd, it is quite possible that these customers will be experiencing throttled data speeds particularly in times of network congestion.
Sprint has threatened to discontinue service to mobile virtual network operator RingPlus for non-payment, and it could happen by February 11th. Apparently, the MVNO has filed a lawsuit against the major US wireless carrier, claiming that Sprint is involved in fraudulent practices. Moreover, RingPlus is seeking in its filing to stop or at least postpone the shut down.
Sure, February 11th is still some five days away, and it is possible that RingPlus’ legal action could change Sprint’s decision, but for current customers of the MVNO, it may be best to start considering other options now, specifically in terms of looking for another mobile operator in which to port one’s phone number.
Here is some good news for customers under AT&T’s prepaid brand -- Cricket Wireless has decided to boost the data cap on its $50 a month plan. From 5 gigabytes of data, mobile users now get to enjoy 8 gigabytes of data monthly. Also, the mobile operator has also done well to make the $50 a month plan a permanent option, instead of remaining as a special offer previously.
Cricket Wireless, the prepaid arm of major US wireless carrier AT&T, has decided to boost the data inclusions of its most in demand monthly plan. Indeed, the mobile operator’s $50 a month Smart plan has increased its data by 60 percent, expanding from the previous 5 gigabytes to 8 gigabytes. The $50 a month plan also comes with unlimited voice calls, unlimited text messaging, and unlimited 2G data.
Cricket Wireless, the prepaid subsidiary of major US wireless carrier AT&T, is now offering Apple’s latest flagship devices, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Prepaid users who are looking to get any of the newest iPhone models can now buy it from Cricket’s website or from a select number of Cricket retail stores for the following pricing options outlined below.
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