Cricket Adds More Data to Most Plans, Offers Free and Discounted Smartphones
AT&T’s prepaid brand Cricket Wireless today announced data increase on most of its plans. Cricket adds more data to $40 and $60 plans. Data on the $40 plan will go up to 3GB from current 2.5GB of high speed data. Data on the $60 plan will go from 10GB to 12GB. Also, promotional 8GB of data on the $50 plan will become a permanent offer. These improvements will be available starting tomorrow, January 27, 2017.
The $30 and $70 plans remain unchanged and therefore come with 1 GB and unlimited LTE data per month, respectively. Important thing to know is that Cricket’s LTE is limited to 8Mbps and 4G to 4Mbps.
Cricket’s Free and Discounted Smartphones
Also today, Cricket announced free and discounted smartphone deals for its customers. Those who port their number to Cricket from another carrier are entitled to free smartphones and bigger discounts on select smartphones. Existing customers who want to upgrade their phone or new lines of service are also entitled to these deals but with slightly smaller discounts. Free and discounted Cricket smartphones are:
- Alcatel Streak is free for switchers, $9.99 for upgrades and new lines
- Samsung Galaxy Amp 2 is free for switchers, $19.99 for upgrades and new lines
- ZTE Sonata 3 is free for switchers, $29.99 for upgrades and new lines
- LG Spree is free for switchers, $49.99 for upgrades and new lines
- LG Escape 3 is $19.99 for switchers, $59.99 for upgrades and new lines
- Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime is $29.99 for switchers, $79.99 for upgrades and new lines
- LG X power is $49.99 for switchers, $99.99 for upgrades and new lines
- LG Stylo 2 is $79.99, $129.99 for upgrades and new lines
Cricket is not the only carrier to offer free phones to attract customers from other providers. Its competitor MetroPCS does the same and more. Their existing customers can also get free MetroPCS smartphones. On the other side, Cricket’s $50 plan now has 8GB of data as a regular offer while MetroPCS’s data increase on the $50 plan is promotional again.
Source: Cricket Wireless