Cricket Announces ZTE Overture 3 and Feature Phone Alcatel QuickFlip
AT&T’s prepaid brand Cricket Wireless announced two new phones for its prepaid phone lineup. The one is a budget friendly smartphone, the ZTE Overture 3 and the other is the new feature phone, Alcatel QuickFlip. Both phones will start being available on November 10, 2017. New and existing customers will get the ZTE Overture 3 for $49.99 and port-ins for free. The feature phone Alcatel QuickFlip will be available for $29.99.
Cricket ZTE Overture 3 Specs
The ZTE Overture 3 is a 4G LTE Android 7 Nougat smartphone with a 5-inch FWVGA display. It features a 1.1 GHz quad-core processor with 16 GB of storage, a 5-megapixel main camera with flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It has a Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi, GPS and HD Voice for connectivity and FM radio. Radio requires wired headset which is sold separately. A 2,115mAh battery powers it all.
Cricket Alcatel QuickFlip Specs
The QuickFlip features a 2.8-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage. This feature phone also has a 2-megapixel camera and LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and VoLTE-based HD Voice support. Additionally, the phone offers a loud speakerphone, FM radio, and a 1,350mAh battery to power it all.
Cricket Wireless Plans
Cricket ZTE Overture 3 works with $30, $40, $50 or $60 smartphone plans while $25 unlimited talk and text plan is compatible with the Alcatel QuickFlip. The plans include:
- $25 feature phone plan – unlimited talk and text, no data
- $30 plan – unlimited talk, text and data with 1GB at 4G LTE
- $40 plan ($35 with auto pay) – unlimited talk, text and data with 4GB at 4G LTE
- $50 plan ($45 with auto pay) – unlimited talk, text and data with 8GB at 4G LTE, unlimited international texting to 38 countries, unlimited calling, texting and data roaming in Mexico and Canada
- $60 plan ($55 with auto pay) – unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE data, unlimited international texting to 38 countries, unlimited calling, texting and data roaming in Mexico and Canada
When high speed data allotment is reached within a month, Cricket throttles data speeds to around 128 Kbps. On the unlimited data plan, data speeds will be slowed down when 22 GB of data usage is reached. Also, Cricket’s LTE is limited to 8Mbps and 4G to 4Mbps.