Cricket Increases Data on $40 Plan to 4GB, Offers Free and Discounted Phones
AT&T owned Cricket Wireless has improved its prepaid plan offerings. Shortly after improving their top tier plan and other plans before that, Cricket increases data on $40 plan. This time, high speed data on this plan go from 3GB to 4GB.
At the same time, starting today, May 12, 2017, carrier discounts select smartphones for its new and existing customers. Some phones, however, are free but only for those who switch their phone number to Cricket from another carrier that’s not related to AT&T. Free and discounted smartphones are a limited time option.
Free and Discounted Cricket Phones
Customers who switch to Cricket can get the Alcatel Streak, ZTE Sonata 3, Samsung Amp 2 and LG Fortune for free. The LG Escape 3 is $19.99 for switchers, Samsung Amp Prime $29.99, LG X Power $49.99, LG Stylo 2 $79.99 and Alcatel Idol 4 is $129.99.
Existing Cricket customers who want to upgrade to a new phone and new customers can get the Alcatel Streak for $19.99, ZTE Sonata 3 for $29.99, Samsung Amp 2 for $39.99, LG Fortune for $49.99, LG Escape 3 for $59.99, Samsung Amp Prime for $79.99, LG X Power for $89.99, LG Stylo 2 for $129.99 and Alcatel Idol 4 for $179.99.
Cricket Wireless Plans
Now that Cricket has increased data on the $40 plan, their prepaid plan offerings look like this:
- $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 (was 3GB)
- $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
Cricket’s LTE is limited to 8Mbps and 4G to 4Mbps. After high speed data, carrier throttles data to around 128Kbps. Carrier also offers Stream More feature that’s optional. It streams video at optimized, 480p resolution, if turned on.
Source: Cricket Wireless