Cricket To Launch New $50 8 GB Plan On October 28
Right after MetroPCS has increased high speed data allotment on its $50 plan from 5 GB to 8GB for a limited time, Cricket Wireless has done the same. According to an image obtained by a Howard Forums user, we can expect Cricket to launch new $50 plan with 8 GB of high speed data tomorrow, October 28, 2016.
Update: $50/8GB data promotion is now live.
Cricket’s New $50/ 8 GB Plan
The new promotional $50 plan will be available for a limited time only but customers who sign in to it will be able to keep the promotional data for as long as their account is in good standing. Customers who are currently on the Cricket’s regular $50 plan with 5GB of high speed data will be able to switch to the $50 promotional 8GB data plan. However, customers probably won’t be switched to new plan automatically. They will have to do it manually but given that they will receive additional 3GB of high speed data without any extra cost, that wouldn’t be much of a problem.
The new promotional $50/8GB plan will be eligible for a $5 monthly discount that customers receive if they pay their bills automatically. Also, the plan is eligible for Group discounts so families can benefit from it too. However, the plan is not eligible for Cricket Employee or Authorized Retailer discounts.
Currently, Cricket is offering $30/1GB plan, $40/2.5GB plan, $50/5GB plan, $60/10GB plan and $70/unlimited 4G LTE plan. Adding this new offer to its lineup, even if it’s for a limited time, would probably make users on the $40/2.5GB and $60/10GB plan rethink on how much data they are getting for what they are paying. I suspect many might find this promotion appealing.
Compering to MetroPCS’s Promo Plan
As mentioned, MetroPCS has offered the same deal few days ago. Its $50 plan that originally includes a 5 GB of high speed data has been increased to 8GB of high speed data for a limited time. Unlike Cricket, MetroPCS offers additional lines on this plan for $30 per line. However, MetroPCS’s plan might be a better deal than Cricket’s since the plan initially comes with a tethering included, unlimited free music streaming and optional compressed video streaming that saves data. On the other hand, Cricket’s $50 plan comes with unlimited international texting to 38 countries, unlimited calling, messaging and data roaming in Mexico and Canada in addition to unlimited domestic talk and text.