GoPhone Alcatel Ideal and Cricket Alcatel Streak Available Now
AT&T’s prepaid brands GoPhone and Cricket Wireless have announced new inexpensive Alcatel handset for their prepaid smartphone lineups. The carriers have released the same smartphone under two different names, Alcatel Ideal on GoPhone and Alcatel Streak on Cricket Wireless. GoPhone Alcatel Ideal costs $49.99 while Cricket Alcatel Streak can be purchased for $29.99.
AT&T’s prepaid brands are not the only prepaid providers who are selling this phone. The Ideal and the Streak are actually re-branded Alcatel Dawn. The Dawn is recently launched by Sprint’s prepaid brands, Boost and Virgin Mobile.
GoPhone Alcatel Ideal and Cricket Alcatel Streak Specs
Alcatel Ideal/ Streak features a 4.5-inch FWVGA (854×480) display, 1.1 GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage. Memory can be additionally expanded via microSD cards up to 128 GB. The phone has a 5-megapixel rear camera with flash and 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Also, there is a 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, microUSB and mobile hotspot for connectivity. A 1,780 mAh battery powers the Alcatel Ideal/ Streak. However, there is one difference between these two phones; GoPhone Alcatel Ideal runs Android 5.0 Lollipop while Cricket Alcatel Streak runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
GoPhone Prepaid Plans
Alcatel Ideal works with GoPhone’s prepaid monthly $45 or $60 unlimited plans. The $45 plan ($40 with autopay) offers unlimited talk, text and data with 3GB at high speed in addition to unlimited messaging to Mexico, Canada and over 100 countries. The $60 plan ($55 with autopay) offers 6GB of high speed data and adds unlimited talk and text from the U.S. to Mexico and Canada and talk, text and data usage in Mexico and Canada.
Starting today, these two unlimited GoPhone plans are eligible to adding multiple lines, up to 5 lines for families and up to 10 lines for businesses. Discounts for multi-line plans are $5 for the second added line, $10 for the third line, $15 for the fourth line and $20 per month for the fifth line. For businesses, after fifth line, from 6th to 10th line, discount is $20 per month.
Cricket Prepaid Plans
Alcatel Streak can be paired with Cricket $40, $50, $60 and $70 plans. All plans are $5 less per month if customers opt for auto pay. The $40 plan includes unlimited talk, text and data with 2.5GB at high speed; the $50 plan as h5GB, $60 plan 10GB and the $70 unlimited plan offers unlimited un-throttled data. Cricket’s un-throttled LTE data is limited to 8Mbps and 4G to 4Mbps. Plans starting at $50 and higher also include unlimited international texting to 38 countries, unlimited calling, texting (text, picture and video messaging) and data roaming in Mexico and Canada. Cricket throttles data speeds to 128Kbps after high speed data allotment.