New Cricket plans to be Aio Wireless alike
AT&T has recently acquired Leap Wireless, Cricket’s parent company. Since then, AT&T confirmed many times that it plans to combine Cricket and Aio Wireless into new entity called the New Cricket. Well, it seems that they are keeping the Cricket brand but Aio’s service plans. According to Prepaid Phone News, AT&T has reveled New Cricket plans to dealers recently, plans that are very similar to Aio Wireless current offerings. The New Cricket plans are:
- $25 plan – unlimited talk and text, no data
- $40 plan – unlimited talk and text and 500MB of data
- $50 plan – unlimited talk and text and 2.5GB of data
- $60 plan – unlimited talk and text and 5GB of data
And not just plans are like Aio’s. Other similarities include paying $10 per gigabyte for additional data, a $5 discount for automatic payment, a $100/month family plan in which customers can add four lines with unlimited talk and text and 500 MB of data per line. Also, all taxes and fees are included in monthly plan rates. One feature that’s not part of current Aio Wireless offerings however, but will be available for New Cricket customers, is ability to add a tablet to the $40, $50 or $60 monthly plan and share data included in the plan.
AT&T also told dealers that there will always be a New Cricket smartphone priced at $50 that they will be able to offer customers.
While Cricket relaunch should happen by the end of the second quarter of 2014, migration of Cricket’s CDMA customers to AT&T’s GSM network should start early next year and last 18 months. AT&T will use Leap’s spectrum to improve its LTE network and provide additional capacity.
Source: Prepaid Phone News