Cricket is adding more data to its wireless plans, bringing back unlimited option

Shawn Knight

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Prepaid wireless provider Cricket on Friday announced a handful of changes to its wireless plans that customers will surely welcome with open arms.

Starting November 5, customers on the $30 per month service plan will see their high-speed data bucket increase from 1GB to 2GB. Similarly, those who pay for the $40 per month plan will get an extra gigabyte of speedy data, from 4GB to 5GB.

The AT&T subsidy is also bringing back its Unlimited 2 plan. Here’s the skinny:

  • Our Unlimited 2 plan is back, and for a limited time, new and existing Unlimited 2 Plan customers can add up to four (4) lines with unlimited data for just $25 /mo. per line.
  • Everything is better in pairs. We're also bringing back the 2 for the $80/mo Unlimited deal on the Unlimited 2 plan.
  • You asked, we listened. Add Mobile Hotspot to your Unlimited and Unlimited 2 plans for $10/mo on compatible phones.

Like most other carriers, Cricket’s “unlimited” plan comes with an asterisk in that data speeds may be “prioritized” after 22GB of bandwidth per month. Also worth noting is that customers with unlimited plans get 8GB of Mobile Hotspot data usage per month. Once this bucket is gone, tethering speeds drop down to 128kbps for the remainder of the billing cycle.

Prepaid carriers like Cricket aren’t ideal for everyone but if your data needs are modest, they’re an excellent alternative that can save you a lot of money.

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Theinsanegamer

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"Prepaid carriers like Cricket aren’t ideal for everyone but if your data needs are modest, they’re an excellent alternative that can save you a lot of money."

This doesnt make much sense to me. They have an unlimited plan, so it seems that everybody's data needs are met. Unless you are referring to bandwidth, which I would argue is sufficient. 8Mbps is enough to stream 1080p, which is pointless on such a small screen.
 

petert

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Starting November 5, customers on the $30 per month service plan will see their high-speed data bucket increase from 1GB to 2GB.
Is it me, or do you guys think 30 bucks for 1GB of data is a rippoff?
 

JamesSWD

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Be nice if Cricket would at least send an email notice to customers about these changes. I've used them for over a year now. They're a good service, but their customer service & keeping customers informed is atrocious. They didn't even tell Windows phone users they were eliminating all support & the Cricket app for the phones a few months ago. Everything just vanished and they wouldn't confirm or admit to anything when asked.
 
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