Long gone are the times when the only purpose of a mobile phone was to make calls and send texts. The smarter phones become, the more they rely on the internet. For this reason the amount of data smartphone users get with their service is a very important factor in encouraging new customers to join a particular network. Cricket Wireless is well aware of that and that’s why it’s increasing the data allotment for its prepaid plans that will work with any unlocked GSM phone.
Cricket prepaid plans just got more data.
The data boost applies to Cricket’s two cheapest plans, that is Basic and Smart. Starting today, customers who are on the Basic plan will get 2.5GB of high-speed instead of 1GB for $40 per month. Data allotment for the Smart plan was increased to 5GB from 3GB while the price still remains $50 per month.
There were no changes to the Pro plan which includes 10GB of data, but Cricket introduced a new Advanced plan that comes with 20GB of data for the same price as the Pro plan that is $60 per month. The Advanced plan will be available for a limited time, however, the carrier didn’t disclose when the offer expires.
Cricket’s plans are pretty cheap and there is a way to bring the costs down even more – you can knock $5 off your bill if you sign up for auto-pay. Not only will you have one less thing to remember but you will also save some cash as the price will go down to $35, $45 and $55 for the Basic, Smart and Advanced plans, respectively. Of course, all plans include unlimited talk and text.
Moreover, if you don’t like any of the phones Crickets has on sale, you can bring your own GSM device as long as it’s compatible with AT&T’s network, for example an unlocked phone.
Cricket Wireless is currently one of the best prepaid options that you can find on the US market. The AT&T-owned carrier offers decent speed, competitive prices and even allows customers to bring their own phones. Those who complained about not enough data, now won’t have any reason to do so since Cricket increased data allotment. What else can you ask for?