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Cricket’s Plans Keep Up With the Competition

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Cricket, an AT&T MVNO, refuses to be slip to the back of anyone’s mind, and has decided to add a new basic plan for a lower price. With the new $30 phone plan, Cricket has pricing that will stay neck-in-neck with other MVNO competitors.

Here is Cricket’s current lineup of plans:

  • New $30/month— 1 GB high speed data, unlimited nationwide talk and text
  • Basic $40/month— 2.5 GB high speed data, unlimited nationwide talk and text
  • Smart $50/month— 5 GB high speed data, unlimited nationwide/international talk and text
  • Pro $60/month— 10 GB high speed data, unlimited nationwide/international talk and text
  • Unlimited $70/month— Unlimited high speed data, unlimited nationwide/international talk and text

Additional high speed data can be purchased for $10 a GB.

Previously, the cheapest option offered by Cricket was the $40 plan ($35 with auto pay) which features 2.5 GB of high speed data. Both MetroPCS (a T-Mobile MVNO) and Boost Mobile (a Sprint MVNO) already offered plans identical to the new $30 plan, so it seems Cricket realized that to stay competitive it would need to offer a more basic plan with better pricing. Unfortunately, the $5 auto pay discount is not available with this plan, nor is the group save discount.

In addition to adding a new plan, Cricket began a special for smartphones on September 9. Any new customers (not from AT&T) can get select smartphones for free when activating a plan, or the exclusive Alcatel Idol 4 for $99.99. On its website, Cricket says this deal will be available “while supplies last”. You can view all of Cricket’s smartphone deals here.

Cricket operates on AT&T’s network and has a really good reputation among MVNOs. Customers are able to purchase a phone through Cricket or bring in their own unlocked GSM device. Universal SIM card kits are available for $9.99. For more information, check out Cricket’s website.