AT&T owned Cricket Wireless has lowered the cost of its top tier plan. Cricket’s Unlimited 4G LTE plan that was available for $70 per month is now $60. The cost of the plan can be additionally lowered to $55 per month if customers enroll in auto pay.
The new cheaper version of the plan is available to new and existing customers. Existing customers need to go online, at store or use the MyCricket app to change over to the new lower-priced plan.
According to customer support, there are two $60 plans now, one unlimited and one with 12GB data but on the latter one hotspot to be added. Those who have no attention of adding hotspot for extra $10 per month should also switch to unlimited 4G LTE data plan. On Cricket’s website, the $60/12GB plan is no longer listed so this plan is probably no longer available to new customers.
Let’s not forget, however, that Cricket Wireless doesn’t offer full AT&T’s LTE speeds. Download LTE speed is throttled to 8Mbps and 4G to 4 Mbps. On the $60 unlimited 4G LTE plan (and on the $70 plan too), customers can expect a speed throttling during periods of network congestion when users exceed 22GB of data usage.
Cricket Wireless Plans
With this change and the recently made ones, Cricket’s prepaid monthly plans look like this:
$30 plan – unlimited talk, text and data with first 1GB at 4G LTE speeds
$40 plan ($35 with auto pay) – unlimited talk, text and data with first 3GB at 4G LTE speeds
$50 plan ($45 with auto pay) – unlimited talk, text and data with first 8GB at 4G LTE speeds, unlimited international texting (SMS only) to 38 countries, unlimited calling, texting (text, picture and video messaging) and data roaming in Mexico and Canada
$60 plan ($55 with auto pay) – unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE data, unlimited international texting (SMS only) to 38 countries, unlimited calling, texting (text, picture and video messaging) and data roaming in Mexico and Canada – (was $70 per month)
Cricket also said that from April 2, 2017, it will start offering a Stream More feature. When switched on, Stream More will save data to customers by streaming videos at DVD quality (about 480p) rather than at high definition. Customers will be able to turn this feature on and off whenever they want.