Cricket Adds Muve Music to All Smartphone Plans
Cricket Wireless today announced sweeping changes to the rates it charges for services for both feature phones and smartphones. The cheapest feature phone plan now costs $35 and includes unlimited talk and text. The $45 feature phone plan adds more calling features, unlimited MMS, unlimited international texting, and unlimited 3G data. Smartphone plans start at $50 per month and include all of the above features, plus Muve Music and 1GB of 4G data. The $60 smartphone plan adds visual voicemail, tethering, and bumps the 4G data allotment to 2.5GB. The $70 plan increases the 4G data allotment to 5GB. Cricket's PayGo plans have also been updated to more closely reflect its standard plans. They start at $25 month for 300 voice minutes, unlimited messaging, and unlimited 3G data. The PayGo plans add more features at the $35, $45, $50, and $60 price points. All the new plans will be available starting September 2 at Cricket Wireless stores and online.
Cricket Adds Data Roaming In Canada and Mexico
Cricket today expanded its international options to include data roaming in Canada and Mexico at no extra charge. Customers who subscribe to Cricket's Smart and Pro plans, $50 and $60 per month, respectively, can use their rate plan data when traveling throughout North America.
T-Mobile Gives MetroPCS Unlimited Music Streaming, Too
MetroPCS today announced a handful of new features that mirror services offered by its parent company, T-Mobile. First, MetroPCS customers now have access to Music Unlimited, which, like T-Mobile's Music Freedom, lets customers stream unlimited music over LTE without impacting their monthly data allotment.
Virgin Mobile Adjusts Pricing, Intros $20 No-Data Option
Virgin Mobile USA today made some changes to its service plans. To start, the company added a new, low-cost plan for $20 per month.
Cricket Expands Calling Plans to Central, South America
Cricket Wireless today made more calling and messaging add-on plans available to a greater number of countries throughout Central and South America. For $10 per month, Cricket customers can add Columbia, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic to their plan.
Cricket Adds More Data to Low-Cost Plans
Cricket Wireless today added more data to its bottom two prepaid service plans in a bid to keep up with similar offers from Boost Mobile and MetroPCS. With Cricket's auto-pay discount, the Basic plan costs $35 per month and now includes unlimited talk, text, and 2.5GB of high-speed data per month (up from 1GB).