Cricket Intros 'Crosswave' Mobile Hotspot Creator
Cricket Wireless today introduced the Crosswave, a new MiFi-like device that uses Cricket's 3G network to provide mobile broadband for other Wi-Fi devices. The Crosswave can access Cricket's EVDO 3G network and provides download speeds up to 1.4Mbps. Cricket says it is comptaible with most other devices with 802.11b/g Wi-Fi on board, including laptops, tablets and phones. The Crosswave goes on sale starting October 15 for $150. Cricket's mobile broadband plans cost $40 for 2.5GB per month, $50 for 5GB per month, and $60 for 7.5GB per month. The Crosswave is made by Huawei.
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).
AT&T Folds Aio Wireless Into Cricket, Launches Anew
AT&T today discontinued its Aio Wireless brand and merged the service with Cricket Wireless, which it acquired earlier this year. Today marks the official launch of the new Cricket Wireless, which now reaches nationwide with a better selection of smartphones.
Cricket Debuts Unlimited Plan for $70
Cricket Wireless today announced a new service plan that includes unlimited talk, text, and LTE data for $70 per month. That price includes all taxes and fees.
Cricket Follows AT&T's Lead with Unlimited Calls to Mexico
Cricket Wireless today announced that all customers on its $50 and $60 plans can now make unlimited calls to Mexico. Cricket's subscribers can call landlines and mobile phones at no extra charge, though Cricket said calls to special or premium services may be blocked.
AT&T's Cricket Targets T-Mobile/MetroPCS with $100 Credit
Cricket Wireless is borrowing a play from T-Mobile by offering a $100 credit to customers who switch from the UNcarrier or MetroPCS to AT&T-owned Cricket. The $100 bill credit offer is available from August 24 to October 19 at Cricket stores nationwide and online.
For $40 on Virgin Mobile you get unlimited data