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 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.
DirecTV Not Zero-Rated for Cricket Customers
AT&T's prepaid service, Cricket Wireless, is offering customers a one-month free trial of DirecTV Now, the new internet-based television service from AT&T. Unlike AT&T, however, Cricket is not zero-rating DirecTV Now.
Cricket Jumps Into Sam's Club Stores In Retail Push
Cricket Wireless today announced another expansion of its retail footprint with the addition of 400 Sam's Club Stores. Cricket says its phones and services are now available at more than 13,500 retail points around the country.
Cricket Increases Data Available to Most Plans
Cricket Wireless today added more data to some of its service plans without upping the price. The $30 entry-level still offers only 1 GB of data per month.
For $40 on Virgin Mobile you get unlimited data