Alcatel Verso / U5 / Raven
Cricket Wireless today debuted a new promotion that drops the price of its Unlimited 2 plan, normally $55 per month, down to $40 per month. The deal is for new customers who switch to Cricket Wireless and sign up for the Unlimited 2 plan. Cricket will reward these new customers with a $10 monthly bill credit for up to a full year. Subscribers will need to sign up for Auto Bill Pay to knock another $5 off the monthly bill, bringing it from $55 down to $40. Cricket claims the promo can save customers up to $180 over the course of a year. The Unlimited 2 plan includes unlimited data, calls, texts, and media messaging in the U.S.; unlimited calls, text, data, and picture messages to Mexico and Canada; and unlimited texts to another 38 countries. Data speeds are limited to just 3 Mbps, and video is streamed at 1.5 Mbps. Customers who exceed 22 Gbps in a single billing period may see slower speeds during network congestion. The promo runs from February 16 through April 12. It can be combined with other offers, such as free smartphones (ZTE Overture 3, LG Fortune, and Alcatel Verso) for port-ins with a new line of service.
Cricket Wireless today rolled out a new promotion that will give free phones to people who switch from another network. The phones on offer are the LG Fortune and the Alcatel Verso, entry-level Android handsets. People who switch can score the two free phones as well as two lines of unlimited service for $80 per month. Families of four can earn free phones, too, with a monthly service bill of just $100 for unlimited data. In this case, unlimited data is limited to 3 Mbps and video is limited to standard definition. Those who exceed 22 GB of data per month will see speeds slowed for the remainder of the billing period. The free phone promo is available through April 12 or while supplies last.
Cricket Wireless recently added the Alcatel Verso, a minor upgrade to the Alcatel Ideal Xcite, to its lineup of entry-level Android handsets. This $30 smartphone offers low-end specs to keep the price down. It starts with a 5-inch FWVGA (854 x 480) display with scratch-resistant Dragontrail Glass. The phone is powered by a 1.1 GHz quad-core processor with 16 GB of storage and support for memory cards up to 128 GB. The main camera boasts a 5-megapixel sensor with flash and HD video capture while the front camera touts a 2-megapixel camera. Other specs include a 2,050mAh battery, LTE with HD voice and mobile hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and WiFi. The Alcatel Verso runs Android 7 Nougat. The phone is available online from Cricket Wireless for $30 for new and existing customers.