Cricket Wireless have today announced a new device for their network, the Alcatel OneTouch IDOL 3, plus a polishing of two of their prepay plans with an improvement in the international roaming options. Cricket have added unlimited calling, texting and picture messaging for customers either calling or roaming into Canada and Mexico as well as the United States of America. The new benefit is free of charge for customers on the Cricket Smart and Cricket Pro plans, costing $50 and $60 a month respectively. Cricket’s notes state that customers must continue to have their primary usage in the U.S. and to domestic (U.S.) numbers. Talking about the announcement, Cricket Wireless’ Chief Marketing Officer, Janna Ducich, states that “Our customers don’t want limits – they want to be able to call relatives, send selfies or listen to the latest hits when traveling across North America. They want a seamless experience and Cricket delivers. Our new data roaming feature is another in a long line of benefits that makes Cricket a smart choice for consumers who want great service, flexibility and value.” Cricket’s press release added that their plans provide customers with “…a 4G LTE network that has more coverage nationwide than T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Sprint, and Boost.”
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Cricket Wireless’ international roaming plans include optional add-ons to a number of Latin American and Caribbean countries including Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Haiti – customers on the Smart and Pro plans already have unlimited texting to thirty eight countries around the world. Cricket’s prepay plans now consist of the $60 Pro, $50 Smart and $40 Basic, which come with 10 GB, 5 GB and 2.5 GB of high speed Internet data respectively. All three plans come with unlimited calling and texting across the United States of America and the top two plans add unlimited calling and messaging between Mexico, the United States and Canada. Customers opting for the Auto-Top Up function benefit from a $5 credit, reducing the plan prices to $55, $45 and $35 respectively.
Cricket is owned by AT&T and as such, has access to the broad nationwide high performance LTE network covering more than 300 million people – something that they are rightfully proud to boast. Today’s announcement of the improvements in the deals to customers is certainly good news for customers on the network, or perhaps for those contemplating joining who either frequently travel into Canada or Mexico, or who have friends in these countries.