Cricket Wireless is a prepaid wireless voice, text and data provider and is a subsidiary of AT&T, so their 5 million customers have access to more than 98-percentage of the US population. Cricket’s 4G LTE coverage covers about 300 million Americans. They can handle any issues from online or one of their over 3,000 stores. Cricket Wireless is launching a new smartphone today, the new ZTE Overture 2, a follow up to the original Overture with the key updates being in the design, Android Lollipop, a 2100mAh battery, a Qualcomm quad-core processor and 8GB of memory. It is very similar to the Moto E or the Lumia 635. The ZTE Overture 2 will cost you $50 on a Cricket contract.
The ZTE Overture 2 sports a 4.5-inch FWVGA display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, or a wide screen version of the VGA standard resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz powers it. It packs 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory with expansion via a microSD card up to 32GB. The main camera is 5MP with autofocus, 4X zoom and an LED flash and it uses a VGA front-facing camera (FFC) for video chats, hangouts or social media selfies. The Overture 2 comes with a 2100mAh battery and measures 5.31 x 2.59 x 0.39 in.
The ZTE Overture 2 has the usual suspects, such as Wi-Fi, a microUSB port for charging and data transfer, it supports Quick Charge 1.0 for faster charges, built-in Dolby Audio for high-quality sound for music, movies and games. Access Google Play for your apps, games, etc. Use Google Voice Search and listen to your favorite music over the built-in music player.
When you use Cricket Wireless as your carrier, you can use My Cricket to access billing, make payments, view usage or access support. Cricket Wi-Fi will automatically connect to free Wi-Fi spots to save your data usage. Cricket Voicemail allows you to quickly view, access or playback your voicemails, save important numbers to your favorites, or respond to them by calling or texting.
Cricket Wireless has three smartphone monthly plans – the Basic for $40, Smart for $50 and Pro for $60. All programs come with unlimited voice, text and data, although the amount of pre-determined high-speed data access varies by which plan you choose. All three plans are eligible for a $5 credit if you subscribe to Auto-Pay, so you final cost could be as low as $35, $45 or $55. The also offer a Talk and Text plan for $25 per month for those that do not need data.