Cricket Wireless is poised to bring out some new changes to their plans in the near future, which will allow those who travel to get a little bit more out of their calls and text messages. Starting on August 2nd, Cricket will be introducing unlimited calls and texts between Mexico and the U.S. whether you're traveling there and calling back to the U.S. or you have family there and calling from the U.S. In addition to the calls and texts to and from Mexico, Cricket will also be adding unlimited calls and text messages to and from Canada as well, although not until later on.
When these new features go live, Cricket will be including them into two of their available plans: The $50 Smart plan and the $60 Pro plan only. It's also worth noting that the unlimited text messages only includes SMS, so that means customers will still have to pay international rates that apply for sending MMS (multimedia messages) from those countries. There will not however be any rates for the addition of the unlimited calls and texts, so customers on those applicable plans needing or wanting to the ability to stay in contact internationally won't have to pay or do anything extra as the features will simply be part of their plan on the dates they go live.
For those on the Smart and Pro plans, unlimited mobile-to-mobile calls and unlimited SMS and MMS is already available to Mexico and Canada if you're initiating the calls and messages from inside of the U.S., so there's no change there. Cricket is calling these their "Roundtrip International" plans, and although they won't be available on the $40 basic plan Cricket states that there is no better time for those customers wishing to have or needing the ability to makes calls and texts to and from Mexico and Canada to switch up to one of the higher offerings. Although calling and texting from Mexico will be unlimited, customers will want to take note of the restriction Cricket has imposed on the Roundtrip International plans, which states that the number of SMS messages or the number of voice minutes used cannot "exceed 50 percent of the total number of messages or voice minutes used in a month for any consecutive three months."