Cricket Wireless today is announcing some new add-ons for customers who need to make calls or send texts internationally as an optional service in addition to their smart and pro plans for customers. The add-ons can be tacked to either the $50 or $60 monthly plans with some costing an additional $10 a month while others will cost an additional $15. The total cost will depend on which country customers need to add the package for, and options include Dominican Republic, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Jamaica, Haiti, and Nicaragua. The new international add-ons will include a number of mobile-to-mobile, and mobile-to-landline calling minutes, while all texts, video, and picture messages to those countries will be unlimited.
The amount of calling minutes varies with each country, with the add-on for the Dominican Republic offering customers 100 landline and/or mobile calling minutes, while the Colombia package offers a little bit more at 150, Costa Rica with 100, El Salvador and Honduras offering 60, Guatemala offering 70, and calling minutes to Jamaica, Haiti, and Nicaragua are set at 4o. The amount of minutes for these packages will be split between landline and mobile if customers are calling both, or they can be used for calling one or the other completely, depending on the customers needs. Customers who add these packages to their plan will also still be eligible for the $5 auto pay credit so they can bring the total plan cost down a bit.
Alongside these new international add-ons for customers, Cricket wireless is also introducing a new beneficial package for customers who need or wish to have communication between the U.S. and Canada. This particular package will be included at no additional charge for those customers who are either on the $50 monthly smart plan or the $60 monthly pro plan, and includes unlimited talk and text. Cricket is calling this their "roundtrip" feature and it will be included in the plans automatically so customers who are already on these plans or sign up for them as new customers will not need to do anything to add them. Cricket does note that customers who utilize the new Canada calling and texting will still need to have their primary usage be in the U.S. Cricket initially announced the changes focused on Canada on July 31st alongside the announcement for the roaming in Mexico which started on August 2nd and also includes unlimited calls and texts to Mexico from the U.S.