With competition between wireless carriers intensifying rapidly, AT&T's prepaid brand Cricket Wireless has now announced a new promotional scheme to attract users from other carriers into its fold. The carrier is offering up to $50 in 'Switcher credit' to customers who are willing to port their numbers over to its network. The offer is valid from today, and is applicable for subscribers of all major carriers, barring AT&T. In case you're already with Cricket, you'll be eligible to get a $25 bill credit if you can get someone to sign up with your referral code via the Cricket Rewards app that's available as a free download on the Google Play Store.
People switching over to Cricket will be under no compulsion to buy any device from the carrier, which means they will be able to keep their existing smartphone. However, just in case you do fancy a new handset, Cricket is offering free smartphones with activation for new customers. According to the carrier's official website, the four devices being offered for free are basic, entry-level devices, with the most expensive of the three – the LG Fortune – priced at just $49.99. The other devices on offer include the Samsung Galaxy Amp 2 costing $39.99, the ZTE Sonata 3 with a price-tag of $29.99 and the Alcatel Streak, which is priced at $19.99. The carrier also says it is waving the activation fee for online orders.
It is worth mentioning here while the offer is already live, it will only be available for a limited time. So users looking to switch carriers because they are unhappy with their current service provider should decide whether to accept Cricket's latest offer, sooner rather than later. Plans at Cricket Wireless start at $30 for 1GB high-speed data, while $40 brings you 4GB LTE data. There's also a $50 plan that brings 8GB high-speed data, but customers for whom that isn't enough, the carrier also has a $60 plan that claims to offer 'Unlimited' data, but it's pretty much capped at 22GB per billing cycle if you go through the fine print. As to be expected, all plans come with the usual unlimited talk and text throughout the U.S.