Cricket increases “high speed” data buckets by up to 100%

Cricket Wireless

In an effort to take back some of the prepaid market that T-Mobile has stolen for itself, Cricket Wireless – now a subsidiary of AT&T – has increased the data buckets on all of its plans, sometimes by up to 100%. Customers can now select from one of these three options:

  • Basic: $40/month, 1GB of high speed data
  • Smart: $50/month, 3GB of high speed data
  • Pro: $60/month, 10GB of high speed data

All plans come with unlimited data (speeds are throttled to 128kbps after the high speed data is used up) and unlimited talk and text. Smart and Pro plans also include unlimited international texting to 35 countries. Additionally, customers can either get a $5/month discount if they sign up for auto pay, or a $10 discount per line if they sign up for 2 or more lines. This means that customers can get 1GB of data each month and unlimited talk and text for only $35/month, or up to 10GB of data for only $55/month.

It’s important to keep in mind that Cricket restricts high speed LTE to 8Mpbs, and HSPA+ to 4Mbps. While this is more than enough for most people, it’s still not the absolute fastest speeds available, especially in comparison to T-Mobile. At the same time, it’s hard to beat these prices.

Is this enough to get anyone to switch?

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.