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MetroPCS $50 Unlimited, Unthrottled and Cricket $60 20 GB Plans Ending Soon

Two good prepaid plans for heavy data users are ending next week. But if you act fast you can lock these deals in before they go away.

Cricket's $60 per month Advanced Plan which includes unlimited voice, messaging and 20 GB of high speed data is being discontinued Thursday April 9. Users who switch to the Advanced plan by April 9th will be able to keep it indefinitely as long as they don't switch plans. The plan requires an LTE phone and is not eligible for Cricket's Group Save multi-plan discount.

MetroPCS' $50 per month unlimited talk and text with unlimited, unthrottled data plan is scheduled to end Sunday April 5. Customers who activate it by April 5 will get to keep the $50/month pricing indefinitely. The plan requires a MetroPCS LTE phone.

These plans might be extended and if they aren't Cricket and MetroPCS will probably offer new promotional plans. However I think new promos are likely to target the low end to counter the $30 unlimited talk and messaging, 2 GB plan that Boost Mobile launched today.

Cricket Increases High Speed Data, Adds New $60 20 GB Plan

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  1. CRICKET: I got the Advanced plan when it was first announced, as an upgrade to the $35-after-autopay plan.

    One thing I have noticed is that I have pretty much stopped using public wifi. This due to the security woes, and the hassle that some public wifi providers have of a dodgy web page you have to scroll through over and over again in order to click a little checkbox and then use wifi.

    I've been very profligate in my data usage, and have gone over 10MB in one of the two months. "Data security" has let me watch Youtubes, listen to hours of streaming audio, and also tether, without having to worry much about data. Good deal!

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    1. How do you tether on cricket?

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    2. Bring your own phone without crippled firmware?

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    3. Brought an S5, unlocked from AT&T. Not sure you mean by the question above. but no it is not one of the Cricket-sold phones.

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    4. Check your manual, you should have wireless tethering menu in your system settings somewhere. It's been part of aosp since gingerbread, maybe longer.

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    5. It might or might not work, though.

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    6. What is the speed like on Cricket? I have read that the numbers are a lot lower than others, and lower than ATT Go Phone. However, based on your actual usage, was it satisfactory when streaming audio or video? I think I need to once again re-consider Cricket, and agree that having loads of data available allows a person to prudently avoid wifi, and all the pitfalls and vulnerabilities that come with it.

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    7. "I have read that the numbers are a lot lower than others, and lower than ATT Go Phone."

      All evidence does seem to point to this. However, I've found that I can stream Youtube videos over the 4G LTE anywhere except those occasional areas of poor coverage.

      Running the speed test app right now, in what is probably an area of average coverage for Cricket, I am getting 5.6 down. and 0.97 up, with a 242 ms ping.

      After I did the test just now. I brought up "House of Cards" in Netflix. It loaded instantly and started to play flawlessly.

      This speed is of course a fraction of what some are reporting in T-Mobile plans of good coverage. I seriously want to know what they can do with these 18Mbps plans that I can't do with my 5 or 6Mbps plan? Perhaps download large files faster? That's all I can figure now. I'm welcome to find out what I am missing out on.

      Or maybe the high ping makes some fast games poor. I don't know.

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    8. It sounds like the 5 to 6 download speed is fast enough to get things done on the Cricket network. One of the things a person can do with a faster network is brag about their numbers. The bottom line though is that from what you are reporting it gets it done.

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    9. I've very open, as i said. to find out how 18Mbps signficantly ads to the mobile experience over 5Mbps.

      Oh. the reports on Cricket CS are true. It's all over the place. If you get someone who has no idea what they do, courteously end the call/chat and try again and you will likely get someone else. Seems like only about 1 in 4 knows what they are doing.

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    10. I've been using a lumia 635 while waiting for my motog to get fixed. I feel like the latency is worse on lte than hspa+. Interactive tasks like web browsing and downloading email pics are much frustratingly slower. A buffered bulk transfer task like Netflix should be fine. Must be the super advanced QoS software running on the newer switches. LTE should be lower latency ota than hspa+.

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  2. I found PDA Net, a paid app on Android. No idea how on iPhone.

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  3. on cricket all you need on an android phone is foxfi app. on iphone you need to jailbreak it.

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    1. I tried Foxfi extensively, and it would not work at all. PDA Net worked quickly.

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  4. I see Hofo reporting people getting 25GB a month paying on the 10GB plan....

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1860734-What-can-you-do-when-your-high-speed-runs-out

    Seems kind of shady to me, could just see them catching up to it and those minions will frown and cut off your account.

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