Cricket Wireless announced today that customers on the prepaid brands's $50 Smart and $60 Pro plans will get free Mexican voice and text roaming starting this Sunday, August 2.
Since earlier this year both plans have included unlimited calling from the US to Mexican and Canadian phones, including mobile phones, and unlimited texting from the US to 38 countries, including Mexico and Canada. Today's announcement adds free roaming in Mexico, and eventually Canada, to the mix.
In adding free international roaming, Cricket seems to be trying to match T-Mobile, which added Mexican and Canadian roaming to it's $50 and higher Simple Choice Prepaid Plans and Mexican roaming to $40 and higher MetroPCS plans as a $5/month add-on (free until 2016) . However T-Mobile and MetroPCS include data use and MMS messaging while roaming internationally and Cricket doesn't, at least not yet.
Updated 8/23/15: Canadian roaming added.
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