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Cricket Wireless Officially Announces New $30 Data Starter Plan, Back-to-School Offers

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Yesterday, a Cricket Wireless dealer gave news of the AT&T MVNO's plan to release a new $30 Data Starter plan. Though yesterday's report was said to be unofficial, Cricket is finally unveiling an official update on the said plan.

As announced through a press release, Cricket Wireless will be launching a new $30 service plan on Friday, September 9th. And as explained earlier, the plan will come with unlimited talk and text, along with first 1GB at high-speed data (128Kbps thereafter).

In addition to the new $30 Data Starter plan, Cricket has announced a few back-to-school offers that feature a selection of 4G LTE smartphones for free. Among the options include the Alcatel STREAK, ZTE Sonata 3, and the Kyocera Hydro VIEW.

There's also the Alcatel IDOL 4 + VR Experience Pack available for $99.99 for users who decide to port in their number to Cricket and have service activated. Normally, this smartphone + virtual reality goggle bundle would cost $199.99. Thanks to Cricket's offer, users get to save as much as $100.


The offer is available to anyone who decides to switch to Cricket tomorrow, September 9th. However, there's no word on when the offer will end.


Source: Cricket Wireless


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  1. It's actually $140 with the mandatory month of service, or $170 if you want them to unlock it right from the start.

    Might as well buy the R1 or G4 Play instead, and then put it on a much cheaper group plan.

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    1. Scratch that.

      Amazon locked down the discounted R1 and G4.

      But fear not, peons.

      CRICKET IS ONCE AGAIN SELLING THE ROOTABLE UNLOCKABLE OCTA-CORE IDOL 3 FOR $50 PLUS TAX, SO BUY NOW BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!

      The $20 X3 may be even more tempting, but rooting it isn't as simple.

      If any of you are feeling up to it, you're welcome to give it a try.

      http://androidforums.com/threads/zte-write-protection-for-zmax-and-other-zte-phones.1040331/

      http://androidforums.com/threads/script-replace-kingoroot-with-supersu.919175/

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    2. "It's actually $140 with the mandatory month of service"

      So, you get the phone and stuff for $99 still. And you are paying for a month of service.... What's wrong with that?

      That is what customers of a carrier do. They get service with it and pay for it.

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      The rooter above. What advantage do you gain by rooting? Trying to get around the phone having too small memory. or something else?

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    3. Rooting lets you manually back up stuff (like browser tabs), change the device ID, and even block ads via a modified hosts file.

      As for paying for that month of service, that's assuming you're not already on another plan which you intend to keep.

      If you're just looking to buy a subsidized phone to unlock, root and take elsewhere, that $40 is ultimately just an added (and wholly unneeded) surcharge.

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    4. removable battery won out in my priority list, so I picked up the ZTE Grand X3 for $30 with port. Once the refer a friend credit comes thru in 60 days, brings the cost of the phone for me down to $5! In the mean time, I'll keep shopping for a 5.5"+ unlocked GSM or universal set for under $100 with alittle better specs that I can root and tether freely with that's on marshmallow.

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  2. How about allowing mobile hotspot(tethering) on the $70/unlimited plan instead!! !!!!!

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    1. Tethering is allowed and they can't charge more for it under existing law (Net Neutrality)....

      Charging extra for it is like charging extra to view Wikipedia.

      But that hasn't stopped Cricket and many others from ignoring the law.

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    2. The $70 plan does not allow tethering.Every other plan does except the $70 unlimited

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  3. Cricket has added the $30 plan and deleted the $25 plan.

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    1. Actually, they do still have the $25 plan. Underneath the matrix detailing all the other plans, there's a link to the $25 talk/text plan.

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  4. Great deal I'm transferring from H2O to use mms on my iPhone!

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  5. There are so many things I'm waiting for Cricket to add, I wish they would stop with this subsidy BS. I'd like to see WiFi calling/VoLTE, tethering on all plans, international data add-ons, larger data add-ons, and more lines.

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    1. And I'd like to see 2¢ paygo with $5/GB data addons and no minimum monthly fees, but a subsidized phone is better than nothing.

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  6. also liking the looks of the ZTE Grand X Max 2 for $99 with port. at 6" its a monster and maybe too big really. But, I found a very interesting thing on the cricket spec sheet- says its got a CDMA radio on board!! could this be right? https://www.cricketwireless.com/content/dam/aio/Support/DeviceSupport/zte-grand-x-max-2/zte_grand-x-max-2_specs.pdf

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    1. "its got a CDMA radio on board!!"

      But not the right LTE bands for either one.

      Why would they even bother?

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