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Cricket Wireless Launches New $50 8 GB Promotional Plan

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Cricket Wireless has a new promotional plan it intends to launch tomorrow, October 28th. Initially, people thought the new plan would be released on November 4. But according to HowardForums, the limited time offer plan will be available on Friday.

The new plan comes with 8GB of high-speed data for only $50. Prior to this, Cricket offered only 5GB with the $50 plan. What this means is that the new plan will include 60% more high-speed data that users can enjoy every month. Not to mention, the plan still includes unlimited calls and texts. 

The promotional plan is also available for current customers who are paying $50 for 5GB. Auto Pay credit is still eligible for customers so this means they only have to pay $45 to enjoy 8GB of high-speed data. Group Save is also available so users who wish to get more lines under their account may be able to save up to $100 per month.

But considering this new plan is only available for a limited time period, Cricket promises that customers sign up for the plan may keep enjoying the 8GB high-speed data allotment even after the promotion ends. The only requirement is that customers stay active and remain in good standing with their bill.


Source: Reddit | Cricket Wireless

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  1. Same plan Metro Pcs is offering. Blah Blah Blah. Lower your S70 unlimited plan and allow tethering (hot spot) on it instead!! !

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  2. I am happy with Advanced Plan and free hotspot with non cricket/AT&T branded phone.

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  3. Why they just make $50 for 8GB? Why they make this as limited time promotion? It is purposeless.

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  4. Why don't they just reduce all their plans by $10? Much more realistic.

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    1. Profits, it costs them less to give users more data then to lower prices.

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  5. Why why why. A bunch of whiners! It's prepay!

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    1. No free iPhone 7 Plus for signing up, and no $20 unlimited data plan with roaming. I throw this in the trash!!

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  6. Meh, the proxy on Cricket has made the service absolutely unusable. I can never use my phone when its on 4G. When you're on LTE data is extremely sluggish. Most speedtests are under 2mbit. The moment the network is congested, AT&T dumps Cricket customers. TotalWireless is so much better on a much larger network.

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    1. How much larger is the Total Wireless network compared to the one Cricket is on?

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    2. I don't think there's much, if any, difference. AT&T claims its LTE network covers 355 million people. Verizon on claims to cover 315 million according to FierceWireless.

      I don't have any numbers for either carrier's non-LTE coverage but Looking at maps of Verizon and AT&T's nationwide native coverage I'd say they look about the same.

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  7. For just $5 more ($54.99) you can get 50g of unthrottled LTE data with TPO wireless. Yes it's on Sprint but depending on your location this may not be an issue. (Most major cities have Sprint LTE no problem). Cricket is a good value but I'm not sure it's an all out bargain anymore.

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    1. Or just get Boost unlimited for $45-50.

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    2. Poor Sprint coverage is an issue in most places for most people. Because even if it works in your house, once you go outside you will run into the vast majority of the country that has no coverage at all.

      Remember, only a handful of states have decent Sprint coverage at this point

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    3. I am in a major city and had:

      1) Sprint - with whom I had significant data issues that cropped up driving around. I could be blindfolded and tell you where I was because Pandora *consistently* cut off at the same places every day.

      2) T-Mobile - even with a Band 12 phone I had issues. I needed a repeater (which they did give me free) in my house.

      Switched to Cricket and pretty much the only places I drop coverage are in the back of large stores and wholesale clubs. Yes the data is slower, but I'd rather have slow data than no data.

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  8. Do you have to change your plan if you already pay the $50/$45 for 5GB?

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    1. Yes, according to the Cricket press release (source link in the post) "Existing customers currently on the $50/mo plan can upgrade to the 8GB version of the plan by visiting their nearest Cricket Wireless branded store or cricketwireless.com, through their MyCricket app, or by calling Cricket Customer Care"

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    2. I just changed to the 8GB plan on their site from 5GB

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  9. Interesting. Metro reacted soon after Verizon prepaid's $50 5GB plan. And now Cricket matches Metro. Between the two GSM options, Cricket wins on coverage, Metro on speed, although with the congestion TMO customers have been experiencing, I'm not so sure about the latter anymore.

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  10. I had no problems downgrading from the unlimited plan to the special $50 8gb plan. Great deal! I hope this is the beginning of a Pre Paid Price war. It seemed like they were all creeping up quite a bit for moderate to high data users. I'd love to see Cricket offer the $60 for 20gb plan again.

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    1. With Cricket prices dropping, there's less reason to put up with a network two-thirds as good (MetroPCS) or only half as good (Boost).

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    2. Maybe consider VZ MVNO Boom, Selctel or Redpocket?

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  11. While Cricket has gtreat coverage and prices. Howver, I have experienced repeated congestion issues with data (proxy) and more important voice call priorty (incoming calls going to voicemail and call out failures. My alternative would be Total Wireless (coverage and family plan ) but I am apprehensive about getting involved with a Tracfone/ AM provider (reputation for terrible customer serve).

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    1. Voice calls simply cannot be prioritized carrier vs. MVNO, postpaid vs prepaid, etc. I would check if AT&T network coverage around you is adequate or not.

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    2. Why can't voice calls be prioritized?

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    3. I purposely left out first responders as a scenario. Yes, while their calls are prioritized under WPS, that tiering is not really applicable intra-network (amongst carriers.) I was talking about the belief Anonymous at 2:56AM had, that somehow being a Cricket customer caused de-prioritization of their calls just because of their choice. This is not allowed under the Federal Communications Act. If there is congestion, the network is to still prioritize all voice calls--from grade A postpaid to MVNO--equally.

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  12. " This is not allowed under the Federal Communications Act. If there is congestion, the network is to still prioritize all voice calls--from grade A postpaid to MVNO--equally. "

    Just because it is the law doesn't mean it is always followed. T-Mobile has provided plenty of examples involving throttling and zero rating.

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