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Cricket Wireless Now Offers Roaming in Mexico at No Extra Charge

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Cricket Wireless users have some good news for today.

According to the AT&T prepaid brand, it has lifted data usage restrictions for users in Mexico. This affects customers on plans that start at $50.

With today's news, customers under this plan can start using their phone to talk, text and data while they are in Mexico for as long as they want without having to worry about extra costs.

A representative for the prepaid brand shared that this is a big move for the company for their customers' use. The representative went on to share that they are "unlike MetroPCS, who cuts customer calls in Mexico once they've reached a certain limit."

In line with today's announcement, Cricket Wireless is offering a summertime treat. Beginning July 27, the prepaid brand will be going around local communities with a Camión de Helados (ice cream truck). During this tour, they will be handing out a free Mexican summer treat called, paletasIn addition to the ice cream truck tour, select stores will also be handing out paletas up until September 30.



Source: Cricket Wireless

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  1. Free paletas are nice but how about new plans?

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  2. What happened here was that Cricket essentially lifted the 50% usage cap that was previously in place for using phone service in Mexico, presumably due to customers that would open lines of service on existing accounts and sending those phones to family and friends in Mexico. With that cap lifted, and with access to AT&T Mexico's network formally in place, Cricket has a competitive advantage that MetroPCS won't have.

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    1. MetroPCS offers a lower price, $45/month with the Mexico roaming option (vs. $50 on Cricket).
      I'd call that an advantage.

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    2. Wow, you're right. The fine print on the Cricket International plans page now only limits Canada to the 50% minutes/text/data over 3 months rule. Mexico has been removed.

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    3. @Anon 11:57 AM --- MetroPCS still has the 50% / 3 months cut-off in place. So Anon 9:16's example of a family that wants to send a Cricket phone to a relative in Mexico is correct.

      That Cricket phone can stay active 24/7 all year long, while a MetroPCS phone in Mexico will get cut off after 3 months.

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  3. AT&T Mexico has the smallest and slowest network in the country, its not a competitive advantage. MetroPCS/Tmobile have a much better roaming deal in Mexico because you get access to the best two networks in any given area. Plus, MetroPCS lets you can add roaming to any plan for $5. Cricket limits roaming to their most expensive plans. Plus, no 3mbit/8mbit throttle anywhere, full speed in Canada and Mexico.

    Cricket is such a bad deal and they have a smaller LTE network than T-Mobile. What a scam.

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    1. You're right about the network (although AT&T MX is improving on the old footprint of Iusacella and Nextel Mexico).

      But Anon 9:16 had a good point about being able to permanently park a Cricket phone with a relative in Mexico.

      MetroPCS will cut that phone line after 3 months. But now with Cricket, the phone line can stay active permanently and with a US number, so there's no long distance charges.

      For Mexicans with decent AT&T MX coverage, that may be a good option.

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    2. And that full speed is limited to 5GB even on an unlimited plan, and if you use it in Mexico "too much" you get kicked off the network (there was a guy who lived in Tijuana and worked in San Diego who posted on Reddit about that). Neither of these apply to Cricket anymore. It's an actual 2 countries, 1 plan deal. It's absolutely an advantage if you live on the border, come and go frequently, need more than 5GB a month in Mexico all while keeping a US phone number...

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  4. Free ice cream?

    The fiends.

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