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Cricket Wireless Reportedly Launching New Data Plan on September 28

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It looks like Cricket Wireless is coming up with a new data plan called Unlimited Extra.

According to a post on Reddit, the new data plan will include unlimited high speed data with no data cap. Unlike the other data plans offered by the AT&T prepaid brand, this new plan will not come with 8 Mbps data cap.

In addition to unlimited high speed data, Unlimited Extra includes unlimited talk and text with Mexico and Canada included. There is no HD video available.

The new plan is said to launch on September 28th. The post shares that Cricket's existing Unlimited Max plan will be grandfathered. This plan includes unlimited calls, texts and picture messages across the U.S., unlimited high speed data access at 4G LTE speeds, unlimited texts to 37 countries, and data access plus unlimited calls, texts and picture messages to and from Mexico, Canada and the U.S.

The Unlimited Max plan also includes data deprioritization at times of network traffic after 22GB of data use. Unlimited Extra, on the other hand, promises that it will have "always on" prioritization. The post shares that regardless of data usage state, customers under the plan will "always be subject QOS limitations" depending on how busy the network is.

As of this writing, there is no official word on the price of this new data plan and whether or not it will replace Unlimited Max. We'll update this post once the new plan has launched officially.



Source: Reddit

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  1. Haha. They are finally admitting that crippled data speeds SUCK and finally listening to customers and potential ones. This is the only way they have a chance to catch MetroPCS.

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    1. They haven't improved anything.

      Video is still throttled, while web pages load just as quickly as they did before.

      All customers want is for carriers to put an end to content discrimination, and treat all data equally.

      Instead, we get a fast lane for Facebook, and a slow lane for everything else.

      The kicker is that this was still happening BEFORE net neutrality got killed, because nobody at Obama's FCC ever took the carriers to task for any sort of rationing, throttling, deprioritization, data caps, or zero rating.

      Pai just made it all official, instead of continuing to lie to everyone about the FCC actually giving a damn about the internet.

      So now here we are 10 years after the smartphone revolution, and we still watch cat videos on Youtube without a VPN.

      This is the sorry state of America's mobile infrastructure.


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    2. They already beat Metro PCS because the network that Cricket is on is much better. Cricket still works in a much greater area of the US where people need cell coverage than MetroPCS does.

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    3. The only "beat" that matters is number of subscribers, and Metro is still millions ahead. Obviously all those extra people think Metro's coverage meets their needs.

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    4. Again the people who complain about network neutrality violations show they know little about the topic. Mobile data was NEVER covered by network neutrality to begin with. The only reason cheap unlimited data plans exist is because they do throttle video traffic. Your data plan is not meant to be a replacement for fixed wireline internet.

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    5. Net neutrality means that you can do whatever you want with the data that you paid for it as long as it is legal.

      The statement that "your data plan is not meant to be a replacement for fixed wireline internet" is meaningless and subjective.

      Regardless, I use the VPN and stream very large quantities of high quality videos to my cell phone line. There's nothing wrong with that, I paid for it.

      And there's no difference between video data and downloading Wikipedia pages and streaming old "Pink Lady and Jeff" disco songs. It's all data. And whether I am using one of these or any other legal data usage is really no cell carrier's business.

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    6. "Mobile data was NEVER covered by network neutrality to begin with."
      This statement reflects no knowledge of the former network neutrality regulation.

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    7. The only way for Cricket to catch up with MetroPCS would be for it to chop down about a quarter of its towers.

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  2. T-Mobile bands 66 and 71 provide coverage nearly as broad as AT&T.

    How much tethering is included on this new plan?

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  3. Finally! So now the question i have for everyone: Cricket's NEW Unlimited Extra Plan or ATT Prepaid's $65 ($55 with autopay) Plan?. Which would you choose and why?

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    1. AT&T Prepaid is 3mbs. Cricket Unlimited Max is 8mbs. I have. absolutely no issues with Cricket. I've been running speed tests comparing Verizon. Verizon is embarrassing slow in Las Vegas. AT&T has pretty much blanket coverage.

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  4. This plan will replace the current Unlimited MAX plan and will be priced identically once it launches. The Group Save breakdown also suggests that additional lines on this plan will cost $30 each, with a maximum of 4 additional lines for 5 total, at $180 monthly.

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  5. yawn. always subject to prioritization means that they can throttle you whenever they want to. I believe this is what Verizon does with their prepaid plan this is the reason why they do not have the 8 mbps cap for speeds. same fun and games from cricket wireless i'll pass.

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    1. "yawn. always subject to prioritization means that they can throttle you"

      Yes. It is time for the companies to be honest. Advertising unlimited and then throttling you is fraud, pure and simple.

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