After being purchased by AT&T last year for $1.19 billion, Cricket is now getting refreshed. Since they are owned by AT&T, customers on Cricket will have full access to AT&T’s nationwide LTE coverage.
There are also new plans for Cricket customers. All the plans regardless of price include unlimited domestic messaging and calling along with unlimited international texting to 35 different countries. Here are the data amounts you get with each plan:
- $35 per month for 500 MB of data
- $45 per month for 2.5 GB of data
- $55 per month for 5 GB of data
After you use the amount of data your cap gives you, your speeds will be throttled to 128 Kbps until your next billing period. If you want a feature phone, there’s also a $25 per month plan for unlimited minutes and text messages, but you get no data or MMS messages.
Like with the larger carriers, Cricket also has group discounts for multiple users on one plan. For a second line you get $10 off, for a third you get $20 off, and for the fourth or fifth lines you get $30 off.
With the finalization of this acquisition now in place, AT&T will be retiring the Aio branding. There’s no word yet on what customers on those plans will do, but it’s more than likely they will become Cricket customers. If you are a new Cricket customer, you can get a $50 rebate when you purchase a new device, so you can get a Moto G for $100 or a ZTE prelude for free.