Cricket Wireless

Cricket adds more LTE data to two plans, has new unlimited deal

Cricket adds more LTE data to two plans, has new unlimited deal

Cricket Wireless has announced more data on its plans, giving its subscribers -- on some plans at least -- additional high speed data allotments. The change is available for subscribers on the $30/month plan and the $40/month plan, the first of the two being bumped from 1GB to 2GB of data, and the second going from 4GB to 5GB. The prices, however, will remain the same.

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Alcatel IDOL 5 VR-optimized phone is a new Cricket exclusive

Alcatel IDOL 5 VR-optimized phone is a new Cricket exclusive

Cricket Wireless is the exclusive US home for the Alcatel IDOL 5, an Android smartphone with a 5.2" display and what Alcatel describes as a VR-optimized design. The company bills the IDOL 5 as a handset with "premium features" despite a relatively budget price ($199). Though the company now has the phone listed on its website, it won't actually be available to buy until October 27.

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ZTE Grand X 4 brings affordable power to Cricket Wireless

ZTE Grand X 4 brings affordable power to Cricket Wireless

It has been a very busy two months for ZTE in the US. First, it launched the Axon 7 Mini in the country for the first time. Then it wrapped up it’s crowdsourcing campaign for a smartphone. Finally, it brought the ZMax Pro to T-Mobile, after enjoying some alone time with MetroPCS. Now, it is heading for Cricket Wireless and it is bringing along the ZTE Grand X 4, successor to the same line that prepaid carrier got in January, promising you won’t have to compromise on features just to get a low price.

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Cricket Wireless increases $50/month plan to 8GB high-speed data

Cricket Wireless increases $50/month plan to 8GB high-speed data

Cricket Wireless has increased its $50/month smartphone plan from 5GB to 8GB of high-speed data per month. The larger high-speed data allotment is only available for a limited time, though it's not just for new customers -- existing subscribers can take advantage of the offer, too. Data is technically unlimited on the carrier, but speeds drop to a maximum of 128Kbps after the month's high-speed data is used up.

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Cricket will launch a new 1GB smartphone plan tomorrow

Cricket will launch a new 1GB smartphone plan tomorrow

Cricket Wireless, the prepaid carrier with various inexpensive monthly plans, has announced a new 1GB option that will officially be available starting tomorrow. The plan will cost $30/month, making it one of the most inexpensive prepaid phone plans out there. The 1GB is for high-speed data, with data access remaining after it is depleted, but only at throttled speeds — something that is increasingly common among wireless carriers.

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LG X power will arrive in U.S. via Cricket on August 26

LG X power will arrive in U.S. via Cricket on August 26

The LG X power smartphone will be arriving in the United States soon via the prepaid carrier Cricket Wireless. Cricket announced the planned launch on Wednesday, saying the handset will be available on August 26 for a modest $149.99 USD. As with other phones on the carrier, the handset will be offered sans a contract and can be activated on a cheap phone plan, of which Cricket's start at $35/month.

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Cricket’s giving credit to subscribers affected by recent outage

Cricket’s giving credit to subscribers affected by recent outage

Last week, budget carrier Cricket Wireless was affected by a service outage that lasted several hours or longer for many subscribers. The carrier was criticized for what many felt was an insufficient level of communication about what was happening and how long they’d have to wait for service to be restored. Now that everything is back up and running smoothly, Cricket has announced that affected subscribers will be given a small bill credit.

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ZTE Grand X Max 2 smartphone lands at Cricket Wireless

ZTE Grand X Max 2 smartphone lands at Cricket Wireless

Cricket Wireless has announced that it has a new budget mobile offering that is available on its pre-paid network. The smartphone is called the ZTE Grand X Max 2 and its biggest feature is the large 6-inch screen. That big display has full HD resolution and the smartphone measures 6.46" x 3.30" x 0.35". The OS right out of the box is Android 6.0 Marshmallow and the processor is a 1.5GHz Octacore unit of unspecified model.

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LG Stylo 2 smartphone hits Cricket Wireless packing integrated stylus

LG Stylo 2 smartphone hits Cricket Wireless packing integrated stylus

Cricket Wireless has unveiled a new smartphone that will land at the pre-paid retailer on May 13 called the LG Stylo 2. The smartphone will sell for $169.99 and for the money it offers a 5.7-inch HD resolution screen. Since the device has a larger screen, it comes with an integrated stylus with Pen Pop and Screen-off Memo. The stylus and features allow the user to take notes in an app made just for writing with the stylus.

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Cricket launches new unlimited data plan as it takes on T-Mobile

Cricket launches new unlimited data plan as it takes on T-Mobile

Cricket Wireless has announced the launch of a new unlimited data plan for $70/month. As well, Cricket — a subsidiary of AT&T — is targeting T-Mobile, saying the latter carrier costs its customers at least $25 more per month than comparable Cricket plans. As such, Cricket Wireless is hawking a $100 bill credit specifically for T-Mobile subscribers who ditch the Uncarrier for AT&T’s prepaid subsidiary and stay active with the network for at least 45 days.

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ZTE Grand X 3 rocks 5.5-inch screen and 1.3GHz processor

ZTE Grand X 3 rocks 5.5-inch screen and 1.3GHz processor

ZTE has announced the launch of a new smartphone for pre-paid shoppers called the Grand X 3. This new smartphone is intended to be a premium smartphone for shoppers on a budget. The Grand X 3 will be offered on the Cricket Wireless network for $129.99. The smartphone has a 5.5-inch HD resolution screen.

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Cricket Wireless partners with Amazon for BYOD kit

Cricket Wireless partners with Amazon for BYOD kit

Cricket has announced a new partnership with Amazon that will open up the carrier to those who prefer to bring their own device. Under the partnership, Cricket Wireless has introduced a Bring Your Own Device Universal SIM Card Activation Kit; it is being offered through Amazon which, presumably, is hoping consumers will pick up a new tablet or smartphone while on the retailer's site. As you'd expect, the SIM activation kit includes all the things one needs to activate a smartphone on the carrier's network, including adapters to make sure the SIM card fits any particular phone.

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