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Cricket mobile customers get HBO Max perk, but you need the right plan

Cricket mobile customers get HBO Max perk, but you need the right plan

Prepaid carrier Cricket Wireless has announced a new perk that is typically only available to postpaid mobile customers: free access to a major streaming service. The new HBO Max perk will be available to some Cricket subscribers starting tomorrow, August 20, though it only includes the ad-supported video streaming plan.

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Cricket Wireless announces 3G network shutdown schedule

Cricket Wireless announces 3G network shutdown schedule

As the world inches towards 5G adoption, network operators are unsurprisingly eager to drop older networks and equipment. Unfortunately, those networks are actually still in use, leading some carriers to reconsider their plans. Verizon, which would have been the earliest among its peers, has decided to forego shutting down its 3G network until further notice. AT&T, on the other hand, doesn't seem to have any plans on budging and its Cricket Wireless business will now be following its footsteps, announcing big changes to its BYOP program starting next week.

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Cricket rolls out 5G network, but phone options are very limited

Cricket rolls out 5G network, but phone options are very limited

AT&T prepaid subsidiary Cricket Wireless has announced the launch of its nationwide 5G network, giving consumers another option for faster mobile broadband speeds. The new option is available on Cricket's Unlimited plan, but there's a pretty big limitation: only one smartphone is available that can be used with the 5G network, and it's not a cheap one.

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Nokia C2 Tennen, C2 Tava, C5 Endi budget phones land on Cricket Wireless

Nokia C2 Tennen, C2 Tava, C5 Endi budget phones land on Cricket Wireless

Although smartphones have become more in demand these days, not everyone actually needs all the bells and whistles that will cost them an arm and a lag and who knows what else. Some people just need the basics of connecting to the Internet, watching HD videos on YouTube, and taking some passable photos. For these types of smartphone users, HMD Global's newest trio of Nokia-branded smartphones on Cricket Wireless might do the job without burning a hole in their wallets.

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Cricket and AT&T Prepaid launch new $15 plan and ease data caps

Cricket and AT&T Prepaid launch new $15 plan and ease data caps

In an announcement on Thursday, AT&T revealed that both AT&T Prepaid and its subsidiary Cricket have added new $15/month plans that'll help consumers hit by financial hardship during the quarantine. This plan includes 2GB of data, as well as unlimited call and text, and is available to both new and existing customers. As well, the prepaid carriers are easing the restrictions on data in order to help people stay connected.

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HMD brings Nokia phones to Verizon, Cricket Wireless, and Rogers

HMD brings Nokia phones to Verizon, Cricket Wireless, and Rogers

HMD Global has announced new deals with Cricket Wireless, Verizon, and Canada's Rogers wireless providers. Under these deals, HMD will offer Nokia phones in the US and Canada directly through carriers, kicking things off with the Nokia 3.1 Plus for Cricket and Nokia 2 V for Verizon. The carrier collaboration joins HMD's online sales, which have taken place through Amazon, Best Buy, and select other partners.

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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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