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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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3 cheapest unlimited mobile data plans: all the important details

3 cheapest unlimited mobile data plans: all the important details

Unlimited data is back, but it isn't cheap and it comes with a roster of limitations. Having access to loads of data every month is more important than ever, and here to offer it cheaper than the three big carriers are three small prepaid companies. You can get unlimited data for as little as $50/month, but are the savings worth the potential sacrifices? We've looked at all the fine print to find out.

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Cricket cuts unlimited plan cost, offers four free phone options

Cricket cuts unlimited plan cost, offers four free phone options

The big players in the wireless market all unveiled new or refined unlimited plans in recent weeks, and now Cricket Wireless, a smaller prepaid carrier, has announced its own unlimited plan change. The carrier is now offering its unlimited plan at a cheaper $60/month rate, helping bring it into the range of unlimited plans offered by the likes of bigger carriers. Cricket is also offering those who convert one of four free Android phones.

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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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iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus land at Cricket stores tomorrow

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus land at Cricket stores tomorrow

Cricket Wireless will be making the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus available in some of its physical stores starting tomorrow, the carrier has announced. The in-store availability follows the carrier’s online iPhone 7 launch, of which it sold out all of its inventory over the weekend. If you're already a Cricket subscriber -- or you're on the lookout for a no-contract iPhone 7 option -- you better move quickly before the in-store stock disappears, too.

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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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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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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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Moto E with 4G LTE arrives at Cricket Wireless

Moto E with 4G LTE arrives at Cricket Wireless

Motorola's little budget powerhouse smartphone, the Moto E with 4G LTE, has arrived at the prepaid carrier Cricket Wireless. Customers will be able to grab it starting on March 13 for $129.99 USD, using it on the carrier's 4G LTE network sans contracts. Though it's not making any waves, it does give those with small needs or a constrained budget an option for high-speed data and decent enough hardware without shelling out for a higher-end phone or a yearly contract.

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