On the heels of Leap Wireless’ acquisition by AT&T, we have the new Cricket Wireless launching, offering unlimited plans starting at $35 month after $5 Auto Pay credit, and loyalty program, all with no annual contract.
Because AT&T is the new boss, Cricket users can now access one of the nation’s largest 4G LTE networks that covers more than 280 million Americans.
“We kept the Cricket brand name, but one thing is certain, we are stepping up our game. We are giving no-contract consumers the value they have been waiting for,” said Jennifer Van Buskirk, president of Cricket Wireless. “Now new Cricket customers can enjoy great prices, popular phones, loyalty rewards, and friendly service on a reliable nationwide 4G LTE network. The new Cricket has more 4G LTE coverage than Sprint, T-Mobile, and Metro PCS, period.”
The new Cricket will offer savings of up to $90 a month for multiple-line accounts, 4 lines for as little as $100 a month with a multi-line account, unlimited talk and text plan starting at $25 a month and international calling plans starting at $15 a month. Moreover, after 12 months of on-time payments users will receive a $50 credit toward any new phone purchase.
As part of the launch, the carrier is redesigning and rebranding nearly 3,000 of its retail stores; a new tagline is also introduced – “Something to Smile About.” So, are you smiling?