Radio Shack and Cricket pair up to offer new contract-free plans and two devices to go along with it

Radio Shack and Cricket have come together to offer a couple of new contract-free mobile plans along with two devices for budget friendly customers. Here’s what you can expect:

$25 per month

  • 300 voice minutes
  • Unlimited data access
  • Unlimited texting
  • Call waiting
  • Three-way calling.

$35 per month

  • 1000 voice minutes
  • Unlimited data access
  • Unlimited texting
  • Call waiting
  • Three-way calling.

$50 per month

  • Unlimited voice minutes
  • First gigabyte of data will run at full 3G speeds
  • Unlimited access to music through Cricket’s Muve Music service

$60 per month

  • Unlimited voice minutes
  • First 2.5GB of data at 3G
  • Tethering
  • Unlimited access to music through Cricket’s Muve Music service

To go along with these new plans, Radio Shack is offering two separate devices. First we have the Huawei Pillar, a feature phone equipped with a QWERTY keyboard, a built-in camera, and access to the mobile Web for $39.99. The Pillar is available through either the $25 or $35 feature phone plan.

Then we have the Huawei Mercury Ice Android smartphone. Powered by a 1.4GHz processor and Android 2.3, the Mercury Ice offers a 4-inch WVGA screen and an 8-megapixel camera. The phone will cost $149.99 and can be paired with either the $50 or $60 smartphone plan.

Any Cricket users out there willing to give these plans/phones a shot?

source: c| net

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  • Tom C

    Anything sold today with an antique version of Android (2.3) is dumb.

  • http://robert.aitchison.org raitchison

    I’d consider it if they were backed by a GSM carrier so I could have more phone choices.