Cricket Wireless relaunched by AT&T with new, inexpensive data plans


AT&T purchased Leap Wireless back in March, which operated a wireless network named “Cricket Wireless” — and now, AT&T will be relaunching Cricket with 4G LTE service and new unlimited plans which will start at $35/month.

On top of that, 3,000 “redesigned” Cricket Wireless stores around the US have opened, and more locations are expected to open in the future.

The three plans Cricket will be making available to customers include “Basic,” “Smart,” and “Pro” options. Check out the details after the break:

  • Basic: $40/month for 500MB data and unlimited SMS and minutes.
  • Smart: $50/month for 2.5GB data and unlimited SMS and minutes.
  • Pro: $60/month for 5GB data and unlimited SMS and minutes.

Though the “Basic” plan starts at $40, there’s a $5 monthly credit for auto-pay activation that will drop the price of all plans. Customers on the Pro and Smart plans will receive a $50 credit toward a new smartphone after 12 months of on-time payments. (So after two years, you’ll essentially be able to get a new $100 phone on-contract for no extra cost.)

Those on an Aio Wireless plan (another low-cost AT&T company) will move under the Cricket umbrella.

Although the device offering from Cricket isn’t going to be as expansive as AT&T’s, it still offers some pretty good phones. Currently, the Galaxy S4, Moto G, Lumia 520, the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s (among others) are available.

Source: Techno Buffalo

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  • phor11

    Are they planning on keeping AIO wireless around? Or are they going to transition all their pre-paid customers to the Cricket brand now?

    • Harrison Kaminsky

      Aio customers will move under the Cricket umbrella. Apologies, forgot to add that into the article. It’s been updated.

  • StoneC

    I was on AIO and was transitioned yesterday