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Cricket intros all-in monthly cell, data plans

updated 03:30 pm EDT, Wed September 16, 2009

Cricket intros all-inclusive plans, adds Internet

Leap Wireless, the company behind Cricket's cellphone services, on Wednesday announced it will soon offer two new, all-inclusive nationwide Cricket monthly plans that for the first time include taxes and other fees as part of the actual price. A $40 per month plan will include unlimited minutes throughout the continental US, access to the provider's premium extended calling area and both domestic and international text and picture messaging. A $45 plan adds 'unlimited' mobile web access and directory assistance.

Included with each plan are voicemail, call waiting, caller ID and three-way calling. Cricket already offers contract-free subscription monthly services under the PAYgo label.

At the same time, Cricket will offer mobile broadband service it calls Cricket Broadband. It will cost $50 per month and won't have a monthly limit; it will initially require a $70 Cricket A600 USB modem, but it won't carry a separate activation fee. The modem supports up to EVDO Revision A and works with both Macs and Windows PCs.

The new plans and modems will be available at all retail locations before year's end.

by MacNN Staff



  1. RachelG

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Nothing really new here - Boost Mobile has been do

    Hey, this is Rachel from Boost Mobile, just wanted to say that there is nothing really new here. Boost was the first no contract wireless service to put consumers’ interests (and wallets) first. We created the model for a cell phone plan that has no telecom taxes and fees. And, Boost Mobile is still a better value. Why…

    - TRUE nationwide coverage and dependability … 4,600 cities and towns on Cricket? Boost covers more than 17,500 cities. And, we have fewer dropped calls than Cricket.

    - Boost Mobile is sold in more locations offering better accessibility to consumers, nearly 20,000 stores across the country and counting.

    - Boost ranked “among the best” earning five out of five power circles in Overall Satisfaction according to J.D. Powers and Associates, while Cricket earned only two.

  1. elroth

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Rachel, how nice of you to join this site to post your advertisement and criticize your competitor.

    Everything you say may be true (I can't judge that), but it's an inappropriate way to go about telling people. You do get credit for identifying yourself and not pretending to be unaffiliated.

    Maybe you should buy ad space on this site. OR - send your press releases to Electronista and maybe they will make an announcement for you like they did for Cricket. A lot of their "stories" are just repeating press releases, you know.

  1. elroth

    Joined: Dec 1969



    As far as Cricket goes, their non-roaming calling areas are very limited - VERY limited, at least here in Oregon and Washington. So when they say "nationwide coverage" or a "nationwide calling plan" they're being a bit misleading.

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