By Joe Paonessa Nov 30, 2017
Cricket Wireless is launching a new promotion that will start tomorrow, December 1st, 2017. The AT&T owned prepaid brand will give groups of 4, unlimited data on Cricket Wireless's unlimited data 2 plan for $100/month.
The new promotion is AT&T's attempt to match offerings from the prepaid brands of rival carriers. Although it is set to expire today, Sprint owned Boost Mobile has a 5 lines for $100 offer. I expect this to get extended in some way soon.
Unlike the MetroPCS and Boost Mobile promotions, Cricket Wireless's promotional unlimited data plan offering is speed limited. LTE data speeds are capped at a maximum of 3 Mbps. Video streams are limited to 1.5 Mbps or about 480p, although that is pretty a standard industry practice.
Like the MetroPCS plan, mobile hotspot is also missing here.
A bonus feature included with Cricket's unlimited data 2 plan is international texting to 38 countries. Free full service roaming while traveling in Mexico and Canada is also available. However, a minimum of 50% of usage must be in the USA to avoid being kicked off the plan and/or the Cricket Wireless network.
Like all unlimited data plans, there is a data prioritization policy in place. During times of heavy network congestion, those that consume more than 22 GB of data in a month may see their speeds temporarily reduced.
Cricket Wireless has not said how long this offer is scheduled to last. Those in need of a new phone that are interested in this plan may want to combine the offer with Cricket's SAVE30 promotional offer which gives customers $30 off select phones.