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.
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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.