AT&T completed its acquisition of Leap Wireless, the company that operated a wireless network under the “Cricket” brand in the U.S., back in March. Now, the carrier is relaunching Cricket Wireless across the nation with 4G LTE service and new unlimited plans that start at just $35 per month. As part of the launch, AT&T is moving its Aio Wireless prepaid brand under the Cricket Wireless umbrella.
AT&T said that it has opened 3,000 “redesigned” Cricket Wireless retail stores around the country and has plans to open additional locations in the future. There are three plans available for consumers, including Basic, Smart and Pro options. You’ll notice that the Basic plan starts at $40, though there’s a $5 monthly credit for auto-pay activation that drops the monthly price of any plan.
The Basic plan offer just 500MB of data and unlimited SMS and minutes; that’s not enough data for most smartphone users, but should be a decent option for folks who use Wi-Fi most of the time. The $50 Smart plan offers 2.5GB of data in addition to unlimited calling and texting, while the $60 Pro plan offers 5GB of data with unlimited SMS and calling. Cricket said that customers on the Pro and Smart plans can receive a $50 credit toward a new smartphone after 12 months of on-time payments, too.
Cricket Wireless offers several phones to choose from, including the Galaxy S4, the Moto G, the Lumia 520, the iPhone 5c, the iPhone 5s and more. You can check out the new carrier’s offering in the source link below.