With all of the AT&T hype yesterday, some forgot that $60 a month.The simple $35 plan does not include data and lacks a couple of voice features; the $45 plan includes unlimited voice, text, data, and online backup.The $55 and $60 unlimited plans are for BlackBerry and Android devices. The $55 and $60 Smartphone plans also give customers unlimited data and real-web browsing at 3G speeds. With Cricket’s expanding device lineup, customers can pick and choose a device plan according to their needs, whether it is an advanced Smartphone or a more basic phone for talk and text, without the hassle of long-term contracts. According to Cricket, all regulatory taxes and fees are included in the price. It has also fixed up its monthly plans with its pay-as-you-go plans. The $35 and $45 pay-as-you-go plans have similar features to the monthly ones. Could this be similar to T-Mobile’s Flexpay system?. The new all-inclusive rate plans are some of the most affordable across the United States. Unlimited plans range from $35 to
As for the devices, Cricket didn’t give us a list of all of its new phones. However,they gave us some noticable hints concerning a few models. For BlackBerry,expect to see the BlackBerry Curve 8530. For other devices, watch out for the Sanyo ZIO by Kyocera, and the Samsung Messenger Touch. The Zio is Kyocera-Sanyo’s first Android phone displaying a 3.5-inch touch screen. Good job by Cricket for finally picking up on these hot new phones, about time. The bad thing, is that they are picking up older models, which means older software. The furthest the 8530 will run is 5.0, so Cricket users will miss out on BB6. For Android, It’s a low-end Android phone, with Android version 1.6 running. Compared to the 8530, it has a 3.2-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, the usual Webkit HTML Web browser, GPS, and it supports EV-DO. The MSRP for the Sanyo Zio is $249.99 ,and the BlackBerry Curve 8530 is priced at $299.99. You know the way Cricket functions, no contract required here.
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