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NewsPoster Apr 22, 2013 12:52 PM
Cricket cuts monthly fees for iPhone, other devices
US prepaid carrier <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/283962==http://www.mycricket.com/" rel='nofollow'>Cricket Wireless</a> has launched new, cheaper monthly plans. An added family bundle includes two smartphone plans for $40 each, versus the $50 per phone the carrier would normally charge. Significantly Cricket has also lowered the base cost for its iPhone plans to $50 per month, which gets subscribers unlimited calling and texts, plus 1GB of unthrottled data. Previously the same plan was $55.<br />
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A $60 iPhone plan upgrades data to 2.5GB, while paying $70 raises the cap to 5GB. The family bundle requires that customers sign up for Cricket's Automatic Bill Pay system.<br />
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The carrier may be facing pressure to compete with T-Mobile, which <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/283961==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/04/12/some.240000.units.available.across.carriers.outlet s/" rel='nofollow'>recently joined Cricket in officially carrying the iPhone 5 contract-free</a>. T-Mobile's plans also start at $50 per month, but that tier only includes 500MB of data. The carriers are on par at the $60 level, and at $70 T-Mobile is promising unlimited data, though that's restricted to 500MB when using an iPhone as a hotspot.
 
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