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Cricket to offer new unlimited plans with taxes and fees included in the advertised price

News by Brian James Kirk on Wednesday September 16, 2009.

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Cricket Wireless claims that its services will become available at 1,000 new distribution points at four of the largest U.S. "big box" electronic retailers before the holiday season, though the company has not revealed the names of the retailers at this point.

In conjunction with the deal, Cricket will offer two new $40 and $45 unlimited wireless plans, called PAYGo, exclusively at the retail locations. The $40 plan includes unlimited talk, long distance, and text/picture messaging. The $45 plan adds unlimited mobile web. Both plan prices include all taxes and fees, something that typically adds $5 of more to the cost of many monthly plans. The company will also launch an unlimited $50 Cricket Broadband plan for use with PCs, as well.

The announcement increases Cricket's reach to 3,500 points of distribution from 2,500. The company will announce its new partners over the next several weeks. [via Phone Scoop]


Rachel @ 4:06:46PM EDT on Wednesday September 16, 2009

Hey, this is Rachel from Boost Mobile, just wanted to say that there is nothing really new here. Boost was the first no contract wireless service to put consumers? interests (and wallets) first. We created the model for a cell phone plan that has no telecom taxes and fees. And, Boost Mobile is still a better value. Why?

- TRUE nationwide coverage and dependability ? 4,600 cities and towns on Cricket? Boost covers more than 17,500 cities. And, we have fewer dropped calls than Cricket.

- Boost Mobile is sold in more locations offering better accessibility to consumers, nearly 20,000 stores across the country and counting.

- Boost was ranked ?among the best? earning five out of five power circles in Overall Satisfaction according to J.D. Powers and Associates, while Cricket earned only two.

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