Thread DetailsLast Edited by widgit November 3, 2014 at 01:04 AM
Full Press release:
"ATLANTA, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cricket Wireless is offering T-Mobile and Metro PCS customers a $100 bill credit and five great reasons to switch. The $100 bill credit* offer is available from Aug. 24 to Oct. 19, 2014, at Cricket stores nationwide and online. There is no limit on the number of lines a customer can switch to Cricket, receiving a $100 bill credit for each line transferred.
The new Cricket Wireless experience offers customers:
More 4G LTE coverage than T-Mobile and Metro PCS, period
Taxes and fees included - no surprises, the price you see is the price you pay
A free smartphone every year with Cricket Rewards**
Plans starting at $35 a month after $5 credit for using auto pay ***
No annual contracts
With Cricket's simple affordable pricing plans, a $100 bill credit equals more than two months of free service with the Basic Plan at $35 (after a $5 credit for using auto pay) and the Smart Plan at $45 (after a $5 auto pay credit). Customers who sign up with the Pro Plan at $55 (after $5 auto pay credit) get the equivalent of nearly two months of service free.
"T-Mobile and Metro PCS customers looking to switch will find the new Cricket a smart choice," said Cricket vice president and chief marketing officer Janna Ducich. "We give consumers straightforward, affordable pricing, offer nationwide 4G LTE coverage, and reward their loyalty. And for the next few weeks, we'll give them a $100 bill credit to see it for themselves."
To switch to Cricket or find a store near you, visit www.cricketwire
About Cricket Wireless
Cricket is bringing consumers more value with a simple, friendly, and reliable nationwide wireless experience with no annual contract. The power of Cricket is our nationwide 4G LTE network that covers more than 290 million people; easy and affordable unlimited plans with taxes and fees included; annual loyalty rewards; and a great selection of phones customers love. Cricket, Something to Smile About. Cricket is a subsidiary of AT&T Inc. Coverage not available everywhere.
Terms and Conditions
* $100 T-Mobile/MetroPCS Switcher Credit Terms and Conditions - Offer ends 10/19/14. Available only to T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers porting a number to Cricket Wireless who purchase and activate a new line of service on a Basic, Smart or Pro rate plan. One $100 Switcher Credit per line of service. Credit issued to customer's account approximately 5 days before end of initial service period. Customer's account must be in active status and customer must be on a qualifying rate plan to receive Switcher Credit. Suspended or cancelled accounts are not eligible to receive Switcher Credits. Lines added to Group Save (multi-line) accounts 5 or fewer days prior to the end of a bill cycle will receive Switcher Credits during the following month of service. Switcher Credits have no cash value, are not redeemable for cash or any cash equivalent and are not transferable or refundable. Account credits are forfeited if your account is cancelled for any reason. May not be combined with any other offer. (C) 2014 Cricket Wireless LLC. All rights reserved. Cricket and the Cricket logo are trademarks under license to Cricket Wireless LLC.
**Auto Pay: $5 savings provided as an account credit at the end of each billing cycle while enrolled in Auto Pay. Auto Pay credit requires Auto Pay enrollment with a new Basic, Smart or Pro plan. Terms, conditions and restriction apply.
***Cricket Rewards: Loyalty Program: Cricket Customers on Smart and Pro plans earn one (1) Reward Credit for each full, on-time payment. Reward Credits are only redeemable for a phone upgrade once customer has earned a Device Credit(s). Customers earn a $50 Device Credit for every twelve (12) Reward Credits earned. Reward Credits expire, if unused, sixty (60) months after Device Credit becomes redeemable. Reward Credits earned at the account level. Device Credits are capped at $150 without redemption and are not-transferrable and have no cash value. Restrictions Apply.
This is an AT&T subsidiary. Document EVERYTHING or you will get screwed out of $100 credit(s).
- MOST IMPORTANTLY, if you byod, be prepared to go through this process if you want to get data working on your phone:
Use the below cricket apn settings for configuring internet or data connection and MMS apn settings for sending MMS on your android, iPhone, iOS, blackberry or other unlocked phones.
How to edit the Cricket APN for Android ?
Tap Settings > Mobile Networks (or Mobile Data) > Access Point Names > New APN (may have to tap Menu button to see this option).
Enter the following APN info:
Proxy: Not Set
Port: Not Set
Username: Not Set
Password: Not Set
Server: Not Set
MMS Proxy: proxy.aiowireless.net
MMS Port: 80
Authentication type: Not Set
APN type: default,mms,fota,hipri,supl
Tap Save for the new APN.
Go back one screen to the APN list and tap the dot to enable this APN.
Reboot the device.
Test data and MMS.
The actual plans/speeds since they raised the data allotments are:
$25/mo: unlimited Talk and Text. No Data (not included in this promo)
$40/mo: unlimited Talk and Text. 1 GB of data
$50/mo: unlimited Talk and Text. 3 GB of data
$60/mo: unlimited Talk and Text. 10 GB of data
Then, on top of that you will receive a $5 monthly credit if you autopay from a credit/debit card (does not apply to the $25 plan).