Cricket is adding WiFi calling later this year along w/ HD voice for all plans.
Cricket also announced that effective April 2 their updated Unlimited plan is changing to match Verizon and AT&T’s new unlimited plans.
- $55 w/ auto-refill ($60 otherwise), includes all taxes. It was previously $70.
- Unlimited data; after 22GB there is a variable throttle based on network traffic, just like Verizon and AT&T’s plans.
- To compare: RW’s $60 plan, not including taxes, is only 6GB of data, period.
WiFi calling is a big reason I stick w/ RW, but it’s becoming less of a unique feature. I’m moving to a location that has near zero cell signal from any carrier, so WiFi calling is needed. However, seeing the continued issues w/ 3.0 phones loosing wifi connections while sleeping, Cricket becomes a real option. (I understand that the disconnect is an Android doze issue, but if RW can’t find a consistent work around, RW’s no-cell-signal-wifi-only-calling is little different than any other carrier.) For $30 (including taxes) Cricket’s 1GB service is really close to RW’s 3.0 1GB for ~$25 (after taxes for me).
Is your phone losing its WiFi connection while sleeping?
RW is still my choice as I use <1GB of data. For several friends, they’re using Cricket’s unlimited plan already.