US wireless service provide Cricket is updating its service plans by increasing the amount of 4G LTE data it offers on its entry-level plans.
Paying $40 per month (or $35 after a $5 discount for setting up auto-pay) used to get you 1GB of high-speed data during a billing period. Now it gets you 2.5GB.
Cricket is also increasing its $50/month plan to offer 5GB of high-speed data rather than 3GB.
Paying $60 still gets you 10GB of data, but for a limited time you can sign up for an Advanced plan that offers 20GB of high-speed data for the same $60.
Each plan also includes unlimited talk and text and every plan is $5 cheaper if you sign up for automatic bill payments every month.
Cricket is an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) owned by AT&T. Rather than operating its own network of cellphone towers, Cricket works on AT&T’s network.
You can bring your own device to Cricket by purchasing a SIM card. But the company also sells phones configured to work on its network and is offering sales on a handful of devices right now — including the 2013 Motorola Moto G with 4G LTE, which you can pick up for $25 after rebate.
There are other MVNOs which offer cheap or free wireless plans piggybacking on T-Mobile, Verizon, or Sprint’s networks. But with its new plans, Cricket now offers some of the best prices you’re likely to find from any US carrier at the moment.