AT&T-owned Cricket Wi-fi is enabling 5G help on a few of its plans, the company announced. However oddly, regardless that the attraction to most clients of pay as you go plans like Cricket is a lower cost, the corporate’s solely 5G suitable system to this point is the $1,199 Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus. And having access to 5G on Cricket requires subscribing to considered one of its Limitless plans, which begin at $60 monthly.
Cricket will doubtless use AT&T’s low-band 5G network (the announcement didn’t specify a lot in the way in which of technical particulars), which makes use of low-band 850MHz spectrum know-how that has broader vary however slower speeds than its mmWave 5G, which AT&T calls its 5G Plus community. The latter is at the moment restricted to builders and choose companies. T-Cell additionally affords its low-band 5G, which it launched in December, to its Metro pay as you go clients.
Cricket additionally introduced it’s including 5G help to its Merely Information plans, which don’t provide cellphone and textual content service, which begin at 20GB of information for $35 monthly. And it’s added a brand new Merely Information fee plan, with 100GB for $90 monthly.