Cricket has announced that it has signed a landmark voice and SMS roaming agreement with Sprint. Under the terms of the new roaming agreement, Cricket customers will be able to roam across the country and subsequent coverage has expanded to 270 million people from its prior coverage area of 195 million. The roaming agreement does not include data access and service/devices will continue to be sold only in areas with native Cricket coverage.
Cricket has also realigned its service plans to match its new expanded coverage beginning at $30 per month for basic unlimited calling across the new roaming coverage area. At $40 per month, voicemail, call forwarding, nationwide SMS/MMS messaging and mobile web are included. For $50 per month all of the aforementioned features are included along with mobile email, international texting, data back-up and navigation while at $60 per month, unlimited mobile video and other mobile entertainment is included.
Unlimited texting to Mexico is also available as an add-on for $15 per month.