Amazon Now Carries Cricket Wireless BYOD SIM Card Kit

cricket wireless logoIf you’re looking to save a little cash on your cell plan by shopping an MVNO, you can now pick up a Cricket Wireless SIM card kit for $9.99 on Amazon.

The kit comes with a Nano SIM and adapters for phones that use Mini and Micro SIM cards. Just about any unlocked GSM device should work as Cricket is powered by AT&T’s network. It’s the beauty of a Bring Your Own Device program, you don’t have to buy a new phone when you switch networks.

Plans start at $35 a month for unlimited talk, text, and “slow data” with 2.5GB of LTE “fast data”.  This pricing includes taxes and fees.

You can grab a Cricket kit here, and read their full press release below.

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Sprint Offers up to $650 for Customers Switching to a Framily Plan

sprint framily plan bad commercialNo longer pushing unlimited plans, Sprint looks to be creating the 21st century equivalent of the party line with their new Framily plans. Get a group of people together to sign up for service and everyone pays less per line.

Now, if you’re porting your number over and recycling your current phone Sprint will offer up $300 in credit and also hand you a Visa pre-paid card worth up to $350. It’s the same experiment tried at T-Mobile and AT&T to varying levels of success. Sprint’s been a little quieter about their plans and deals, but their new slate of Framily plan commercials are quirky even if they don’t tell you as much about the service as they showcase talking hamsters.

Get it? Talking hamsters? Because you talk on your phone? And you’re probably not a hamster? Random!

The deal is good through May 8th, so if you were thinking of signing up you and your favorite eclectic mix of friends and family to Lil’ Yellow, the full PR is below with more details on the Switching Bonus.

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AT&T Cuts Prices on Individual and Two-Line Accounts

ATT logoAT&T recently revamped their Mobile Share plans for families and multiple lines, but it’s been a common criticism that one and two line households wouldn’t always get the best deals on Big Blue.

Starting yesterday, those looking for a more affordable entry level plan are in luck as AT&T is cutting $15 off the monthly rate. Starting at $65 a month for one line, you’ll get 2GB of data, unlimited talk and text, free international texting, and 50GB of cloud storage through AT&T Locker. Adding a second line brings the price up to $90 a month.

These plans are also eligible for Next allowing you to upgrade phones faster, and you can sign up without being locked into a contract. Gotta love a little cell phone carrier competition.

Full press release below.

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AT&T Offers Billing Relief to people calling Philippines, adds easy methods to donate and send aid

ATT logoAlways nice seeing companies step up during disasters.

Through November 30th, AT&T post pay customers wont be charged for calls or texts placed to the Philippines. Wireline and U-Verse customers will be given a 60 minute grace where that time wont be reflected on this current billing cycle, or will be credited on the following billing cycle. It’s a very nice gesture, being able to take one communication issue of of people’s minds as they try to reach out to loved ones.

For those looking to help send aid, AT&T has set up a series of short codes to allow customers to donate money through their wireless bill to several organizations.

  • Text AID to 50555 to give a $10 donation to Operation USA
  • Text AID to 80077 to give $10 to HOPE Worldwide
  • Text AID to 27722 to give $10 to World Food Program USA
  • Text AID to 80108 to give $10 The mGive Foundation Philippines Typhoon Relief Fund (U.S .State Dept Campaign)

The following organizations can provide more information, and are also accepting donations:
Phillipine Red Cross
UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency)

Full AT&T details after the jump.

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