Prepaid carrier Cricket Wireless, a subsidiary of AT&T, has expanded its international offerings to include free data roaming in Mexico and Canada, the company announced Wednesday.
“Our customers don’t want limits – they want to be able to call relatives, send selfies or listen to the latest hits when traveling across North America,” said Cricket CMO Janna Ducich. “Our new data roaming feature is another in a long line of benefits that makes Cricket a smart choice for consumers who want great service, flexibility and value.”
The new policy will allow Cricket customers on the carrier’s Smart and Pro plans to use their data allowance in Mexico and Canada at no extra charge. The feature serves as a complement to the free “RoundTrip” program the carrier introduced in July, which offers unlimited talk, text and messaging between Mexico, Canada, and the United States. In order to take advantage of the offers, primary customer usage must be in the United States, the company said.
In addition to the options Cricket offers north and south of the border, the carrier also offers unlimited texting to 38 countries as well as other international calling add-ons to Latin American and Caribbean countries like Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Haiti.
On Wednesday, Cricket also announced the addition of the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 to its smartphone lineup. The 5.5-inch Idol 3 is a 4G compatible device that comes with a 13 mp main camera, an 8 mp front camera. The cost of the device is just under $150 with activation.