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Cricket makes its Muve to tiered data

Leap Wireless’ Cricket Communications will launch a new pricing plan next month that gives customers more choices, and potentially less data. Cricket is a major player in the fast-growing prepaid market, and until now has offered its customers 2.5GB of data, plus a popular music download app called Muve Music on many of its smartphones. Now, Muve will be standard on all Cricket’s Android phones, and music downloads will not count as part of users’ data allotments.

Data will be priced at $50/month for 1GB, $60/month for 2.5GB, and $70/month for 5GB. Right now, smartphone users pay Cricket $55/month for 2.5GB or $65/month for 2.5GB plus Muve Music. So the new plan is a good deal for customers who download music, something a great many Cricket customers obviously do. The company has reportedly said that it is not unusual for its customers to use 3-5GB of data each month on music downloads.Follow me on Twitter.


Martha DeGrasse
Martha DeGrasse
Martha DeGrasse is the publisher of Network Builder Reports ( At RCR, Martha authored more than 20 in-depth feature reports and more than 2,400 news articles. She also created the Mobile Minute and the 5 Things to Know Today series. Prior to joining RCR Wireless News, Martha produced business and technology news for CNN and Dow Jones in New York and managed the online editorial group at Hoover’s Online before taking a number of years off to be at home when her children were young. Martha is the board president of Austin's Trinity Center and is a member of the Women's Wireless Leadership Forum.

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