Heads up, Cricket Wireless customers, because some notable changes are coming your way.
Cricket has revealed that starting on April 2, 2017, it will “implement an additional network management practice” that’ll slow the speeds of Unlimited Plan customers that’ve used 22GB of data in a single month. The network management practice will only affect customers during times of network congestion.
There’s currently no such network management policy in place, so this is a big change for Cricket customers on the operator’s Unlimited Plan. The change isn’t too surprising, though, as all of the major US carriers have similar policies in place. The good news is that we’ve learned about it in advance and that the policy should only apply when you’re on a congested cell site.
Cricket also plans to launch a new feature called Stream More on April 2, 2017. Stream More is similar to AT&T’s Stream Saver in that it throttle video streams down to 480p resolution. The goal of the feature is to reduce data usage so that you can stream more video with your data allotment.
Stream More will begin rolling out on April 2 and continue hitting users in the following months. Cricket does say that it’ll send you a text message the day that it turns the service on and that if you don’t want Stream More, you will be able to turn the feature off and on in your online account or in the myCricket app.
Finally, Cricket has confirmed that it plans to begin rolling out Wi-Fi calling and Voice over LTE (VoLTE) this year.