Major carriers don’t appear to be willing to offer truly unlimited data to their subscribers but they are taking some steps to bring in more customers with the promise of greater data allotments or launching services that enable their relatively small data allotments to stretch even further. AT&T’s latest trick is to offer an unlimited data plan through its prepaid service called Cricket Wireless.

Cricket Wireless has launched a new $70 per month plan which features unlimited data, text, and voice. This is the final price that customers have to pay since it includes all applicable taxes and fees. Customers who opt for automated billing will save $5 and will have to pay $65 per month for the same plan.

The prepaid carrier provides the service on AT&T’s data network which is capable of much higher speeds but for the prepaid network LTE speeds are throttled to 8Mbps and to 4Mbps for 4G. That’s not exactly slow but it’s not really up to modern standards for high-speed mobile data.

If you opt for this plan there’s one thing you should keep in mind. Cricket won’t allow you to make a hotspot on your smartphone so that the unlimited data can be shared with other devices. Currently it has no policy in place to penalize customers who consume a significant amount of data on this plan but it could consider “reasonable network management practices” in the future.

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