Leap's Cricket now offers nationwide calling

Leap's Cricket customers can now choose from new plans that offer unlimited messaging and nationwide roaming. The six new calling plans range in price from $35 a month to $60 a month. The $35 plan, called Unlimited Basic, includes anytime minutes for local calling and unlimited text, picture and IM messages. On the other end of the spectrum, the $60 Unlimited Plus + TT plan includes unlimited anytime local calls, unlimited U.S. long distance, unlimited messages, voice mail, caller ID, call waiting and 3-way calling, home calling in all Cricket markets and 200 nationwide minutes. The other four plans cost $40, $45, $50 and $55 a month. The $55 and $60 plans are the first from Cricket to include nationwide minutes.

Yesterday, Sprint announced an unlimited calling plan through its Boost brand in markets where Leap Wireless and rival MetroPCS have some traction.

For more on Leap's new plans:
- see this press release