Yes, that is correct.
If they said it will remain, perhaps it will.
Yes, it would be nice if they QUADRUPLED the amount/quality of the services provided without raising the price... but I doubt you'd be "happy" at that point -- you'd still wish the price was lower,...
Did you get the phone early? If so, thats the reason it will not let you activate it.
What until the original date it was scheduled to be shipped and you should be able to activate it.
My ping has dropped to high 60s low 70s on cricket. This is down from 170 so I can see it only getting better.. Ping really isn't an issue anymore