Cricket

8GB of High Speed Data with Auto Pay

Cricket
Total Price
$45 per month + $9.99 upfront
Data
8GB Full Speed Data
Then slowed (no overages)
speed slowed to 2G when your high-speed allotment has been reached.
Calls & Texts
Unlimited National Minutes
To/from US, Mexico and Canada

Unlimited Messages
Domestic & International Text to 35 countries
Contract
No Contract
$45/mo
+ $9.99 Upfront

Plan Details

Unlimited Talk, Text & Data access to and from Mexico and Canada

Includes unlimited calls to landlines and mobile phones with unlimited text, picture and video messages plus access to high-speed data to/from the U.S, Mexico and Canada, Northwest Territories excepted. (Not available with Basic plan). Minimum 50% US usage required.

Mobile Hotspot

Get 8GB of high speed mobile hotspot with this plan. 

About this Plan

All 1GB, 4GB, 8GB & Unlimited plans include:

  • Unlimited Nationwide Talk
  • Unlimited Nationwide Text, Picture & Video Messaging
  • Unlimited Data with a limited high-speed data allowance
  • Deezer Music

Save $5 each month with Auto Pay

Get a $5 monthly account credit when you sign up with Auto Pay on one of Cricket Wireless plans. (Not available with Unlimited 2 plan).

Stream More

Stream more video with less data. Get the quality (about 480p) at no extra cost. This service that can be turned off anytime online.


Features & Benefits

Unlimited Talk & Text

Includes Unlimited nationwide Talk, Texts, picture and video messages from the U.S. to the U.S., Mexico and Canada plus unlimited text messages (MMS not included) from the U.S. to 38 countries (8GB and Unlimited plan customers only).

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Other Included Features

With Cricket Wireless, the following features are also included:

  • Voicemail
  • Call Waiting
  • Call Forwarding
  • 3-Way Calling

Add-On Features:

  • Add 1GB data for $10/month

Add 1GB of high-speed data, added at the end of the amount of high-speed data included with your plan. Left-over data expires at the end of the monthly cycle.

  • Add Mobile Hotspot for $10/month on compatible phones. (only available on Smart Plan). Keep using your rate plan's high speed data allowance on other devices.
  • Cricket International for $5/month (Smart and Unlimited plan customers only)

Unlimited calling to international landline numbers in 38 countries
1000 Minutes calling to international mobile numbers in 32 countries
Unlimited text messaging to 38 countries
Unlimited picture and video messaging to 32 countries

Simple Pricing

Monthly prices include all taxes and fees. No annual contracts, plus free shipping and free activation for online purchases. Additional cell phone plans are equally as competitive, follow the link to see results.

Network and data speeds

Cricket Wireless operates using AT&T Mobility's nationwide GSM, HSPA+ and LTE wireless networks.

All data plans offer a maximum download speed of 8 Mbps on 4G LTE service, and a maximum download speed of 4Mbps on HSPA+ devices. When you exceed your high speed data allotment, you are then throttled to 128Kbps for the remainder of your monthly cycle.

Key Points


Positives

  • No Long Distance Charges (Domestic USA)
  • Bring Your Own Phone
  • Free voicemail (or included in monthly minutes)
  • No Roaming Charges in USA

Features

  • Able to change plan up and back for free
  • Bring Your Own Phone (GSM Network)
  • Calls to Canada included
  • Calls to Mexico included

Full Cost Breakdown

Description Upfront Monthly
Plan Cricket 8GB of High Speed Data with Auto Pay - $45.00
Minutes Unlimited National Minutes (To/from US, Mexico and Canada) - -
Data 8GB at full speed Then slowed (no overages) (speed slowed to 2G when your high-speed allotment has been reached.) - -
Messages Unlimited (Domestic & International Text to 35 countries) - -
Fees SIM Card for BYO phone $9.99 -
Total $9.99 $45.00

Rates

Rates Cost
Additional minutes $0.00 per minute
Text messages $0.00 each
Picture messages $0.00 each
Excess data $0 per MB

Other Phones Available

Sort Phones:

ZTE Sonata 3

Marshmallow Android phone with a quad-core processor and a fast mobile data support (4G)
Deal: $30 off this phone when you bring your number to Cricket
$0

Samsung Galaxy Amp 2

Android 6.0 smartphone with 4.5" display, 5MP camera and 1.3GHz Quad-core CPU
Deal: $50 off this phone when you bring your number to Cricket
$0

LG Fortune

Android Marshmallow smartphone with a quad-core processor, a 5 inches display and 5MP camera.
Deal: $30 off this phone when you bring your number to Cricket
$9.99

Alcatel PULSEMIX

Android 7.0 smartphone with 5.2" display, 8MP camera and 1.5GHz Quad-core CPU
Deal: $50 off this phone when you bring your number to Cricket
$29.99

Alcatel IDOL 4

Android 6.0 device with 5.2" FHD display, 13MP camera, Octa-core CPU and Boom Key experience booster
Deal: $40 off this phone when you bring your number to Cricket + Free VR Goggle package
$49.99

LG Harmony

Android smartphone with 8MP rear & 5MP front camera, 5.3 inches HD display and Quad-core processor.
Deal: $50 off this phone when you bring your number to Cricket
$49.99

Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime

Android 6.0 smartphone with 5" display, 5MP camera and 1.3GHz Quad-core CPU
$69.99

ZTE Grand X 3

Android 5.1 smartphone with 5.3" display, 8MP camera and 1.3 GHz quad-core CPU
$69.99

Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 2

Android 7.0 Nougat smartphone with 5 inch HD display and a quad-core processor.
$99.99

LG X charge

Android 7.0 smartphone with 5.5" HD display, 13MP camera and 1.4 GHz Quad-Core CPU
Deal: $30 off this phone when you bring your number to Cricket
$99.99

ZTE Grand X Max

Android 4.4 phablet with 6" display, 8MP camera, quad-core processor and 1GB RAM
Deal: $30 off this phone when you bring your number to Cricket
$99.99

HTC Desire 555

Android 7.0 device with 5-inch display, 8MP camera and 1.1 GHz quad-core CPU
$119.99

LG Stylo/Stylus 3

Android 7.0 Smartphone with stylus pen, fingerprint sensor, 13MP camera and 5.7" display
Deal: $20 off this phone when you bring your number to Cricket
$129.99

Samsung Galaxy Halo

Android 7.0 device with 5.5" HD display, 8MP camera and 1.6 GHz Octa-core processor
$179.99

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung's 2016 flagship with 5.1 Quad-HD display, 12MP camera with dual-pixel technology and water-resistant design
$549.99

iPhone 7 32GB

Apple's flagship phone has a 4.7" HD Retina display with 3D Touch, 12MP camera with optical image stabilization and water resistance
$549.99

iPhone 7 Plus 32GB

Apple's largest phone has a 5.5" HD Retina display with 3D Touch, 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras and water resistance
$669.99

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung's 2017 Flagship device has an infinity 5.8" Quad-HD+ display, a new artificial intelligence -Bixby, a face recognition system & a pro mode for camera
$699.99

iPhone 8 64GB

Apple's 2017 device features a new glass design, 4.7" Retina HD display with True Tone, 12MP camera and wireless charging
$699.99

iPhone 7 128GB

Apple's flagship phone has a 4.7" HD Retina display with 3D Touch, 12MP camera with optical image stabilization and water resistance
$749.99

iPhone 8 Plus 64GB

Apple's 2017 device features a new glass design, large 5.5" Retina HD display with True Tone, 12MP wide-angle and telephoto camera and wireless charging
$799.99

iPhone 8 256GB

Apple's 2017 device features a new glass design, 4.7" Retina HD display with True Tone, 12MP camera and wireless charging
$849.99

iPhone 8 Plus 256GB

Apple's 2017 device features a new glass design, large 5.5" Retina HD display with True Tone, 12MP wide-angle and telephoto camera and wireless charging
$949.99

More about Cricket

Cricket Wireless is now a subsidiary carrier of AT&T and operates on AT&T’s 4G LTE network. This means that it is compatible with unlocked GSM phones. By using the AT&T network, Cricket now offers 2G, 3G and 4G LTE (a far more broad ranging footprint than the original footprint pre-AT&T's acquisition. 

Cricket Wireless has a wide variety of monthly cellular plans that also include data allowances. Cricket plans start out with a Basic Plan with 2.5GB up to an Unlimited plan that includes truly unlimited data with no slowed speeds. Cricket also offers unlimited talk, text, and data roaming in Mexico and Canada on plan tiers starting at the Basic Plan rate. Cricket also offers family plans that allow up to 12 lines on one account.

Cricket wireless offers a mobile hotspot add-on that allows users to connect up to 6 different devices to their Wi-Fi hotspot. Wi-Fi Hotspot uses the data from a customer’s plan. For customers looking to bring their own phone to Cricket, they can do so as long as the device is an unlocked, compatible GSM device.

Cricket offers a full range of smartphones available to buy outright, however there are no monthly payment or installment plans offered. The main downside to Cricket is the fact that only GSM phones can operate on the network, most CDMA devices from Sprint & Verizon will not function on Cricket.

Cricket Wireless Network Specs:

  • Technology: GSM
  • 2G Bandwidths (Talk): 850/1900MHz
  • 3G Bandwidths (EV-DO): 850/1900MHz
  • 4G Bandwidths B2, B4, B17, B30 (LTE): 1900 PCS, 1700/2100, 700, 2300

Getting Started: Cricket Wireless Cell Phone Plans


Fast Facts: Cricket Wireless

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Cricket Wireless is a prepaid MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) that runs on AT&T's 4G LTE network. Cricket was founded in 1999 and acquired by AT&T in 2014. 

  • Network: Cricket runs on AT&T's 4G LTE network, making use of band 17 and band 5 (700Mhz, 850Mhz), band 2 and 4 (1900Mhz, 1700/2100Mhz). Cricket's 4G HSPA and HSPA+ use band 5 and 2 (850Mhz, 1900Mhz).
  • Coverage: Cricket runs on AT&T's network, consistently ranked #2 in national network coverage tests.
  • Where to Buy: In addition to thousands of retail stores nationwide--over 10,000, in fact--Cricket also sells plans online via their website and WhistleOut
  • Bring Your Own Phone to Cricket Wireless: If you have an unlocked GSM phone and your phone supports AT&T's LTE bands, you can bring your own phone to Cricket. Check device eligibility here
  • Tethering: Customers who have eligible tethering-compatible devices can use them for this purpose on Cricket. 
  • Fact: The Cricket Wireless network covers over 99% of the U.S. population. Learn more about Cricket via our carrier review

This page is part of the WhistleOut website and all information is provided by WhistleOut.

Cricket 8GB of High Speed Data with Auto Pay