Cricket Wireless chirps now to promote new offers that start this Sunday, November 5th

Cricket Wireless chirps now to promote new offers that start this Sunday, November 5th
Pre-paid carrier Cricket Wireless, owned by AT&T, announced today some upcoming promotions that start this Sunday, November 5th. Starting on that date, Cricket's $30 a month plan will come with 2GB of high speed data, twice the current amount. The $40/month plan will come with 25% more high speed data (5GB up from 4GB). In addition, Cricket Wireless is bringing back its Unlimited 2 plan.

The Unlimited 2 plan allows subscribers to sign up for two lines with unlimited high speed data, for $80 a month. Additional unlimited lines can be added (up to four more) for a rate of $25 a month per line. With Cricket's unlimited plan, data streams at a maximum of 3Mbps (LTE). Video streams at DVD quality (480p), and for $10/month, a Mobile Hotspot feature can be added to Cricket Unlimited or Unlimited 2. Signing up for this gives subscribers 8GB of  high speed wireless tethering  One that cap is reached, the data speed drops down to 128kbps until the beginning of the next billing cycle. After 22GB of unlimited data is consumed in a month, Cricket Wireless "may prioritize your data behind other Cricket customers during network congestion."

As we said, these promotions begin this Sunday, although we do not have a definite date when they end. If interested, visit your local Cricket Wireless retail outlet or go to

source: CricketWireless



1. libra89

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Looking forward to taking advantage of this!

2. Panzer

Posts: 283; Member since: May 13, 2016

Anyone with Cricket have trouble getting bumped for the ATT traffic. That is my biggest concern as the network is congested where I live. I know way back in the day when I had a Sprint company phone and when I would roam onto Verizon towers I was constantly getting bumped.

6. domfonusr

Posts: 1094; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

I've had Cricket for the past 19 months, and have never seen any problems with the service. I live in a semi-rural, semi-suburban area along a major highway, but have never noticed any trouble of that variety. I have also made some visits to heavily populated cities, such as Washington DC and Philadelphia, and have driven long-distance across the country... there were places out west in the deserts where coverage was poor or non-existent, but I never got booted because of lower priority to AT&T traffic.

3. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Cricket seems like a good deal for less populated and rural areas. Yes, you can get bumped if it's a congested area, but that seems less likely the further you get from cities. I'm thinking of taking one of those unlocked phone/Cricket deals from Best Buy myself.

4. Panzer

Posts: 283; Member since: May 13, 2016

I live in a rural area with high traffic so I will stick Att prepaid. Now that the boom has turned to a plateau I don't see this changing. Thank you your thoughts.

5. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I thought Cricket and AT&T Prepaid (née GoPhone) suffered essentially the same second-tier status. At least that's what the guys at the AT&T store told me.

7. domfonusr

Posts: 1094; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

That was also my understanding.

8. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

I have an iPhone SE on Cricket and with the non-HD screen, the throttled 8Mbps speed is just fine for streaming videos. I'm on the $40-$5 autopay plan so it's great getting an additional 1GB of data added! Since it is on AT&T's network, I have no problem getting coverage in most places.

11. libra89

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

This, and additionally, you also get VoLTE, which is nice to have.

9. cogito

Posts: 73; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

phonearena calls these “promotions” but there is no indication that some or all of these items are a re for limited time.

10. steelew

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Check out straight talk if you are using Cricket. I have the AT&T SIM and I get 10GB of data with unlimited talk and text for $42.50 (with autopay) $45/ month paying month to month. You can also get sprint, T-mobile and Verizon SIMs through straight talk. It's a better deal.

12. domfonusr

Posts: 1094; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

I can get 2GB of high-speed data per month and unlimited talk and text for $30 per month on Cricket, and of course that comes with AT&T coverage minus roaming agreements, and has the same priority as TracFone/StraightTalk traffic. You can't get a deal that nice from StraightTalk, and the only deals that offer more for less money come from MetroPCS (though they don't do the family plan deal that Cricket does with their $40/month plans - $10 off for the second line, $20 off for the third, $30 off for the fourth, and the fifth line free) and maybe Sprint/Boost, if you can handle the coverage gaps of either compared to AT&T. In my area, AT&T and Verizon are neck-a-neck, and T-Mobile and Sprint are playing catch-up when it comes to coverage. So, with three lines at the $40/month rate plus family discounts, we are spending just $90 per month, and getting 5GB high-speed per line. When I split off and go on my own, I'll choose the $30/month plan just for myself. I use about 2GB a month with my WiFi use included, largest data use on high-speed LTE/HSPA for any one month in the last two years was about 300MB. StraightTalk doesn't make sense for me in comparison to Cricket. I suppose StraightTalk would be better if you were particularly data hungry, as Cricket gets only 8GB of high-speed data in a month at the $50/month/line level, but I am no data hog, and that's for only one line.

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