Cricket Wireless introduces most affordable plan yet for $30/month

Cricket Wireless introduces most affordable plan yet for $30/month
In the world of wireless service providers that don't use contracts, Cricket Wireless is undoubtedly one of the more recognizable names out there. The company uses AT&T's towers for their service, and the decent selection of phones, ability to bring over any GSM handset, and affordable plan options all come together to create a carrier with a lot of solid options. The company recently launched an unlimited data plan for $70/month, and although it may not be the absolute greatest deal when it comes to unlimited plans, it was certainly a nice addition to the carrier's lineup of plan options.

What if you're someone who doesn't use a lot of data though? What if you're someone who's mostly around WiFi connections, and only use a small amount of mobile data when you're on the go? If this happens to be you, you might be interested in the newest plan that Cricket has just announced. Starting on September 9, tomorrow, Cricket will begin offering their most affordable service plan yet. The new plan comes with unlimited talk, text, and 1GB of high-speed data. The best part? It will cost just $30/month. Prior to this, the cheapest plan Cricket offered was their Basic option. The Basic plan goes for $40/month, and includes 2.5GB of high speed data. That plan goes down to $35/month if you enroll with the company's Auto Pay service, so if that trend continues over to the new $30/month plan, you could snag it for as little as $25/month if you decide to sign up for the Auto Pay option.

Along with the new service plan, Cricket also announced a heap of new deals that will be available to customers starting on September 9 as well. If you make the switch to Cricket and sign up as a new customer, you'll be able to snag a free Alcatel STREAK, ZTE Sonata 3, or a Kyocera Hydro VIEW with the resulting activation of one of the company's plans. Additionally, Cricket is also offering the Alcatel IDOL 4 + VR Experience Pack for as little as $99 when you bring an existing number over to Cricket and activate it with one of their plans. This pack normal runs for $199, so you're looking at a savings of $100.

The new $30/month plan and all of the above deals will officially go live tomorrow on September 9.

source: Cricket via Phone Scoop



1. cholmes

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 29, 2016

Great deal if your on a budget.

2. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

That's a very good deal, and I believe they have great deals on phones too. If I didn't like TMobile so much I would switch.

3. Bernoulli

Posts: 4360; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I like t mobile and I still switched, I couldn't pass the opportunity to get 135$ per line, which translated to 675$ in credits once I switched 5 lines. I'm eventually returning to t mobile when my credits run out, but it's sure nice to but have a phone bill for half a year (their plans are cheaper too).

4. HairyLlama

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 08, 2016

The $30 plan has no auto pay discounts or group savings discount. Its just straight up $30.

5. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Wow, that's pretty good. I don't think I have ever hit 1gb. Switching from T-Mo would be hard though.

6. talon95

Posts: 998; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I now have 10 on my t-mobile account so even with tax it is under $30 per line. And they just notified me I now have unlimited instead of my 10 gig plan. Which is to say it is now 26 gig prior to throttling. I haven't seen any news on this change yet. Anyways, it still beats all the other $30 plans and has way more benefits.

7. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Cricket is awesome. Been with them for a while. Never had problems with customer services


Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 09, 2016

Doesn't seem like I'll switch from Cricket any time soon with my grandfathered 20 gig plan for $55. This plan was offered when Cricket was initially bought by AT&T.

9. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Cricket is good, but I have started to noticed some degradation in signal penetration. Also, I think AT&T is doing the same thing, as T-Mobile does with Metro, prioritizing phone calls.

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