Cricket cuts its price for unlimited data, and offers a free phone to those who switch

Cricket cuts its price for unlimited data, and offers a free phone to those who switch
The latest carrier to make an adjustment to an unlimited data plan is pre-paid carrier Cricket. Owned by AT&T, Cricket Wireless is chopping $10 or 14.3% off the price to $60 a month. When a second line is added, there is a $10 discount that increases to $20 with a third line. A fourth line chops $30 off the price bringing the price for a family of four to $180. If you need a fifth line of unlimited service, add an additional $40.

Besides offering unlimited data, the plan includes free calls from the U.S. to Canada and Mexico, and texting to 38 countries is also free. As with most of the other carriers offering unlimited tiers these day, the magic number for Cricket customers is 22GB. Starting on April 2nd, consume that much data or more in one month and you might find yourself throttled during periods of heavy traffic.

Cricket also plans on adding some new features to its network such as HD calling, and Wi-Fi calling. A mode for those who still have data caps, Stream mode will allow users to watch 720p video or higher at a 480p definition. This will save data for those Cricket customers who need to make every GB count. This also goes into effect on April 2nd.

How would you like a free smartphone? Silly question, really. Everyone loves a free handset, and if you port your current number over to Cricket, you can receive one of four smartphones for free. For obvious reasons, AT&T ports are not included. The four free phones include:

If you're interested in Cricket's unlimited plan, or in scoring a free phone, visit your local Cricket location. Or, go to

source: Cricket



1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

For anyone looking to switch, be advised that Cricket does not provide call log history without going to a store and filling out forms that need to be notarized.

2. civicsr2cool

Posts: 278; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

Just switched away from Cricket to T-Mobile on sunday because they got rid of their unlimited for the 22gb bs. There is absolutely ZERO reason to get a cricket unlimited plan since they limit you to 8mb/s

3. emcdonald75

Posts: 168; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

This is AT&T's influential B.S.

4. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

Their free phone selection also sucks eggs too. @ Metro Pcs, i picked up a Samsung J7 for Free!!! it has a front camera selfie light even!! :-D chicks love my phone lols!!! i just paid $20 in taxes, n boom, free phone. ima get that 6" ZTE Zmax pro they have next. I'll switch to Cricket n switch back to Metro to get it.

5. Duncdawg26

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

T-mobile certainly has better value but only certain states have any kind of good coverage by them. In wisconsin, MetroPCS covers about a 6th of the state. Cricket covers about 90%. What I'm waiting for is for their lowest tier to get some improvement. $30 for 1gb? :( Switched to h2o for promotional prices but will probably switch back to cricket when they make the lowest level cheaper or more data

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