Carrier Anyone here use Cricket?

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  1. AlabamaSlammer macrumors 6502

    AlabamaSlammer

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    My contract is going to end with Verizon in September and I'm really tempted to go over to cricket. Anyone here have experience with them?

    Also, now that AT&T just relaunched the service their plans are looking nice but the only downside I see is they cap their data speeds.
     
  2. RiddlaBronc macrumors 6502a

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    You are going to have to buy a cricket iphone as they are not accepting them from other companies now.
     
  3. KAB2010 macrumors 6502

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    I feel like I've read that they do accept devices from other providers. I even plugged in my IMEI on their site and they said it's good to go (AT&T iPhone)
     
  4. AlabamaSlammer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    not true. My friend did the bring your own phone option and typed in the IMIE # on his nexus 5 and iPhone 5s and they would transfer over according to cricket. He is already on AT&T now and cricket just switched over to the GSM network.

    Just for fun I did the IMIE # on my Verizon MotoX and it would also transfer over but I'll only have access on the 3g network
     
  5. Wolverine311 macrumors newbie

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    My wife and I use cricket (aio) and it gets the job done for us.

    I pay $90 a month (10 dollars off for having 2 lines. I use the $60 5gig 4g/LTE data before throttle wifey is on wifi a lot so she's the cheaper 500mg fast data).

    The iPhone app is really nice in terms of keeping track of data usage. I did bleed out all the data and sure enough it just went to a slow Edge 128/256k speed or whatever. The edge did still give me a solid iheartradio feed on the iPhone all day.

    The 4G/LTE data is capped at 4mb-8mb but still fast enough for me to run netflix or youtube with only a minor annoying buffering signal to start it off. FaceTime, sms messaging visual voice mail all works on cellular data.

    The new cricket uses At&T's towers which is solid in my location. I have no clue what all towers they have access to in terms of roaming/prepaid/postpaid but I do not travel much. We both use Verizon iPhone 5s as it comes unlocked for pretty much anything cdma or gsm sim card based.

    I love the prepaid as each month if I want I can switch the plan or leave the carrier if I want to.

    I have been with various post and prepaid plans in the last few years with an iPhone 4s now 5s and the aio/cricket is my favorite as the plan is inexpensive with reliable service in my area and most basic iPhone features you want to work does work.

    Customer service I have never had to contact as I have not had any problems yet.
     
  6. AlabamaSlammer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the reply. I'm just tired of Verizon and looking for a good alternative before I make any decisions
     
  7. ineel macrumors regular

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    If your Verizon iPhone is unlocked and supports GSM, you can surely bring it to Cricket. LTE is throttled to 8Mbps, but thats usually fast enough for most people. I get about 120-170kbps down speeds after i have used up my data allotment. Funny thing is that they don't throttle your upload speeds wether or not you have used up your data or not. While being throttled to 2G speeds on the download, my iPhone was still able to upload at 10mbps just fine. If they don't care, I might just jailbreak my phone and tether it to my computer and use it to upload a bunch of stuff since my home upload is not so fast.
     
  8. HRPufnstuf macrumors member

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    I would say that Straight talk is defiantly a better alternative. An AT&T locked iPhone will work. Also you get 3GB high speed data and no speed caps.
     

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