my family is currently on Verizon... We have 12GB shared plan and 5 devices, one is a basic phone. After taxes and fees, it's like $220/mo BEFORE device installments, etc. Right now we pay $283/mo. And we get only 12GB to share between all of us!! I noticed that Cricket is only $180 for 4 lines with 10GB EACH... And since it's prepaid it's exactly $180 right? We probably would go more for a 10GB line, a 5GB line, a 5GB line, and a 2.5GB line which would be $140 (+ $10 to $20 for enabling tethering on a line or two). The fifth line I mentioned earlier would get axed, it's a family member who already pays us to be on our Verizon plan. They can easily pay that same amount for a plan on their own. Aaaannyywaayy.. What major things would we be losing, coming from Verizon? I know we will lose Wi-Fi calling and VoLTE which really sucks but we can do without it. Tethering if we don't pay up. What else? Does Cricket allow us to pay for our phones via installment plans? And does Cricket have any type of delay when it comes to access to new flagship smartphones? Is it possible to get a cell booster with Cricket just in case service is bad in our house (I'm almost positive AT&T is pretty much identical to Verizon where I am in terms of service so we should be fine but just in case)? Would it just be an AT&T one? I am aware of the 8mbps cap on speeds. Has this affected any of you guys on Cricket? Do you pretty much always get 8mbps down where service is good or does the cap sort of cause speeds to be much slower than that for some reason? Is the ping (network latency) bad? I've heard that it is usually worse on these smaller MVNOs as they have to tunnel the data through differently to use the big guy's networks. And lastly, I'm wondering how I personally could try out Cricket, just me before the whole family jumps ship. I'm 16, so, would I be able to buy a prepaid Cricket SIM + 1 month of service? I would just get the cheapest $40 2.5GB one to test. Since it's prepaid I can just buy this one month and be done with testing correct?