Cricket Wireless drops price of unlimited plan to $55/mo

Hal~9000

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Hey guys just FYI since I know a lot of people here like Cricket,

Looks like Cricket dropped the price on their unlimited plan to $55/mo with autopay:
http://cricketwireless.mediaroom.com/news-releases?item=122578
https://www.cricketwireless.com

Oh and per the press release there's also discounts for family plans too:
If you’re a family needing more lines, get 4 lines on the Unlimited Plan for just $180 a month after Cricket’s Group Save discount. With monthly Group Save discounts, you receive $10 off a 2nd line, $20 off a 3rd line, $30 off a 4th line. Group Save is also available on a 5th line with a monthly discount of $40.
Mind you they will start in April to do what all the major carriers carriers do and deprioritize your data speed if you're A) on a crowded tower and B) have used more than 22gb for the month. Also if anyone is wondering they are owned by AT&T and so your service runs on their towers but your pings will be a little slower/higher and the maximum data speeds are 8mbps for LTE connections.

Cheers :)
 

ecschwarz

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I'll also throw in that I just switched from postpaid AT&T to Cricket (sort of an experiment until I move the other family lines over), but I got the new SIM cards that are provisioned differently (AT&T proxy server, rather than the old Jasper/XO ones) and my pings are much lower than what many are reporting. The new SIM cards look a little different - they're all white with a green slash on the K in the Cricket logo, while the old ones had a green stripe behind the whole bottom 1/3 of the card. If you get the new SIMs, many are reporting you'll be moved over automatically, or I suspect they'll start doing it in April for everyone else.
 

cynics

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I wonder how the 22gb magic number was determined? This applies across AT&T and Verizon unlimited plans as well.

I don't like the 8mbps cap of Cricket however realistically it would be hard to notice on an iPhone (assuming similar pings).
 

Ca_lvn

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Decent plan horrible customer service try calling there customer service number and see if you get thru
 
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ecschwarz

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Decent plan horrible customer service try calling there customer service number and see if you get thru
I've heard that their email support is actually much, much better, but the consensus is that actual customer service from 611 wasn't great. To be honest, I was coming from an AT&T account with combined billing which meant that everything went to the ultra-scaled-back U-verse department and I'd get stuck in loops of them trying to transfer me to wireless and it failing because the automated menu system would intercept me and send me back to U-verse service, so I've had to self-solve a lot of issues. Just about anything (for the rare times I call in) would be an improvement.
 

Ca_lvn

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Well I just switched to cricket after my above negative comment ,cant beat the price or coverage , just tired of Sprint after many years
 

bufffilm

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Decent plan horrible customer service try calling there customer service number and see if you get thru
If you play your cards right, hopefully you never to (use their cust service). :)

[Just commenting...Verizon customer here.]
 
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