Cricket Wireless?

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  1. macher macrumors 65816

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    Anyone here using Cricket Wireless? What's your experience?
     
  2. scjr, May 1, 2015
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    scjr macrumors 68020

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    Excellent! :cool:

    I came from StraightTalk. Night and day difference. Better pricing too, that includes taxes.
     
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    no issues with cricket for me. Great ATT coverage for a ridiculous low price.
     
  5. joshwithachance macrumors 68000

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    5GB of data with no overages and unlimited talk/text for $45 a month (with Autopay discount) cannot be beat. And the service is excellent, as expected considering it uses AT&T's network.
     
  6. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    I use Cricket. My only complaint is lack of tethering. Other than that for me it's comparable to ATT. I get 10GB of data for $55 a month, can't beat it!
     
  7. madsci954, May 2, 2015
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    Same experience at kupkakez, I jumped to Cricket from att, and the service is identical. You could cover that carrier logo on my phone and I could not tell the difference between the two. Only real request is tethering, I asked them on Twitter if they were planning it in the future and never got a response.

    They had a deal going on a few months ago, doubling their high end data allotment, at no extra charge. It was used to lure in new customers but current Cricket users could switch to it. So instead of 10 gigs for $55 a month, after Auto Pay, you get 20 gigs for $55. I'm grandfathered into the 20 gig plan and don't plan on leaving lol.
     
  8. charlyham macrumors regular

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    I have two phones on Cricket for less than one on ATT. Started out with the lowest tier data plan (Basic 500mb) and after a few months they had bumped it to 1.5gb as a promotion. The Basic plan is now at 2.5gb and no bump in price. It is still $40/month. If you use autopay you save $5/month.
     
  9. Yardman1977 macrumors member

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    Service isnt identical to att cuz cricket cant use att roaming agreements...just rhe basic att owned network...so if you or a family are driving along in rural areas where there is no att owned network then yor cricket service will not work at all....which wud be very unsafe for me......
     
  10. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    That's you. For most other people it's going to be fine. I drove from central Texas to the Ohio/Pennsylvania border 6 months ago and had LTE the entire 24 hour drive...
     
  11. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    I wish I would have jumped on the 20GB plan. I'm most likely switching to cricket in the next couple of days. They said if they offer the 20GB deal again it won't be an issue to switch from the 10 to the 20GB plan.
     
  12. burgman macrumors 68000

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    Isn't Cricket throttled to 8meg? Is it LTE?
     
  13. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    It's LTE and capped at 8mb never really noticed it to be a problem can stream video/music just fine.
     
  14. Menel, May 6, 2015
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    Menel macrumors 603

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    It's LTE, throttled to 8mbps. Which is more than enough for mobile purposes.

    Engineers here keep switching one by one as their contracts run out. 1 more over last weekend. 2 more are pending contracts ending. $35/mo for 2.5gb of data and no overages with ATT coverage is hot.
     
  15. InsideTJ macrumors regular

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    i switched from ATT last fall. I got the 20GB plan for $55 total/month. I love it, no noticeable change in daily use whatsoever, except for an extra $50/month in my bank account.
     
  16. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    This is good to know because it is the last thing that is holding me back. I remember getting 7-8 mbps back when I was on HSPA+ but I never streamed back then like I (plan to) do now. I was worried what that speed would be like. At the same time, I live in a strong T-Mobile area and have also been considering switch to Metro PCS which has unlimited data for $5 more.
     
  17. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    HSPA+ is throttled to 4Mbps I believe, and LTE is 8Mbps. This is only the download, people have gotten 15-20Mbps upload on Cricket. The biggest con I see is their higher pings than AT&T, but that seems to be improving as well.
     
  18. burgman macrumors 68000

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    I have a Note 4 unlocked on AT&T, when I run the IMEI on Cricket's website it says I can only get 3G speeds. I was looking to transfer one of my "play lines" over, hopefully the IMEI checker is wrong.
     
  19. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    It does that for my unlocked iPhone as well. I think this is incorrect. From what I have seen in Youtube videos, people are getting LTE speeds on their iPhones.
     
  20. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    Well, it's official. I'm part of the cricket family!
     
  21. scjr macrumors 68020

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    Congrats!! :cool:
     
  22. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    I actually tried for Metro PCS first but their "system" won't even accept my iPhone's IMEI so Cricket won my business by default... would be nice if my number transferred soon though...
     
  23. scjr macrumors 68020

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    My port from StraightTalk happened pretty quickly. Is yours finally complete?
     
  24. aneftp macrumors 601

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    Higher pings can be an issue. Are you getting more than 50 in ping times?

    Wifi network at home ping times are less than 20. Lte with AT&T is usually less than 40-50 for me.

    Ping times matter. The lower the better.
     
  25. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    Yes, all squared away!
     

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