Carrier Who's using Cricket?

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  1. jharvey71884 macrumors 6502

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    Moving to Dallas (Texas) and when I found a place down there, Sprint was horrible. It's been really good to me until now in Nebraska.

    Thinking of moving over to Cricket Wireless. Anyone using it? I have heard it's pretty decent nowadays with AT&T buying it.
     
  2. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    so why not just use AT&T?
     
  3. silentbob007 macrumors regular

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    I use Cricket. No issues. Running their cheapest $35/month (after autopay discount) BYOD plan since I'm on wifi most of the day anyway (2.5 GB of data is plenty for me ... been on it long enough it was 1 GB of data when I first started). I only have a few knocks ... LTE is throttled in most places (8-10Mbs for me) and there's no way (like with ATT) to pay to have my phone active when I travel way out of country (Europe, etc). Otherwise, I've never had problems with coverage (except at huge events), getting info I need (looking things up, apps like Uber, etc), and call quality.
     
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I love cricket, ATT service at a fraction of the cost. Like the person above, I am on the $35 plan (after $5 autopay discount). The 8mbps throttle is more than fast enough (most people's home wifi is around that speed). The app is nice and everything is very straight forward.
     
  5. vietalogy macrumors 6502

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    I would like to jump to cricket but I have 7 lines so have to stay with at$t.
     
  6. gurase macrumors regular

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    I was on and off Cricket (formerly Aio) for about 2 years and loved it. They do seem to have MMS issues on Android, but everything works great on iPhone. The only reason I switched is because my usage is so low that Tracfone is a better deal for me.
     
  7. charlyham macrumors regular

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    I have two lines on Cricket and would recommend it to anyone that wants affordable wireless. Coverage is fine and the two lines cost less than one I had on ATT.
     
  8. 617aircav Suspended

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    Maybe because cricket is cheaper.
     
  9. ABC5S Suspended

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    Because its less as mentioned
     
  10. willmtaylor, Apr 19, 2016
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    No tethering with Cricket though, correct?

    Also, what's the roaming situation? I understand that Cricket uses ATT towers, but what about with ATT's roaming partners? Is that still a thing in 2016?
     
  11. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Consumer Cellular also uses AT&T towers (thus AT&T locked iPhones work with CC) and is cheaper than Cricket.
    Don't let their over 50 advertising fool you- anyone can sign up for their service. They answer their phones quickly and send you out your SIM using Priority mail.
     
  12. jharvey71884 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This...8 down for me when I;m out and about is fine. And $70 for unlimited is pretty solid.
     
  13. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65832

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    65$ with auto pay
     
  14. cousintim macrumors 6502

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    +1 to all of the above and CC offers tethering and doesn't throttle LTE.

    Good value for light to moderate data users. Sweet spot is either the $35/1.5GB plan or the $45/3GB plan.
     
  15. 617aircav Suspended

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    How is CC even an portion when we are talking about unlimited data.
     
  16. cousintim macrumors 6502

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    Read the thread. You may be talking about unlimited data but the first 11 posts did not.

    I explained who CC is an option for. If that is not you, move on.
     
  17. aneftp macrumors 601

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    Heard the ping times were much longer with cricket.

    The 8mpbs doesn't bother me as much as longer ping times.
     
  18. 617aircav Suspended

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    I don't think you'll notice.
     
  19. gottafly macrumors regular

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    You can add tethering to any data package (except unlimited) for an addit. $10

    I signed up today. Only thing I wish they had was wifi calling like AT&T. Otherwise it would save me $50/mo versus my 5 lines w/ AT&T currently.
     
  20. Hal~9000, Apr 19, 2016
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    Just a tip, but if you use the $10/mo tethering add-on to Crickets $50/5gb plan then you might as well use AT&T Gophone instead since they include tethering for free (as well as monthly data rollover) in their $60/5gb plan.

    It'll end up being the same cost per month (both have a $5/mo auto refill discount option) but Gophone doesn't throttle your connection or ping times at all so your speeds are just as fast as postpaid customers.
     
  21. vietalogy macrumors 6502

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    Also nice cricket offers roaming in Canada and Mexico on the 5gb plan and up
     
  22. gottafly macrumors regular

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    Yes, but the real savings with Cricket is on the 2nd-5th additional lines. (5 lines = (-$100))
     
  23. iceman42 macrumors regular

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    there is tethering but its only on a few select cricket phones and you have to pay extra $10 dollars a month and you have to be on the $60 dollar plan to use it
     
  24. gottafly macrumors regular

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    Not exactly. It works with a LOT of phones (all modern iPhones) not just select cricket phones. Yes, it is $10 to add tethering but can be done on data packages of 5GB or 10GB ($45/mo & $55/mo respectively w/ autopay).

    https://www.cricketwireless.com/con...tspot/customer/hotspot-compatible-phones.html
     
  25. ecschwarz macrumors 65816

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    I'd keep an eye out though, as Cricket has a lot of dead spots due to not roaming off of AT&T (at least that's what their map still shows): https://www.cricketwireless.com/map.html

    OP mentioned Nebraska, and there's a huge gap there...other than that, their service and pricing is pretty competitive.
     

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