Cricket Wireless $35 10GB Unlimited Talk & Text – Feb 2019


In this article, I am going to take a look at the Cricket Wireless plans and features for February  2019.  Before getting started I want to point out that this is not a review. I am just going to take a look at the plans and features currently offered.

I previously reviewed Cricket Wireless back in 2017, you are interested, see Cricket Wireless Summary and Thoughts.

Cricket Wireless is owned and operated by AT&T. Cricket offers Service on the AT&T network. You can Cricket wireless from a number of retailers as well as online. They also have a network of Cricket Wireless authorized dealers with Cricket Wireless stores.

If you want to sign up for Cricket, you can buy a phone directly from Cricket or you can bring your own phone. Cricket has a wide selection of iPhone, Samsung, and other android phones available. If you want to bring your own phone you need to order a bring your own phone SIM kit.

You can also shop for Cricket phones and service plans on walmart.com.

Plans

Cricket Wireless offer five different monthly plans. All the plans include unlimited nation-wide talk and text. You’ll be able to call and text to the United States from the United States. One plans only includes talk and text, with no data. Two of the plans include a fixed amount of high speed data. Two plans include unlimited data.

All Cricket plan prices include taxes and fees.

$25 Mo. Unlimited Talk and Text

The $25 Plan includes unlimited talk and text, but no cellular data. You’ll be able to send text messages, but you will not be able to send and receive picture/video messages.

$30 Mo. Unlimited Talk, Text & 2GB Data

The $30 Plan includes unlimited talk, text, and 2 GB of high speed data.
After you use up your high speed data, you’ll still be connected, but at reduced speeds. If you need more data, you can buy add-on data. Any unused remaining high speed data expires at the end of the month. Note that Cricket’s High Speed Data has a maximum download speed of 8 Mbps per second. See the details after the plan description.

$40 Mo. Unlimited Talk, Text & 5GB Data (35 per mo. with AutoPay)

The $40 Plan includes unlimited talk, text, and 5 GB of high speed data. The price drops to $35 per month when you sign up for AutoPay, a $5 Discount. Auto Pay is Cricket’s automatic payment program. Let Cricket charge your plan to your credit card automatically each month and you’ll receive the $5 discount.

After you use up your high speed data, you’ll still be connected, but at reduced speeds. If you need more data, you can buy add-on data. Any unused remaining high speed data expires at the end of the month. Note that Cricket’s High Speed Data has a maximum download speed of 8 Mbps per second. See the details after the plan description.

$55 Mo. Unlimited Talk and Text & Unlimited Data ($50 per mo. with AutoPay)

The $55 Plan includes unlimited talk, text, and unlimited high speed data. The price drops to $50 per month when you sign up for AutoPay, a $5 Discount. Auto Pay is Cricket’s automatic payment program. Let Cricket charge your plan to your credit card automatically each month and you’ll receive the $5 discount.

Note that Cricket’s Unlimited High Speed Data has a maximum download speed of 3 Mbps per second for this plan.

This plan also adds international texting to 37 countries. You’ll also be able to unlimited talk, text,

$60 Mo. Unlimited Talk and Text Plans($60 per mo. with AutoPay)

The $06 Plan includes unlimited talk, text, and unlimited high speed data. The price drops to $55 per month when you sign up for AutoPay, a $5 discount. Auto Pay is Cricket’s automatic payment program. Let Cricket charge your plan to your credit card automatically each month and you’ll receive the $5 discount.

Note that Cricket’s Unlimited High Speed Data has a maximum download speed of 8 Mbps per second for this plan.

More About Data

Cricket enforces a 8 Mbps maximum download speed on for all fixed data plans using high speed data. The $55 unlimited data plan has an 3 Mbps maximum download speed. The $65 Unlimited Plan does not have a maximum download speed, but the will prioritize data. This means that whenever you are using high speed data for plans with a mac download speed, you’ll never see download speeds faster then the limit set for your plan. Note that other prepaid wireless services that use the AT&T network, can often see speeds of 100Mbps or even more, so Cricket’s data can be significantly slower. Whether or not this matters to you depends on your needs. 8Mbps is fast enough for streaming HD video and high quality streaming music, so you may never notice the difference.
Cricket states in the fine print…

Download speeds max of 8Mbps (LTE)/4Mbps (4G) for all data plans except our Unlimited plans.The Unlimited plan offers data speeds max of 3Mbps; video streaming at SD quality (about 480p). After 22 GB of data usage on the Unlimited Plan, Cricket may temporarily slow data speeds during network congestion. On the Unlimited Extra Plan, Cricket may temporarily slow data speeds when the network is congested. Video streaming at SD quality (about 480p). For other plans with high-speed data allowances, speeds will be reduced to 128Kbps max if you exceed your plan’s monthly data allowance. Actual speed varies by device and location.

SD and HD Streaming Video

Streaming video on Cricket’s unlimited plans is limited to SD / DVD quality / 480P playback. The fixed data plans can take advantage of Cricket’s Stream More feature. Customer can turn off Stream More to be able watch HD quality video, but use up their high speed data faster or turn it on to reduce video qualilty to SD and conserver their high speed data.

Visual Voicemail

Cricket Wireless includes Visual Voicemail for iPhone and compatible Android phones or regular voicemail for phones that don’t support voicemail.

Wi-Fi Calling

Cricket includes Wi-Fi calling on all its plans as long as your phone is compatible. With Wi-Fi calling you can call and text from your phone using your active Wi-Fi connection rather than the cellular network. With Wi-Fi calling you can use your phone in areas with weak or no cellular cover as long as you have a Wi-Fi connection.

Mobile Hotspot

Cricket Wireless support Mobile Hotspot, but it is a $10 per month add-on feature. Mobile Hotspot lets you connect your laptop, tablet, or other wi-fi device to the internet using your phone’s cellular data connection. For grandfathered fixed data plans this feature lets you use your remaining high speed data with Hotspot. Unlimited plans will get 10GB of high speed data for hotspot.

Add-On Data

Cricket Wireless has a $10 1 GB High Speed data add-on. You can add additional data to your plan if you have used up your fixed amount of data. Any unused remaing high speed data expires at the end of the current month.

Cricket Wireless offers multi-line discounts for 2 to 5 lines. They offer $25 discounts on lines 2 through 5 on the $40 plan they have $35 discount discounts on lines 2 through 5 on the $55 plan and $60 unlimited plans.

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