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Cricket Group Save Discount Upgraded to 5 Lines For $100

AT&T's Cricket Wireless made a small change to its Group Save Discount Program last week. The fifth line on an account now gets a $40 discount instead of a $30 one. Not a huge change but one that allows Cricket to advertise  "5 Lines for $100/mo".

The Group Save Discount is a "family" style discount plan. The discount varies depending on the number of lines on an account. Here's how it works for multiple lines on the $40/month plan.
  • First line - no discount. $40/month
  • Second line gets a $10/month discount (a $5 per line saving), $70/month for 2 lines
  • Third line gets a $20/month discount for a total discount of $30 (a $10 per line saving), $90/month for 3 lines
  • Fourth line gets a $30/month discount for a total discount of $60 (a $15 per line saving), $100/month for 4 lines
  • The fifth line gets a $40 discount for a total discount of $100 (a $20 per line saving), $100 for 5 lines. 
The Group Save Discount is available with plans priced at $40 and higher. Auto Pay can be used with Group Save Plans but they aren't eligible for the $5/month Auto Pay discount that individual lines get. The $40 discount on the fifth line will revert to $30 after March 3, 2016.

The following Cricket plans are eligible for the Group Save Discount:
Plan Name Monthly Price Hi-Speed Data Before Throttling 1 Allowed devices
Basic $40 500 MB Any
Smart $50 2.5 GB Any
Pro $60 5 GB Any
1 High-Speed data is throttled to a maximum of 8 Mbps for LTE data and 4 Mbps for HSPA+. After the high-speed data cap is reached speed is further throttled to about 128 Kbps. Additional high-speed data is available for $10 for 1GB good for a month.

Related: Prepaid Operator Profile: Cricket Wireless (GSM)


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  1. It's tempting to me! Waiting for PagePlus 4G is painful.

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  2. Does the fifth line discount change in March of 2015 or 2016?

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  3. This is a really good deal. Better than Metro's. The only disadvantage is that there isn't any Cricket retail store where in my city, only national retail which customer service is awfull.

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  4. I understand the discounts only apply to lines on the $40 or higher plan. Does anyone know if the first ( undiscounted line ) can be on the $25 plan? Cricket customer service is clueless. Thanks

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    1. "Only lines of service on a Basic, Smart, or Pro rate plan are eligible"

      cut/pasted from group save terms conditions popup on 5/$100 page on cricketwireless.com website...
      the $25 is called 'talk & text' for basic phones..
      to confuse the matter a little - the "basic" is the lowest tier smartphone plan !

      FYI sent someone to cricket store and they tried to say you couldn't put a smartphone on the "basic smartphone " plan..!!!!! is this a upsale deal or just uninformed employee.. ???
      so better read the terms and fine print and don't miss those links and popups!!!


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    2. You are absolutely right. Most employees in all cell phone store, are commission only sales force, and are clueless about what they sell.They don't know the difference between CDMA, GSM, LTE, they almost cant tell you their own name without looking at their name tag.

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  5. Is the fifth line free with the 500MB plan?

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  6. Cricket needs to offer more data to be competitive with Sprint and T-Mobile

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    1. Cricket already offers more data than T-Mobile on the $45 plan(with auto pay). If you factor in the group plan price Cricket is much cheaper. And Cricket uses a giant network compared to T-Mobile and Sprint. I don't really see anything better from Sprint either.

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    2. That's true. With the auto-pay discount or Group save Cricket's plans are a better deal on a better network than T-Mobile and MetroPCS plans. But I think Cricket should include at least 1GB with the $40 plan to stay competitive.

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    3. Tmobile has 4 lines for $100 with 2.5GB per line. Sprint has upto 10 lines for $100 with 4 GB per line. Both plans are postpaid so extra taxes will be added but the cricket plan seems weak in comparison

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    4. If T-Mobile and Sprint don't work well in your area or even if they do but you want AT&T coverage. Cricket has the best deal on the AT&T network. 4 lines with 2.5GB per line costs $140 or 5 lines for $150 on Cricket with no taxes added. It might still cost more than T-Mobile and Sprint but it's worth the price for the AT&T network.

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  7. So no reason to use the two line plan as it is no different than getting $5 off for autopay. The other thing is I get 8mbps on H2O without an LTE phone (Lumia 520), so apparently it would be slower for many of us.

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    1. H2O and most other AT&T MVNOs don't offer LTE. If they did their data would be faster than Cricket's 8Mbps. Net10 and Straight Talk do have LTE on AT&T.

      Group save costs less with three lines or more. Compared to the auto-pay discount.

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  8. This is a great deal for me. We have 5 phones on 3 different MVNO cdma and gsm providers and trying to manage the plans ( worry about running out of minutes, texts or hard caps on data ). I have been trying to ge information and agree about the local stores and their reps on chat just read fro a script.are are not very helpflul .t. I have heard that if you get on the phone and get serious ,the will escalate your call to the CS reps in GA.

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  9. Does anyone know what the real total cost is after all the fees and taxes are tacked on?

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    1. Prices include all taxes and fees.

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  10. For those of us who live/work in areas not well served by T-Mobile and Sprint this Cricketwireless 5 for $100 is about as inexpensive as it gets. Thanks to Dennis Bournique and his tireless research for we readers my family and I have five lines on the H2O Wireless MVNO which was about as cheap as we could find in the ATT MVNO sphere since that is the only GSM carrier that is excellent in our area. Now Cricket has them beat too, and includes LTE. I emailed H2O Wireless and their ownership Locus Telecommunications a few days ago but no answer about matching Cricket's offer. We're switching soon to Cricket's new plan. Thank you, Dennis.
    Frank Savoretti

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    1. LTE on Cricket is throttled to a max of 8Mbps, which is what I get on H2O without LTE, and 4G on Cricket is throttled to 4Mbps. So, depending on what service you have now you may be losing speed by going to Cricket.

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    2. bah to throttling! the speed will be good enough. really don't understand why people want to be speed demons. the guy who is looking to switch, wants to save money.

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  11. I have Cricket on five lines. May I suggest if you're going with cricket to switch to Tmobile on their 1 cent sim sale, get a cheap tmo plan ($3 a day) then switch to Cricket for $100 credit on each line. Also get $25 referral credit for switching to Cricket. I send send you a referral where both you and I get $25 referral credit if you email me belizeans@outlook.com

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  12. I tried to get an account activation problem addressed for a Cricket line yesterday. I tried 4 different reps (with fake american names) and they were clueless. One hung up on me. . This subpar CS reminded me of my past experience with TF/ST and h2o . Hard to believe it would be this bad considering their ATT ownership.

    I will try again over the phone on a weekday during business hours.. Maybe management will be watching.

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  13. Also wasted hours with clueless customer service reps. Attractive price and network but buyer beware.

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