Cricket Wireless brand has brought back its popular $100 credit for customers who port a number to Cricket from certain operators. For the first time, Sprint, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile customers are eligible for the credit.
The $100 account credit is available to T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Cincinnati Bell customers who transfer their number to Cricket between 11/14/2014 and
There's no limit to the number lines a customer can port and the credit can be combined with Cricket's Group Save program, a family-style plan that offers discounts of $10 for the 2nd line, $30 for 3 lines, $60 for 4 lines and $100 for five lines. With Group Save five lines on the Cricket $40 "Basic" plan cost $100/month or $20 per line. Individual users can get a $5/month discount by signing up for autopay. The auto pay discount is not available with Group Save.
The Cricket plans that are available with the $100 Credit are:
|Plan Name||Monthly Price||Hi-Speed Data Before Throttling 1||Allowed devices|
|Basic||$40 ($35 with autopay)||1 GB||Any|
|Smart||$50 ($45 with autopay)||3 GB||Any|
|Pro||$60 ($55 with autopay)||10 GB||Any|
Plan prices include all taxes and fees, even sales taxes. However there's a $25 per line fee to activate in store, which includes a SIM. Online activation is free but SIMs are $10 online.
Cricket also announced some special holiday prices on new phones starting tomorrow 11/14:
- HTC Desire 510 LTE Android phone, Free after a $75.00 mail-in rebate (reg $149.99) at Cricket and GameStop stores and cricketwireless.com
- Nokia Lumia 635 LTE Windows Phone, Free after a $75.00 mail-in rebate (reg $99.99) at Cricket stores and cricketwireless.com
- Motorola Moto G LTE Android phone $24.99 after a $75.00 mail-in rebate (reg $149.99) at Cricket stores and cricketwireless.com
- Nokia Lumia 530 Windows Phone $29.99 (reg $49.99) at Cricket stores and cricketwireless.com
- ZTE Sonata 4G Android phone $39.99 (reg $79.99) at Cricket Wireless and GameStop stores
- Motorola Moto E Android phone $49.88 at Select Walmart stores
- Nokia Lumia 630 Windows Phone $49.99 (reg $99.99) at Cricket stores and cricketwireless.com
- LG Optimus L70 Android phone $59.99 (reg $99.99) at Cricket stores and cricketwireless.com
- Samsung Galaxy Express LTE Android phone $99.88 at Select Walmart stores
- ZTE Grand X Android phone $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate (reg $149.99) at Cricket stores and cricketwireless.com
- Nokia Lumia 1320 LTE Windows Phone $199.99 (reg $279.99) at Cricket stores and cricketwireless.com
- Apple iPhone 5S 16GB $549.99 (reg $649.99) at Cricket Wireless stores
- Apple iPhone 5C 16GB $449.99 (reg $549.99) at Cricket Wireless stores
Cricket is also offering 3 months of Cricket International for free to Smart and Pro Plan customers who add the $5 feature between November 14, 2014 and January 8, 2015. The customer will receive a $5 bill credit to cover the cost of the add-on.
Finally, Cricket is launching a $10 month Mexico roaming add-on that lets customers make and receive calls and texts when they travel within Mexico. Cricket's press release announcing the offer doesn't specify if Mexican roaming is limited to a specific number of minutes and texts or if it's unlimited. I've contacted Cricket for clarification and will update this post when I hear back.
Update: a Cricket spokesperson has confirmed that the $10/month add-on feature is called Cricket international roaming Mexico. and it includes 100 minutes and 100 texts per month while roaming in Mexico.
Source: Cricket Wireless