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Cricket $100 Switcher Credit Extended Until 1/29

AT&T's Cricket Wireless prepaid brand has extended its $100 Switcher Credit until January 29. The offer, which was originally set to expire 12/31/2014, gives a $100 account credit to customers who port a T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, nTelos or Cincinnati Bell number to Cricket  and activate it a new line of service on a $40 or higher plan

There's no limit to the number lines a customer can port and be eligible for the credit. The Switcher Credit can be combined with Cricket's Group Save program, which offers discounts fro multi-line accounts. The Group Save discount is $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 $100 account credit will be applied about 5 days before end of the customer's first month of service. Lines added to Group Save (multi-accounts 5 or fewer days before the end of a bill cycle will receive the credit during the following month of service. The $100 bill credit offer is available at Cricket stores nationwide and online.

The following Cricket plans are eligible for the $100 Credit:
Plan NameMonthly PriceHi-Speed Data Before Throttling 1Allowed devices
Basic$40 ($35 with autopay)1 GBAny
Smart$50 ($45 with autopay)3 GBAny
Pro$60 ($55 with autopay)10 GBAny
High-Speed data is throttled to a maximum speed 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.

Plan prices include all taxes and fees, including sales taxes. There's a $25 per line activation fee on in store activations, which includes a SIM. Online activation is free but SIMs are $10 online.

Related: Prepaid Operator Profile: Cricket Wireless


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  1. Still no tethering?

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    1. Officially no but Cricket doesn't seem to bother users who hotspot or tether.

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    2. I tried to tether on Cricket, and got some sort of blocked message.

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    3. I got an unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 2 phone that I'm currently running on Cricket and I use the hotspot that came stock with my phone and I tether just fine. 😊

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  2. Hmm I guess you would be able to do that on a BYO phone. I believe that the Cricket phones just don't have it in the OS.. Is there an app. that would allow me to do it anyway?

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    1. There are dozens of Android tether or hotspot apps; some are free, some paid, some require root, some don't. It's hit or miss finding one that works on a given phone and operator. Popular ones include PDANet, EasyTetherPro and Android WiFi Tether.

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  3. So does that basically mean that your first two months can be free?
    And what if I get a Boost $2 a day account just to port the number to Cricket, using a Boost phone I have laying around? Would that work?

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    1. You have to pay for the first month plus SIM/activation, so really it's more like the 2nd and 3rd months are free.

      Don't know about the boost question.

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    2. Yes, I ported a number into for ONE day and left the balance at ZERO. Just recently received my $100 credit from cricket.

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  4. Is Simple Mobile considered a Tmobile account??

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    1. It might work but as the offer doesn't mention Simple or MVNOs, I wouldn't count on it.

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  5. With what I've heard about Cricket's data speeds, I'd be hesitant to make the switch without testing first. Sure, the coverage is going to be very good but I stream video so MetroPCS makes a better offer.

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    1. I ran through a full month. The data speeds seemed high (certainly much better than Virgin LTE). Then when I ran out of the 3GB, it slowed to a crawl. Not surprising: this is what it says.

      It seems the best deal for those who want a lot of data (if 3 GB is a lot) from a carrier with good coverage.

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    2. 8Mbps (or even 4Mbps if you only have HSPA+) is more than sufficient for streaming video. More than that will only make a difference if you're tethering.

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  6. Cricket Wireless has great prices. However, if you experience problems (technical , billing, rebates etc) you will become very frustrated with their terrible customer service and may find the only solution is porting out to another provider.

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  7. I've just contacted cricket CS. The bonus is not available for Lycamobile customers (and other t-mobile MVNO) since the system won't recognize the carrier and the bonus won't be given

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  8. Cricket had some growing pains with slow data that's been fixed. With the $100 line credits and up to $250 referral credits I have over $700 credit and we love the service and price for 5 lines.

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  9. ZTE Grand X Max+,a 4G LTE (CAT4) Android smartphone available at Cricket Wireless for $199.99. Debut @ the CES with ZTE USA.

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  10. When will sprint iPhone 6s Plus be eligible for boost mobile?

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