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Cricket Increases High Speed Data, Adds New $60 20 GB Plan

Overnight, AT&T's Cricket Wireless increased the amount of high speed data included with most of its plans: 

  • The $40/month Basic plan now has 2.5 GB (was 1 GB) of high speed data 
  • The $50/month Smart plan now includes 5 GB (was 3 GB) of high speed data 
There's no change to the $60/month Pro plan's 10 GB high speed data allotment but there's a new $60/month Advanced plan that comes with a whopping 20 GB of high speed data. The Advanced plan is a "limited time offer" available only until April 9, 2015 only to users with LTE capable devices. User who switch to the Advanced plan by April 9th will be able to keep it indefinitely as long as they don't switch plans. The Advanced plan is not eligible for Cricket's Group Save multi-line discount. 

It looks like the data increases may not take effect for current users until their next plan renewal. If you don't want to wait, HowardForums users are reporting that quickly changing to a different plan online and then changing right back will trigger an instant data increase.

For reference here's Cricket's new plan lineup:
Plan NameMonthly PriceHi-Speed Data Before Throttling1Allowed devices
Talk & Text$25noneBasic phones $ BYOP SIMs
Basic$40 ($35 with autopay)2.5 GBAny
Smart$50 ($45 with autopay)5 GBAny
Pro$60 ($55 with autopay)10 GBAny
Advanced$60 ($55 with autopay)20 GBLTE capable phones only
1High-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.

These latest changes come on the heels of recent data increases by Sprint's Boost Mobile and T-Mobile's GoSmart brands. There's clearly a battle for prepaid subscribers going on between the three operators. Cricket's new plans meet or beat the competition in terms of included high speed data and that combined with AT&T's larger coverage footprint make them the best choice of the three for most users.

It's probably no coincidence that these data increases came the day after Cricket's $100 credit for users who port their number to Cricket from other operators including T-Mobile and Sprint based services ended.

Updated 1/31/2015 with the Advanced plan promo's end date.

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  1. 5 line family plan, now 2.5GB LTE per line, AT&T base coverage, ONLY $20 per line!
    $100 per month , no tax no fees -- pretty hard to beat.

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  2. Wow. 20GB of high speed data for $60. That's the best prepaid data plan for people that value coverage.

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  3. With these plans why would anyone choose ATT Post paid now ?

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    1. I have Consumer Cellular postpaid and get twice the LTE speed for half the price, based on my usage. I also get better coverage, with voice, sms, mms and data roaming. Chirpy brand has no roaming. CC has much better customer service.

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    2. Which plan are you on?

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    3. you got to kidding me, i don't see any consumer cellular plans with more then 2.5gb of data also 2.5GB data and 6000 minutes (as comapred to unlimited) is 90 per month? how to you get 20GB at half that of 60 ?

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    4. CC is Crap. Lost money going with them. CC is only good for old people who only need simple handholding for their "customer service"

      Switched to Cricket and CC is a bad memory now.

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    5. My daughter and her husband (each is 30) just switched from a Verizon family plan contract to CC. Their bill dropped $80/month and they get all they need. They are very happy. They especially like the app that lets them monitor their use and change their plan instantly, right up through the last day of the plan month. And the text notices they get when they hit various levels of use.

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    6. when visiting my grandma, always see those commercials for Consumer Cellular on those old tv show channels Cozi TV & MeTV all the time. looks interesting but really cannot shake the idea that Consumer Cellular is for my grandparents. but then again, Cricket has those minion bugs or whatever they are on the cricket commercials. kind of awful to think of my smartphone being on my grandma's network. but also hard to stomach those cricket minions. lol

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    7. Last year CC increased minutes, data and texts on their plans, became an Apple Partners and started financing iPhones with no interest, deployed their new app. All that got me interested, since they have full Postpaid service, with full-speed LTE. Now they have over 1.5M customers who are very happy. About 1M of those are AARP members and get 5% off the bill. But PC Magazine also named them the "Best Bargain Plan for Couples," and two can save money by sharing a plan for $10 extra if you don't need unlimited TnT or stream a lot.

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    8. "Best bargian plan" if CC is postpaid that means you probably pay around 10% in taxes and fees in addition to your plan price.

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    9. Yes, that is the one thing about CC that I do not like -- the tacked on taxes and fees. Other than that, it has been all good for me.

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    10. "With these plans why would anyone choose ATT Post paid now ?"

      AT&T PostPaid has roaming. Which means coverage on whatever small part of the nation that has TMO but not AT&T. That doesn't sound like an impressive difference to me, but it matters to some.

      AT&T PostPaid has been said by many here to have more solid, faster data signal than pre-paid.. perhaps some sort of priority thing given in which Cricket and other prepaid are given crumbs and PostPaid is given steak. Not sure on this....

      Any other reasons to go postpaid with AT&T?

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  4. Now, if they can just get their Customer Service back to where it was when they were Aio, they would be the bomb.

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    1. Not sure if the customer service will ever be as good as it was back in the old Aio days. Cricket has experienced a lot of growing pains during the past few months, bringing a few million CDMA Cricket customers over to the GSM network. IMO they provide the best value prepaid service, assuming AT&T coverage works well for you which it does in my case.

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  5. Still no tethering?

    S

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    1. Not officially. Tethering is possible with the right phones, apps or hacks. If you want tethering blessed by the operator GoPhone has it.

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    2. Root the phone then u can teather lol

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  6. "it's probably no coincidence that these data increases came the day after Cricket's $100 credit for users who port their number to Cricket from other operators including T-Mobile and Sprint based services..."

    Was there supposed to be more to this sentence?

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  7. Great plans. If only they allowed mobile hotspot...

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    1. If you have an unlocked phone that has hotspot that comes with, you can tether on Cricket.

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  8. Cricket calls the 20GB plan a limited time offer but a lot of those have been made permanent lately.

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  9. I've heard that if you were already on the 10gb plan that you're automatically updated to 10gb. I spent a few minutes with a chat rep to get my plan upgraded to 20gb. Logged into my account a few minutes later to find the upgrade to 20gb from 10gb had gone through and my data stash fort the month had been "resetted." I must've used at least 3gb this past week and now I'm at 0gb/20gb used. Didn't get charged extra either!

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  10. Why would anyone choose Straight Talk now? Cricket has AT&T coverage, more data for the money, BYOP, lower cost phones than Straight Talk and no taxes and fees.

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    1. Especially with a group plan that reduce it down to $20/month.

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  11. data roaming? don't want to lose a gps signal when out in the boonies...

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    1. Do you need data for GPS to work?

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    2. No. GPS is sat. radio, not cellular data.

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    3. True but phones use data to download GPS satellite almanac data and also use other location sources including cell tower triangulation and proximity to known WiFi hotspots to get a faster location fix than is possible with GPS alone. It generally takes much longer to get a location fix when cellular or WiFi data is not available.

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  12. T-Mobile's Simply Prepaid is simply worthless compared to Cricket's plans.

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    1. Yes... looks like it. T-Mobile has half the coverage, and you pay more for the data.

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  13. How are AT&T MVNOs going to compete with this?

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  14. The lack of tethering kills the allure of this deal for postpaid users who rely on that. Even TMobile offers 5GB of tethering with the unlimited option, making it a competitive option in its better covered markets.

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  15. Why is the $60 plan the only one that "requires an LTE capable handset"?

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    1. Probably because LTE uses spectrum more efficiently than UMTS, Edge or GPRS. It also reduces the number of people LTE has to give 20 GB to.

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    2. Hey Dennis with this plan only for LTE capable phones, will this ease the congestion of the network that was experienced like two months ago?

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  16. So basically $10 less than Straight Talk with autopay?

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    1. Straight Talk has to increase their $45 plan's high speed data to 5GB just to keep up or drop the plan price down to $35, either way with the FTC on top of them Straight Talk has to deliver what they advertise.

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  17. So much for Tmobile's "value" proposition.

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  18. Okay is 20MB the highest available plan in the entire prepaid market?

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    1. No, MetroPCS' $60 plan and $50 promotion plan and T-Mobile Prepaid's $80 plan come with unlimited, unthrottled data

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  19. $45 for 5GB on auto-pay on AT&T, pretty hard to beat, will Tmobile counter?

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  20. The $35 plan on auto-pay is making T-Mobile's $30 kitty plan look less "secret". and special.

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  21. I switch last month from the 3GB to the 10GB plan. I was charged a $5 "Upgrade Fee". I didn't see or know there was a charge until after they took the money from my account.

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    1. Did you change plans about halfway during the month? When you change plans, you are charged (credited) a pro-rated amount of the upgraded (downgraded) plan price. So, if you were on the 3GB plan ($50/month) and then switched to the 10GB plan ($60/month) halfway through the month, then you will be charged half of $10 (the difference between $60 and $50). There isn't an extra "upgrade fee" on top of paying the difference for the upgraded service plan.

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    2. I had 2-days left and was charged $1 dollar for prorated data. The correct billing term for the $5 was "Price Plan Change".

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  22. Even GoSmart will have a hard time competing with this, although 10GB only costs $45 on GoSmart but lacks LTE and the AT&T coverage that Cricket offers.

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  23. Definitely best value out there. My whole family, $100. How can that be beat? You know its good when you hear no complaints from Teens. I have had for 6 months. No issues, and great coverage everywhere. Cricket is owned by ATT, why would you choose any other ATT MVNO?
    Was once on PagePlus, now I laugh at there offerings and all the nonsense with pin numbers. Cricket is going to be huge. Very smart ATT.

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    1. The real question is: Why aren't people choosing AT&T and Cricket if they are so great? Last quarter, AT&T lost 180,000 prepaid net subscribers and also lost 65,000 net MVNO customers. Is it branding and marketing? Chirp-chirp-chirp. And Go-G0-Go. ;-)

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    2. Cricket's pricing may be good but their execution has had problems:

      1) Many legacy Cricket GSM customers seem to be unhappy with the way they have been treated by AT&T and have left. Issues include the loss of muve music and tethering and that free replacement GSM phones were either not offered or were inferior to the CDMA phone they were replacing.

      2) Cricket CS has a poor reputation with many reports of failed activations and ports.

      3) Several well publicized voice and data outages

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    3. Anon asked:
      "Why aren't people choosing AT&T and Cricket if they are so great?"

      That is a deceptive question, since it turns out they are choosing AT&T over Cricket... Overwhelmingly. Despite the misleading statistic involving small numbers of gains/losses, as of the third quarter of 2014:

      Verizon Wireless: 125.3 million (2014 Q3)
      AT&T Mobility: 118.7 million (2014 Q3)
      Sprint Corporation: 54.8 million (2014 Q3)
      T-Mobile US: 52.9 million (2014 Q3)

      T-Mobile is dead last. And yes, the amount of subscribers correlates to coverage, as AT&T covers twice as much of the country as T-Mobile does.

      The significantly better network has much more to do with anything than "branding and marketing". Once T-Mobile doubles its coverage and can compete on an even keel with the top two, I'm sure that the proportion of subscribers (the indication of what people are really choosing) will be even across all 3.

      And no, you can't get away with claiming that "people aren't choosing" the cell network that happens to be the 2nd most popular.... and twice as popular as the one you are shilling for.

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    4. The OP was talking about prepaid, and how Cricket has the killer plans right now. Even with the 2nd biggest network and those excellent plans, AT&T isn't getting traction in prepaid. Any increases in Cricket sales are being wiped out by AT&T's GoPhone subscriber losses. Dennis explained why Cricket rollout has stumbled. AT&T is still a distant third to Tmo and Sprint in prepaid, even with the #2 network. How will they turn this around, or should they just keep doing what is not working? Since the prepaid market is still growing a lot faster than postpaid, I am pretty sure AT&T is worried about their lack of success here.

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    5. GoPhone is losing subscribers because their plans are overpriced. If AT&T is willing to offer such great prices on Cricket, which runs on the same network as GoPhone, they should make GoPhone plans more competitive.

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    6. I agree GoPhone prices could be lower, but I don't think that is enough. When do we see GoPhone marketing and promotion? I have never seen a GoPhone commercial. There are online discounts, at AT&T and big box stores. That is it. I doubt that AT&T stores ever suggest GoPhone, except as a last resort. The GoPhone brand awareness is not what it should be in the mass market, and the same could be said about Cricket. I suspect that most people do not even know that Cricket is an AT&T brand, 9 months after the takeover. And if smartphones are the "new cigarettes," branding of phones and wireless service matters more, not less. Cricket's mascott is a bug, and its slogan is "a friendly smile." Their channels include stand-alone stores, Gamestop, Walmart and online sales. I guess they are leaving marketing and promo to the retail partners. Not sure that makes sense when you are trying to turn a regional carrier of 4.5M customers into a national brand. I know they have helped sponsor a few concerts, car shows, etc to a few markets. Doesn't seem sufficient if prepaid is where most new customers are turning. AT&T did spend a lot marketing their postpaid service this year, and took a big hit in net revenue with service price cuts to hang on to customers there. Some bucks strategically directed at Cricket and GoPhone might give them a better ROI.

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    7. I agree, I always thought it was a bad idea to change Aio Wireless into Cricket. I don't understand why AT&T spent the money to takeover Cricket when they can just create their own prepaid brand. People see Cricket and think no coverage. Before AT&T's takeover Cricket was known for poor coverage and poor service and to many people they still are. AT&T should start marketing Cricket as AT&T Cricket or something with AT&T in the brand, so people know they offer AT&T coverage. I think most people know about GoPhone most just call it AT&T and unlike Cricket, GoPhone packaging says AT&T on it.

      Did GameStop ever start selling Cricket?

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  24. Looks like AT&T is feeling the pinch of T-Mobile

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  25. I have 45 gb and pay $60 a month.. firs i had 40gb a month then the gave me 5 more cuz of the increse 55 GB now!!!!!!!thanks!! and Yes i do hotspot on my iphone!!!

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  26. Nice. I think their coverage is better than tmobile and way better than sprint. I have been using them for a while and speed is very usable. From time to time I loose signal but a quick reboot fixes it most of the time (happens when going underground like subway etc in NYC) and you can't beat the price. The only better coverage is Verizon or their MVNOS of post paid ATT. I still think if it serves you well and you want better coverage than tmobile this is it. Tmobile does have more international messages and (post paid) world roaming plus hotspot. If those things are not too important, stick with cricket.

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  27. I am disappointed they did include the group plans in this data increase. I know the group plans receive discounts but this is a problem. T mobile 4 line $100 plan is a more compelling plan but I travel and t mobile is
    not always great. Hopefully cricket will improve the data allowance on these plans.

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    1. Only the new "Advanced" plan is ineligible for the group discount. The $40 plan which is the basis for Cricket's 4 or 5 lines for $100 group discount got its data increased from 1 GB to 2.5 GB.

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    2. I called and was told I need to separate my group lines to individual lines. I did not see this on the web site. Could you post link where it shows $40 group plan is eligible for the 2.5 per line. Thanks

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    3. The table on https://www.cricketwireless.com/cell-phone-plans shows the $40 2.5 GB plan as eligible for group save. You should get 2.5 GB automatically with your next renewal.

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  28. I didn't need to wait for my next renewal to receive the additional data. After reading the article, I checked my plan and the additional data was there. I have been with Cricket for a few months and coverage has been great (Central NY). Couldn't be happier with pre-paid.

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    1. I have been on Cricket for 2 months, and the coverage is great: all over except for one tiny "no". As opposed to Sprint,which has several islands of "yes" in a vast sea of no. Or T-Mobile, which only exists in rumor and has no tower presence. Couldn't be better.

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  29. I can confirm that all my lines on group basic plan are on the 2.5gb. Cricket is now the best value hands down. Now if only we can get Dennis to switch!

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    1. Don't hold your breath ;-) He has great coverage in the SF area, and significantly faster LTE speeds (on T-Mobile, at least).

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  30. Why do some people believe Cricket doesn't have any taxes & fees? Its just included in the price of the service, still there though.

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    1. Taxes that are included in the price of a good or service are irrelevant to the purchaser. A $35 plan which includes all taxes and fees is a better deal than an otherwise equivalent $35 plan with $3 in taxes and fees tacked on.

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  31. Cricket advertising $35.00 is more honest than another that advertises $35.00 but you are also forced to pay several dollars above that with added on taxes and fees.

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  32. Wow. Competition once again benefits the customer! What's gonna happen next? Right now, I think Cricket has the best deal out there for anyone that uses several gigabytes of data a month.

    We can really thank T-mobile for this. If they hadn't shaken up the industry, there would be no way plans like this would exist at these prices.

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  33. I can't see T-Mobile having done much, because in most of the country, due to the smaller network, they aren't any competition whatsoever all to any carriers on the big two. Not even a presence. But it at least provides some downward pressure on the prices.... no more and no less what the Sprint related ones are doing also.

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  34. Cricket story, just now:

    Had $50 Smart plan, with 3GB.

    Decided to ask the chat help. One guy said that I already had the 5GB
    The other one said I only had 3GB and would have 5GB at the end of the plan month weeks away.

    I followed the advice given in an earlier comment in this item, and dialed it down to the basic plan, and back up to Smart, very quickly. That gave me the 5GB....

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  35. This promo may end in April but I suspect Cricket will continue to offer a 20GB plan in one form or another after the promo ends.

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  36. I wonder how I could use so much data...

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  37. i have cricket and i receive 45 gb a month.. with this new increse il gell 55gigs a month!!! paying $60

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    1. That doesn't make any sense. What are you talking about?

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  38. He will use the 2 plan change allowed per month to downgrade to 5gb then upgrade back to 20gb. But after the date mentioned if you change from the 20gb plan it may not be available.

    Also you can get the 20gb on group. You'll just pay the difference over the line charge. For example if you had the $60 plan on line five it's 60 - 40 or $20.

    Blacksurfer on HoFo

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    1. So, how does he get 55GB?

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    2. Right now, there are 5 of us on a Group Plan, which averages out to $20 off for each line. 3 are on Basic ($40 - $20 = $20/each), and 2 of us are on Pro ($60-20=$40/each.).

      I have 1 of the 2 Pro Accounts. If I switch my Pro account to an Advanced, 20GB, account, won't I have to pull out of the Group? Is there some way to stay IN the Group and just pay an extra $15 or something?

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    3. I believe you will have to leave the group and use an individual Advanced plan for $60 ($55 with auto pay)

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    4. That's the way I read it, Dennis. If the OP has figured something out, could you please reply? Both I and the other Pro 10GB Groupie would love to get an extra 10GB, but don't want to screw up the other Basic 2.5GB members.

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  39. I got my Cricket at a Gamestop months ago. They bungled it badly, and lost the paperwork on the SIM card, so they could not charge me for it. They figured it was easier to give it to me for free at that point.

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  40. I think best is very subjective to the area you live in. For me operators such as T-mobile, metro pcs, or sprint are just bad choices due to poor coverage. This basically leaves me with at&t or verizon if I want to get reliable data coverage.

    For me the Cricket advanced plan offering 20GB of data for 55$ a month is quite a bargain. Also in my opinion people who complain about the speed restrictions are really just uninformed and looking for something to complain about. At 8/4 GB/s you are operating well beyond what is required to stream HD videos or movies. Very few sites are going to produce a data stream that exceeds much more than 2 GB/s as well.

    For me and the area I live in the cricket advanced plan is currently the best offer around. I picked up one of those ZTE Grand X Max+ devices for 200$ to use the service with. If there is a better deal in a year I can throw the entire thing in the trash can with zero regrets.

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    1. I meant to say MB/s in that second paragraph.

      what i get for not proof-reading.

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  41. I'm most interested in how the Verizon based world will answer this. They are the only ones that can touch it... and with coverage a little better than ATT, they could possibly exceed it.

    No matter what TMO and Sprint do, they will still be on much worse networks.

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    1. Verizon needs a new prepaid brand to compete with Cricket or just reinvent the not so attractive Verizon Prepaid with competitively priced plans. But Cricket still has the advantage of GSM BYOP, with Verizon you have to buy one of their (only works on Verizon) phones.

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  42. I get 45 gigabytes because i am an original Aio customer. I love my plan. i could sell my sim card for AlOT!

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    1. That doesn't sound right. Aio's biggest plan was 5 GB of high speed data $60. They never had anything like a 45 GB plan.

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    2. Didn't Aio had an $70 10 gig plan that they hushed up before the merger with Cricket?

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  43. Will a GoPhone running on Cricket allow tethering and hotspot use?

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  44. General question: is there a fly in this ointment? Some darkness in that silver cloud?

    The muted, sometimes knee-jerk defense of T-Mobile has been muted in this discussion, and instead we have actually had valid information from that quarter about AT&T's problems with Gophone, etc.

    All in all, this is a smash:
    - Bigger network than T-Mobile
    - Bigger network than Sprint
    - Decent "BYOD" policies, unlike Sprint
    - Much cheaper data cost, than Verizon, on a network nearly as big.as Verizon
    - ...along with a price/data advantage over everything!

    What could sink this? What reason would anyone have NOT to join this?

    - Fear that these good data deals are temporary?
    - Fear that Cricket is "fly by night" (doubtful, since it's AT&T backed)?
    - T-Mobile loyalists think that TMO will quickly respond and do better than these deals?
    - Cricket Customer Service isn't the best, and will get much worse due to the influx?
    - Thinking those grinning green minions are really idiotic?
    - Everyone thinks that Verizon will top this by the end of the month?

    Just wondering the reasons anyone would have for NOT joining one of these Cricket plans.

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  45. I switched from Boost to Cricket about a month and a half ago and got the $100 credit for switching, got the Moto G LTE for $24.99 after rebate and now I am getting 2.5GB od data. All for $35 per month ($5 off of $40 with Auto Pay). That's a no-brainer for me. AT&T's Cricket give me better voice coverage than Boost did for where I live.

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    1. I use hotspot on cricket network all the time with my iPhone which is jailbroken

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    2. did you actually get the rebate yet? wondering if the rebates get paid. rebates for other things seem to sometimes be an issue to get refunded? has Cricket been paying off?

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    3. I got the $100 switching credit just fine.

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  46. How much of a nono on cricket is that?

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  47. This advanced plan is awsome! I successfully upgraded my plan from 10gb to 20gb on a rooted att note 3 which allows me to tether all I want and with the coverage I have in Chicagoland area 5-7 Mbps I can stream movies with out a hiccup! A++++ to cricket

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  48. Any tips on getting the $100 rebate if you've lost the box label? In the mess / confusion that is Xmas in my house, the boxes for 2 (out of 4) rebate phones got thrown out / lost...

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    1. Hi. Dennis referred to this at the end of the parent post: "It's probably no coincidence that these data increases came the day after Cricket's $100 credit for users who port their number to Cricket from other operators including T-Mobile and Sprint based services ended."

      Is this what you mean by the "rebate"? If it is, I just got it automatically by getting a new account, in that time period, and porting it over from my Virgin account. No boxes, packaging, anything involved.

      If it is something else entirely, sorry for distracting.

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  49. More "anecdotes".
    I did the thing of changing the plan from Basic to Smart and back to get it upgraded from 3.5 GB to 5 GB.

    After a few days of reflection, I decided to go to the data "virtual smoragsbord" of Advanced, 20GB plan.

    I went to the site, and it told me i had changed my plan twice, and could not change again until 3 weeks from now.

    I went to the Cricket Chat, instantly got someone in support named Jose, and simply asked that I was over my account-changes per month, and wondered if it was possible to upgrade to Advanced.

    He did this quickly, without me having to explain things 10 times. Painless, and ranks with my top customer service experiences with any postpaid or prepaid carrier.

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  50. I'm on a Group Save account with 5 total lines. Are we limited to 2 account changes per group account, or 2 account changes per line?

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    1. 2 changes per line per month.

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    2. Officially 2. But I used mine up, and yesterday asked for a 3rd, and they gave me one.

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  51. No idea? Ask them.

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    1. There isn't much point to a reply that says "no idea? Ask them."

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  52. There is actually. I had a similar (but not identical) question. I asked them, using chat in their Web page. I got my answer.

    Yes, ask Cricket.

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  53. Is the fifth line still free on the 2.5GB Group Save plan?

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    1. The 5th line gets a $40 discount so it's free if it's on the $40 plan.

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  54. I will share my reason for not having Cricket. I switched both lines in my home from Net10 to Cricket at the beginning of last year. In the porting process, my wife's number experienced extraordinary problems. She was without her main phone line for more than a week and there was no relief in sight with our calls to both Cricket and Net10 CS. Net10 said that they had released the line and Cricket acknowledged. However, Cricket could not get my wife's phone to activate for some reason that was never explained to me. I got fed up and ported both numbers back to Net10 within the month. When we had problems porting my wife's number back, Net10 said that Cricket had not released the line. I was on the phone with Cricket for days because they would not release the line due to a pending payment. I had pre-paid for the first month and not two weeks had gone by since activation! Long story short, I screamed so much to the last Cricket CS supervisor that I was going to file a complaint with the FCC that I hung up and five minutes later the line had been released. I may only have 3GB of high speed data per line with my Net10 $50 plans, but I cannot complain. I buy my PINs through CallingMart and pay $95 a month for both lines (with monthly discount codes, the monthly plan costs $47.50 per line), a total of 6GB per month of high speed data. Cricket may have the best high speed data offer, but when CS gives you so much trouble, you learn to appreciate what you have.

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    1. Net10 has a family plan where the first line is $50 and the second is $40 ($90 for 2 lines) both with 3GB of data each. If you need more lines, the 3rd and 4th lines are also $40 each.

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  55. Those who tether with Cricket. what do you recommend as an actual working tether app?

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    1. Jailbroken unlocked Iphone 6+ : Tetherme works well for me

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  56. Pda net is by far the best tether app. You can use it to tether even if you don't have a tethering plan. It Utilizes your all ready payed for data. If you want tons of high speed data then the cricket advanced plan is the way to go, but if you can get by with 5gb of highspeed data and then throttled speeds after that I'd say go with republic wireless. You get unlimited talk and text and data for $ 25 a month. They use sprint towers and fall back on Verizon towers. You get 25 mb of roaming data but still unlimited talk and text while roaming on Verizon. Of course your encouraged to offload as much data onto wifi as you can. However if you don't you are are not penalized. I don't offload any data onto wifi and they haven't said anything to me.

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  57. Thanks. I did find pdanet, it has been great. Paid and all.

    A plan mainly on Sprint with only 25mb on Verizon would not work for me since most of the time I'd have no Sprint coverage. The 25mb would get quickly used up and I'd be back to no data except in isolated Sprint areas.

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  58. Cricket 1 800 274 2538 and in Dominican Republic but after listening to about 1 minute of promos a real person does answer

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  59. After the switch from Boost Mobile to Cricket Wireless all is up hill! It has been the best experience $60 Advance Plan. There is no lag in data, also a great plan with a tether capable device. I have a Blu Studio X Plus only using 4G ; HSPA+ and it super fast for a non-LTE phone. However, using it to tether (my phone tethers from settings without special app) a iPhone 5s hotspot it has lightning speeds. This is so far the best prepaid experience for my budget allowing me to surf the net and talk simultaneously! #gocricket #realfan

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  60. So is it true that with CRICKET i can get 20gb of high speed data on a monthly wireless phone plan for $60,00 a month.?! PLEASE I NEED TO KNOW IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR ME THAT I KNOW THIS. PLEASE !!!

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    1. Answer to Urgent: No it is NOT possible NOW. You can only get 10GB of high speed data for that price. However, there are rumors that the 20GB data deal is coming back very soon. Or, in all caps, VERY SOON.

      (By the way, IMHO, the 10GB a month for $55 deal kills anything out there anyway)

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