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Cricket Wireless Increases Data on $40/month Plan, Offers New Free and Discounted Phones

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Cricket Wireless has just made a new announcement that promises to be good news for its customers. Starting May 12th, subscribers under the $40 monthly rate plan will be able to enjoy 33.3% more data to use to surf the internet and stream videos and music. With the new data increase, the $40/month plan now includes 4GB data.

According to Cricket, current customers on this monthly rate ($35 after Auto Pay credit) do not need to do anything to enjoy the additional data. They will automatically get extra data at the start of their next billing cycle.

Free and Discounted Phones

In addition to increasing the data allotment on the $40/month plan, Cricket is giving away free and discounted phones to customers who bring in their number. Here are the devices that are available:

Free phones for customers bringing their number to Cricket:
  • Alcatel Streak - $19.99 for upgraders and new customers
  • LG Fortune -$49.99 for upgraders and new customers
  • Samsung Amp 2 - $39.99 for upgraders and new customers
  • ZTE Sonata 3 - $29.99 for upgraders and new customers
Discounted phones for customers bringing their number to Cricket:
  • Alcatel Idol 4 - $129.99 for customers bringing their number to Cricket ($179.99 for upgraders and new customers)
  • LG Escape 3 - $19.99 for customers bringing their number to Cricket ($59.99 for upgraders and new customers)
  • LG Stylo 2 - $79.99 for customers bringing their number to Cricket ($129.99 for upgraders and new customers)
  • LG X Power - $49.99 for customers bringing their number to Cricket ($89.99 for upgraders and new customers)
  • Samsung Amp Prime - $29.99 for customers bringing their number to Cricket ($79.99 for upgraders and new customers)
Service activation is required with these devices (in store, up to $25) with at least $30/month plan to qualify, port-in, and new service line.
Cricket Rewards

Cricket Rewards customers may also obtain a $25 coupon to use to upgrade on a new Samsung device for 10,000 points. This offer is currently only available in Cricket stores.


Source: Cricket Wireless

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  1. You can get it immediately if you upgrade and down plan to basic on May 12

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  2. I already get 6GB of unthrottled proxy-less high priority rollover LTE for $43 on Gophone.

    I'm also not Cricket's target demographic (according to their new commercial), since I don't have a "crew" (their word, not mine) to put on a group plan.

    The phones aren't even that good, nor are the prices competitive, now that the G4 Plus is worth around $200.

    The fact is, Cricket's completely lost its competitive edge since the last quarter of '16.

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    1. I admit I have a crew to help me on my 54' yacht. I'm glad Cricket is marketing directly to me and other boaters.

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  3. Meh, Cricket service is too slow and throttled. I can't believe how unreliable the service has become. So many missed calls and text. Data is barely usable.

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    1. yeah too slow, I cant watch my 4K shows on the phone! AT&T is better.

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  4. Does cricket throttle and drop your calls more in cities? Out here in a rural NH it works fine. Also, the throttled 4g is plenty fast for any app ive used...

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    1. It might have to do with the roundabout way they route service, which may cause the signal to weaken or drop off under heavier strain.

      If you live anywhere even remotely populated, Gophone would be the better choice.

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  5. $40 for GoPhone with 6GB VS $35 for Cricket with 4GB.. It's tempting...

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  6. Disappointing offers with disappointing free phones......
    Metro pcs gave away Galaxy J7, lg aristo, and now Galaxy j3. Why would you opt an LG spree or zte crap or Alcatel that are more annoying than it's worth. Even the free Galaxy is the lowest end Samsung you can get. Low on storage space. Cricket service for me was many dropped calls & phone malfunctions. Smh

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  7. I'm tired of constantly being "sold" extra crap I don't want for the same price -- bring back the $25 smartphone plans with less data please.

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  8. Still beats MetroPCS by far. Cricket's 8 mbps capped speed is far better than MetroPCS's 0 mbps speed in so much of the country. T-Mobile's major buildout hasn't happened yet, and Cricket is a great choice for those who actually want to use their phones instead of putting up with "no signal" on MetroPCS.

    Things will be different by the end of the decade, though.

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  9. Just bumped to 3GB LTE a few months ago, now 4...another win!

    Not sure who all these T-Mobile schills are, but I get all my calls and texts on Cricket and works no different than any other AT&T phone for calls and texts. Had two service interuptions in five years (server issues), been here since Aio. Even on throttle and after soft-cap, still streaming Netflix easily. If you have such a need for 4K video on a phone, Verizon would love to have you, enjoy paying double plus taxes and fees to them.

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    1. Getting 4GB on VZW $40/2GB Prepaid Plan plus 2GB Walmart Bonus data for $38 after Callingmart discount code. Far from double. Hum. Seems to me to be an additional $3.

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  10. Cricket is owned by ATT and uses the same huge ATT network and it is very reliable with service everywhere. It works !

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    1. Cricket has a lower priority on the network than Go phone and post paid.

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  11. I didn't have any issues with Cricket'priority level. H2o feels a little too far down the totem pole comparatively imo.

    The extra gig certainly makes Cricket a more compelling option. I just don't see why Cricket can't up it's all around game. I'd like to think it's speed cap would be able to offset a large portion of the cost of better coverage. The comment about Metro's better phones is very true (though I appreciate the Idol series), $10/mth Hotspot, no unlimited music streaming, and no Hotspot allowed at all on their unlimited plan- ??? And Idk if Metro is the same but Cricket stores charge a $25 activation fee for pretty much everything. So many restrictions. At this price point I think I'd go with Metro given the opportunity. I personally could go through a lot more than 1gb of data on music to make up the difference. Here in Wisconsin we're waiting for t-mobile's 700mhz deployment that should be here by year end (not the 600mhz forecasted for 2019). Not sure what kind of consistency the 700mhz band brings but it's worth buying a Sim card and testing out first-hand. I'm curious to see if t-mobile prices and features will be able to continue after the network expansion. It's also interesting to think that all of t-mobile's forecasts could be a moo-point anyways after a merger happens...

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    1. " It's also interesting to think that all of t-mobile's forecasts could be a moo-point anyways after a merger happens...""

      Moo point? Is that a pun about T-Mobile's expansion into rural area (farms and countryside)?

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    2. "Here in Wisconsin we're waiting for t-mobile's 700mhz deployment that should be here by year end (not the 600mhz forecasted for 2019)."

      I'm in an area in Michigan blanketed by AT&T, and Cricket. With a few holes here and there. But one of them I go to from time to time: an area by a lake that is like a crater. Terrible or no Cricket coverage.

      Now on T-Mobile, the coverage there isn't the best, but it does get 2 bar LTE on Band 12. An improvement!

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  12. Fake! No proof of lower priority. Ignore the troll

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  13. I'm open to other explanations...? Web pages take as long or longer to load and I get ~15-20mbs on h2o apposed to 5-8 on cricket. Calls take longer to start dialing and there seem to be a Few more dropped calls or no ring calls. Not a ton more, but certainly a few more. I used a Blu life one x on cricket and now a moto g4 on h2o...? H2o whole set up is just obviously a much lower quality set up. Their website and account set up is just clearly outdated. Lots of reminders to sign up for autopay when I already am. Can't change which plan my autopay is set up for. And of course the customer support is really rough... Kind of like old website based stuff instead to a stream-lined app, literally and figuratively... I can't say I'm switching out of h2o ASAP, cause I love the price but if something else comes close, I'd switch

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  14. And moo-point is like a cows opinion- nobody cares. (it's a Friends quote)

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