Cricket Wireless is a U.S. prepaid carrier that operates as a subsidiary of AT&T. The company was originally founded in 1999, and later acquired by AT&T in 2013 for $1.2 billion. Cricket Wireless now provides wireless voice, text, and data services to over 4.6 million subscribers in the United States. Previously a CDMA carrier, Cricket began the move to GSM service after the AT&T acquisition. The company has started that CDMA service will be discontinued as early as March 2015. Cricket's plans offer various tiers of data, starting at $40 for 2.5GB, $50 for 5GB, and $60 for 10GB.
A large variety of phones is available on Cricket Wireless, including the Samsung Galaxy S5, Apple iPhone 5s, Nokia Lumia 635, and Motorola Moto G.
11 February 2015By Adam ZeisIf you’re considering prepaid service on Cricket Wireless, there are some great phones to choose from.
You won’t be locked down to an old, outdated device, as Cricket has some great new phones like the ZTE Grand X Max+ in their arsenal. You can get a high-end device if you’re willing to pay for it, or if you’re on a budget, there are some highly affordable devices up for grabs that still work great.
You may have trouble when it comes to finding a new Cricket Wireless device, but not to worry, we’re here to help. We’ve narrowed down the list to just a handful of devices that we think are the best Cricket Wireless phones you can buy right now.
15 April 2016 163By John CallahamCricket Wireless is launching a new unlimited plan for talk, text and data for one smartphone line for $70 a month starting on April 17. The no-contract carrier is also offering a $100 bill credit for people who switch from T-Mobile to Cricket.
30 March 2016 12By Rich EdmondsCricket Wireless has announced the U.S. carrier will sell the LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime. The 5-inch smartphone running Android 6.0 Marshmallow will make its debut for $149.99 and is targeted at those who live on social media and enjoy hunting down a bargain.
15 March 2016 7By Harish JonnalagaddaGoogle is rolling out new features that allow you to stay connected to all the action from ICC World T20 2016, including adding commentary panels in search results and surfacing posts, videos, and photos from players.
13 March 2016 5By Abhishek BaxiIndia has a huge appetite for digital content, and platforms like UC Cricket are part of UCWeb's broader plan to ride on the digital content trend and shape how content will be consumed on mobile Internet.
29 January 2016 23By Joseph KellerCricket Wireless is now carrying ZTE's latest budget-friendly phone, the Grand X 3. Current customers can get it for $129.99, while those who switch to Cricket can get a special price of $79.99.
05 January 2016 3By Jared DiPaneZTE has announced two new smartphones, which are aimed for those who want great value without breaking the bank. The ZTE Grand X 3 will make its way to Cricket, while the Avid Plus heads to T-Mobile and MetroPCS.
04 January 2016 3By Jared DiPaneCricket Wireless will soon begin carrying a new phone from Kyocera, the Hydro VIEW. This waterproof phone will go on sale on January 8 for $79, both online and in-store.