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 2015
If 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You won’t be locked down to an old, outdated device, as Cricket has some great new phones like the ZTE Grand X Max+ in their arsenal.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.
VR with your phone
19 July 2016
AT&T's no-contract subsidiary Cricket Wireless will begin selling the Alcatel Idol 4 on August 5 for $199.99. It will be bundled with free VR goggles.