In Short

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.