|08-14-2013 03:01 PM|
I used Cricket years ago and my mother still uses it. Their coverage area sucks big time. My mother traveled here for my surgery last year and she was unable to use her phone as she had absolutely no coverage. Her and my father travel a lot and usually, they keep in touch based off my Dads' phone even though they are supposedly still in Cricket's "coverage zone".
My favorite Cricket story was when I bought my very first phone, which was a Cricket phone. I was standing in the corporate store and I had no signal at all. I never had more than a bar or two of service for the two years I had it and if I traveled outside of the city, I had no signal at all.
I agree with everyone else; if you don't travel much and are just looking for a cheap phone, then it's okay. Personally, I recommend Verizon...their plans are on the cheaper side if you don't need a data plan or all the unlimited stuff. Right now, Ben and I pay 165.00$ a month for unlimited calls, unlimited text messaging, and 10GB of data. We're actually going to downgrade our data because between the two of us, we don't even use 2GB a month, so our bill will be in the 110$ range while still being unlimited on the things we use a lot.
Verizon also gives a discount if your employer uses Verizon services and/or if you are a member of some sort of Public Safety organization.
|08-14-2013 01:29 PM|
cricket uses sprints backbone so if sprint has decent coverage in your area so will cricket. Sprint is lacking on 4G/LTE but that may not be important to you. I work for a backend services provider, we host a lot of services for telecom companies so if you have anymore questions I would be happy to answer.
FWIW- I would stick with AT&T and Verizon if possible.
|08-14-2013 01:28 PM|
|Ares God Of War||
Yea we had cricket but it only works in your area. Now we have Verizon. What about TMobile they changed their rates.
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|08-14-2013 01:26 PM|
|I_LOVE_MY_MIKKO||Apparently, AT&T just bought Cricket, so maybe the service will be better than it has been?|
|08-14-2013 01:08 PM|
|Diesel and Lace||I had cricket for a long time, it was good in my specific area but if I traveled outside that area no service (even though their map said they had service there) If you dont travel outside your area much I think it is a great deal. Otherwise if I were not under contract I would do the At&t go phone deal much less expensive and great coverage.|
|08-14-2013 12:49 PM|
Cricket Cell phone service - any good?
We are thinking of shopping around for a different cell phone service provider. Right now we have AT&T and their service is good, but I am spending around $125.00 per month for two phones.
I keep seeing the commercials for Cricket phone service so I am wondering if they are a good service provider.
Any other recommendations would also be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!