This post is sponsored by Cricket Wireless and Megan Media. All opinions expressed are my own. #DesMoinesSTSA
I was engaged by Cricket Wireless to visit a local store and write about my experience. I had never been in a Cricket store, and let me tell you — I was impressed!
You know the feeling when a newer company pops up, you wonder about it, you hear rumblings about it … maybe a friend tried it and told you how great it was. That’s exactly how I felt about Cricket. There have been Cricket Wireless stores opening all around my area. In fact, one opened just a few blocks away from my house. The only experience I had with Cricket was that my parents have Cricket phones — and LOVE them. They’ve adored Cricket since the day they became customers.
So I decided to check Cricket out and I’m happy to say that I’m super impressed! I had the chance to stop by my local store just yesterday, and it was awesome. Everything — from the cleanliness of the store to the simple and well-thought out displays to the helpful staff — was fantastic.
So I was immediately wowed by everything I saw, but I wanted the details. And, let me tell you, I can’t believe the deals Cricket offers! How do they do it?
For starters, did you know that you can select one of four FREE 4G LTE Smartphones when you get phone service with Cricket?* Sure do! Once you activate your phone for a one-time $25, choose a qualified plan starting at ONLY $30 per month. When you port in a new service line, you get a free 4G LTE phone. And, if you own your personal phone outright, you can bring that over to Cricket and get on one of their low-priced plans as well.
Cricket even offers unlimited talk, text, and data for $55 per month when you sign up for their easy auto-pay.** Unlimited is almost unheard of anymore — I was floored and thrilled at the same time! There are no tricks and no annual contracts.
Want to know one of my other favorite parts of the Cricket philosophy? They want your phone-buying experience to be easy and something to smile about. The employees working at my Cricket store said, “Easy does it, and this process doesn’t need to be complicated.” So the plan you choose even includes monthly service fees. Yes, the plan amount is what you pay for monthly service, whether it is $30 a month, or a higher plan, there are no added monthly taxes or additional monthly service fees. Unheard of, right?
In case you’re wondering where they service, check out the map of their coverage area below. You’ll be hard pressed to find very many spots where you won’t have coverage.
So, let’s break this down. Here’s what you can expect from Cricket Wireless:
- No annual contract plans
- Simple monthly pricing that includes taxes
- You can bring your own phone and keep your current number
- Great coverage with a network that covers over 99% of Americans***
- All-in pricing includes all monthly taxes
- $5 per month discount with using AutoPay****
- Reasonable download/upload speeds. Download speeds max of 8Mbps (LTE)/4Mbps(4G).
- Fast shipping
- Low-cost devices
Head here to check out the Cricket Store closest to you and pop in — I guarantee you’ll be glad you did!
*FREE 4G LTE smartphones: Excl. AT&T ports. Elig. Devices: Alcatel Streak, ZTE Sonata 3, LG Fortune, Samsung Amp 2 while supplies last. Return Fee: $25; add’l one-time fees (up to $3 Customer Assistance Fee) may apply. Restr’s apply. Terms subject to change.
**Cricket svc. subject to network management practices (cricketwireless.com/mobilebroadband); after 22GB of data usage on a line in a plan cycle, for the rest of the cycle Cricket may slow data speeds on that line during periods of network congestion. Cricket’s unlimited plan uses Stream More to stream higher definition video at standard definition quality, similar to DVD (about 480p). Cricket will activate Stream More for you, but you may turn it off or back on at any time; (cricketwireless.com/streammore). Mobile Hotspot feature not avail. Download speeds max of 8Mbps (LTE)/4Mbps(4G).
***Based on coverage in U.S. Download speeds max of 8Mbps (LTE)/4Mbps(4G). Compatible device req’d. 4G LTE not avail. everywhere.
****Auto Pay Credit: Avail on monthly plans of $40/mo. or higher; $5 per month credit requires enrollment; credit will start at end of plan cycle (cricketwireless.com/autopayterms).
This post is sponsored by Cricket Wireless and Megan Media. All opinions expressed are my own.