Cricket Wireless...any Thoughts? 🤔

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Anyone out there using Cricket wireless? I realize there are past posts about cell phones and wireless companies, but their info and reliability changes faster than a truckers changes his underwear! They are offering unlimited calling, texting, and data (with no throttling back) for $70.00/mo or $65.00/mo if you set up direct billing from your account. If you have experience with them, let me know what you think of their coverage, reliability, etc. Thanks! Merry Christmas and God Speed!!

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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I was with Cricket and left because of crappy customer service. Went to Boost (owned by Sprint) and was thrilled with them. My problem with them was the high cost of phones to get a decent one. Also, their phones are loaded with bloatware. We are now with Sprint because we we were able to get to LG G5's, with no bloatware. I pay $155.47 for the two phones, 25 gigs of shared data, unlimited everything else. I stream Pandora all day 5 days a week and we don't put a dent in our data. As far as coverage, Verizon has the most, followed by AT&T. I think Sprint is next. The quality of them all is comparable. Verison and AT&T tend to be the most expensive. I'm not sure who's network Cricket is on. There is a product called Weboost that boosts your signal. There are reviews for that on YouTube. I hope this helps.

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Isaac H.'s Comment
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I have Cricket. The service has been surprisingly great. No complaints.

The only thing i will say that it's negative is the $65 is unlimited data with no throttling which is great. But if you want a hot spot you HAVE to get off the $65 plan and get one with a data limit.

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I wound up going with straight talk through Walmart. $55 a month for unlimited with a 10 g limit before throttling down. It's been great so far the first month. I paid $300 for a Samsung S5 to get started. I had Virgin mobile and it was pretty much dead all through the Midwest.

JJ

Kurt G.'s Comment
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I wound up going with straight talk through Walmart. $55 a month for unlimited with a 10 g limit before throttling down. It's been great so far the first month. I paid $300 for a Samsung S5 to get started. I had Virgin mobile and it was pretty much dead all through the Midwest.

JJ

Can your phone act as a wifi hotspot? I have a straight talk hotspot, but if the phone can do the same job, that's a much better deal.

Mr M's Comment
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I drive all 48. The phones which have more service are at&t and Wal-Mart straight talk. You don't want to be out in i80 in Wyoming and have a phone with no service

Tractor Man's Comment
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Can your phone act as a wifi hotspot? I have a straight talk hotspot, but if the phone can do the same job, that's a much better deal.

I don't believe any of the Carriers let you use your phone as a hotspot unless you pay extra. They want to SELL YOU their hotspot service. As the saying goes........There ain't no free lunch! Btw, I use Straight Talk on the ATT Towers. Be careful which phone you choose. They use all of the Major Carriers Towers. Google MVNO ( Mobile Virtual Network Operator). You definately do not want to be on the T MOBILE Network.

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When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Kurt G.'s Comment
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Can your phone act as a wifi hotspot? I have a straight talk hotspot, but if the phone can do the same job, that's a much better deal.

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I don't believe any of the Carriers let you use your phone as a hotspot unless you pay extra. They want to SELL YOU their hotspot service. As the saying goes........There ain't no free lunch! Btw, I use Straight Talk on the ATT Towers. Be careful which phone you choose. They use all of the Major Carriers Towers. Google MVNO ( Mobile Virtual Network Operator). You definately do not want to be on the T MOBILE Network.

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I remember you posted that you have that same hotspot. Anyway, I wish they had it set up so that you could buy a plan and have it activate as soon as your current one runs out. I don't want to to set it up to refill automatically because I'm afraid of waking up one morning to find out something used $500 of data. But that means I need a different way to access internet to activate the plan when it runs out.

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When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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I can use my phone as a hot spot for nothing extra. It just uses my data. When I had Boost they charged $10/mo for hot spot. I don't know all the plans Boost has now.

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When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Also, at home we have Time Warner (now Spectrum) Cable and internet. With their internet you have access to their nationwide hot spots.

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