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Best customer support among prepaid carriers

from Tom's Guide

It's all about the network performance: Cricket not only delivered the worst speeds of any carrier we tested, it was also well off the pace of its parent network AT&T. It's a shame, because the prepaid carrier has a stellar offer for families, with escalating discounts on multiple lines, and... More

It's all about the network performance: Cricket not only delivered the worst speeds of any carrier we tested, it was also well off the pace of its parent network AT&T. It's a shame, because the prepaid carrier has a stellar offer for families, with escalating discounts on multiple lines, and solid customer service. But Cricket's network speed is just too slow to recommend it as a wireless provider.

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Best non-carrier cellular provider around

from Top Ten Reviews

When you compare Cricket's plans with the competition, you’ll find them nearly unbeatable. For $35, its basic 2.5GB data tier tends to be great for many users, while its $65 unlimited plan is the cheapest avenue to truly unlimited data on the market. The AT&T network, meanwhile, is the... More

When you compare Cricket's plans with the competition, you’ll find them nearly unbeatable. For $35, its basic 2.5GB data tier tends to be great for many users, while its $65 unlimited plan is the cheapest avenue to truly unlimited data on the market. The AT&T network, meanwhile, is the strongest available from any prepaid provider. If you're looking for the service and support of a small company with the network authority of a large one, Cricket could win your heart. It’s the best non-carrier cell phone provider we reviewed.

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For multiple lines

from The Wirecutter

You get AT&T’s network at a great price if you share. But beware of limited LTE speeds and tethering charges.

You get AT&T’s network at a great price if you share. But beware of limited LTE speeds and tethering charges.

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Offers several plans to suit a variety of budgets

from Reviews.com

Cricket is perfect for heavy cell phone users looking for a new phone and a prepaid plan all in one place. They only offer monthly plans, though, so if you're looking for a bit more flexibility, a company with pay-as-you-go plans might be a better fit.

Cricket is perfect for heavy cell phone users looking for a new phone and a prepaid plan all in one place. They only offer monthly plans, though, so if you're looking for a bit more flexibility, a company with pay-as-you-go plans might be a better fit.

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Bittersweet

At times cricket service is great but lately I feel like it hasn't been as good. I have had cricket service for about 5 years now and I'm on the verge of leaving and finding another carrier

At times cricket service is great but lately I feel like it hasn't been as good. I have had cricket service for about 5 years now and I'm on the verge of leaving and finding another carrier

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Not worth the money I spent

The battery overheats, the screan flashes sometimes for no reason and other times when the battery over heats it gets very annoying. I bought the phone from walmart, thought I'd try a mauve music phone, not impressed with that at all. The box says it comes with a 4gb memory card, I open the phone... More

The battery overheats, the screan flashes sometimes for no reason and other times when the battery over heats it gets very annoying. I bought the phone from walmart, thought I'd try a mauve music phone, not impressed with that at all. The box says it comes with a 4gb memory card, I open the phone and there is a 1gb memory card. I spent $180 with tax on the phone and I wish I would have saved my money. Also appreciate Cricket trying to come out with better phones, but do no appreciate the changes made to the unlimited plans which was the reason I signed up in the first place. Not sure how much longer I will be with cricket. If I wanted to pay extra for unlimited I'd have gone back to a name brand company. Disappointed Customer.

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Unsatisfied

I gave my 10 year old son 10.00 for some A+s that he earned.He wanted a phone and we went and picked out a cricket phone.Well we took it back to our home town which is only 15 miles away.And tried to activate it.We were told that it wouldn't be wise to activate it in our town or to use it in our tow... More

I gave my 10 year old son 10.00 for some A+s that he earned.He wanted a phone and we went and picked out a cricket phone.Well we took it back to our home town which is only 15 miles away.And tried to activate it.We were told that it wouldn't be wise to activate it in our town or to use it in our town because of the roaming costs.So we went to return itHe was very disappointed and downhearted.But not near as much as when we were told that Dollar general wouldnt take it back because the package had been opened.Okay so we tried to call the company.No reply.No human to talk to just a big runaround.I dont like to give companies a bad rap, but when you take a 10 year old boy's money and wont return even a simple phone call.You deserve a bad rap.I am very disappointed in you.All i wanted was someone to return my son's money and let this boy find another phone.

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