Cricket Wireless Cell Phone Plans

Feb 25, 2022

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A few frills, reasonable price and solid network make Cricket Wireless an attractive prepaid cell phone option. Cricket Wireless plans range from a little data to unlimited data, with a few options in between.

With AT&T as its parent company, Cricket Wireless offers no-contract plans that run on the larger carrier’s network.

Cricket Wireless cell phone plans

Monthly plans

Cricket offers a straightforward lineup of plans, all with data. You can save $5 per month on plans $40 or higher if you opt for automatic payments. Prices below are for one line per month.

  • 5GB: $30.

  • 10GB: $40.

  • Cricket Core (Unlimited): $55.

  • Cricket More (Unlimited + 15GB mobile hotspot): $60.

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Data speed

Cricket offers nationwide 5G access (where available) on all its plans for customers with compatible devices. The company announced in late 2021 that it had removed a previous 8Mbps speed cap on its $30, $40 and $55 plans. It’s worth noting, though, that data speed may be temporarily slowed for Cricket Core plan customers when the network is busy. Data speed won’t slow on the Cricket More plan.

Family plan: Cricket offers a Group Save discount on its 10GB and unlimited plans, which is an attractive feature for people shopping for a family cell phone plan.

How Cricket Wireless compares on prices

2GB or less

3-5GB

6-9GB

10-25GB

Unlimited

AT&T Prepaid

N/A.

$30 (5GB).

N/A.

$40 (15GB).

$65 and $75 options.

Boost Mobile

$10 (1GB).

$15 (2GB).

$25 (5GB).

N/A.

$35 (10GB).

$50.

Cricket Wireless

N/A.

$30 (5GB).

N/A.

$40 (10GB).

$55.

Google Fi

$20 (talk, text and Wi-Fi).

$30 (1GB).

$40 (2GB).

$50 (3GB).

$60 (4GB).

$70 (5GB).

$80 (6GB+).

N/A.

$70.

Metro by T-Mobile

N/A.

N/A.

N/A.

$40 (10GB).

$50 and $60 options.

Net10

$20 (2GB).

$35 (5GB).

N/A.

$40 (10GB).

$50.

Straight Talk Wireless

$30 (1,500 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB data).

$35 (5GB).

N/A.

$45 (25GB).

$55.

T-Mobile prepaid

N/A.

N/A.

N/A.

$40 (10GB).

$50.

Ting

$10 (talk and text).

$25 (5GB).

N/A.

$35 (12GB).

$45.

Total Wireless

$25 (1GB).

N/A.

N/A.

$35 (10GB).

$50 (50GB).

Tracfone

$20 (1GB).

$25 (2GB).

$30 (3GB).

$40 (8GB).

N/A.

N/A.

U.S. Cellular prepaid

$30 (talk and text only).

N/A.

N/A.

$40 (15GB).

$55 (limited-time offer for $45).

Verizon prepaid

$35 (talk and text only).

$40 (5GB).

N/A.

$50 (15GB).

$65.