A few frills, a reasonable price and a solid network make Cricket Wireless an attractive prepaid cell phone option. Cricket Wireless plans range from no data to unlimited data, with a few options in between.
AT A Glance
- Plans start at $25 a month
- Notables: AT&T’s solid network and coverage; cheap family plans
Cricket Wireless cell phone plans
You can save $5 per month, per line on plans $40 or higher if you opt for automatic payments.
- Unlimited talk and text: $25
- 2 gigabyte: $30
- 5GB: $40
- Cricket Core (Unlimited): $55
- Cricket More (Unlimited + 15GB mobile hot spot): $60
Data speed on Cricket’s plans, including the standard unlimited plan is capped at 3Mbps, which is slower than the 4G LTE speeds most smartphone users expect. Data speed is not capped on the Cricket More plan.
Family plan: Cricket offers a Group Save discount on it’s 5GB 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
*Project Fi customers pay $20 for unlimited talk and text. Data is billed at a rate of $10 per gigabyte.
**Republic Wireless customers pay $15 for unlimited talk and text. Data is billed at a rate of $5 per gigabyte.
$35 (1GB) $50 (8GB) $65
$35 (3GB) $50
$25 (talk and text only)
$40 (5GB) $55
Metro by T-Mobile
$30 (2GB) $40 (10GB) $50
$20 (1GB) $35 (4GB) $40 (8GB) $50 (10GB)
$20 (talk, text and Wi-Fi)
$15 (talk, text and Wi-Fi)
$65 (10GB) N/A
Sprint prepaid $45 (4GB) $65
Straight Talk Wireless $30 (1,500 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB data) $35 (3GB) $45 (25GB) $55
$40 (10GB) $50
Total Wireless $25 (talk and text only) $35 (5GB) $50
Tracfone $20 (1GB)
$30 (3GB) U.S. Cellular prepaid $30 (talk and text only) $40 (5GB) $55
$30 (1GB) $40 (6GB) $50 (16GB) $70
$35 (5GB) $45 (10GB) $60
You could be saving up to $50 per month on your bills. See how much you could save.
NerdWallet can help you lower your bills and find you more ways to save money.