Cricket Wireless is a mobile broadband provider that shares the same 4G LTE and 5G network as AT&T, since it’s owned by the major provider. It has nationwide coverage overall, with a few dead zones on the West Coast, making it one of the largest mobile broadband providers in the U.S. Cricket Wireless serves rural areas that are often overlooked by major internet providers.
Cricket Wireless Plans and Pricing
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Cricket Wireless offers four prepaid plans starting at $30 per month for one phone line. If you aren’t a heavy internet user, you can get by on the 5G plan, but if you use a lot of data and travel frequently, the Unlimited + 15 GB Mobile Hotspot plan is a better fit.
|Plan name||Starting price (per line)||Data cap|
|5 GB||$30 per month||5 GB|
|10 GB||$40 per month||10 GB|
|Unlimited||$55 per month||Unlimited data|
|Unlimited + 15 GB Mobile Hotspot||$60 per month||Unlimited data|
Compared to other mobile broadband providers like Verizon and T-Mobile, Cricket Wireless doesn’t have the fastest speeds nor does it offer 5G home internet. That said, it surpasses its competitors for sharing the same network as the top-ranking mobile broadband provider, AT&T. Cricket Wireless is a cheaper, prepaid alternative with no contracts or hidden fees.
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Cricket Wireless Internet Speeds
Mobile broadband service is typically slower than residential internet services such as cable and fiber. Cricket Wireless download speeds vary but average between 1 Mbps to 50 Mbps on the 4G, LTE, and 4G LTE networks. As a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), Cricket Wireless operates on AT&T’s network but doesn’t have the same robust features, fast speeds, or enticing smartphone deals.