Cricket is a smaller network that had just taken off since it was founded back in 1999 to become one of the nation’s leading no-contract wireless service providers.
Cricket serves over 3.8 million users, a number is only increasing as the sour economy forces consumers to take a closer look at prepaid and pay as you go phone plans because they are much less expensive than the big networks.
Just like most providers, you purchase the phone through Cricket at their set pricing, which is very reasonable for the quality of phones you will get. Once you buy the phone it’s yours without any complicated contracts or upgrade incentives for your phones and customers are offered unlimited anytime minute and unlimited wireless broadband on their 3G network starting at only $40 a month.
Cricket has branded itself as the network for those who want reliable and modern phones, but don’t need to mess around with the most expensive new smartphones that will drop in price a few months after they come out. Cricket is for the savvy and smartly frugal wireless customer. Cricket offers a cornucopia of plans, from the basic monthly plan ($35) up to the global plan ($65). The beauty of Cricket is that it provides complete freedom from contracts so you can drop out whenever you please.
Cricket does not piggyback on any other networks; they run their own advanced 3G network with tri-band technology and cover 277 million Americans. They cover every major metropolitan area, and if you find yourself out in the wilderness without the Cricket network coverage, you can roam on other networks in the area.
Cricket may be small now, but expect it to continue growing fast as the networks feel its presence.