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Cricket Wireless

Cricket Wireless is a prepaid provider of wireless voice, text, and data services, subsidiary of AT&T Inc. As of 2011, it provided prepaid wireless services to approximately 4.6 million subscribers in the United States.

Cricket Wireless was founded in 1999 by Leap Wireless International, Inc. On July 12, 2013, AT&T Inc. agreed to acquire Cricket's parent company Leap Wireless International for $1.2 billion. The merger was approved by the Federal Communications Commission on March 13, 2014, and later that same day, Leap Wireless announced the completion of its acquisition by AT&T.

Smartphone plan overview

Cricket Wireless operates on the GSM 850/1900 and UMTS 850/1900 bands and is compatible with AT&T.

The best smartphone plan that we've located is the Cricket Smart plan:

  • 3 GB data cap
  • Unlimited minutes
  • Unlimited text messages

Community feedback

$ 45 /month

Setup fees

  • SIM card $9.99

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