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
- Cricket Are Set To Maintain Aggressive Fight For Customers According to ... - Android Headlines - Android News
- Cricket Wireless Boosting Data Caps For A Limited Time Starting September 13th - Android Police
- AT&T's Aio Wireless Will Turn Into Cricket Wireless - Droid Life
- Aio Wireless offering the ZTE Prelude for free - The Droid Guy
- I have tethered off this plan without issue using stock Android.
- With my HTC One, it never reconnects to the network after dropping the connection (i.e. in low coverage spots). So I am constantly having to turn airplane mode on and off again to force reconnect. I gave up and switched back to T-Mobile because I kept missing calls.
- Seems to have a pretty decent app to monitor your usage and add credit to your account. Simple to activate online.
- Aio also has a 7GB plan for $70/month called Aio Pro. That's a lot of data.