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Re: Cricket 5 phones for $100
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2015, 08:05:08 PM »
How's AT&T service in Flatbush?

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Re: Cricket 5 phones for $100
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2015, 08:06:59 PM »
The group rate only kicks in on 2nd month. it has the great att service though you don't get the full LTE speeds. you get 8mbs. after 2.5 GB they really slow it down to turtle pace. as with any MVNO you are strictly on ATT service and cant roam. CS is known to be pretty terrible though in my experience live chat has bean OK. there is a referral program which benefits both parties. i think its like $25 per account after having account open for 2 months up to 10 times per calendar year. please pm me if you plan on using them and i'll give you my referral
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Re: Cricket 5 phones for $100
« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2015, 08:18:32 PM »
The group rate only kicks in on 2nd month. it has the great att service though you don't get the full LTE speeds. you get 8mbs. after 2.5 GB they really slow it down to turtle pace. as with any MVNO you are strictly on ATT service and cant roam. CS is known to be pretty terrible though in my experience live chat has bean OK. there is a referral program which benefits both parties. i think its like $25 per account after having account open for 2 months up to 10 times per calendar year. please pm me if you plan on using them and i'll give you my referral
I think that if you open at a cricket store all lines together you will have the group save even on the first month, but they may charge sales tax on the phones plus a activation fee.

After 2.5gb LTE its really slow but you can then change your plan back and forth as I mentioned earlier ...!!

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Re: Cricket 5 phones for $100
« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2015, 08:23:28 PM »
I think that if you open at a cricket store all lines together you will have the group save even on the first month, but they may charge sales tax on the phones plus a activation fee.

After 2.5gb LTE its really slow but you can then change your plan back and forth as I mentioned earlier ...!!
i'm not sure if you'll save on the first month but i know that in store they charge you $10 for the sim and $25 activation per phone. Online its $1 for sim and no activation fee. i have not tried this but i heard that possibly in store if you activate the $50 plan they may waive the activation and then you can downgrade next day to the $40

If anyone has experience activating in store pls chime in

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Re: Cricket 5 phones for $100
« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2015, 09:07:41 PM »
the reviews online for cricket are terrible is it really that bad or are only the people with bad experience posting reviews?

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Re: Cricket 5 phones for $100
« Reply #35 on: June 03, 2015, 09:09:14 PM »
the reviews online for cricket are terrible is it really that bad or are only the people with bad experience posting reviews?
Prob. I only heard good things about it. I'm actually planning on switching hopefully this month. I currently have tmobile.

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Re: Cricket 5 phones for $100
« Reply #36 on: June 03, 2015, 09:15:00 PM »
the reviews online for cricket are terrible is it really that bad or are only the people with bad experience posting reviews?
maybe the reviews is for Old cricket ?

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Re: Cricket 5 phones for $100
« Reply #37 on: June 03, 2015, 09:17:24 PM »
Just a heads up for anybody porting numbers from post paid plans, wait until the last day of your month before the new charges hit, to port your number. Because your previous carrier won't refund the charges easily.

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Re: Cricket 5 phones for $100
« Reply #38 on: June 03, 2015, 09:20:22 PM »
Just a heads up for anybody porting numbers from post paid plans, wait until the last day of your month before the new charges hit, to port your number. Because your previous carrier won't refund the charges easily.
Better to do it a day before becouse it dosent go always instantly

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Re: Cricket 5 phones for $100
« Reply #39 on: June 03, 2015, 09:59:50 PM »
The lte speed of 8mbps is more than adequate for most people. That's fast enough for streaming video seamlessly

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Re: Cricket 5 phones for $100
« Reply #40 on: June 03, 2015, 10:47:53 PM »
The lte speed of 8mbps is more than adequate for most people. That's fast enough for streaming video seamlessly

I can't argue with you, as the phone I'm using is a Nokia Lumia 635 which is a cheap phone that isn't too quick. that I got from cricket for $75 with a $75 rebate + $25 citi price rewind, which left me with a profit of $25

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Re: Cricket 5 phones for $100
« Reply #41 on: June 03, 2015, 10:49:57 PM »
Also keep in mind cricket changes handset prices usually once or twice a month, so if you order and the price drops within 60-90 days most credit cards will refund you the difference.

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Re: Cricket 5 phones for $100
« Reply #42 on: June 15, 2015, 01:30:40 PM »
Beware if you want to walk in to a cricket store to pick up one of their free after rebate phones, they are often OOS. I spoke to the rep in the store on Ditmas and 5th in Brooklyn, he said that some of the free phones never even arrived to begin with. Probably a good idea to order online instead, unless you're bringing your own device and don't want to wait for the SIM to ship.

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Re: Cricket 5 phones for $100
« Reply #43 on: October 26, 2015, 12:30:58 PM »
i have cricket for a few months already and they are great ! its better from sprint/t-mobile dono about verizon
you get 10GB LTE for $40 per month (with 5 lines) but if you are smart you can do what im doing... i start the month on the $20 plan, after using up the 2.5GB i switch to the $30 plan and i get another 5GB ..! after i use up the 5GB i switch back to the $20 plan and i get another 2.5GB !! at the end of the game i pay only $25 per month for 10GB LTE ! because i was half of the month on the $20 plan and  half on the $30 plan they charge a total of $25!
i dont know how many times you can change plan but 2 times for sure! i do that trick already for a few months
Thanks for the idea it worked perfectly I was at my 2.5 gb limit with 11 days left I changed it to the 5 gb plan got charged $3 and change and got a full 5 gb

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Re: Cricket 5 phones for $100
« Reply #44 on: November 01, 2015, 06:37:57 PM »
Thanks for the idea it worked perfectly I was at my 2.5 gb limit with 11 days left I changed it to the 5 gb plan got charged $3 and change and got a full 5 gb
How come it only gives me the option of an additional 1gb for $10!?