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Cricket Wireless @ Best Buy: 4 SIM Cards + 3 MONTHS of Unlimited Data for 4 LINES for $260+ Tax

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If anyone is thinking about saving some money on their wireless service, here's a great way to start by combining a couple of offers that Cricket Wireless is offering.

Offer 1 (Best Buy): Save 20% off any refill card with purchase of device or SIM card.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/offe...9674869164

Offer 2 (Cricket): Get 4 lines of unlimited data for $100/mo. This is a limited time promo on the 'Unlimited 2' plan that offers Unlimited 4G LTE.
Notes:
- Cricket is owned by AT&T and has a good LTE network that covers 99% of Americans
- The 'Unlimited 2' plan caps LTE speeds at 3mbps and video streaming is at DVD quality
- After 23 GB of use (individual lines) speeds may be reduced during times of congestion
- The 'Unlimited 2' plan offers free calling to and from Canada and Mexico, and also includes international text messages to over 38 countries.
Here's how the purchase would work if you had 4 unlocked phones to bring to Cricket:

Purchase the $3.99 BYOD SIM kit and a $60 refill card from the site listed above. Total should be $51.99 in your cart. Sales tax will vary by state. OR, DE, MT, NH, and AK should have no sales tax.

Rinse and repeat 5 times. You will likely have to place separate orders.

Total paid should be $51.99+tax x 5 = $259.95+ Tax

You will have:
- 4 SIM cards for your unlocked phones + an extra SIM card if you ever need it.
- $300 total in refill cards which will be good for 3 months of service on the $100/mo. plan.

The first 3 months will essentially cost you $87/mo+sales tax, and going forward your monthly bill for 4 lines is only $100 for UNLIMITED data on all lines on a network that actually works.

I welcome constructive discussion, but remind all that network quality is subjective. However the following should be considered fact:
- In general, AT&T's network is broader in LTE coverage than both T-Mobile and Sprint.
- Verizon has a larger network than Cricket, but prepaid/no-contract prices are considerably more expensive than Cricket.
- Many MVNO's offer similar or even cheaper pricing, but offer little to no customer service. Cricket ranks ahead of all Tracfone brands on JD Power's most recent customer service rankings including Total Wireless, Straight Talk, and Tracfone.
- Most prepaid/non-contract carriers stream video at DVD quality but hide the terms in the fine print. Boost, MetroPCS, StraightTalk to name the major players.
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My wife just won't switch.
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Already on Cricket. Done this deal before. Just ditch the SIM card if you're already on Cricket.

If you order online, BB has terrible training for selling a sim card *without* activating it. And watch if they mess it up and try to run up another SIM card for 'free' because it will break the bundle price and Corp will adjust your price as if the prepaid card was separate and not discounted.
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I have the 5 lines for $100 plan which works great... RIP that plan. 😟
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If i pick 720p on cliphunter does it still stream at dvd quality(480p)?
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I'm considering switching out to ATT but given that Cricket is essentially ATT with lower prices and equivalent service, what is the catch?
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I have the 5 lines for $100 plan which works great... RIP that plan. 😟
My friend actually just got the 5 lines for $100, he chatted with a rep and they switched his plan over. (He just recently, after they had discontinued the 5 for $100) Of course its a YMMV it depends on which rep you get.
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$65 a line is a lot

https://www.androidcentral.com/cr...ed-options
I'm not sure I follow. This deal is describing $25/ line for Unlimited data.
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I'm considering switching out to ATT but given that Cricket is essentially ATT with lower prices and equivalent service, what is the catch?
That's a great question. AT&T is definitely a premium service. Don't let anyone tell you that Cricket is the same. However, Cricket is the best value and uses the same network, just in a different way. Cricket's LTE speeds are managed and cap at 8mbps or 3mbps if you do the Unlimited 2 plan. Cricket doesn't offer roaming, not that many people need it with a network that covers 99% of Americans, but technically AT&T roams when it needs to. Finally, there is the phone buying experience. AT&T offers easy financing of premium devices on their bill. Cricket focuses on value mid-range devices. While they do offer high end phones, they're pretty pricey to pay for up front.
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How do you activate these sim cards in conjunction with the 4 for $100 deal?
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Is it unlimited HIGH SPEED data or just unlimited data?
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Is it unlimited HIGH SPEED data or just unlimited data?
- The 'Unlimited 2' plan caps LTE speeds at 3mbps and video streaming is at DVD quality
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That's a great question. AT&T is definitely a premium service. Don't let anyone tell you that Cricket is the same. However, Cricket is the best value and uses the same network, just in a different way. Cricket's LTE speeds are managed and cap at 8mbps or 3mbps if you do the Unlimited 2 plan. Cricket doesn't offer roaming, not that many people need it with a network that covers 99% of Americans, but technically AT&T roams when it needs to. Finally, there is the phone buying experience. AT&T offers easy financing of premium devices on their bill. Cricket focuses on value mid-range devices. While they do offer high end phones, they're pretty pricey to pay for up front.
if you want a high end phone on cricket...
just buy it from google or apple and use their payment plans.

it still beats most of the other carriers. at that point the only real issue is the 8mbps (which doesnt seem like a huge issue) and the small chance of being deprioritized
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