Cricket Wireless suddenly seems like an excellent option for those who want 5G networks and no speed limits on their prepaid smartphone plans. today is The company announced It will enable 5G for all prepaid plans, rather than just the more expensive option. More importantly, Cricket Wireless no longer has speed limits on data usage, which is a huge problem.
For those unaware, Cricket had an 8Mbps speed limit on its cheaper $30, $40 and $55 plans, and depending on the situation or network usage, some customers experienced slow internet speeds. Now, you’ll get faster speeds overall, and access faster 5G speeds where supported. So, yes, you can get full speed 5G for $30 a month.
However, like almost any other plan offered by carriers, big or small, the fine print at the bottom of the page notes that “Cricket may temporarily slow data speeds if the network is busy.” So, basically, during busy times of heavy network traffic, users may see slower speeds in some situations.
And while the removal of speed limits is undoubtedly good news, it also means that users with the cheapest plans will want to be aware of how much data they’re using. Cricket hasn’t changed data limits for two affordable options, so getting unlimited 5G speeds could easily burn you off a 2GB or even 10GB data plan in a matter of days.
Cricket added 5G a little over a year ago, but it only works with one phone. Now, it is rolling out to all the plans offered by the carrier. While the Cricket 5G phone selection is limited, many excellent options, including a few Motorola budget phones to the latest iPhone 13, support 5G.
When it comes to the competition, others like Consumer Cellular, Metro by T-Mobile and Boost Mobile all offer 5G in different tiers, so now Cricket joins the group while removing speed limits at the same time.