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  • Cricket Wireless is launching 5 smartphone lines for $100 / mn plan



    Cricket has a limited time promotion starting on January 26th for new customers and existing ones as well. Their 5 lines for $100 ($95 with auto bill pay plus taxes and fees) will provide unlimited talk and text with 1GB of full speed Internet. It is based on the existing $50 smartphone plans. You can take advantage of this program with as low as 3 lines. Extra full speed data can still be purchased at $10 / 1 gb / line / month. It appears you will have to visit a Cricket store in order to take advantage of this opportunity.

    Currently it appears this promotion will run between January 26, 2014 and March 31, 2014.

    Trade Up

    Cricket will also be offering a trade up program. In general the phone must power up, not be financed, and be a clean ESN (eligible for activation on the original network). Newer models (phones which are still being sold) are the best candidates, but for a limited time they will be offering a minimum value for all phones regardless of make and model.

    MyBackup

    Other news is that Cricket's MyBackup will be terminated soon. Please save your contact onto your Gmail account or find an alternate means.


    This article was originally published in forum thread: Cricket Wireless is launching 5 smartphone lines for $100 / mn plan started by Chris Rodriguez View original post
    Comments 17 Comments
    1. vcamm's Avatar
      vcamm -
      Would anyone happen to know if You are a current customer with 3 or more phones on a plan would You need to have all the phones present to utilize this plan package? Or could the primary person (on the existing family plan) ,with just their phone, only be needed to make this change?
    1. indica's Avatar
      indica -
      Quote Originally Posted by vcamm View Post
      Would anyone happen to know if You are a current customer with 3 or more phones on a plan would You need to have all the phones present to utilize this plan package? Or could the primary person (on the existing family plan) ,with just their phone, only be needed to make this change?

      just the primary account holder needs to be there. existing customers need to add another line to take advantage of the deal
    1. wiseoldman's Avatar
      wiseoldman -
      Nice plan for the family that doesnt use data much. But i would think the typical teen/20 year old would be using much more than 1 gig.. So they would have to be buying extra gigs each month. I guess thats a way for a father paying the whole bill to teach his kids about moderation and paying for their own extra gigs. I used 2 gigs last month so ....maybe i'm reliving my teen years? lol.
    1. vcamm's Avatar
      vcamm -
      Perfect, I have an extra huawei mercury sitting around... I'll just add it to the existing plan that has 3.... sweet deal really!
    1. accordman's Avatar
      accordman -
      Quote Originally Posted by vcamm View Post
      Perfect, I have an extra huawei mercury sitting around... I'll just add it to the existing plan that has 3.... sweet deal really!

      so if i start this plan with 3, can i just add 2 more later for free?
    1. indica's Avatar
      indica -
      Quote Originally Posted by accordman View Post
      so if i start this plan with 3, can i just add 2 more later for free?
      after activation and first month pro-rated fee. . yes it will remain $100+ any extras. customers who choose the 5 for $100 are "grandfathered" into it.
    1. cjreyes666's Avatar
      cjreyes666 -
      Two questions, first how much data can i purchase afterwards? Since my brother uses more than one gig per month. Also does the lifeline discount would apply? Since the auto bill pay is still applies. Thanks in advance.
    1. short6in's Avatar
      short6in -
      Quote Originally Posted by cjreyes666 View Post
      Two questions, first how much data can i purchase afterwards? Since my brother uses more than one gig per month. Also does the lifeline discount would apply? Since the auto bill pay is still applies. Thanks in advance.
      You may add up to 5 gigs of data at $10.00 per gig to each individual line. However, you MAY NOT change the plan to any other plan for that line. Changing the base plan cancels the 5 for 100 deal.

      The ABP discount and lifeline discount will still apply if you sign-up for those specific discounts.
    1. cjreyes666's Avatar
      cjreyes666 -
      So max 6 gigs per month and all discounts still apply. Cool, that will do the trick. Thanks for the info.
    1. catman25's Avatar
      catman25 -
      any virtual dealers ? do i really have to go through my local store i hate that guy :/
    1. ownmart's Avatar
      ownmart -
      just got off the line with cricket this is what they said:

      5 lines /100 FOR ONE MONTH activation
      after that its 50 per line on the next monthly bill

      very misleading

      this was from 1800cricket and their web support talked to two people
    1. Chris Rodriguez's Avatar
      Chris Rodriguez -
      It's only an in store promotion. It is explicitly written that customer support cannot place anyone on this plan, nor can it be done on the web.

      Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk
    1. indica's Avatar
      indica -
      Quote Originally Posted by ownmart View Post
      just got off the line with cricket this is what they said:

      5 lines /100 FOR ONE MONTH activation
      after that its 50 per line on the next monthly bill

      very misleading

      this was from 1800cricket and their web support talked to two people
      the poor phone rep must be confused. the regular monthly rate will be $100+tax+extras for all 5 lines. not just the first month.
    1. vcamm's Avatar
      vcamm -
      It's legit ! I just did it with My previous 3 phone contract..
      ongoing 100.00 monthly too.. not just the first month
    1. wiseoldman's Avatar
      wiseoldman -
      Its a great marketing ploy. "Get em signed up cheap cause well get em with data over runs". Kinda like HP selling you an inkjet printer cheap cause they'll get you with cartridges.
    1. indica's Avatar
      indica -
      Quote Originally Posted by wiseoldman View Post
      Its a great marketing ploy. "Get em signed up cheap cause well get em with data over runs". Kinda like HP selling you an inkjet printer cheap cause they'll get you with cartridges.
      just give them a little taste of youtube. . we'll have 'em hooked for life! I honestly like the new plans with a straight discount every line you add, no more fussing around or having to do special stuff. recently heard Cricket may extend the data promotion and 5 for $100 plans indefinitely.

      *requires the $40-50-60 smartphone plans for discount
      first line = normal price
      second line = $10 discount
      third line = $20 discount
      fourth line = $30 discount
      fifth line = $40 discount
    1. hermelinda valencia's Avatar
      hermelinda valencia -
      I wath to know how I can do it I have a pln with you and I have 2lines w/t different company I tray to see if a can't by a fone by the internet by I cant not doit help
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