Not Poor Customer Service, Just Poor Customers!
I had an unfortunate year that reflected poorly on my credit rating. I also had an account with Verizon and wanted to upgrade my plan to avoid the $100+ a month in overages they were charging me. Long story short, this could not be done without signing on for another contract. No one likes contracts but we accept them in exchange for seriously subsidized (or free) phones. Fair enough. I left them, and their poor coverage (NW Portland) and have been with cricket for 5 months and couldn't be happier. OK, I could. I tried to switch to Cingular but they wanted a $900 deposit. But cricket is not bad, especially for those of us on the financial mend. My bill is always...
I just like a good value---
The cricket network in PDX is much better than my sprint service.
I work for a retailer and we have people coming in several times a week asking where they can find a cricket store, and they are obviously people who wouldnt fair so well in a credit check... (anyone who has worked in the wireless industry knows what I'm talking about...)
*Just as an example, you can go with T-mobile and get 1500 anytime minutes and unlimited text, pix and flix for a total of $55 a month, and not have to worry about roaming, traveling, or not recieving/sending messages.