How's the Service?????
MY ADVICE!!! stay with verizon. cricket is a good carrier but they are very limited with their phone selection, is mostly ugly kyoceras and they keep them forever! Also Verizon network is the bomb! you may/may not have the same experience with cricket
I don't know what the case was in Michigan, but Cricket pulled out of Michigan and sold their network & customer base in that state to Verizon Wireless. Verizon Wireless is still building out the PCS network that Cricket didn't complete, including in areas that Verizon Wireless already covers with their cellular band network.
I'm currently a Verizon customer, Cricket has just recently entered our area. I was wanting to know how dependable the service is. The flat rates are very appealing, this would save me a lot of money if the service is comparable.
Unless something's changed, Cricket does not own their own towers. They "borrow" the towers of other carriers. So they are a very low priority when it comes to room on the tower, since the tower's owner's customers are higher priority. This means you may have problems making and receiving calls that you may not ordinarily have. I've called people with Cricket and received an error that they've traveled outside of coverage. I call them again half an hour later ...
WRONG!!! Cricket doesn't borrow/lease towers from anyone else you ID10T! We may sublease a tower but not other companies service. Before you make a statement do just a little research! We use only our towers within our local coverage areas. When our customer travels outside of our local coverage area then they will roam on other carriers towers. I have no problem using my phone anywhere in my city. Hell my phone was working when other carriers phones had no service. Verizon is a great company I worked for them for 10 years. But don't under estimate what we are doing. If you don't travel often - sorry big boys - we are the company for you!
If you are the service for me, then how...
BTW, what a show of maturity, calling me an ID1OT!
ANother problem is whenever you change your plan or change phones they charge you $15 for that, which doesn't occur with others. SO bottomline, if you are not a frequent traveller or frequent phone changer, Cricket is actually ok. They allow for travel if you pay $5 for 30 mins and so on ( called Travel time )
Hope that helps.
Hope this sheds a little light on the whole who owns what tower and it affecting coverage for a particular carrier.
the service at cricket is good unlimited min and text pic mess but 1 problem i have the new nokia and it comes with web access well i cant go to any site and its driving mr nuts
i'm thinking about switching to cricket. it just came to portland and some people i know here are happy with the service. (on that note: any other opinions on cricket service in portland, OR - particularly with the nokia 6265i?)
with what you're saying, though, i wonder if it would be worth it to save the five bucks and not get the plan with web access.
Outside that there's the travel time plans, which seem to have buckets of minutes like VZW. (Cricket not available in Bellevue, WA...so I cannot confirm what the actual rate system would be for either plan.)
As an owner of a construction company that uses several cell phone providers, I have had an excellent opportunity to compare the different services in our area. In fact, over the past few years, we have used virtually every local cell service provider. And since I am a heavy user (3 to 4 thousand minutes per month), I truly know the weak areas of each provider in our market.
I can say without reservation that in the local "unlimited" Cricket market area, Cr...