Cricket Wireless Reviews
Cricket Wireless provides wireless services to millions of customers in the United States. Cricket, known formally as Cricket Communications, Inc is a subsidiary of Leap Wireless which is the seventh largest wireless network behind AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, MetroPCS and US Cellular.
Customers of Cricket Wireless are covered in about 95% of the US using CDMA agreements with Sprint Nextel and MetroPCS among others. The 3G service is known to use Sprint’s EVDO network. As of recently, Cricket Wireless is featuring smartphone devices (including Android OS) that run on Crickets 3G network with no contracts, or no credit checks. They periodically offer sales in specific markets on the sale of the devices used on their network including the Samsung Indulge, the Huawei Ascend II and the Blackberry Curve. Cricket Wireless reviews are generally positive and many deals can be found on the MyCricket website.
Cricket offers a service called Muve Music which allows you to browse and download countless number of songs. There are contracts with Universal, Sony, Warner and EMI to receive access to their inventory, and with these types of plans, you receive in addition, unlimited talk, web, text and music downloads. These plans generally run at $55 per month.
The Huawei Ascend II
The Huawei Ascend II at 600 MHz features the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS along with Crickets Muve Music experience. This smartphone also features a 3.5” HVGA touch-screen with virtual keyboard, a 5 megapixel camera/camcorder with Wi-Fi and 3G Web Browsing. Apps can be obtained from the Android market.
Crickets first Android smartphone with Muve features a 3.5” HVGA touch-screen with a fully featured Android 2.4 (Gingerbread) OS. It features a 800 MHz processor and a 3.2 megapixel camera/camcorder with Wi-Fi and 3G.
The score features a 3.5 HVGA capacitive touch display with a virtual keyboard. With a 600 MHz processor, The Score has the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.
The Huawei Mercury is considered the top Cricket Smartphone available by many. 1.4 GHz of processor power uses the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS with all the great features of a mid range Android Phone. Plenty of size with a 4” FWVGA touch-screen along with plenty of features such as a 8 megapixel rear camera and camcorder and a VGA front facing camera with a built in MP3 player. This smartphone has all the processor and storage capacity for the active smartphone user. Storage capacity is up to 64 GB and 2GB of internal memory; this is a deal at just $55 per month on the Cricket Smartphone plan.
The wireless plans for Cricket vary slightly based on location. Generally, they have 3 different types of plans to choose from. Mobile Plans, Smartphone Plans and Muve Music plans. For their smartphone offerings, the cost is generally at $55 per month which includes unlimited talk, text, web and data on the Sprint network.