Cricket Wireless is offering a way for new customers to try the mobile service provider free for 14 days.
In this article, I’ll take a close look at the details of the new “tryCricket” deal. I’ll also walk you through the steps of how you can sign up for two weeks of free mobile service and explain why Cricket Wireless may be worth trying.
Cricket Wireless Offers 14 Days of Free Service + 3GB of Data
Right now, new Cricket Wireless customers with an eligible smartphone can try Cricket Wireless with a 14-day free trial. This is a great way to test out a different service provider while not having to disrupt your current service.
Here’s what’s included in the 14-day free trial:
- Unlimited talk & text
- 3GB of data
- Access to Cricket’s 5G network (on compatible devices in areas where there is 5G coverage)
To get the free trial, you’ll have to download the tryCricket app on the App Store. Once you’ve downloaded the app, you’ll be able to enter your phone’s IMEI number to check its compatibility.
If your phone is compatible, you’ll be able to enter your personal information (name, address, phone number and email address) before ordering a trial SIM card.
You can choose between a physical SIM card and eSIM. Both options are completely free. If you choose an eSIM, you’ll be able to activate your free trial and service right away. If you choose a physical SIM card, you’ll have to wait for it to come in the mail to complete the activation.
I went through the process of downloading the app and signing up for the free trial myself, and I found it to be simple and straightforward. The whole process took me about five minutes.
To be eligible for the 14-day free trial, you’ll need an unlocked, GSM-compatible phone. The trial is limited to one per person but up to five people per address. That means your whole family can enjoy two free weeks of service with this Cricket Wireless deal!
When you sign up, you’ll be assigned a trial phone number that belongs to Cricket and is not available to be ported to another carrier or otherwise retained.
Cricket Wireless: A Reliable, Affordable MVNO
Cricket Wireless is an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) that runs on AT&T’s towers. It provides access to the same service and 5G network (on capable devices) for a fraction of AT&T’s prices.
Plus, it’s easy to sign up for service. In fact, Cricket Wireless ranks highest in customer satisfaction with wireless purchase experience among MVNOs according to a recent study by J.D. Power.
You’ll have to check the Cricket Wireless coverage map to see if you’ll have service in your area. If you’re covered, you’ll likely have access to decent download speeds via AT&T’s network.
Plans for one line at Cricket Wireless start at $30 per month for 5GB of high-speed data with unlimited plans beginning at $55 per month. Cricket Wireless offers multiline discounts including four lines for $100 with an unlimited plan. That deal landed Cricket Wireless the title of best multiline phone plan on Clark.com.
I recently tried out Cricket Wireless myself, and I had a great experience with the service, data speeds and customer support. If you’re thinking about making the switch to Cricket Wireless, be sure to read my full review here first.
Final Thoughts: Should You Switch?
If you’re wondering whether or not you should make the switch to Cricket Wireless, here’s my recommendation: Check your phone’s compatibility with the tryCricket app, check the coverage map to make sure you’ll have service, and then use this 14-day free trial to test it out yourself.
Cricket Wireless offers access to AT&T’s network with more affordable plans, especially on unlimited data. Plus, with this 14-day free trial, you’ve got nothing to lose by giving it a try.
Swapping out your physical SIM card for two weeks or using an eSIM on a compatible device won’t disrupt your current service. If you decide to stick with your current service provider at the end of the two weeks, you can. If you decide after two weeks that Cricket Wireless works for you, you can switch to a monthly plan.
To try out Cricket Wireless free for 14 days, download the tryCricket app on the App Store to get started. There, you’ll be able to check your phone’s compatibility and service in your area.
For more cell phone plan deals available rigt now, check out our deals roundup (updated monthly). For even more options, be sure to read our full guide on the best cell phone plans and deals. If you do decide to make the switch to Cricket Wireless after your 14-day free trial, check out this guide that Team Clark put together to take you step-by-step through the process.