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Cricket BYOD SIM Kit Now Available on Amazon

April 1, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Looking to switch over to Cricket? Well good news. Their Bring Your Own Device or BYOD, SIM kit is now available on Amazon. And it’s eligible for Prime shipping on orders of $35 or more. What Cricket has done here is pretty cool. They include a nano sim card, along with a mini and micro SIM card tray adapter. So it’s basically one size fits all devices. So there’s no need to figure out if your device uses a nano SIM, micro SIM or mini SIM. Also included in the kit is documentation for activating your new SIM card and getting started. Which is quite easy to do.

“Like Amazon, Cricket is all about delivering the best customer experience possible,” said Jake Mullins, head of operations, Cricket Wireless. “We’ve built our business on providing first-class nationwide wireless service at a value price – and we make it simple.  By working with Amazon, one of the world’s best resources for mobile products and information, we’ll be able to show more customers that there is a smarter choice in wireless – and that choice is Cricket.”

Cricket Wireless is owned and operated by AT&T. AT&T bought Cricket recently and rolled their Aio service into Cricket. So this means that Cricket operates on AT&T’s towers. However, 4G LTE speeds are throttled at 8mbps. Which is likely perfect for most people, but important to let everyone know. Cricket also has some pretty amazing plans, starting at $35 per month – after a $5 auto-pay credit. That plan gets you 2.5GB of data, next up is their $45 plan, which is $50 if you don’t do auto-pay, and that gets you 5GB of data. Next is the $60 plan which gives you 10GB of data. There’s also another plan that is currently available for a limited time, which gets you 20GB of data for just $60 per month. You also get unlimited talk and text for that price. If you use a lot of data, I’d definitely think about checking out that 20GB plan at that price point.

You can bring over any GSM smartphone to Cricket that is unlocked. So the Nexus 6 would work great there. Again it runs on AT&T’s towers, so it just needs to support their bands.