Boost Mobil Vs. Cricket Cell Service

by Michael Ryan
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Boost Mobile and Cricket Wireless both offer prepaid cellular services that offer a lot of options for a low monthly rate. In exchange for the low usage fees, subscribers must pay higher retail prices for their phones.


Both Boost and Cricket offer wireless voice, text and data plans over cellular networks. Boost offers a larger roaming network, while Cricket's coverage is concentrated on larger cities with limited roaming ability.


Getting a cell phone and pan without a credit check is important for some consumers. Both carriers offer contract-free plans, where failure to pay will simply result in a service interruption.


Boost Mobile is a division of the Sprint Nextel conglomerate, so you can expect good coverage in most markets large and small. As with other Sprint brands, roaming is included in Boost Mobile plans.


Boost and Cricket both offer a range of phone styles, including flip phones and smartphones. Cricket's plans are focused on flat monthly fees, while Boost offers monthly and pay-as-you-go plans.


If you plan to use a lot of data or send a large number of texts, a pay-as-you-go-plan might not be the best choice. In this case, consider one of the prepaid monthly plans offered by Boost or Cricket.


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Michael Ryan is a freelance writer with professional experiences in the auto industry and academic training in music. Ryan earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Olivet College. Since college, he has been a featured speaker at music conferences at the University of Michigan and Bowling Green State University. Ryan is a published writer, with work featured on websites including eHow and

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