Cricket Wireless Offers the Ad-supported Tier of HBO Max for Free to New and Existing Customers on the $60 Unlimited Plan

  • 20 August 2021
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Cricket Wireless Offers the Ad-supported Tier of HBO Max for Free to New and Existing Customers on the $60 Unlimited Plan
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What’s the News?

Starting August 20, Cricket Wireless will offer the ad-supported tier of HBO Max for free to new and existing customers on our $60/mo. unlimited plan,1 which comes with 15GB of mobile hotspot and access to our 5G network on eligible devices. Whether at home or on the go, Cricket customers on this plan can activate their subscription and immediately dive into HBO Max’s portfolio of premium, award-winning and iconic programming for no additional charge, a value of $9.99 per month.

Why Does It Matter?

HBO Max is WarnerMedia’s streaming platform that offers more than 13,000 hours of best-in-class entertainment, featuring the greatest array of storytelling for all audiences with the iconic brands of HBO, Warner Bros, DC, Cartoon Network, Turner Classic Movies and more. By adding the recently launched ad-supported tier of HBO Max to our Cricket plan, more consumers can experience the entertainment only HBO Max can provide.

What’s the Deal?

It’s simple. New and existing Cricket customers on our $60/mo. unlimited plan, will now have access to their favorite shows and an extensive collection of new and original programming directly to their device for no additional charge. In addition to viewing shows from their phones, customers can access this epic library of all the best TV series and movies—all in HD—by downloading the HBO Max app on a supported device. Some of that content includes:

  • New HBO and HBO Max Originals series like Friends: The Reunion, the recently rebooted Gossip Girl, Hacks, and The White Lotus
  • Fan-favorite TV shows like Game of Thrones, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and The Big Bang Theory
  • Cartoons for grownups (Rick and Morty) and kids (classic and new Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera shows)
  • The iconic library of classic and cult films from Warner Bros., including The Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, The Lord of the Rings and The Matrix trilogies, and more
  • Original series from CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, TBS, TNT and more, as well as third-party licensed content.

Cricket’s $60 unlimited plan includes 15GB of mobile hotspot, 100 GB of cloud storage, unlimited calls to and from Mexico and Canada and access to our 5G network for customers with a 5G-enabled device. In addition, customers who sign up for a new line of service on the $60 UNL plan receive a one-year membership to Sam’s Club and access to the Acorns saving and investing app.

How Does It Work?

Existing HBO Max customers who are on Cricket’s $60 unlimited plan can download the app and use their Cricket Wireless credentials to start this benefit. New and other existing customers can get or upgrade to the $60/mo. plan and get access to the ad-supported tier of HBO Max on us. For example, existing customers on the $55/mo. UNL plan who want to access can upgrade their wireless plan for just $5 more a month.

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hope to watch next world cup


Today is the 24th. Ive spent the last 3 weeks trying to access the HBOmax.  I pay for 60 a month and all I get is can’t verify subscription. And yes I’ve been over all trouble shooting dozens of times. 

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I contacted chat support on Facebook and on the corporate website; they were unable to resolve the issue at this time, but they did escalate the problem to the IT department. Seeing this issue brought up by numerous individuals is reassuring, since it indicates that it isn't a one-off situation that will be addressed.

I'll keep you updated on what occurs.


Cricket Wireless is committed to supporting the growth of mobile Internet and providing the best customer experience. As a result, Cricket plans to end service on 3G (UMTS) wireless networks by February 2022. This will allow additional space on Cricket's mobile Internet network.


Since replying months ago, I have been able to successfully login using only a laptop 💻 or 🖥️ computer but not via the cell 📞. There is something the matter with the way the ‘tokens’ are handled during the authentication process. I highly recommended anyone with issues try using a computer if available as I have not been able to login using the smartphone. 


I signed in through the cricket website and all went well 


I'll keep you updated on what occurs.  mobdro app


Is there a way to upgrade to the ad free version if I am willing to pay an upcharge? I have looked everywhere and cannot find a way to do this.


Still not synchronizing huh? Or is it just me?