5Kbps data speed after allowance?!

  • 4 December 2018
  • 3 replies

I was just reading the details of the 5 GB plan and I noticed it now states:

"5 GB high-speed data with speeds up to 4G LTE; reduced to 5 Kbps after allowance is used"

Wow! That is ridiculously slow. When did this change from 128 kbps? Is the 5 kpbs a typo?

3 replies

Userlevel 4

@DeVo35  Thank you for visiting and posting on the Cricket Community Forum and bringing this to our attention. I checked the data plan it self and the fine print at the bottom of our website and it states " For other plans with high-speed data allowances, speeds will be reduced to 128Kbps max if you exceed your plan's monthly data allowance. Actual speed varies by device and location. For more information on Cricket's mobile broadband service, visit Mobile Broadband Information." Can you send us a link where you are seeing the kps?

Apparently, I can only access the information when I am logged into my account.  However, here is a direct copy/paste:




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5 GB Plan Includes:
  • 5 GB high-speed data with speeds up to 4G LTE; reduced to 5 Kbps after allowance is used
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Userlevel 4

@DeVo35 Thanks for the heads up! We will make sure to forward this over to the right department. Looks like there is a typo in the system, it should be 128kbs and not 5 kbs.