Cricket Wireless International Add-Ons
Cricket Wireless is a popular MVNO that is owned by AT&T and operates on its network. Signing up for a Cricket Wireless phone plan gives you the benefit of AT&T’s excellent network while also avoiding a credit check. While many MVNOs don’t have physical stores, Cricket Wireless operates 5,000 stores nationwide, making them an accessible carrier option.
On top of offering affordable cell phone plans, Cricket Wireless also includes all taxes and fees in their plan pricing so you won’t be surprised by spending more than you originally planned. Some of their plans ($50/month and up) include international perks, such as calls and texts to Mexico and Canada and global texting, plus a few different international add-ons to help you stay connected with loved ones all around the world.
- Cricket Wireless International: $5/month
- Cricket Wireless International Extra: $15/month
- Cricket Wireless Individual Country Add-On: $10-$15/month
|Cricket Wireless International||$5/month||Unlimited talk to landlines in 35 countries|
|Cricket Wireless International Extra||$15/month||Unlimited talk to landlines in 35 countries, unlimited MMS to 35 countries, & 1,000 min of mobile-to-mobile calling from U.S. to 31 countries|
|Cricket Wireless Individual Country Add-On||$10-$15/month|
*must have min of $40/month plan
|Varying minutes from U.S. to country of your choice + unlimited SMS & MMS|
Cricket Wireless International
At just $5/month, Cricket Wireless International is Cricket’s cheapest international add-on. With this feature, you are able to make unlimited calls to landlines in 35 countries, including:
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
Although you can add this feature to your Cricket Wireless phone plan at any time, Cricket recommends adding it to your account at the beginning of your monthly billing cycle in order to get the best value for your money. You can cancel whenever you want.
Cricket Wireless International Extra
Cricket Wireless International Extra, which costs $15/month, includes the same feature as Cricket Wireless International (unlimited landline calls to 35 countries), plus unlimited picture/video messaging to 35 countries and 1,000 mobile-to-mobile minutes to 31 countries. Some of the mobile-capable countries include:
- United Kingdom
- South Korea
As with Cricket International, you can add International Extra at any time, but it makes the most sense to add it at the beginning of your monthly billing cycle to get the most use out of it.
Cricket Wireless Individual Country Add-Ons
The price of Cricket Wireless Individual Country add-on depends on which country you choose, but it ranges from $10/month to $15/month. In order to add this international, you must have a qualifying Cricket Wireless plan (minimum $40/month).
This feature includes a select number of calling minutes to landlines and/or mobile phones in the country of your choosing. You also receive unlimited text, picture, and video messaging from the U.S. to the selected country. Want to call loved ones in different countries? Cricket allows you to add as many as you want from the list of available countries.
The Cricket Wireless Individual Country add-on can be added as either a monthly recurring feature or a one-time feature, although one-time features aren’t available for all countries.
|Country||Price||Text/Picture/Video Messaging||Landline/Mobile Minutes|
|Dominican Republic||$10/month||Unlimited||200 mobile, unlimited landline|
|Jamaica (only available as monthly recurring)||$15/month||Unlimited||40|
It’s important to note that your minutes don’t rollover to your next billing cycle, so you’ll want to make sure to use what you have. If you run out of minutes in the middle of your billing cycle, you can always add on a one-time feature for your preferred country to receive additional minutes.
Why Choose Cricket Wireless
There are many advantages to choosing a phone plan through Cricket Wireless, including:
- Low-cost phone plans
- Taxes and fees included in pricing
- Great coverage
- 5,000 stores located throughout the U.S.
- Mexico and Canada privileges
The majority of MVNOs don’t have physical stores, which may be frustrating for people who want face-to-face customer service—that’s one of the major pros of choosing Cricket Wireless over other small carriers you may be considering. Plus, most small carriers don’t include taxes and fees in their pricing, but Cricket Wireless is upfront and transparent—their phone plans include all-in pricing.