3G Broadband Coverage refers to areas where Cricket's Broadband Internet service and your phone's wireless data features (i.e., Mobile Web, Picture Messaging, etc) are available.
Data Coverage refers to the areas where your Cricket phone will have access to the data features included in your rate plan (i.e., Mobile Web).
The Local Coverage Area is the area in which you live and where your service was activated. All of the normal features and services included in your plan should be available for use in your Local Coverage Area.
Nationwide Talk and Text refers to Cricket's wireless coverage area where customers can use their cell phone service to make and receive calls or text messages.
Cricket PAYGo phones work in all of Cricket's coverage areas. Outside of Cricket coverage areas you will see a roaming indicator on your phone and roaming rates will apply. Not all features on all phones are available while roaming.
PEC allows you to use your phone in areas outside Cricket's wireless and extended coverage areas without roaming charges.
Roaming minutes are used when you are using your phone outside of areas included in your plan. Remember, all Cricket cell phone plans include calling from your home area and from any Cricket market. Some plans already come with a certain number of nationwide roaming minutes; you can also add roaming minutes to your plan each month as an add-on or pay-as-you-go using Flex Bucket. See our coverage maps to learn more about coverage in the areas where you live, work and travel.
A tri-band phone supports 3 different frequency bands, allowing you to use your phone in all Cricket coverage areas without roaming, including our new extended coverage areas. Learn more about Tri-band.
Wireless coverage refers to areas where Cricket's cell phone service is available.
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