What are the typical charges for premium text messaging purchases?
Some campaigns are referred to as “standard rate” which means there is no extra charge, as long as text messaging is included in your service plan OR you are paying a monthly fee for the text messaging feature.
Many campaigns are “premium” and have a wide range of price points, such as $0.99, $1.99, $2.99, $4.99 and $9.99. Some purchases are charged as a one-time transaction and others are daily, weekly or monthly subscriptions requiring recurring payments. The cost of the campaign or mobile content is noted when the short code is advertised and when you receive your advice-of-charge, terms and conditions text message on your Cricket phone. If you receive an error message noting that the message was not accepted, you will not be charged for transaction.