Cricket Wireless Coverage Map

Stetson Doggett
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Stetson Doggett
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Updated:
June 4, 2024

Does Cricket Wireless have good coverage?

Use the interactive maps below to check Cricket Wireless coverage in your area.

You can also download the free Coverage Map app for iPhone and Android to compare cellular coverage between carriers.

Map Key:
Great coverage
Good coverage
Poor coverage
Great coverage = stream 4K videos, video call, use your phone to its fullest potential
Good coverage = stream 480p videos, browse social media, stream music, use the web
Poor coverage = make phone calls, send a text
*The Estimated Coverage Map is created with coverage data from the FCC

Cricket Wireless Cell Phone Plans

Cricket 5GB
AT&T coverage
1 Line
$
30
/mo
+tax
tax included
2GB
high-speed, then 128Kbps
2GB priority
No hotspot
4K video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Cricket Unlimited 12 Months
AT&T coverage
1 Line
$
30
/mo
+tax
tax included
Unlimited
high-speed
Deprioritized
No hotspot
480p SD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Cricket 10GB
AT&T coverage
1 Line
$
35
/mo
+tax
tax included
10GB
high-speed, then 128Kbps
10GB priority
No hotspot
4K video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Cricket Unlimited
AT&T coverage
1 Line
$
50
/mo
+tax
tax included
Unlimited
high-speed
Deprioritized
No hotspot
480p SD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Cricket Unlimited + 15GB Hotspot
AT&T coverage
1 Line
$
55
/mo
+tax
tax included
Unlimited
high-speed
Unlimited priority
15GB hotspot
480p SD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Boost Infinite
AT&T or T-Mobile coverage
1 Line
$
25
/mo
+tax
tax included
30GB
high-speed, then 512Kbps
Deprioritized
5GB hotspot
480p SD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts

Cricket Wireless Coverage Quick Stats

Here are fast facts about Cricket Wireless coverage:

  • Carrier: Cricket Wireless
  • Network: AT&T
  • Total coverage: 78.1%
  • Total square miles covered: 2,602,364
  • 5G coverage: 43.3%
  • 5G square miles covered: 1,444,381

The above statistics come from our analysis of the FCC signal strength data for the United States.

Cricket Wireless Coverage

Cricket Wireless is owned by AT&T and runs off of the AT&T 4G LTE and 5G networks.

Cricket Wireless covers 99% of Americans

Check Cricket Wireless coverage in your area by using the interactive coverage maps at the top of this page. You can also download the free Coverage Map app for iPhone and Android.

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What network does Cricket Wireless use?

Cricket Wireless uses AT&T’s network for coverage.

Cricket Wireless 5G Coverage

Cricket Wireless 5G coverage map

Cricket Wireless provides 5G coverage on AT&T’s 5G networks.

AT&T currently has the second largest 5G network in the United States right now.

AT&T 5G covers 295 million people, or over 85% of Americans. 

Cricket Wireless gets full access to both AT&T’s 5G and 5G+ networks. AT&T’s regular 5G network boasts impressive coverage while using the new 5G technologies. The AT&T 5G+ network uses mid-band spectrum to deliver substantially faster cellular data speeds.

AT&T 5G+ covers 200 million people.

AT&T’s combination of a robust coverage footprint and reasonable data speeds have it ranking as the #1 best network in many states. 

You can check what network ranks best in your area using our free Coverage Check tool. 

Cricket Wireless LTE Coverage

Cricket Wireless LTE coverage map

Cricket Wireless provides nationwide LTE coverage on AT&T’s expansive LTE network.

AT&T LTE covers 99% of Americans.

It is also currently the network with the most coverage across the United States, covering just over 55% of the country. 

Cricket Wireless Coverage by State

Here is a breakdown of Cricket Wireless's great, good, and poor coverage areas in each state:

Sate Area Covered (sq km) Total Percent Covered Great Coverage Good Coverage Poor Coverage
Alabama 127,807 95.5% 31.8% 24.8% 39.0%
Alaska 76,215 8.4% 0.9% 1.5% 5.9%
Arizona 232,254 80.9% 17.9% 25.1% 38.0%
Arkansas 123,258 89.5% 23.4% 25.3% 40.8%
California 290,110 74.9% 23.1% 25.4% 26.5%
Colorado 233,583 86.7% 18.0% 26.3% 42.4%
Connecticut 12,825 99.5% 49.0% 28.4% 22.1%
Delaware 5,157 98.1% 65.8% 23.2% 9.1%
District of Columbia 177 100.0% 98.0% 2.0% 0.0%
Florida 129,902 93.7% 43.1% 24.0% 26.6%
Georgia 144,030 94.4% 31.2% 24.2% 39.0%
Hawaii 12,464 74.9% 19.6% 20.5% 34.8%
Idaho 122,556 56.8% 13.4% 16.2% 27.2%
Illinois 145,171 99.5% 44.4% 33.5% 21.6%
Indiana 93,150 99.4% 52.1% 28.1% 19.2%
Iowa 133,006 91.3% 30.9% 26.2% 34.1%
Kansas 211,410 99.2% 38.1% 35.2% 25.8%
Kentucky 95,928 91.7% 26.9% 25.7% 39.1%
Louisiana 115,463 95.6% 40.9% 24.1% 30.6%
Maine 41,902 69.9% 12.6% 19.6% 37.7%
Maryland 26,131 93.5% 51.1% 25.3% 17.2%
Massachusetts 20,836 99.0% 47.7% 29.1% 22.2%
Michigan 139,122 92.3% 43.0% 20.8% 28.6%
Minnesota 202,445 96.1% 38.2% 30.9% 27.0%
Mississippi 117,415 95.1% 33.1% 24.4% 37.6%
Missouri 177,952 98.5% 42.8% 28.8% 26.9%
Montana 267,968 70.4% 15.1% 20.8% 34.5%
Nebraska 190,094 94.9% 22.5% 37.7% 34.7%
Nevada 187,944 65.6% 11.7% 22.2% 31.7%
New Hampshire 20,917 88.9% 33.7% 30.7% 24.5%
New Jersey 19,585 99.6% 69.3% 17.9% 12.4%
New Mexico 274,060 87.8% 26.4% 28.9% 32.5%
New York 111,916 88.8% 31.0% 23.9% 33.9%
North Carolina 113,792 87.9% 27.4% 24.3% 36.2%
North Dakota 180,971 98.8% 34.8% 37.2% 26.8%
Ohio 105,666 98.9% 59.2% 24.7% 15.0%
Oklahoma 170,337 94.3% 41.1% 29.2% 24.0%
Oregon 159,645 64.7% 14.3% 16.1% 34.2%
Pennsylvania 109,967 93.7% 41.4% 25.3% 27.0%
Rhode Island 2,831 99.6% 60.5% 25.5% 13.7%
South Carolina 77,516 96.4% 40.1% 25.2% 31.1%
South Dakota 196,016 97.9% 35.7% 36.0% 26.2%
Tennessee 102,316 93.9% 32.9% 23.4% 37.6%
Texas 639,511 93.3% 29.5% 30.3% 33.5%
Utah 195,809 89.6% 27.4% 27.9% 34.2%
Vermont 21,497 86.3% 16.4% 28.7% 41.2%
Virginia 88,725 84.6% 24.8% 20.2% 39.6%
Washington 125,575 75.8% 25.5% 21.6% 28.7%
West Virginia 44,993 71.7% 15.6% 17.5% 38.6%
Wisconsin 123,924 85.3% 32.2% 20.3% 32.8%
Wyoming 178,252 70.5% 9.9% 20.0% 40.7%

Cricket Wireless 5G Coverage by State

Here is a breakdown of how good Cricket Wireless's 5G coverage is in each state:

Sate Area Covered (sq km) Total 5G Coverage Great 5G Coverage Good 5G Coverage Poor 5G Coverage
Alabama 73,443 54.9% 12.5% 13.6% 28.8%
Alaska 26,233 2.9% 0.4% 0.4% 2.1%
Arizona 52,570 18.3% 4.2% 2.8% 11.3%
Arkansas 100,108 72.7% 16.3% 14.8% 41.6%
California 208,469 53.8% 15.5% 10.6% 27.8%
Colorado 79,728 29.6% 4.1% 4.2% 21.3%
Connecticut 10,358 80.4% 16.5% 20.1% 43.7%
Delaware 4,763 90.6% 29.1% 20.5% 41.1%
District of Columbia 177 100.0% 87.9% 10.9% 1.2%
Florida 115,370 83.2% 30.8% 14.9% 37.5%
Georgia 99,537 65.3% 13.1% 12.3% 39.9%
Hawaii 10,118 60.8% 15.9% 12.5% 32.4%
Idaho 34,843 16.1% 2.4% 2.5% 11.3%
Illinois 96,602 66.2% 19.1% 9.1% 38.1%
Indiana 81,754 87.2% 26.9% 17.0% 43.3%
Iowa 15,985 11.0% 1.6% 1.7% 7.7%
Kansas 110,343 51.8% 8.5% 8.5% 34.8%
Kentucky 51,619 49.4% 9.5% 8.9% 30.9%
Louisiana 91,822 76.0% 26.9% 12.1% 37.0%
Maine 28,424 47.4% 4.5% 9.8% 33.1%
Maryland 24,791 88.7% 29.3% 23.0% 36.4%
Massachusetts 17,207 81.8% 17.3% 19.7% 44.8%
Michigan 99,955 66.3% 17.9% 11.3% 37.1%
Minnesota 137,021 65.1% 14.4% 10.2% 40.4%
Mississippi 47,197 38.2% 6.4% 5.8% 26.0%
Missouri 118,436 65.6% 15.3% 14.3% 36.0%
Montana 122,991 32.3% 4.6% 5.7% 22.0%
Nebraska 13,816 6.9% 0.8% 0.8% 5.4%
Nevada 82,257 28.7% 6.5% 4.9% 17.3%
New Hampshire 4,621 19.7% 2.1% 3.6% 14.0%
New Jersey 17,850 90.8% 45.1% 18.2% 27.5%
New Mexico 110,624 35.4% 5.3% 5.0% 25.1%
New York 91,276 72.4% 16.6% 15.7% 40.1%
North Carolina 34,924 27.0% 2.9% 4.9% 19.1%
North Dakota 123,464 67.4% 12.5% 10.9% 44.0%
Ohio 99,346 93.0% 36.7% 23.9% 32.3%
Oklahoma 113,312 62.7% 18.8% 15.6% 28.3%
Oregon 40,174 16.3% 3.7% 3.1% 9.5%
Pennsylvania 92,557 78.9% 21.7% 21.8% 35.4%
Rhode Island 2,403 84.6% 23.6% 17.7% 43.3%
South Carolina 38,295 47.6% 9.8% 10.0% 27.8%
South Dakota 136,398 68.1% 14.2% 13.0% 40.9%
Tennessee 50,788 46.6% 8.9% 8.5% 29.3%
Texas 422,042 61.6% 15.6% 10.8% 35.2%
Utah 116,991 53.5% 9.5% 9.0% 35.0%
Vermont 3,052 12.3% 0.8% 1.4% 10.1%
Virginia 44,891 42.8% 7.6% 8.3% 26.9%
Washington 83,926 50.6% 12.0% 10.3% 28.4%
West Virginia 28,996 46.2% 8.4% 10.6% 27.2%
Wisconsin 49,537 34.1% 7.2% 6.5% 20.4%
Wyoming 79,528 31.5% 3.3% 5.7% 22.5%

Cricket Wireless Data Speeds by State

These are the median download and upload speeds users have gotten on Cricket Wireless in each of the states:

State Cricket Wireless Median Download Speeds Cricket Wireless Median Upload Speeds Cricket Wireless Median Latency
Alabama 47.0 Mbps 7.3 Mbps 40 ms
Alaska 16.9 Mbps 10.6 Mbps 67 ms
Arizona 42.2 Mbps 7.5 Mbps 43 ms
Arkansas 36.8 Mbps 9.3 Mbps 45 ms
California 52.3 Mbps 11.3 Mbps 35 ms
Colorado 55.1 Mbps 11.0 Mbps 45 ms
Connecticut 62.9 Mbps 9.1 Mbps 33 ms
Delaware 87.0 Mbps 8.4 Mbps 34 ms
District of Columbia 76.1 Mbps 15.4 Mbps 30 ms
Florida 82.2 Mbps 12.6 Mbps 34 ms
Georgia 52.3 Mbps 10.2 Mbps 30 ms
Hawaii 42.4 Mbps 10.5 Mbps 26 ms
Idaho 23.6 Mbps 7.2 Mbps 42 ms
Illinois 98.3 Mbps 13.0 Mbps 30 ms
Indiana 82.3 Mbps 11.8 Mbps 37 ms
Iowa 60.7 Mbps 7.2 Mbps 42 ms
Kansas 66.2 Mbps 9.3 Mbps 38 ms
Kentucky 51.1 Mbps 10.5 Mbps 58 ms
Louisiana 48.4 Mbps 10.4 Mbps 49 ms
Maine 36.6 Mbps 7.5 Mbps 47 ms
Maryland 68.4 Mbps 10.5 Mbps 30 ms
Massachusetts 74.6 Mbps 11.0 Mbps 33 ms
Michigan 101.2 Mbps 8.2 Mbps 32 ms
Minnesota 41.5 Mbps 9.3 Mbps 47 ms
Mississippi 30.6 Mbps 7.0 Mbps 58 ms
Missouri 51.4 Mbps 8.4 Mbps 38 ms
Montana 76.2 Mbps 11.1 Mbps 68 ms
Nebraska 66.8 Mbps 7.8 Mbps 51 ms
Nevada 114.9 Mbps 14.3 Mbps 29 ms
New Hampshire 45.0 Mbps 8.9 Mbps 42 ms
New Jersey 61.2 Mbps 10.4 Mbps 44 ms
New Mexico 20.6 Mbps 9.8 Mbps 55 ms
New York 67.7 Mbps 13.1 Mbps 38 ms
North Carolina 55.3 Mbps 8.2 Mbps 40 ms
North Dakota 74.7 Mbps 11.3 Mbps 59 ms
Ohio 72.8 Mbps 11.5 Mbps 40 ms
Oklahoma 37.7 Mbps 9.8 Mbps 40 ms
Oregon 38.3 Mbps 7.5 Mbps 41 ms
Pennsylvania 67.6 Mbps 11.1 Mbps 43 ms
Rhode Island 122.3 Mbps 13.0 Mbps 30 ms
South Carolina 76.9 Mbps 11.0 Mbps 40 ms
South Dakota 73.0 Mbps 8.4 Mbps 46 ms
Tennessee 49.5 Mbps 9.5 Mbps 43 ms
Texas 44.1 Mbps 12.0 Mbps 34 ms
Utah 74.5 Mbps 10.6 Mbps 33 ms
Vermont 39.5 Mbps 8.4 Mbps 42 ms
Virginia 63.8 Mbps 11.9 Mbps 38 ms
Washington 46.6 Mbps 9.4 Mbps 34 ms
West Virginia 64.0 Mbps 13.7 Mbps 65 ms
Wisconsin 54.4 Mbps 8.5 Mbps 46 ms
Wyoming 15.7 Mbps 8.3 Mbps 78 ms

Cricket Wireless vs. Verizon Coverage

Cricket Wireless has roughly 10.7% more coverage than Verizon.

Cricket Wireless covers 78.1% of the U.S. while Verizon covers only 67.4% of the U.S.

Both networks are excellent and cover a huge amount of the country:

When it comes to 5G coverage, Cricket Wireless has substantially more 5G coverage than Verizon.

Cricket Wireless covers 43.3% of the U.S. and over 295 million people with 5G. 

Verizon’s 5G network still covers an impressive 230 million people, however, it is available in just 14.5% of the U.S.:

Both Cricket Wireless and Verizon have similar data speeds. 

According to data submitted by users, Cricket Wireless has a median download speed of 61.17 Mbps. Verizon has a median download speed of 61.23 Mbps. Both carriers have similar median upload speeds, too. Cricket Wireless got 11.29 Mbps for upload and Verizon got 11.65 Mbps.

Overall, both Cricket Wireless and Verizon have exceptional coverage across the United States. 

You will likely get great service on both carriers in cities and in more rural areas.

You will find more 5G coverage on Cricket Wireless though, which could mean having slightly faster data speeds.

However, coverage can vary a lot from state to state or city to city. It may not be a bad idea to use the Coverage Check tool to see what carrier is better where you live.

It may also be worth checking the Verizon coverage map to see how it performs in your area. 

Cricket Wireless vs. T-Mobile Coverage

Cricket Wireless has 31.5% more coverage than T-Mobile.

Even though both carriers cover over 99% of Americans, Cricket Wireless covers an impressive 78.1% of the United States. 

T-Mobile, meanwhile, only covers 46.6% of the U.S.

If you travel to more rural areas or road trip across the country, you are more likely to have service on Cricket:

Cricket Wireless also has more 5G coverage than T-Mobile.

You'll find Cricket Wireless 5G in 43.3% of the U.S.

T-Mobile 5G is only available in 36.0% of the U.S.:

Cricket Wireless is a bit slower than T-Mobile. 

Most of Cricket’s 5G coverage is made up of low-band 5G, which has about the same speeds as 4G LTE.

T-Mobile, on the other hand, has been rolling out their Ultra Capacity 5G network. This uses new mid-band 5G spectrum, which is way faster. T-Mobile Ultra Capacity 5G covers over 275 million people.

In terms of actual numbers, Cricket Wireless has median download speeds of 61.17 Mbps. 

T-Mobile is 2.5x faster than Cricket with a median download speed of 152.34 Mbps.

Both carriers have similar median upload speeds ranging from 10 to 20 Mbps. 

Overall, T-Mobile will likely deliver a better experience in cities and densely populated areas thanks to its faster 5G. However, Cricket Wireless will give you coverage in more locations thanks to its expansive coverage footprint. Cricket may be a better option if you travel outside of cities or do road trips across the U.S.

Of course, coverage and data speeds vary a lot from location to location, so check coverage in your area with our coverage check tool.

You can also check the T-Mobile coverage map to see what service looks like in your area. 

Cricket Wireless vs. AT&T Coverage

Cricket Wireless has the exact same coverage as AT&T because Cricket is owned by AT&T and uses the AT&T network for coverage.

Cricket Wireless Coverage Frequently Asked Questions

Is Cricket Wireless coverage good?

Yes, Cricket Wireless coverage is good. It uses AT&T’s 4G LTE and 5G networks for coverage. The AT&T network is the largest network in the United States right now. It covers 99% of Americans and 55% of the land area in the U.S.

Does Cricket Wireless offer 5G?

Cricket Wireless customers can enjoy 5G coverage on AT&T’s 5G network. 

Does Cricket Wireless have coverage in Canada?

Cricket Wireless’s two unlimited plans include unlimited talk, text, and data roaming in Canada at no extra charge.

Does Cricket Wireless have coverage in Mexico?

Cricket Wireless’s two unlimited plans include free unlimited talk, text, and data in Mexico.

Does Cricket Wireless have international coverage?

Cricket Wireless does not offer international data roaming.

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