Cricket Wireless Coverage Map

Does Cricket Wireless have good cell coverage?

Stetson Doggett
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Stetson Doggett
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Updated:
December 6, 2023
Cricket Wireless logo overlayed on map of the United States

How good is Cricket Wireless coverage?

In this article we will cover:

  • Cricket Wireless coverage stats
  • Cricket Wireless coverage map
  • Cricket Wireless 5G coverage
  • Cricket Wireless 4G LTE coverage
  • Cricket Wireless vs. Verizon coverage
  • Cricket Wireless vs. T-Mobile coverage
  • Cricket Wireless vs. AT&T coverage

Let's dive in!

Cricket Wireless Coverage Quick Stats

  • Carrier: Cricket Wireless
  • Network: AT&T
  • Total area covered: 74.6%
  • Total square miles covered: 6,024,212
  • 5G area covered: 41.4%
  • 5G square miles covered: 3,345,127

The above statistics come from our analysis of the FCC signal strength data for the contiguous United States. The statistics ignore coverage data for Alaska and Hawaii. You can still see coverage data for Alaska and Hawaii in the interactive map below and in the table that shows cellular coverage by state.

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 two coverage maps below. 

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Cricket Wireless Coverage Map

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

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

State Total Coverage Great Coverage Good Coverage Poor Coverage
Alabama 95.2% 31.0% 25.8% 38.5%
Alaska 8.4% 0.9% 1.5% 6.1%
Arizona 74.6% 13.3% 20.5% 40.9%
Arkansas 87.4% 21.2% 24.4% 41.8%
California 78.5% 32.5% 23.3% 22.7%
Colorado 85.1% 16.4% 25.0% 43.7%
Connecticut 99.8% 46.3% 35.6% 17.9%
Delaware 97.9% 54.6% 26.4% 16.9%
District of Columbia 100.0% 93.0% 7.1% 0.0%
Florida 93.4% 42.2% 23.8% 27.4%
Georgia 94.0% 30.3% 23.9% 39.8%
Hawaii 77.4% 20.4% 21.1% 35.9%
Idaho 56.7% 12.7% 16.1% 27.9%
Illinois 99.3% 40.6% 33.0% 25.7%
Indiana 99.1% 47.9% 28.5% 22.7%
Iowa 87.7% 23.9% 24.1% 39.6%
Kansas 98.6% 31.6% 33.8% 33.2%
Kentucky 90.0% 24.9% 24.5% 40.6%
Louisiana 95.7% 38.3% 24.8% 32.6%
Maine 63.2% 9.5% 16.5% 37.2%
Maryland 93.2% 45.7% 26.6% 20.9%
Massachusetts 99.6% 43.9% 35.0% 20.6%
Michigan 88.1% 33.2% 21.4% 33.5%
Minnesota 93.3% 30.3% 30.1% 32.9%
Mississippi 94.5% 30.5% 23.7% 40.3%
Missouri 98.1% 38.3% 29.5% 30.3%
Montana 69.5% 12.7% 19.6% 37.2%
Nebraska 94.1% 19.5% 34.0% 40.6%
Nevada 60.8% 10.0% 20.2% 30.6%
New Hampshire 96.6% 39.7% 36.7% 20.1%
New Jersey 98.9% 63.2% 19.5% 16.3%
New Mexico 84.7% 19.8% 27.6% 37.2%
New York 86.5% 26.7% 23.0% 36.7%
North Carolina 86.3% 26.1% 23.4% 36.8%
North Dakota 98.2% 27.2% 35.8% 35.2%
Ohio 98.1% 42.4% 29.4% 26.2%
Oklahoma 93.3% 30.8% 29.5% 33.1%
Oregon 58.4% 11.0% 14.2% 33.2%
Pennsylvania 92.4% 37.0% 26.5% 29.0%
Rhode Island 99.6% 74.3% 22.8% 2.5%
South Carolina 95.6% 39.0% 24.9% 31.7%
South Dakota 96.9% 27.7% 35.0% 34.2%
Tennessee 92.4% 31.1% 22.9% 38.4%
Texas 92.7% 27.7% 29.7% 35.3%
Utah 87.6% 23.0% 27.2% 37.4%
Vermont 96.0% 14.9% 31.0% 50.1%
Virginia 81.5% 22.3% 19.1% 40.1%
Washington 70.4% 20.0% 20.5% 29.9%
West Virginia 68.0% 14.8% 16.6% 36.7%
Wisconsin 78.3% 27.3% 18.4% 32.6%
Wyoming 70.8% 10.1% 19.7% 41.0%

Cricket Wireless 5G Coverage by State

State Total 5G Coverage Great 5G Coverage Good 5G Coverage Poor 5G Coverage
Alabama 59.4% 24.5% 22.1% 12.9%
Alaska 2.3% 0.6% 0.8% 0.9%
Arizona 21.1% 7.1% 7.4% 6.5%
Arkansas 68.8% 22.1% 25.4% 21.3%
California 54.2% 28.5% 17.2% 8.6%
Colorado 40.9% 9.6% 14.2% 17.1%
Connecticut 89.6% 47.8% 35.5% 6.3%
Delaware 93.4% 56.6% 27.0% 9.7%
District of Columbia 100.0% 94.2% 5.8% 0.0%
Florida 85.2% 41.2% 24.1% 19.9%
Georgia 61.8% 27.3% 20.8% 13.7%
Hawaii 53.4% 21.6% 20.7% 11.2%
Idaho 18.4% 5.2% 7.3% 5.9%
Illinois 76.1% 33.6% 27.3% 15.1%
Indiana 92.9% 48.1% 29.6% 15.2%
Iowa 10.6% 4.2% 3.7% 2.7%
Kansas 51.4% 18.5% 18.7% 14.3%
Kentucky 58.6% 22.0% 21.4% 15.2%
Louisiana 77.7% 35.5% 22.6% 19.6%
Maine 32.2% 8.1% 11.6% 12.4%
Maryland 88.7% 46.3% 28.7% 13.8%
Massachusetts 86.7% 44.8% 34.0% 7.9%
Michigan 67.2% 30.4% 21.1% 15.7%
Minnesota 76.9% 26.8% 27.0% 23.2%
Mississippi 32.8% 12.0% 10.2% 10.7%
Missouri 75.8% 34.8% 26.4% 14.6%
Montana 31.7% 8.7% 13.0% 10.1%
Nebraska 6.4% 1.8% 2.9% 1.7%
Nevada 27.8% 7.1% 11.3% 9.4%
New Hampshire 18.4% 10.8% 6.8% 0.8%
New Jersey 90.4% 63.9% 19.4% 7.1%
New Mexico 45.7% 13.0% 18.0% 14.7%
New York 63.5% 28.2% 24.7% 10.6%
North Carolina 22.4% 9.9% 8.3% 4.2%
North Dakota 82.2% 24.0% 31.9% 26.4%
Ohio 89.8% 41.8% 31.3% 16.7%
Oklahoma 64.6% 26.1% 23.7% 14.8%
Oregon 16.2% 5.9% 5.6% 4.8%
Pennsylvania 77.7% 38.5% 26.4% 12.7%
Rhode Island 93.1% 71.5% 20.2% 1.4%
South Carolina 30.3% 16.1% 10.2% 4.0%
South Dakota 81.3% 25.0% 31.3% 25.0%
Tennessee 51.6% 20.0% 16.6% 15.0%
Texas 72.6% 24.7% 25.2% 22.6%
Utah 53.5% 19.9% 21.6% 12.0%
Vermont 13.4% 3.6% 6.6% 3.2%
Virginia 41.1% 15.5% 13.5% 12.1%
Washington 49.8% 19.0% 19.1% 11.7%
West Virginia 45.4% 15.6% 16.4% 13.4%
Wisconsin 38.8% 19.4% 12.3% 7.1%
Wyoming 33.4% 8.2% 14.3% 10.9%

Cricket Wireless Data Speeds by State

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 a bit more coverage than Verizon.

Cricket Wireless covers 74.6% of the U.S. while Verizon covers 71.5% 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 41.4% of the U.S. and over 295 million people with 5G. 

Verizon’s 5G network covers only 230 million people and just 14.7% 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 better coverage than T-Mobile does.

Even though both carriers cover over 99% of Americans, Cricket Wireless covers an impressive 74.6% of the land area in the United States. 

T-Mobile, meanwhile, only covers 59.5% of the land area in 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 has a bit less 5G coverage than T-Mobile does.

Cricket Wireless covers 41.4% of the U.S. with 5G while T-Mobile covers 49.0% of the U.S. with 5G.

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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