Well Cricket services itself is not all the ""great"" price they claim it to be. I did the math and if you get an I-phone 4 or 5 here they sell it to your for 399-499. If you prorate that for 2 years your paying almost the same for cricket as you would verizon on there family share plan or other services. And the other phone services have better call quality and better service. The only way it would be smart is if you already own the phone and use there service.