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Staying Connected During Your Summer Family Vacation

     

    Today is summer solstice, commonly known as the first day of summer.  Well, technically, summer solstice is today at 11:54 AM EDT.

     

    This is the day with the longest period of daylight. Pretty cool, right?

     

    You know what else can sometimes feel like the longest day of the year? A day spent traveling with family.

     

    Whether traveling by train, plane or automobile, Cricket knows that your family vacation will likely be one of the most exciting and memorable experiences you'll have this summer.  We also know that it could potentially be a test of your patience, especially if you're lacking some key wireless essentials.

     

    According to a recent travel survey, nearly 100 million Americans – that’s 4 in every 10 U.S. adults – are planning to take a family vacation in 2019. Before you pack up and head out this summer, here are a few simple, better, smarter wireless tips Cricket wants you to keep in mind to make your device vacation ready:

     

    ·       Pack your charger. This might seem like a no brainer in our wireless world, but sometimes it’s the things we use everyday that somehow get left behind when packing for a trip. When packing your bags, consider every kind of charger you might need – for use in a car, in the hotel room or even a backup battery pack to enjoy while out and about doing the tourist thing. And if you’re traveling abroad, make sure you have a plug adapter.  

     

    ·       Pick your plan. With talk, text and data plans starting at just $30 a month, Cricket makes it easy to stay connected when you’re traveling.  And if you’re planning to travel to Canada or Mexico, Cricket Unlimited plans let you enjoy unlimited calls, texts and data to and from Mexico and Canada with no roaming charges.* All plans starting at $55 a month include unlimited text messages from the U.S. to 37 countries. We invite you to explore all the options and international features we offer before you take off.

     

    ·       Protect Your Device. For $7/month, you can protect your device from loss, theft, accidental or liquid damage, in-warranty exchanges and out-of-warranty mechanical and/or electrical malfunctions with Cricket Protect.

     

    ·       Personalize your device. Now that your phone is sufficiently charged, and you’ve got the right plan and protection for your travel needs, an important next step is making sure you–and your travel companions-- have the right apps. From navigation apps and public restroom locators to translation apps and currency converters, you’re just a few taps away from everything you need to know and do while vacationing. In advance of your travels, take time to think about all the ways you might want to use your phone to stay connected, informed and entertained during your travels—and then download the apps** that will enable you to do all that.

     

    Wherever your travels take you this summer, be safe, have fun and let us help you stay connected!

     

    *Mexico and Canada roaming includes calling/texting in Mexico, Canada and between the U.S., Mexico & Canada Also includes use of the high-speed data allotment from your plan while traveling in Mexico and Canada. Las velocidades reales de los datos varían según el equipo y la ubicación. Es posible que el roaming de datos internacionales se reduzca a velocidades 2G. La cantidad de textos, minutos de voz y datos usados en Canadá no debe superar el 50% de la cantidad total de textos, minutos de voz o datos en un mes (incluido el uso nacional) en ningún período de tres meses consecutivos, ya que de lo contrario el servicio se interrumpirá. No se garantizan los servicios de roaming, la cobertura es limitada en determinados mercados fuera de EE. UU. Se aplican otras restricciones.

     

    **Data rates may apply for app download.