This is an unlocked phone that can be used with any carrier. Personally, I suggest buying one, heading straight over to Crickett, and jamming their SIM card in ASAP. But different areas have varying coverage. However, keep in mind, AT&T (Cricket) rules the school when it comes to tower infrastructure, and your data prioritization is most likely at worst going to be higher than most other carrier plans at their best that do nothing but mooch off the other cell towers. If you plan on being in a Verizon dominated area most of the time, yes it will work with Verizon.