Get an up to $180/year discount on our 10GB rate plan when you BYOD. Online only offer.*
*Get the 10GB/mo. plan for $25/mo. with $300 prepayment. Must open new account with new single line of service. Terms, usage & restrictions apply. Subject to change. See offer details.
Bring Your Own Phone
It’s easy, follow these three steps to start!
Unlock your device
Your device will need to be unlocked to work on the Cricket network. If it isn’t already unlocked, your original wireless carrier will unlock it for you as long as you meet their requirements.
Check device compatibility
Check that your unlocked phone or data device is compatible with the Cricket network. Some unlocked devices aren’t compatible with our network. We make it easy with our Device ID (IMEI) checker.
Note: Other carriers’ 5G devices may not have access to Cricket 5G service at this time.
Select a SIM card and plan
You will select a Cricket SIM kit or eSIM based on your device compatibility and add to your cart. Then, you will choose your plan. You can select from high-seed data and unlimited talk/text, or Data Only Plans for tablets and mobile hotspot devices.
1. Make sure your device is unlocked
You can check with your current carrier if you’re unsure if your device is unlocked. If not, make sure to reach out to them to have your device unlocked before you move to the next step.
2. Check your device’s compatibility
Check your device’s compatibility
Dial *#06# to get your phone’s Device ID number or find it in your phone’s settings.
Note: no dashes or spaces.
3. Get a Cricket SIM
Get a Cricket SIM
A Cricket SIM Kit will be added to your cart based on your plan and device type. You’ll select your specific plan in the next step.
Plan type: Voice and Data
Account type: Switching
I’ll make a one-time $300 payment for up to 12 months of the 10 GB plan, a $180 savings!
Sorry! You are not eligible for the bundle.
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At Cricket, you’ll get the plans you want and the service you need, so you can do more of what makes you happy.
Get a great big network that covers over 99% of Americans (based on overall coverage in U.S.).
Bring your number and the phone you love. (Device must be unlocked and compatible with the network.)
You can continue to use your current phone service until you're ready to activate your Cricket service.
No Annual Contracts
No Credit Check
No Hidden Fees
This IMEI checker may not cover all devices. Cricket cannot guarantee the performance of devices not sold by Cricket. Device must be compatible with the Cricket network and able to use a Cricket SIM card or eSIM. NOT ALL 5G DEVICES FROM OTHER CARRIERS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO 5G SERVICE ON THE CRICKET NETWORK. Data speeds vary by device capabilities and network technology used in your coverage area. 4G LTE coverage not available everywhere. Compatible rate plan required. Tax due at sale. By purchasing, activating, or using your phone and our service, you acknowledge and agree to the Cricket Wireless Terms and Conditions of Service. Coverage not available everywhere.
Please contact the company that previously provided wireless service for this device for help. Cricket cannot activate a device that another wireless company added to this list.
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