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- Add a Universal SIM Card Kit to your cart.
- Choose a plan and select your phone number.
- Check out and wait for your order to arrive.
- Activate your Cricket service at cricketwireless.com/activate
Tip: Don't worry! We won't start your monthly billing cycle until you activate, so you won't pay for any days without service.Add to Cart
Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) to Cricket
You want to change your cell phone carrier, but you don't want to buy a new phone. What can you do? How about bringing it to Cricket, where we make the BYOP process easy.
Steps to Bringing Your Own Phone
- Verify you have an unlocked phone (Learn "What is an unlocked phone?")
- Check that your cell phone is compatible with our network - find your device ID number (IMEI) and use the quick-check tool above.
- Pick your plan - To get the most out of a great phone, you need a great cell phone plan. Sign up for one of our affordable prepaid phone plans and enjoy cheap prices with no annual contract.
- Watch for your SIM card to arrive - After you select a plan, you'll receive a subscriber access card (SIM card), usually within two business days
- Make the switch - Insert your SIM card, activate your new cell phone service in seconds online, and you're ready to go. You've just brought your phone to Cricket's fast, reliable 4G LTE network.
Now you can have it all - a phone you love on a network you can rely on. Switch to Cricket now and experience a more satisfying phone service.