We make it easy to transfer your number to Cricket, also known as porting your number. Whether you're a new customer or you want to add a line to your existing Cricket account, we make it simple to port your number in.

 

How Transfers Work

When you place an online order, you'll need to provide your current wireless account information at checkout. We'll contact your current service provider to confirm we can transfer your number. The info you provide must match your current service provider's records exactly. If there is a mismatch in the data, the transfer will be delayed.

Here are some quick tips that may be helpful if you are porting your number during your online order:

  • When you're ordering new wireless service online, choose Transfer My Number and enter the phone number you wish to transfer.
  • At step 3 of checkout (Transfer Number), you'll need to enter the required current wireless account information. Be sure to enter it correctly the first time so we can process the request.

 

What You Need to Transfer Your Number (Porting)

  • Current wireless account number
  • Current account PIN, password, or passcode
  • Last four digits of your Social Security Number
  • Billing ZIP code on account

 

What to Expect when Porting In

We'll collect your account information when you order new service and begin working with your current carrier to approve the transfer. We won't actually transfer your phone number to Cricket until you activate. Here are a few things you'll want to know:

  • If we can't confirm your transfer immediately, we'll work with your current wireless company and email you when we have an update. Please check your email in case we need you to take additional steps.
  • Your current service will continue to work until you activate.
  • Don't cancel your current wireless service. Your number must be active so we can transfer it to Cricket.
  • We'll contact you if we need help confirming your transfer.
  • When you activate, you may have what we call "mixed service" for up to 4 hours. This means that your old device may receive calls while your new device can make calls. This is due to the time it takes for the transfer to process through all the systems between your current wireless company and Cricket.
  • SMS/MMS messages could take up to 8 hours to work properly while the transfer processes.
  • Data will work on your new phone immediately after you activate.

We'll ship your new phone or SIM card. Once it arrives, you will be able to activate your service and complete your transfer.

 

Numbers That Can't Be Transferred

Some numbers are not eligible to be transferred to Cricket:

  • Canceled
  • Disconnected
  • Home phone
  • International
  • Toll-free
  • VoIP (voice over IP) numbers, such as Skype or Google Voice
  • Numbers from some smaller wireless companies that have opted out of the number porting process

If your number can't be transferred, you can always get a new Cricket number.

If you need assistance with this process at any time, please call or chat with Customer Support.

 

Transfer My Number FAQs

The best time to transfer your number is when you first sign up Cricket service. If you've already set up service with Cricket, you'll need to set up a new account with the number you would like to transfer and pay for this new service. We can't transfer funds from your current account to a new account, so you may want to do this at the end of your bill cycle.

We'll transfer your number to Cricket when you activate your service. During this process, you may be able to make calls with your new Cricket phone or SIM card, but continue to receive calls on your old phone. This could last up to 4 hours. Text, picture, and video messages usually work within 4 hours, but could take up to 8 hours. Data should work immediately.

If you brought your own phone and data isn't working, you may need to update your settings manually. Visit Phone Support for troubleshooting and setup tutorials.

If your number can't be transferred, you can still join the Cricket network by starting a new order. You just need to select a new Cricket number during the checkout process.