What is Cricket Protect?

Cricket Protect is an optional feature you can add to your eligible phone*. If your phone is lost, stolen, damaged, or malfunctions after the manufacturer's warranty expires, Cricket Protect helps provide a fast and easy phone replacement.
*Some Certified Pre-Owned and less expensive phones are not eligible for Cricket Protect.

What does Cricket Protect cover?

  • Loss - where's my phone?
  • Theft - who took my phone?
  • Accidental breaks or liquid damage. Oops!
  • In-warranty exchanges - why is my phone acting funny?
  • Out-of-warranty malfunctions - what's wrong with my phone?

How much does is it cost?

Cricket Protect costs $7 per monthly plan cycle. You only pay a deductible once your claim is approved.

I'm bringing my own phone to Cricket. Can I enroll in Cricket Protect?

When you bring your own phone to Cricket (BYOP), the following non-Cricket devices are eligible for enrollment in Cricket Protect. If you're bringing one of these phones to Cricket, you'll need to visit a Cricket store for enrollment details.

CATO Tables

Cricket Protect BYOP Covered Devices




Apple iPhone 6 16/64/128 GB - All Colors
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 16/64/128 GB - All Colors
Apple iPhone 6s 16/64/128 GB - All Colors
Apple iPhone 6s Plus 16/64/128 GB - All Colors
Apple iPhone 7 32/128 GB - All Colors
Apple iPhone 7 Plus 32/128 GB - All Colors
Apple iPhone 8 64/256 GB - All Colors
Apple iPhone 8 Plus 64/256 GB - All Colors
Apple iPhone SE 16/64 GB - All Colors
Samsung Galaxy S7 32 GB
Samsung Galaxy S8 64 GB

View more information on eligible devices and coverage

Does Cricket Protect cover all Cricket phones?

No. Some Certified Like New phones and less expensive phones are not eligible for Cricket Protect.

Where am I covered?

  • The Program is available only to Cricket subscribers in the contiguous United States, Alaska and Hawaii.
  • Coverage includes losses that happen outside the U.S.


What are the claim limits?

You are allowed up to two claims in any consecutive 12-month period. Each occurrence is subject to a maximum cost replacement of $1,500.

How do I sign up?

  • Online: If you are purchasing your phone online, you can add Cricket Protect as a monthly feature to eligible phones during checkout. You can also sign up for Cricket Protect online within 7 days of activation in My Account online or via the myCricket app.
    • Log in to My Account online. Under Your Lines, select the line you'd like to enroll in Cricket Protect. Then under Features, select Add Features.
    • In the myCricket app, tap your line from the home screen. Tap Manage Features and then tap Add-On Features.
  • In Store:
    • Simply add Cricket Protect at any Cricket Store at the time of purchase, or within 7 days** of buying your new, eligible Cricket device.
    • If you bought your new, eligible Cricket device at Walmart or another non-Cricket retail store, bring your phone and a copy of your receipt to a Cricket Store. You must bring your phone within 7** days of activation.

Your device must be activated on Cricket's cellular network before your coverage can take effect.

What do I do if my phone is lost, stolen, or damaged?

To file a claim, call Customer Care at 1-855-309-8342. You can also file a claim online to start the process.

How does Cricket Protect work?

You can sign up for Cricket Protect when you purchase and activate a new, eligible phone on the Cricket network. You're covered for loss, theft, damage (including liquid), and out-of-warranty malfunction. If your claim is approved, you'll receive a replacement new or refurbished device for the cost of a deductible.

Replacements may be new or refurbished of the same or similar phone. Phone color, brand, model and features may be different. Replacement equipment will be covered by a 12-month replacement warranty. Compatibility of accessories is not guaranteed.

Do I have to pay a deductible?

Yes. Deductibles range from $10-250, based on the device. Find your deductible or view complete terms and conditions.

What should I do if I find my phone after I have replaced it?

Return your phone to your nearest participating Cricket location. If you find your phone within 10 days of receiving the replacement, you can call Asurion at 1-855-309-8342 and return your replacement for a refund.

How do I know if my Cricket Protect program is still in effect?

Your Cricket Protect program will remain in effect until:

  1. You choose to remove it or you close your account
  2. Your account is canceled for non-payment
  3. You complete two claims in a 12-month period

Can I cancel Cricket Protect?

Yes, enrollment is optional, and you may cancel at any time without penalty.

Want to learn more?

Download the full Cricket Protect brochure and get information on deductibles and terms and conditions.

Cricket Protect Insurance is insurance underwritten by Continental Casualty Company, a CNA company (CNA), and administered by Asurion Protection Services, LLC (In Iowa, Lic. #1001002300. In California, Asurion Protection Services Insurance Agency, LLC, CA Lic. #OD63161.), a licensed agent of CNA. The Cricket Protect service warranty is a service of Asurion Warranty Protection Services, LLC or one of its affiliates. Limitations and exclusions apply and not all devices are eligible for Cricket Protect. See terms and conditions for full program details. Coverage terms may vary by state, and are subject to change. All applicable taxes and surcharges extra.