Bring Your Own Android Phone

Have an Android phone you love? Bring it!

Device Requirements

  • Your Android phone must be unlocked. Learn More
    • If you aren’t sure if your phone is locked, you can go to your local Cricket store and ask for help.
    • If your phone is locked and you want to unlock it, call the wireless carrier that sold you the phone and request an unlock code.
  • Your Android phone must be compatible with Cricket’s network. Check compatibility.
  • Your Android phone must take have a SIM card slot. What's a SIM card? 

Read our instructions for bringing your phone to Cricket.

Android Configuration

There are two ways to install the Cricket settings on your Android phone: Automatic Configuration and Manual Configuration.

Automatic Configuration

Shortly after you insert the Cricket SIM card, you should see a notification for installing the Cricket settings. Follow these instructions.

Please note: screens may vary slightly for different phone brands.

1. After activation you will see 2 messages in your messaging folder. Tap Messages.
 

Android Home Screen

2. These two messages will state that your Internet Service and MMS Service settings have arrived.

Note:  Some phones will give have an option to “Install” directly within these messages.  If not, proceed to Step 3.

Android Automatic Messages

3. Look for the envelope icon in the Notification Tray. Pull down on the Notification Tray and Tap Configuration message.

Note: If you do not see these configuration messages, skip down to Manual Configuration.

Android Automatic 03 Notification Tray

4. Tap on each Configuration message to see setting details.
 

Android Automatic 04 Configuration Message

5. Tap Install.
 

Android Automatic 05 Install

6. Tap OK. After you've installed both your Internet Services and MMS settings, you're good to go!
 

Android Automatic 06 Installation Complete

Manual Configuration

On some devices, you will need to update the settings manually. Don't worry, that's easy! We'll walk you through the steps.

Please note: screens may vary slightly for different phone brands.

1. Tap the Settings icon (on the homescreen or in Apps).
 

Android Manual 01 Home Screen

2. Tap Mobile Networks.
 

Android Manual 02 Settings

3. Tap Access Point Names.
 

Android Manual Mobile Networks

4. Tap Internet to edit the current settings for that Access Point.

Android Manual Access Point

5. Edit the settings to match the settings listed below by tapping on each setting you wish to change. Don’t worry about extra settings not listed.
 

Android Manual Edit Access Point 1 Android Manual Edit Access Point 2

  • Name: Internet
  • APN: ndo
  • MMSC: http://mmsc.aiowireless.net
  • MMS Proxy: proxy.aiowireless.net
  • Multimedia Message Port: 80
  • MCC: 310
  • MNC: 150
  • APN type: default,mms,fota,hipri,supl
  • APN protocol: IPv4
  • APN roaming protocol: IPv4
  • Turn APN on/off: ON

When those settings are complete, you're good to go.

Enjoy your data and picture and video messaging!