How To Activate a New Phone Cricket

How To Activate a New Phone Cricket

What is Phone Cricket?

Cricket Wireless is an American prepaid wireless service provider, owned by AT&T. It provides wireless services to ten million subscribers in the United States. Cricket Wireless was founded in March 1999 by Leap Wireless International.

How To Activate a New Phone Cricket

  1. Insert your SIM card BEFORE you activate (learn how to insert your SIM card here).
  2. Locate your order number and phone number.
  3. Go to and follow the steps.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use Cricket on my phone?

Verify your phone is unlocked.

Check to see if your phone is compatible using our IMEI checker. Purchase a Cricket SIM card and one month of service. You can also bring your current wireless number. Select devices feature an eSIM (embedded SIM).

Is a Cricket phone an android?

Cricket Wireless Android Cell Phones & Smartphones.

Does Cricket use SIM cards?

The Universal SIM Card Kit gives you everything you need to activate your unlocked, compatible phone on the Cricket network. Each kit includes pop-out SIM cards in all three sizes. The image below shows how the three different SIM cards compare to the size of a penny.

Which phones work with Cricket?

Cricket Unlocked Cell Phones

  • Google – Pixel 8 256GB (Unlocked) – Hazel.
  • Google – Pixel 8 128GB (Unlocked) – Obsidian.
  • OnePlus – 11 5G 256GB (Unlocked) – Eternal Green.
  • OnePlus – Nord N200 5G 64GB (Unlocked) – Blue Quantum.
  • Motorola – razr 2023 128GB (Unlocked) – Sage Green.

How do I activate my Cricket phone?

If you ordered Cricket service online at, you’ll need to activate your service online.

  1. Insert your SIM card BEFORE you activate (learn how to insert your SIM card here).
  2. Locate your order number and phone number.
  3. Go to and follow the steps.

Does Cricket have 5G?

Cricket Wireless provides 5G coverage on AT&T’s 5G networks. AT&T currently has the second largest 5G network in the United States right now. AT&T 5G covers 295 million people, or over 85% of Americans. Cricket Wireless gets full access to both AT&T’s 5G and 5G+ networks.

How much is Cricket for 3 phones?

What is the Cricket Core Plan?

Number of Lines on AccountTotal Monthly CostTotal Monthly Savings

How much do you pay for a Cricket phone?

Compare Our Plans

Unlimited + 15 GB Mobile Hotspot Plan $60 /mo. per month10 GB Plan $40 /mo. per month
Per Line$60/mo.per month $55/mo. with Auto Pay$40/mo.per month $35/mo. with Auto Pay
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How do I get a new Cricket phone number?

Ready to change your number? Call 1-800-CRICKET (1-800-274-2538) or chat with Customer Support.

Does Cricket give free phones?

There are a few ways to get a free phone from Cricket Wireless in 2023: Sign up for a new line of service with Cricket Wireless and choose a phone that is being offered as a promotion. These promotions may include a free phone with a new line of service or a discounted phone with a new line of service.

Can you put a Cricket SIM card in any phone?

Yes, as long as the SIM cards are the same size. Just switch them out and you should be good to go.

How do I setup my Cricket account?

Create an Account

Enter the main Cricket wireless phone number on your account and a username below. If the username is available, we’ll text you a temporary passcode. If the username you chose is not available, we will not send a passcode and you will need to choose a different username.