How to Unlock Phones for Cricket

Whether your contact is up or you're just unhappy with your service, there may come a time when you want to switch mobile service providers. Many mobile customers are looking to the smaller mobile companies for cheaper pricing and more flexibility. Cricket Wireless is one of the smaller mobile companies offering an alternative to the bigger companies like Verizon and Sprint.

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Ensure that your non-Cricket mobile phone is code division multiple access (CDMA) compatible by checking the user guide or consulting your current mobile service provider.

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Locate a non-corporate Cricket Wireless dealer near you. (See Resources below.) Call the store and ask if they have the ability to flash a non-Cricket phone to Cricket service.

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Take your non-Cricket phone to the Cricket Wireless store you located in step 1. Pay the flashing fee and new account activation fee. Pricing can vary.

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Call your old mobile service provider to cancel your service account. Fees may vary.