You need an unlocked 1900Mhz CDMA phone. The problem is getting the correct PRL on the phone. The *228 code started working in my area, I don't know if it will actually download the PRL to the phone. If not you will have to pay someone to load the prl with a cable. You are probably better off buying one from cricket. You will get a warranty and usually they have a $100 rebate making it cheap or free.
No problmes at!!!! and the resaon y some reps tell u yes and no is simple....lets start with cricket....u can call cricket and ask them if u can get a non cricket phone onto the cricket network there answer NO..and y do u ask...its because cricket wants 2 sell there phones and not loss the money with u gettin a phone that wasnt made 4 cricket ..so they want u 2 pay full price for a strip down phone....and if u took some time and look at a auidovox 8900 from verizon and a audiovox 8900 from cricket and go threw the menu ull see that the verizon phone has all the goods that cricket doesnt....thats y people get other CDMA phones that they like on cricket...if any 1 wants a kool sprint,verizon alltel or any other CDMA on cricket email me at litt... (continues)
I had a sprint katana and half of the features did not work because it was not made and tested for cricket when I activated it-- a friend of mine works for sprint and he says it is the same thing when he activates a verizon phone on the sprint network-- it does not work right.