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Can I use and Unlocked I-Phone on Cricket?

newbbbb

Apr 28, 2010, 3:19 PM
I'm thinking of switching from Verizon to Cricket...

1) is their web access any good? can I effectively browse the internet with their unlimited plan for $40 a month?

2) am I stuck with their phone offerings? can I get some kind of "unlocked" phone or droid?

3) if I am stuck with their phones does the Cal-Comp MSGM8 have a big enough screen to effectively browse the web?


Thanks!!!
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Amarantamin

Apr 28, 2010, 4:31 PM
1 - No. If you replace 'effectively' with 'eventually', then yes.

2 - Yes. And no. In that order.

3 - I cannot comment on matters of personal opinion.
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Mafdet

Apr 28, 2010, 9:21 PM
I have Cricket.

1) YES, also depends on your coverage area. Where I live there is the CDMA version of 3G available. By itself $5.00 for regular phones, if its a "smartphone" $15.00, better than $30.00.

2) NO, you can use "FLASHED" phones, as long as its compatible with the service. The iPhone is not compatible so sorry. Droid yes. They do have the new KYOCERA ZIO coming out.

3) Yes, the MSGM8 is good but not to say better than droid. Get a FLASHED device.

- You're Welcome
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CallCenterBlues

Nov 17, 2010, 1:17 PM
1. I have had a cricket modem for almost 2 years now and haven't had any problems with it. It is a little slower than a cable modem though.

2. You can have a phone flashed over to cricket. It costs 60.00 to have it flashed and it takes about a week for them to get it back if you're in an area where they have to send it off because they don't have the equiptment.

3. It has a fairly decent sized screen, however it's a very basic phone. You better off get an android such as the Ascend or Zio if you want to surf the web alot.

Hope this helps.
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CallCenterBlues

Nov 17, 2010, 1:19 PM
"You're better off to get...." sorry I have a headache and can't see to type straight LOL
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dj89

Nov 18, 2010, 11:13 PM
Why oh why do people choose CricKet if they want internet phones? Cricket is good and cheap if:

1. You just want unlimited talk and text, and don't mind just getting mediocre treatment as far as data services go;

2. You do not at all foresee yourself needing any technical support...

I have Boost, which is not bad, but Virgin Mobile has Android plans for cheaper, and with a better phone, which is a good option if you don't live in a MetroPCS sponsored area.

Stupid Metro, thinking Charlotte's not big enough to qualify as an actual city to consider...
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astone

Dec 7, 2010, 9:43 PM
Cricket has android phones and a blackberry curve... so people are able to choose cricket if they want "internet phones" because they offer those phones with inexpensive plans.
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dj89

Dec 11, 2010, 3:28 PM
Just don't be a da and flash other companies' phones. Unless your trusted third party dealer does it for you.
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iamajim

Apr 25, 2011, 2:32 PM
So....as a Vz customer who is upgrading soon it sounds like I could give my oldest son (he's 30, ok) who prefers Cricket, my Incredible and he could get it flashed over? We're in San Diego and I know they can do this locally as he's had it done before but not on this nice a device. I don't want it just laying around if I can give it to him.
Thanks-JT
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medic6037

Apr 29, 2011, 8:55 AM
No, the iphone is locked to the carrier. You may think it's "unlocked" but it won't work on any other carrier than the one it was purchased for
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cynicaldreams

Apr 30, 2011, 2:34 PM
Except GSM models for t-mobile.
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pickles

May 12, 2011, 9:57 PM
i agree with CD
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