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    Enter your details

    Select the model of your Cricket phone and the network (Cricket) it’s locked to. Then enter your IMEI number.

    Finding your IMEI number or Don’t know your carrier?

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    Make payment

    Once your payment’s been verified, we’ll process your phone unlock remotely. You can keep up-to-date with the phone unlocking process with our live tracking service.

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    Free your phone

    Confirmation of your phone unlock or unlock Cricket will be emailed within 24 hours. Job done, you can start searching for a better deal.

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Why should I SIM unlock a Cricket cell phone?

The mobile phone market’s vast and packed with choice. But if your phone’s tied to a specific network, your options are limited. Unlocking your Cricket device means you can choose a different carrier as and when you want to (Verizon, AT&T, MetroPCS, or T-Mobile, for example). And benefit from the wide range of offers out there. Whether it’s a cheaper deal, a more customized package or better coverage, you’re in control. You can even insert a different SIM if you plan on traveling internationally and want to access the best coverage as you move from country to country.

By unlocking your Cricket wireless device with Mobile Unlock you get flexibility, freedom and choice. The process is quick, secure, straightforward and 100% legal.

Take Charge

Stay in control of your phone’s network, not the other way around.

Get Personal

Source a package that’s right for you, not a generic deal you’re tied into.

Save as you Travel

Switch to local networks when going abroad and avoid costly roaming charges.

Keep Connected

Choose a carrier with the strongest signal where you are located.

Add Value

Make more money if you choose to sell your cell phone on.

Lower Costs

Save money by scouring the market for the cheapest deal. Learn more about the carrier unlock locked phone process.

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Why use Mobile Unlocked for your Cricket wireless phone

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The tech that underpins our SIM unlock service is central to our success. It works quickly, behind-the-scenes, to free your Cricket phone in hours not days. And because it’s all online, your Cricket phone stays with you the whole time. No break in service. And none of the worry that comes from handing over, or mailing out, your device.

Our software does all of the leg work, which makes our SIM unlock service simple, straightforward, 100% remote and totally stress-free. But, if you want to talk things through first, there's always a human voice at the end of a phone. Our customer service experts are on-hand to answer any queries, or just provide a bit more information should you need it.

Easy on the admin

We don’t waste your time asking questions that don’t need answers. In fact, we don’t ask any questions at all. There are no forms to fill. And there’s no app to download. You won’t need to provide any of your Cricket account details. Or contact Cricket to give them a heads-up.

With Mobile Unlocked it’s as simple as sharing your phone’s make, model and IMEI. And that’s it. The unlock will complete in just a few hours. Either over-the-air or using an unlock code. Which means you’ll be able to use any SIM in your Cricket phone that same day.

Not just phones

From phones and tablets to wearable tech, mobile technology comes in lots of different guises. And Mobile Unlocked caters for them all. Use us to unlock iPads, Apple watches and iPhones on the Cricket network. As well as Cricket Samsung, Samsung Galaxy, Motorola, Nokia and Google phones, tablets and wearable devices. We can also SIM unlock Cricket prepaid phones or phones that are still in contract.

If you own more than one device, why not get them all unlocked? There’s no limit on our service. For eligibility requirements (prices, comments, and terms of use), see our order page.

Go Digital

Our process is online and is a completely automated service.

Stay Connected

No break in service. Continue to use your Cricket phone throughout.

Feel Confident

Your Cricket wireless phone stays by your side, from start to finish.

Keep Compliant

100% legal, our SIM-unlock process won’t affect your warranty.

Totally Transparent

Use our live tracking service to check the progress of your SIM unlock.

Same Day Service

Most devices take just a few hours to unlock.

How to unlock Cricket phone

As long as you’re connected to the internet or wifi, and you’ve got your device with you, you’ve got all you need to unlock your Cricket wireless phone.

You just need to find your phone's IMEI number by going to ‘Settings > About screen’ on your device. Or by typing ‘*#06#’ into your phone.

Enter these on the page, along with the model of your device (for example, Sony) and network (Cricket). And click ‘Checkout’.

Our tech will start working immediately, scanning over 200 phone manufacturing databases globally to access the data needed to unlock your Cricket phone.

The length of the process varies. Almost all Android phones take between 1 and 6 hours to unlock. Apple devices may take a little longer.

The unlocking process also differs according to the make of the phone.

An automatic (or “over-the-air”) unlock, using WIFI/3G/4G, is typical for all Apple devices. This means you won’t be sent an unlock code to type in. As soon as we let you know that the behind-the-scenes process is complete, just insert your new SIM and switch your cell phone back on. Your device will automatically update and unlock ready for you to use. With Android devices, you’ll receive an unlock code by email. Just key this into your cell phone, put your new SIM card in and you’re good to go.


Unlock your Cricket mobile device: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I unlock a phone on a paid service provider?

    You can unlock prepaid postpaid phones. But if your device is still within contract, its terms and conditions (unpaid bills, for example) will still be active as long as the contract is still in date.

  • What does it mean to tap unlock device?

    Tap unlock functionality refers to your ability to turn the screen of your phone on and off without using the power button. It's not the same as a SIM unlock which is about unlocking your device to switch carriers.

  • How do I submit an unlock request?

    The quickest and easiest way to request a network unlock your phone is to let us do it for you because all we need is your IMEI. Which means we'll have your device unlocked in just a few hours. To permanently unlock your Cricket wireless phone yourself and use it with another carrier you’ll need to put in an unlock request to Cricket customer service (nofollow and open in new tab) and follow the device unlocking process defined by your provider. You’ll be checked to ensure you fulfill their eligibility requirements. And have to pass a number of different identity and authorization checks. The process is a little different for deployed military personnel. You may be able to use the mycricket app but the unlock requirements and checks will still need to be vetted.

  • What's a Cricket mobile device unlock?

    A mobile device unlock will unlock your Cricket phone so you can switch over to other cell phone plans. To unlock your phone so that it's no longer tied to the Cricket network requires a network unlock code. Our software scans 200 phone manufacturing databases globally to access the Cricket unlock code and release it from Cricket's network.

Didn't find what you were looking for?

If you would like to find out more, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly Mobile Unlocked team. They know their stuff and are always happy to help. Contact us here or go to our support pages by clicking the link below.


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