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  • Are Cricket Wireless GSM Phones Network Locked?

    Well if you watch the video on the Motorola Moto G it appears so. This test involved an active AT&T SIM card.

    Has anyone found a Cricket Wireless branded device that is not network locked?



    This article was originally published in forum thread: Are Cricket Wireless GSM Phones Network Locked? started by Chris Rodriguez View original post
    Comments 13 Comments
    1. indica's Avatar
      indica -
      from what i was told all of our devices are locked down, but customer care will unlock them after 4 months of service. consecutive or not
    1. wiseoldman's Avatar
      wiseoldman -
      Even moto g?
    1. captainkirks's Avatar
      captainkirks -
      I am a metro dealer now and its same way. 3 months and they will give you the code.
    1. indica's Avatar
      indica -
      Quote Originally Posted by wiseoldman View Post
      Even moto g?
      yea, we tried an att sim in one of ours it and was asking for unlock code
    1. xJohndoe001x's Avatar
      xJohndoe001x -
      So you're saying that in March of '15 that I'll have to unlock my Galaxy S3 ( which is supposed to be both GSM & CDMA) to continue service with Cricket?
    1. wiseoldman's Avatar
      wiseoldman -
      No. Cricket Cdma S3 will never work on GSM. ...never ever.
    1. xJohndoe001x's Avatar
      xJohndoe001x -
      Quote Originally Posted by wiseoldman View Post
      No. Cricket Cdma S3 will never work on GSM. ...never ever.
      Are you sure? You don't sound so convinced

      ---------- Post added at 06:08 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:49 PM ----------

      Here are the specs from Samsung:

      Network
      SAR Value: Head 0.60 W/kg
      Frequencies and Data Type: LTE Dual-band: Band 2 (1900MHz), Band 4 (AWS); CDMA 1x/EVDO Rev A, Tri-band: 800/AWS/1900MHz
      SAR Value: Body 1.47 W/kg

      No mention of GSM.. .. .. .. BUMMER!!!!!!!
    1. wiseoldman's Avatar
      wiseoldman -
      So it was said and so it was written... Rest in peace CDMA S3. As I posted elsewhere, it will be interesting to watch cars get wired with CDMA LTE and how it plays out with hackers, old cdma phones and privacy rights.
    1. indica's Avatar
      indica -
      Quote Originally Posted by wiseoldman View Post
      So it was said and so it was written... Rest in peace CDMA S3. As I posted elsewhere, it will be interesting to watch cars get wired with CDMA LTE and how it plays out with hackers, old cdma phones and privacy rights.
      what are privacy rights? LOL "no reasonable expectation of privacy"
    1. Sma8237's Avatar
      Sma8237 -
      Quote Originally Posted by indica View Post
      what are privacy rights? LOL "no reasonable expectation of privacy"
      Hey guys, just to throw in my two cents here. 1. All Cricket branded devices are locked to the network, but can be unlocked after 3 months of service. (or a quick $30 or so to Cellunlocker.net <<<how i unlocked my Moto G on day one) 2. CDMA S3 will NEVER work on GSM. It quite simply does not have a GSM antenna. The only CDMA devices i have managed to get to work on Cricket GSM network were S4, S5, Iphone 5 and up. The NOTE 2 has a GSM antenna but for some bizarre reason the frequencies are wrong for U.S. (not sure on the note 3, haven't tried it yet)

      I not only work for Cricket, but i am the resident geek for the LA market. lol
    1. jaredl45600's Avatar
      jaredl45600 -
      I am using a Verizon note 2. H+ speeds

      Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk
    1. vcamm's Avatar
      vcamm -
      Verizon note 3 flashed to cricket (back in cdma days)... Popped in my sim card from an active s4 on my account, had to adjust mobile settings but, works! Only bummer is when i get a txt with a picture, ir send it to me twice.... Once from sender, and once frim sender AND myself.... wtf... Lol
    1. jaredl45600's Avatar
      jaredl45600 -
      And yes cricket will provide the unlock code if you push the right person.
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