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  • How to Purchase a Phone to Flash to Cricket

    This post was designed to help others find phones they can flash to Cricket without breaking the bank.

    First of all you should have known that Cricket uses CDMA and AWS networks. MetroPCS is the only other AWS company. You will mainly be looking for Sprint and Verizon phones. GSM phones like ATT and T-mobile will not work.

    The main point of this article was to point out where they can be found and what do you really search for...

    Things to keep in mind are that ESNs which are bad for other networks are probably good for Cricket (as long as they are not currently on an active Cricket account). If someone on another network lost their phone, filed a claim and got a new phone, and then found their old phone, that old phone can go on Cricket. yes if it was actually stolen, it would be good on Cricket also. People who don't or can't pay their bills for Sprint or Verizon get their ESN blocked, but NOT for Cricket. You can use those too. Phones which are on Cricket accounts and sold, will automatically fall off the account once they get another phone or don't pay their bill for a month or two.

    Craigslist is probably the quickest way to obtain a phone. Look in the cell phone section under sales specifically. Beware of scams. Look at something other than the location which make them seem like a local deal. If you see a poster putting up multiple phones and a link to a website, it's probably a scam. Don't deal with anyone who acts like an importer of devices.

    eBay is probably the cheapest way to get a phone. What you want to search for is bad esn, bad droid, or bad android. Words like that will help you find a bad esn phone. These usually go for cheaper!

    Good luck! If you have any other tips, please list them in this thread. Good ones will be put on the first post.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: How to Find a Phone to Flash to Cricket started by MCF-News View original post
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