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Cricket Wireless 32GB Apple iPhone 7 + 30-Day Prepaid Unlimited Plan w/ Port-In EXPIRED

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Cricket Wireless has 32GB Apple iPhone 7 Cricket Prepaid Smartphone (Black) for Free when you Port-In a non-AT&T number to a 30-Day Cricket Unlimited Prepaid Plan for $60. Shipping is free. Thanks AC0600

Steps
  1. Add a 32GB iPhone 7 (Black) to cart for $0 by selecting 'I'm bringing my number to Cricket'
  2. Next, select the $60 Unlimited Plan
  3. Enter the non-AT&T number you wish to port-in on the next page.
  4. An automatic discount will be applied to the phone at checkout.
  5. Prices at checkout will be $60
Notes
  • Cricket Wireless is a prepaid no-contract service owned by and operated on the AT&T network (coverage map).
  • Device may be unlocked after six (6) consecutive months of active prepaid service on Cricket Wireless (unlock policy).
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Was $50 for the phone + $60 plan, but now Cricket giving IPhone 7 free when you port-in for $60/mo. Free Next Business Day Shipping.

* Device may be unlocked after six (6) consecutive months of active prepaid service on Cricket Wireless.

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Last Edited by emceep August 4, 2020 at 01:53 PM
LOCKED to Cricket- requires 6 months service to unlock. Stacks with $25 referral credit for NEW account. Existing cricket customers also can get $50 credit read wiki .


EXISTING
Cricket Customers


STEP 1
Create a new account to purchase the phone. You can self refer and both your existing and new accounts will each get $25

If you have a non-AT&T number, you can port into Cricket. If you have an AT&T number, you can purchase a non-AT&T number from eBay

STEP 2
Before purchasing your free iphone with the new email address, generate the $25 referral coupon from your existing cricket amount.

Your referral code expires 30 days from generation- purchase and activate during this time period

STEP 3
IMMEDIATELY after activating your new phone, enter your unique referral code emailed to you in the "Everything's Better with Friends" section of the myCricket app or Cricket online website. After inputting referral code, you will see a 60 day countdown tracker in the "Everything's Better with Friends" on when your $25 credit is credited.

Downgrade immediately your plan to the $30 plan. You will get the full $30 prorated credit if you downgrade within the first day of activation.

STEP 4
After 2 months on cricket plan, both your new and old accounts are credited each with the $25 referral. 2-3 days before your third month is charged on your new account, call cricket customer service to merge your new account with your old account ensuring your $25 credit from the new account is transferred/ merged with your old account and then cancel that additional line that was merged


NEW
Cricket Customers


STEP 1
If you have a non-AT&T number, you can port into Cricket. If you have an AT&T number, you can purchase a non-AT&T number from eBay

STEP 2
After purchasing your free phone, immediately secure a $25 referral coupon from the cricket referral program (available on eBay for free). Once a referral code is generated, it expires within 30 days.

STEP 3
IMMEDIATELY after activating your new phone, enter your unique referral code emailed to you in the "Everything's Better with Friends" section of the myCricket app or Cricket online website. After inputting referral code, you will see a 60 day countdown tracker in the "Everything's Better with Friends" on when your $25 credit is credited.

Change your plan to the $30 plan. You will get the full $30 prorated credit if you downgrade within the first day of activation. You should now have 2 full months of service with the $60 you prepaid and just have to pay $5 more for an extra third month of service. After 6 months on cricket you can request your free cricket phone to be unlocked

RSIM15 Instructions

This is what worked for me:

I activated Cricket service, set up the phone under my Apple ID, and also updated to the latest iOS. All that with Cricket SIM in tray, as per usual. [Did try to power on the phone for the first time with my preferred carrier's SIM (T-mobile) just to test if the phone comes unlocked but no luck there. It's locked.

To work with your carrier of choice, try RSIM plus carrier's SIM in tray. If you get the pop-up menu, code the ICCID as per instructions. I did not get the menu and was unable to change the ICCID that way.

The workaround was to remove the carrier's SIM and inserted Cricket SIM but with RSIM still in the tray. Then go to "Settings" - "Cellular" - "SIM Applications" - "Edit ICCID" and enter the most recent ICCID number (you can find one here: https://geveystore.com/).

After coding is done, remove Cricket's SIM, insert your carrier's SIM (again, with RSIM still in the tray), and you should be able to register on the carrier's network. I think I needed an extra reboot or two and had to enter Apple ID / Password to proceed.

After the phone connects on your desired carrier, be sure to navigate to Settings - Cellular - Cellular Data Network to ensure the APN settings for your carrier are entered correctly. For T-Mobile, use info found here: https://www.t-mobile.com/support/...ple-iphone

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There is no $25 plan. $30 single line is the minimum and it does not qualify for $5 auto pay discount.

Looking at $180 to get it unlocked. Not the deal it once was.
LOCKED to Cricket- requires 6 months service to unlock. Stacks with $25 referral credit for NEW account. Existing cricket customers also can get $50 credit read wiki .

FREE referral codes are on eBay- FREE referral links are in the eBay item description no need to pay $0.99. NO begging or self-advertising of referral links on SD



EXISTING Cricket Customers


STEP 1
Create a new account to purchase the phone. You can self refer and both your existing and new accounts will each get $25

If you have a non-AT&T number, you can port into Cricket. If you have an AT&T number, you can purchase a non-AT&T number from eBay

STEP 2
Before purchasing your free iphone with the new email address, generate the $25 referral coupon from your existing cricket amount.

Your referral code expires 30 days from generation- purchase and activate during this time period

STEP 3
IMMEDIATELY after activating your new phone, enter your unique referral code emailed to you in the "Everything's Better with Friends" section of the myCricket app or Cricket online website. After inputting referral code, you will see a 60 day countdown tracker in the "Everything's Better with Friends" on when your $25 credit is credited.

Downgrade immediately your plan to the $30 plan. You will get the full $30 prorated credit if you downgrade within the first day of activation.

STEP 4
After 2 months on cricket plan, both your new and old accounts are credited each with the $25 referral. 2-3 days before your third month is charged on your new account, call cricket customer service to merge your new account with your old account ensuring your $25 credit from the new account is transferred/ merged with your old account and then cancel that additional line that was merged


NEW Cricket Customers


STEP 1
If you have a non-AT&T number, you can port into Cricket. If you have an AT&T number, you can purchase a non-AT&T number from eBay

STEP 2
After purchasing your free phone, immediately secure a $25 referral coupon from the cricket referral program (available on eBay for free). Once a referral code is generated, it expires within 30 days.

STEP 3
IMMEDIATELY after activating your new phone, enter your unique referral code emailed to you in the "Everything's Better with Friends" section of the myCricket app or Cricket online website. After inputting referral code, you will see a 60 day countdown tracker in the "Everything's Better with Friends" on when your $25 credit is credited.

Change your plan to the $30 plan. You will get the full $30 prorated credit if you downgrade within the first day of activation. You should now have 2 full months of service with the $60 you prepaid and just have to pay $5 more for an extra third month of service. After 6 months on cricket you can request your free cricket phone to be unlocked
I jumped on this deal last week when it was posted "on sale" for $49 (plus $60 plan). Thought I stole it for the entire week until I saw an updated offer on Cricket's website today and started reading about the deal on the original thread...Oh, well, it is what it is... Mad.

I admit I am not 100% certain how the lack of Bands 66 and 71 affects the daily use of this phone but I can confirm it works just fine on T-mobile with RSIM14+ 'soft' unlock.

I also purchased this phone with a primary intent to hopefully score a killer trade-in deal when upgrading to a new, current model (new Pixel, iPhone 12, etc).

Lastly, for those thinking about pulling the trigger, check your credit cards (Chase, Wells Fargo AMEX, maybe others?) as there is an offer to receive $25 credit for activating new service on Cricket. Also, $5 cash back from reputable website. If you're lucky enough, you could get this brand new phone for about $30.

For those who need a phone number, see current offers from Tracfone - they do sell some cheap Android phones for $0 (TCL A1 (A501DL) reconditioned) with a plan / new number (all for $15).

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do you know if you can port in for 60 a month, then switch to 25 a month plan for the other 5 months?
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So I am looking on ebay and I have to buy a Tmobile or Sprint number to port into Cricket? Someone point me at the right ebay action ? TY Smilie
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do you know if you can port in for 60 a month, then switch to 25 a month plan for the other 5 months?
Yes you can you just need to have active cricket service, that is all
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do you know if you can port in for 60 a month, then switch to 25 a month plan for the other 5 months?
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Yes you can you just need to have active cricket service, that is all
There is no $25 plan. $30 single line is the minimum and it does not qualify for $5 auto pay discount.

Looking at $180 to get it unlocked. Not the deal it once was.
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There is no $25 plan. $30 single line is the minimum and it does not qualify for $5 auto pay discount.

Looking at $180 to get it unlocked. Not the deal it once was.
oh i thought there was a 25 plan before... i guess they got rid of it.
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There is no $25 plan. $30 single line is the minimum and it does not qualify for $5 auto pay discount.

Looking at $180 to get it unlocked. Not the deal it once was.
Or if you have an existing line just order the phone Don't put in the sim for the new ported line and just use it on your own existing line. people do this all the time
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If you use start a new number on cricket it's 199.99 ( pretty much the same as a upgrade price )
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Or if you have an existing line just order the phone Don't put in the sim for the new ported line and just use it on your own existing line. people do this all the time
Sure. If you're a customer just looking for a cheap Cricket phone a $60 iPhone 7 is a good deal. These threads are typically full of people wanting to unlock, of course.
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Sure. If you're a customer just looking for a cheap Cricket phone a $60 iPhone 7 is a good deal. These threads are typically full of people wanting to unlock, of course.
I get what you're saying.

If I did what I was saying then I could just get it and use it on Cricket and it would be unlocked in 6 months on cricket.

People can also use RSIM 14+ to be able to use it on other carriers right away.

Other than that, people have to just realize there's a reason Cricket locks it.
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I get what you're saying.

If I did what I was saying then I could just get it and use it on Cricket and it would be unlocked in 6 months on cricket.

People can also use RSIM 14+ to be able to use it on other carriers right away.

Other than that, people have to just realize there's a reason Cricket locks it.
Wait I thought we SD'ers were all entitled to almost-free brand new phones!

I remember when I got my son a brand new Moto E4 for like $30 from Virgin and paid a couple bucks on Ebay to unlock it. He has used that phone for several years now!
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Wait I thought we SD'ers were all entitled to almost-free brand new phones!

I remember when I got my son a brand new Moto E4 for like $30 from Virgin and paid a couple bucks on Ebay to unlock it. He has used that phone for several years now!
Lol. Hogan I feel like I've seen you on Howard Forums.
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So I am looking on ebay and I have to buy a Tmobile or Sprint number to port into Cricket? Someone point me at the right ebay action ? TY Smilie
Yeah I second this, can someone post up a good porting number link?

It's been a while for me
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