iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max arrive at Cricket Wireless on Friday, 9/21/18

  • 21 September 2018
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iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are the most advanced iPhones ever, taking the vision for the future of the smartphone to a new level, featuring stunning 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch Super Retina displays that offer remarkable brightness and true blacks while showing 60 percent greater dynamic range in HDR photos. iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max bring an improved dual camera system that offers breakthrough photo and video features, A12 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine, faster Face ID, wider stereo sound, longer battery life, splash and water resistance,* the most durable glass ever in a smartphone, a beautiful new gold finish that joins silver and space gray, and introduce Gigabit-class LTE for even faster download speeds.** iPhone XS Max offers a more immersive experience with over 3 million pixels for videos, movies and games, offering the largest display ever in an iPhone. Both phones introduce Dual SIM to iPhone through the use of a nano-SIM and digital eSIM.***

 For more details on iPhone please visit www.apple.com

*iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are splash-, water- and dust-resistant, and were tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP68 under IEC standard 60529 (maximum depth of 2 meters up to 30 minutes). Splash, water and dust resistance are not permanent conditions, and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage not covered under warranty.

**Speeds vary based on site conditions and carrier. For details on LTE support, see apple.com/iphone/LTE.

*** Dual SIM support will be available via a free software update later this fall. Use of Dual SIM requires two wireless service plans (which may include restrictions on roaming). Certain restrictions apply to use.


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  • Which iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max finish will you choose? Space gray, silver and an all-new gold finish available at Cricket Wireless on 9/21/18 www.cricketwireless.com.

  • Which iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max features are you most excited about? How will you use this feature to make your life simpler, smarter, or better?

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Hi, I’m interested in how the eSIM/dual sim will work with cricket and the new iPhones? I travel a fair bit in the US and at times don’t have service through cricket. Could I have Cricket be the eSim and have say a Verizon data sim that I could use also? 

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Thank you for visiting and posting on the Cricket Community Forum! Apple says that you can add lines from two different carriers -- if your iPhone is unlocked and this is the major catch. If your phone is not unlocked, both plans must be from the same carrier. If a CDMA carrier -- such as Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular, Boost and Virgin -- provides your first SIM, your second SIM won’t support CDMA.

Now that the feature is released will cricket have esim support?

@Lishan89uc Thanks for asking. Cricket has no immediate eSIM plans to announce at this time.

Is there any reason that Cricket would leave promotional material up on its website advertising sales of phones with features that Cricket doesn't have any plans to support? If Cricket isn't supporting the feature, #1 - why would I buy a phone with that feature from Cricket, & #2 - why would I stay with Cricket as a phone provider if that feature was important to me?

We went through this with Cricket regarding WiFi calling. It was available on AT&T for a long time before Cricket implemented the feature for its subscribers. It's not rocket science; your parent company already offers it on their phones/services, what's the holdup with Cricket?

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  • Which iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max features are you most excited about? How will you use this feature to make your life simpler, smarter, or better?

A: the e-sim; and I won't, Cricket doesn't support it.

Is the dual sim supported yet or not? If so I just wasted my money on buying a new iPhone SE from you guys. I bought it cuz I have two lines through you guys. I have a personal number and a business number and if I can’t use the dual sim feature then it’s pointless and wasted money