Bought upgraded phone on Is it locked to Cricket?

  • 15 May 2023
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I have three lines on my Cricket account. I upgraded the phone on one of the lines. I have always bought unlocked phones outside of Cricket. This is my first time buying a phone from Cricket.

Is the phone I bought from Cricket locked to Cricket?




Best answer by jdor_Cricket 21 May 2023, 22:20

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Hello Yes, typically, phones purchased directly from Cricket Wireless are locked to the Cricket network.

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Hi @enriquejp 

Thanks for posting. Devices sold by Cricket Wireless are locked to Cricket Wireless, but are eligible to be unlocked when the following unlocking requirements are met:

The device you want to unlock has been active for at least six months of paid service on that device.

The device is designed for use on and is locked to Cricket's network.

The device has not been reported lost or stolen.

The device is not associated with a fraudulent account.


For our full unlock policy, you can visit the link below:

Unlock Policy