Replies posted by live_poor
It’s one thing to be extremely extremely dissatisfied but to be disappointed is too much. You must demand satisfaction from Mr Cricket. Yeah, 6 months. That’s the deal. What you paid is a DISCOUNTED price (check out the cost of the phone elsewhere “unlocked” and you’ll see you got a discount). That discount is made back by cricket with your monthly payments. They figure 6 months is the time it takes to get back their money. If you truly wanted a no contract cell phone service - buy an unlocked phone and get a SIM from whatever company you want. Don’t buy phones through cellular providers...Always a problem.
Sometimes toggling on and off the Airplane or flight mode button can re-establish your cellular connection. May need to have cricket reprogram your SIM. They can do that remotely. Also borrow a friend’s SIM, put it in your phone and see if that works. Might be your phone. If all that fails...get a sledge hammer and smash your phone to bits. Won’t solve your phone problem but very satisfying.
Yes, I’m gathering cricket disables WiFi tethering somehow...I haven’t tried that method. The fastest way to connect your computer to the internet is with a USB tether. It’s also the only method that requires extra hardware — but it’s only your phone’s charging cable. Simply connect your phone to your computer to get started.Once connected, navigate to the Hotspot & Tethering menu in the Android System popup. Toggle the USB Tethering option to On. Now, your computer should acknowledge the new connection source. Once it becomes available, simply select the network like you would with any other connection.All Android devices feature a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, which is probably the simplest way to share your internet access. Unfortunately, some carriers block this feature if you’re not paying for a hotspot plan. You can always root your device or upgrade to a more expensive plan as a workaround, though. Here are the steps you need to activate your Wi-Fi tether:Head to the same Network
I switched to verizon believe it or not. They have these crazy incentives to sign up so basically my first year is free. I may switch out after a year because it’s crazy expensive otherwise. I can go with a second tier provider after that. No more cricket for me. Don’t like AT&T’s woke politics either. Cricket is basically AT&T
It looks like cricket is trying to get rid of their customers. The switch to 5G is nonsense. It doesn’t offer anything new for 99.9% of the people. 5G doesn’t penetrate walls and you have to be out in a field, near a tower to get even close to the advertised speeds. 4GLTE was fine and plenty fast. Why did they do this? Government colluded with the big cell providers. We get forced to buy new phones - either cash outlay or locked into service for three years paying off the phone (or both). The government gets something out of it too, though we’ll never know what that is. Either payoff from big cell company lobbyists or perhaps the new tech somehow benefits the spy state.
The FCC is in on the game. When you’re dealing with big multinationals like AT&T/Cricket and others, they collude with the government to screw you and I. They’ll have a big laugh over it at their next Bilderberg meeting. Try another carrier. Doesn’t seem like Cricket has done well by you.
I’m sure it’ll work. These companies don’t invest a lot of time and energy to help you use your old phone. They want you to get a new one so they can lock you in to their service for a while paying it off. I also suspect the government colluded with the larger carriers to push the 5G transition which doesn’t really offer much new, doesn't penetrate walls and really isn’t available for most people in most places. Maybe it lets the government spy on us easier. Who knows.
I’m going to another provider. They will give me basically a free year of service if I bring my phones to them. To be honest. I never liked AT&T’s woke politics so I never felt good about supporting them in any way. This price increase was the push I needed to match my morals with my consumption. You know what they say: go woke, go broke !
Little update. We just went ahead and got the SIM from the other provider for this phone in question and it worked. I think the IMEI checkers are sometimes faulty. Also remember that wireless providers want you to buy a new phone. That locks you into their service for three years to pay for the phone and they don’t feel obliged to pay you to bring your old phone to their service. I think their motto is: “when in doubt, make the customer throw theirs out”. They make money from selling wireless connections AND SELLING PHONES. They have little interest in putting forth an effort to help you use your old phone on their network.
Nakesha:Your local dollar store literally has USB type C and standard charging cords for a dollar (or maybe $1.25 now thanks to Bidenflation). Get yourself a few of them while you’re there. Throw one in your car (they have car chargers at the dollar store too). They don’t last forever.
This was on their web site for future bloggers looking at this post:Follow these steps to get your phone unlock code. - Log in to My Account. - Click Account Settings. - Scroll down to Unlock Phone and click Get Code. - If you're eligible, click Request Unlock, click Copy and then you're good to go!Of course, you have to insert another company’s SIM card to get it to prompt you to enter the code. This worked for me. My son’s phone was able to do it through the app. Also you have to have paid into cricket at least 6 months before they will let you unlock it.
5G is nonsense. Doesn’t penetrate walls. You literally have to be standing near a transmitter in an open field to get those advertised speeds. There is some other reason they switched to 5G and it ain’t customer demand. 4GLTE was great and there was no problem with it. I suspect they just wanted to make people buy more phones or perhaps the surveillance state pushed for the change so they could more easily spy on us. One thing is for sure, they’ll never tell us the truth. There are other providers, shop around and get a better company and maybe a better price.
Does it charge when you plug it into your computer? Try not using the charger or USB cord that came with it and see what happens. If it doesn’t charge no matter what combination you use, the phone’s battery is bad or has some broken circuitry. If it charges on other things, the charger or USB cord is bad. Should be under warranty. Bring it back to a cricket store.
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