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Cricket Wireless - Bring Your Own Phone SIM Kit

Link up to the Cricket network with this wireless Cricket SIM card kit, which provides nationwide 4G LTE. The cellular service is compatible with almost all GSM devices. This Cricket SIM card kit comes with three different plans to choose from, including basic, smart and pro plans with unlimited talk, text and data plus optional add-on features.
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    • Cricket Wireless BYOD SIM Kit

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (362 out of 406)

    Features


    Activate with a phone you already own

    Compatible with GSM unlocked phones.

    Works with your current phone number

    Keep your existing number or get a new one.

    Online or call-in activation

    Makes setting up your phone simple.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 406 reviews

    89%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best way to go! Less phone downtime

      Posted
      JH19
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I purchased 5 Cricket Wireless BYOD kits and moved/ported my whole family over. Since all five phones were in different locations (cities/states) at the time I had to get the sim kits to each person in advance. I also took pictures of each sim kit (iccid number) and also had everyone text me there IMEI number (dial *#06#) . I tried to go through the Cricket wireless website to activate but it was easier for me to just call Cricket at 855.619.6021. It took about 20 minutes to provide all the above information for each line plus my account info/pin code. I asked the Cricket rep if I could hold off activation until the last day of my current bill cycle and they said "no problem just call back when your ready". When I called back to officially activate it only took about 5 minutes max. I also gave my family plenty of warning about when they would need to power down and replace the current sim with the new Cricket Wireless sim. I know that moving to a new service can be a pain but with a little planning, communication and this kit it was really simple! NOTE: Make sure all of your phones are paid-off and unlocked before you start this process; just check with your current provider. Also, if you would like to get $ back please checkout the referral program with Cricket. If you go to (the link) below and sign up when you activate your service we will both receive a $25 bill credit. THANK YOU! http://getm.pt/574w8w?JOHNH-000FCC

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Service, easy set up and Save More....BONUS!

      Posted
      MtHi

      I purchased 5 Cricket Wireless BYOD kits and moved/ported my whole family over. Since all five phones were in different locations (cities/states) at the time I had to get the sim kits to each person in advance. I also took pictures of each sim kit (iccid number) and also had everyone text me there IMEI number (dial *#06#) . I tried to go through the Cricket wireless website to activate but it was easier for me to just call Cricket at 855.619.6021. It took about 20 minutes to provide all the above information for each line plus my account info/pin code. I asked the Cricket rep if I could hold off activation until the last day of my current bill cycle and they said "no problem just call back when your ready". When I called back to officially activate it only took about 5 minutes max. I also gave my family plenty of warning about when they would need to power down and replace the current sim with the new Cricket Wireless sim. I know that moving to a new service can be a pain but with a little planning, communication and this kit it was really simple! NOTE: Make sure all of your phones are paid-off and unlocked before you start this process; just check with your current provider. Also, if you would like to get $ back please checkout the referral program with Cricket. If you use the code (below) and sign up when you activate your service we will both receive a $25 bill credit. THANK YOU! CUN36-314-ROE

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Product

      Posted
      nick
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I have purchased two of these kits, and it's absolutely possible to activate this online for a BYOD phone and port an existing number in. I even added this to an existing Cricket account. Here's how you do it: 1. After you receive the SIM, go to Cricketwireless.com 2a. If you already have an account, log in to your account and select "add a new line" 2b. If you have new service, go to Cricketwireless.com/join 3. Follow the prompts. When asked for you IMEI number, enter the number for the phone you are using the SIM for. 4. For ICCID, enter the number of **the SIM card that you just received. ** 5. If you have done this right, it will add a BYOD SIM kit to your cart. 6. Go through the steps, including selecting a plan and entering your credit card info. 7. Complete the order. Even though it makes references to Shipping, it will be listed as "Free Shipping" 0.00 on the order summary. 8. When the order is complete, you will be given the prompt to Activate right away! Complete the activation. 9. Load up the SIM and then wait for the port in. If you've entered all the info, you should be good to go!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Worthless after 30 days?! (Per Cricket cust svc)

      Posted
      TheWoolf

      Nowhere does Best Buy (or Cricket) state that Cricket SIM cards are ONLY VALID FOR 30 DAYS AFTER PURCHASED/ACTIVATED. I bought several on sale; I have referred several family members (8+ lines) to Cricket, and at least one of us will need to add an extra line at some point. Now 3 months later, I called Cricket to add/activate a new line. First, they presumed I'd -stolen- the SIM cards when they didn't show as "active" in their system. After checking with a different rep, they confirmed that cards purchased (and activated at the time of purchase) more than 30 days ago are worthless, as they get deactivated automatically after "30 days of inactivity". (And can -never- be reactivated, per the rep.) If true, this needs to be clearly stated in the product details, and on the product packaging. I'll be visiting my local Best Buy this weekend, to see if they can replace. (even though it's been more than 14 days.)

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Quick and Easy transfer

      Posted
      Spiderkakes
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I looked hard for a small Android phone, and finally decided I would go with the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact. Then, after many on-line chats and phone calls with Verizon, I found out they could not support my phone. the phone is much better than their service, so I decided to find another provider. Cricket was it. They are a pay-as-you-go service provider owned by AT&T, so they use the same fast network. Transitioning from Verizon to Cricket was easy, even with keeping the same phone number. Plus, my bill is half the price for the same features. I only give 4 stars because I signal is weak or non-existent where I work, but that may be due to the University having a contract with Verizon. In other locations calls and data stream quickly.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Better off buying straight from Cricket

      Posted
      RToons
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Spent a few hours attempting to get this card initialized by Cricket. Could NOT seem to get Cricket either online or by phone. Seems like Cricket was giving a hard time because I purchased for another distributer? Given the SIM card from my old phone fit the AXON and already had Cricket network configuration active on it I just used my old card. The SIM cards only contain Network related configuration and I was not changing phone number it worked great. Not indicating this SIM card is in error in any way. It is just when I get SIM card from Cricket I never had any issue activating online. Mostly my fault I believe but it was not worth my time or effort given I already had an active SIM card from old phone. Could NOT take back for reason I agreeded with so a loss of 10 bucks

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent deal

      Posted
      Dee7
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This sim allowed for convenient and easy transfer of my iPhone 5 from TMobile to Cricket. Process was done in less than 15 minutes. You have options how you prefer to switch. I did it myself. The instructions very simple and easy to understand. This was the best transition I've ever had when it comes to switching carriers. Cricket runs on AT&T's GSM Network. Their unlimited plan is excellent for those like me who need true unlimited data. Though they have a variety of plans to fit your needs and budget. with Downloads cap at 8 Mbps but have found some towers can get over 10Mbps with uploads at about 16Mbps, varies depending on tower and capacity of users at time, this on the Unlimited plan.O there statistics for other plans. Download Speedtest app, your best friend when it comes to maximizing your download and upload speeds.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Didn´t Work With Unlocked Samsung Phone

      Posted
      Jd2000BR
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I regret having purchased two of this SIM CARD online. I received it at the hotel where I was in New York. I tried to activate following instructions and failed at all. I got in touch with Best Buy consumer service which was not able to activate too. I went to Best Buy store on 23rd st NY where the vendor was also unable to activate. I returned the two chips I bought and received $2 back. However, it was purchased along with two refill cards, for $34.84 each. The Best BUY 23rd st refused to refund my money, even with both refill cards intact, unscratched. I had to return to Brazil with this loss.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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