Finally, 4G and no more cheap blue kyoceras! LOL! Seems like Cricket wireless had finally Added their iphone4, 4s and 5 to their network! not to mention Htc Desire AND Samsung Galaxy s3! Even though the prices are still high, unlimited 4G data talk and text is always worth it on a 50 dollar plan! go on head on over to mycricket.com for more information!
Do it yourself-ers.. Now you can flash your own iphone to cricket. with a simple solution that can be found here. http://iphonecdmatool.com/ The great thing about this tools is that its easy to use if you know what you are doing. Try it out! it may save you some time and money!
Well, well, well, CricKet iPhone to be out on the 22nd of this month. Who would have guessed in a million years that CricKet, known as an underdog carrier would ever get a piece of the pie. CricKet wireless had its press release on the 31st of may announcing that the iPhone would soon hit the shelf's of the many Cricket stores around the Nation. It seems that the iPhone will cost around $400-$500 Dollars and a $55.00 of unlimited talk text and data will be required. Of course now a days Unlimited comes with a price of a 2.3 GB data cap in which if you go over it, your speeds will decrease significantly (I could of used the term slightly but then I would be a lying). Although Cricket has already launched it's 4G service in some areas, This will be a 3g version only. There has also benn other rumors that Flashed phones will no longer work in the San Diego market. Another Rumor is that Flashed phones will still work but after June or July of this month, Stores will no longer Activate flashed handsets. So I guess you could call this a Win-Lose situation. Let's Hope CricKet's Network Grows and offers more stable service. What good is an iPhone if your data speeds are like 2g or Edge/Gprs? "Keep on Keepin' on Cricket..."
So it seems that the good engineers at CDMAtool have wrote a program to communicate with the iphone for us to read and WRITE 3g CDMA settings and amongst other things like A-key's and support for MEIDS. Want a Legit video? here's one!
Although people can buy this program, it will not do the work for you, you still have to know Evdo writting process and MMS set up on the device in order for web and mms to work, apparently face time does Not work. Why so expensive? well for each device you flash using their communications tool, you will be charged $100.00 dollars, and for those who are going to be flashing it will add like $50-100 more making flashing your iphone very expensive... Worth it? probably, the iphone on cricket is unlimited Web and mms. what more can you want? oh thats right, facetime... lol just wait for it.
Seems like Good Ol' LEAP Wireless, AKA CRICKET WIRELESS just struck a 5 year DEAL with Clearwire (source: Engadget) Cricket has announced that they will be using the Sprint Based network to roll out their own LTE service in the following 2-3 years. It still has not been determined when the Official launch will take place but many Cricket users are hoping it comes sooner than later. Metro Pcs has been using the LTE network since last year. I just wonder why all these small underdog carriers dont just build up their own LTE network and share it amongst themselves. Im sure they will have FASTER speeds with little to no downtime, instead of just sharing it with everyone else! Either way, this is good news as far as DATA speeds go. Lets just hope that the speed doesn't decrease over time.
The Huawei Mercury is CricKet's latest PDA device. Pretty impressive! This phone is Rocking a 1.4 single core ghz processor along with a four-inch FWVGA (854 x 480) display with 2Gb of internal memory. Its also well equipped with an 8 MP camera, sadly, the front facing camera is VGA (C'mon Huawei, you could of at least made it a 2mp FFC!) for those of you that dont know what VGA quality is, just take a picture on a phone with a Motorola Razr v3 lol. Either way, I personally believe this is one of the Few Smartphones that is actually worth getting. They seriously need to do something with HTC to be able to offer better high end devices.
There has been a lot of Rumors going around in the flashing forums about devs talking to CricKet about possibly using their solution to allow the iPhone to be used on CricKet. Personally, I don't even know what or who to believe. As you may already know, there has been a video about an iphone fully flashed to Cricket. as of this day there has been NOTHING. They don't even want to flash it. Some say its just a Verizon iPhone running a CricKet Theme. Whatever the case may be, there has been a lot of Talk that CricKet will be getting an iPhone. No reliable sources have confirmed this. To me it just seems crazy. but anything is possible nowadays. Sprint recently spent 15.5 Billion Dollars on the iPhone so that they can offer it on their carrier. (source: Engadget) Even if they somehow get the money, They need to seriously speed up their Network. Their call quality is Great! their plans and coverage are fabulous! But their Data speeds have decreased significantly over the years. Yes, even on Original CricKet phones. Having worked with 10+ dealers in San Diego since 2007, I have witnessed first hand on how their network data speeds have decreased in saturated markets during peek hours (most important part of the day) If they ever do offer the iPhone you can be rest assured it will be like 799+ with a "New" iPhone plan of probably 70-80 bucks for unlimited-1gb capped data plan. Lets hope this white unicorn exist and it doesn't just stay a rumor.What do you think?
LTE service is up and running in Tucson, Arizona. That's right, Cricket is testing the Tucson Market with their first LTE device, the Huawei Boltz - also known as the Huawei E397. CricKet plans on offering several smartphones in late 2012 and tablets as well running LTE. The Huawei Boltz is just the first to be tested for LTE service. Once they work out all the kinks the service will begin to pop up in other Markets. I was getting tired of 3g so this is very promising. 2 data plans of 5GB each are available, with $50 getting you download speeds of 3Mbps and $60 offering you 6Mbps. Having worked closely with Cricket in San Diego for about 5 years, I have seen how the Network gets saturated and 3G speeds drop significantly during peak hours (most of the day). If LTE service is going to be offered by Cricket, I really wish that they do something about their Network connectivity issues. Once it launches, lets just hope it stays TRUE 4g and doesn't drop down to 3g. It's not too much to ask. while the speeds may not be blazing fast compared to AT&T and Verizon LTE, its still a start for a true unlimited wireless carrier, Cricket.
Well as you may know, we wrote about the SMS issue Cricket users were having with the verizon iPhone Flashed to Cricket. Just love it when they prove us wrong! it just gives us more hope! lol Seems like the Cricket Network has made the necessary upgrades to support INCOMING and OUTGOING text messaging on the Verizon iPhone 4 and 4s. If you are still having problems with the Text messaging issue. Try and call a store to CHANGE the phone profile on cricket system and put it as the TRUSTY OLD RAZR v3C profile (if you are on 35 or 45 plan) However, If you have the $55.00 plan, We recommend putting it as a ZIO M600 profile and then Dialing *22804 to update your PRL. Just make sure you are in a home coverage area when dialing *22804 and not roaming.
With the Texting issue fixed, I'm sure there will be a few of us releasing a solution for the iphone on Cricket. TBH I rather have the iPhone on Boost Mobile! SHHHHH dont tell Anyone ;)
As many of you with flashed iPhone 4s are now aware, texting doesn't really work with cricket as it should. Many users have reported that they cannot send or do not receive text messages from GSM carriers or other people. The truth is, this has been a problem before the CDMA iphone was even out. Devices like the palm pixie, Treo's and a few androids always experienced that problem. Usually a reset on the provider's end would fix the problem. However, The issue isn't that simple. The way iphone sends and receives text messages is also associated much with web data. Think of a Sprint handset using vision services to send and receive MMS. As we know, its not compatible with They way Cricket is sending and receiving SMS. So far, there is said to be a team of engineers trying to find out how they can fix this problem and adapt the Network to support the iphone. Personally, For a company that does not give a damn about flashed phones, and gives NO SUPPORT on flashed handsets, I dont think this is going anywhere. But who knows, I hope Cricket Proves us Wrong. It just doesn't make sense to re-adapt their Network to accept and fix a problem of a phone that isn't theirs, Unless Cricket plans on Offering an iPhone. But then Again, Unicorns don't exist