How to Activate Your Cricket Service at

So you just signed up for Cricket Wireless? Awesome! As one of the most popular prepaid carriers owned by AT&T, Cricket offers outstanding coverage at affordable prices.

But before you can start enjoying their fast 4G LTE speeds, you need to activate your new Cricket service. Don’t sweat it — the activation process is super easy. Just follow this simple guide.

Let me walk you through it step-by-step.

What You’ll Need Before You Begin Activation

  • Your new phone number
  • ICCID number from your SIM card kit
  • IMEI number of your device
  • Order confirmation number (for orders placed directly with Cricket)

First things first, insert your new SIM card into your phone if you haven’t already. Your phone needs to detect the SIM card to activate your service.

Here’s how to insert it real quick:

  1. Locate the SIM card slot, usually on the side or back of your phone.
  2. Gently insert the SIM card with the gold contacts facing down.
  3. Carefully push the SIM card into the slot until it clicks.

Easy peasy! Now you’re ready to activate.

Activate Cricket Service via

If you purchased your phone or SIM card on or at a Cricket store, activation is simple:

  1. Go to
  2. Select your device type—iPhone or Android.
  3. Confirm your SIM card is inserted and tap “I’m Ready.”
  4. Choose Cricket as your carrier and hit Continue.
  5. Enter your order number and new phone number.
  6. For new customers, choose New Customer. For existing customers, sign in with your Cricket account details.
  7. Tap Activate. Congrats—you did it!

Activating Service Bought from Other Retailers

If you purchased your device or SIM kit from retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Target, etc., follow these steps instead:

  1. Visit
  2. Confirm you want to create a new account.
  3. Enter your device IMEI and SIM ICCID numbers when prompted.
  4. Pick one of Cricket’s affordable plan options that matches your needs.
  5. Provide payment details to finish your checkout process.

And that’s it! Your account will be activated shortly.

With Cricket’s coast-to-coast 4G LTE coverage and group saving perks, you’ll be so glad you switched. Reach out if any other activation questions pop up!

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