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Cricket Wireless will no longer activate new 3G customers starting January 19


Cricket Wireless is following the footsteps of its parent company, AT&T. 

According to reports, Cricket will stop activating non-HD Voice-capable and non-LTE-capable devices on its network starting January 19th. This is in line with their upcoming 3G network shutdown, which is expected to take place in February 2022. 

Once that date happens, Cricket will no longer be offering service on its 3G (UMTS) wireless networks. By then, all individuals who are interested to activate service under Cricket’s network will need to use a compatible device to access their voice-and-data or data-only plans. 

As mentioned by Cricket, if you already have an HD Voice-capable or LTE-capable device, you will not be affected by these changes. 

After January 19th, however, new customers who will activate service under Cricket’s network will need to either purchase a device sold by the prepaid brand or bring over an HD Voice-capable or LTE-capable device so they can enjoy Cricket’s networks.