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who can i get my phone turned on through? am I stuck with sprint or tmobile?

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how can I turn my phone on can I switch my account with cricket so this phone will have my cricket number?

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By the way, make sure your carrier supports 3G on the ZTE Open's bands (listed unofficially here as 850/900/1900/2100: http://www.gsmarena.com/zte_open-5320.php). On the old T-Mobile network (AWS/1700), you might only get EDGE speeds.

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this is great having a new phone that I can't call or text anyone with... I love it

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Do you have Firefox OS (B2G)?

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firefox os zte open

Modified by RenegadeOfFunk

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Please elaborate.... Where did you buy from, maybe you can contact them about your service.

Modified by kobe

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You will have to contact the carriers to see if they allow you to bring in an unlocked phone. You will also require a SIM card. Depending on your location, there may be multiple carriers aside from Sprint and T-Mobile.

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The ZTE Open requires GSM or UTMS cellular network. Cricket is CDMA: http://www.mycricket.com/support/faq/do-cricket-phones-use-a-sim-card

For this reason, I do not think you will be able to use your Cricket number, but you should call their customer service to be certain.

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You can ask a GSM vendor like AT&T / GoPhone, T-Mobile, Straight Talk / Net10, etc., whether your Cricket number is portable. I think most numbers should be portable now.

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By the way, make sure your carrier supports 3G on the ZTE Open's bands (listed unofficially here as 850/900/1900/2100: http://www.gsmarena.com/zte_open-5320.php). On the old T-Mobile network (AWS/1700), you might only get EDGE speeds.

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thanks for the info, I switched to tmobile today and got the same prepaid plan as my cricket plan.