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Cricket MSGM8 II

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Connecting, whether it’s text, pix, email or mobile web, just got easier.  The Cricket MSGM8 II puts all of this functionality at your fingertips with a QWERTY keypad for easy entry, dedicated keys for messaging and scheduler, and one touch Web access via MyHomeScreen.  The MSGM8 II also has a 1.3MP camera, Bluetooth™, voice recognition for hands free dialing, large 220 x 176 color display, and a jog dial on the left side for scrolling/volume control.  Let the MSGM8 II be your communication tool.

key features
Camera
Camera
Bluetooth
Bluetooth®
Tri-band
Tri-band
Mobile Web
Mobile Web
 
Phone Features
Camera
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
Tri-band
Yes
Web Browser
Yes
Mobile Web
Yes
Cricket Services Supported
Cricket Games & Apps
Yes
Cricket Navigator
Yes
MyHomeScreen
Yes
Camera
Resolution
1.3 megapixel
Zoom
Yes
Connectivity
Bluetooth Enabled
Yes
Battery
Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Capacity
900 mAh
Standby Time
Up to 250 hours
Talk Time
Up to 300 minutes
Productivity
Text and Picture Messaging
Yes
SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes
Predictive Text Input
Yes
Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
Yes
Contact Directory
1000 Entries
Speakerphone
Yes
Voice Activated Dialing
Yes
Phone Specs
Bar Phone
Bar Phone
Dimensions (H x W x D)
4.2 x 2.39 x 0.53 inches
Weight (w/standard battery)
3.74 oz
Form Factor
Bar
Keypad Style
QWERTY
Headset Jack
2.5mm
Data Port
Mini USB
Color
Black
Main Display
Resolution
220 x 176
# Colors
260K
External Display
Screen Type
TFT
General
Language
English/Spanish
E911
Yes
TTY / TDD
Yes
HAC Rating
M4/T4
Warranty
1 Year
Wireless Network Capability
Technology
CDMA
Mode
Tri-Band
Data Transfer Speed
1x
 

included accessories

  • Lithium-ion Battery
  • Travel Charger

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Quick Start Instructions

To start your Cricket service, just follow these easy instructions:

  1. Charge your battery overnight.
  2. Read these instructions and have a pen ready before you call to set up service.
  3. If you have signed up for Cricket service, a valid Social Security or Driver's License Number will be required to activate your phone.  Please have this information ready when you call to activate your Cricket phone.
  4. Once your battery is charged, call 1-800-CRICKET from a different phone.
  5. A Cricket representative will give you:
  • Your new Cricket MDN (Mobile Directory Number).  This is your 10 digit phone number. 
  • Your new 10 digit Cricket MIN (Mobile Identification Number)
  • Your 1 to 5 digit Cricket CDMA System ID Number.
  • Please write these numbers down for future reference.

Program your Cricket phone number into your Cricket phone using the instructions below.

Programming your Cricket phone

Over-The-Air Programming:

  1. Turn on your phone using the red power/end button
  2. Dial *228 and press the send key
  3. This will start the activation process, follow the voice prompts
  4. If your phone fails to program over the air, please refer to the keypad programming instructions below

Keypad Programming:

  1. Turn on your phone using the red power/end button.  While in the programming mode the [OK] key is used to save, the left soft key to [Exit] without saving and the right soft key [Back] to return to the previous step.
  2. Enter ##626* (##NAM*) for NAM Programming
  3. You will be prompted to ENTER SUBSIDY CODE
  4. Enter 333333 (3 six times)
  5. Press the [OK] button to select the MIN (Mobile Identification Number)
  6. Enter your new 10 digit Cricket MIN and press [OK]
  7. Press Navigation (arrow) down once to access the MDN (Mobile Directory Number/10 Digit Phone Number) and press [OK]
  8. Enter your new 10 digit Cricket MDN and press [OK]
  9. Press Navigation (arrow) down once to access the IMSI (do not change from IMSI_11_12=00)
  10. Press the Navigation (arrow) down key twice to access the CDMA System ID and press [OK]
  11. Enter the 1 to 5 digit CDMA System ID and press [OK]
  12. Press the red power/end button to exit. 

Your phone will reset.

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Cricket is upgrading its CDMA network to 4G GSM and expects to stop offering CDMA wireless service as early as March 2015. THIS CDMA PHONE WILL NO LONGER WORK ON OUR WIRELESS NETWORK AFTER WE COMPLETE THIS UPGRADE.

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