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Huawei Mercury Android Smartphone

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Huawei Mercury

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The Huawei Mercury (M886) is the best Cricket Smartphone to date, and is the third Cricket smartphone from Huawei. The Mercury now comes with Muve Music, so you can download and listen to unlimited music from your phone! This high-end Android comes with a 4” FWVGA touch-screen, Wi-Fi capability, and 3G Real Web Browsing. The Mercury has lots of great smartphone features packed into an affordable package. The Mercury is a fully featured Android smartphone featuring the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and also includes great features like an 8MP rear camera/camcorder, VGA front facing camera, HD gaming and more! This smartphone also gives customers access to over 300,000 cool apps on the Android market as well as great Google apps like YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Search and more.

key features
3G
3G
Camera
Camera
Bluetooth
Bluetooth®
Muve Music
Muve Music
Tri-band
Tri-band
Web Browsing
Web Browsing
Mobile Web
Mobile Web
 
Phone Features
3G
Yes
Camera
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
Smartphone
Yes
Muve Music
Yes
Tri-band
Yes
Web Browsing
Web Browsing
Android
Yes
Touch Screen
Yes
Processor Speed
1.4 Ghz
Operating System
Android Gingerbread (2.3)
Video Phone
Yes
Mobile Web
Yes
Vibrate Alert
Yes
Cricket Services Supported
Cricket Mobile Web
Yes
MyAccount
Yes
Cricket 411
Yes
Camera
Resolution
8.0 MP AF HD Rear/VGA Front
Video
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Music
Muve Musicâ„¢ Phones
Yes
Supported Music Formats
AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MP3
Dedicated Music Control
Yes
Dedicated Music Player
Muve Music Player
Dedicated Music Player
Yes
Connectivity
WiFi Access
Yes
Mobile Hotspot
Yes
Bluetooth Enabled
Yes
Stereo Bluetooth Enabled
Yes
Memory
Storage Capacity
Up to 32GB
Internal Memory
2GB
RAM
512MB
ROM
4GB
Battery
Battery Type
Lithium Polymer
Capacity
1900 mAh
Standby Time
Up to 380 hours
Talk Time
Up to 6.5 hours
Productivity
Text and Picture Messaging
Yes
SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes
Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
Yes
Contact Directory
Yes
Speakerphone
Yes
Voice Activated Dialing
Yes
Phone Specs
Bar Phone
Bar Phone
Touchscreen
Touchscreen
Dimensions (H x W x D)
4.8 x 2.4 x 0.5 inches
Weight (w/standard battery)
4.9 oz
Keypad Style
Virtual
Form Factor
Touch bar
Headset Jack
Yes
Headset Jack
3.5mm
Data Port
Micro USB
Color
Black
Main Display
Resolution
854x480
Screen Type
4.0" FWVGA
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 and 3G
 

included accessories

  • Travel charger/USB cable
  • Standard lithium-ion battery
  • Muve Music microSD card

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Quick Start Instructions

Charge your battery overnight. Once your device is fully charged and powered on, simply follow these steps to activate your Huawei Mercury M886:

  1. Touch the Android icon to begin the activation process for your phone.
  2. Next, you will be taken to an activation screen. Tap on "Activate".
  3. This will begin the activation process. Be sure to listen closely for the Activation Confirmation.
  4. Once successfully activated, you'll hear the message, "Your phone is now programmed, thank you for calling Cricket."
  5. If you are unable to activate your phone, you may try manual programming (see below).

 

Setting up your Google Account

  1. After your phone has been successfully activated, it will automatically restart.
  2. Once you see the Android icon appear, tap it to continue.
  3. Now simply follow the prompt screens to set up your Google account.

 

Manually Programming your Cricket phone

  1. Charge your battery overnight.
  2. Read these instructions and have a pen ready before you call to set up service.
  3. Once your battery is charged, call 1-800-CRICKET (1-800-274-2538) from a different phone to speak with a Cricket representative.
  4. A Cricket representative will give you:
    • Your 10-digit Cricket Phone Number
    • Your 10-digit Cricket MIN (Mobile Identification Number)
    • Your 1 to 5 digit Cricket System ID Number.
  5. After you have all your information handy, move on to Step 6.
  6. Turn on your phone using the power button.
  7. Enter ##626* (##NAM*) to access Number Assignment Module (NAM) Programming.
  8. You will be prompted to enter NAM Option Code, which you'll do by entering 333333 (3 six times) and pressing [OK].
  9. From the Menu select IMSI Number.
  10. Enter your new 10 digit Cricket Mobile Identification Number (MIN) that you received from the Cricket representative and hit [OK].
  11. From the Menu select Mobile Directory Number
  12. Enter your new 10-digit Cricket phone number that you received from the Cricket representative and hit [OK].
  13. From the Menu select CDMA Home SID.
  14. Enter the 1 to 5-digit CDMA System ID that you received from the Cricket representative and hit [OK].
  15. You will be returned to the Program Settings Screen.
  16. Now press the [Done] button and your phone will automatically restart.

 

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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.