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Samsung Chrono Cell Phone

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Samsung Chrono™

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The Samsung Chrono™ (R261) may be simple to operate, but it’s anything but ordinary.  Form and function are the perfect pair in this fashionable flip phone.  Built for everyday use, the Chrono is as comfortable browsing the web as it is tailoring calendar appointments.  Bluetooth® capabilities even let you talk hands-free when you need to roll up your sleeves.  Its pocket-perfect, flip form factor, and many practical functions make the Chrono a perfect fit for anyone.   

key features
Camera
Camera
Bluetooth
Bluetooth®
Tri-band
Tri-band
Mobile Web
Mobile Web
 
Phone Features
Basic / Feature
Basic / Feature
Camera
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
Tri-band
Yes
Mobile Web
Yes
Cricket Services Supported
Cricket Games & Apps
Yes
Location Based Services
Yes
Cricket Navigator
Yes
MyHomeScreen
Yes
Camera
Resolution
VGA
Zoom
Yes
Connectivity
Bluetooth Enabled
Yes
Battery
Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Capacity
800 mAh
Standby Time
Up to 200 hours
Talk Time
Up to 240 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
Flip Phone
Flip Phone
Weight (w/standard battery)
3.21 oz
Keypad Style
Standard
Form Factor
Clamshell
Headset Jack
No
Data Port
Micro USB
Main Display
Resolution
128 x 160
Screen Type
2.0" TFT
# Colors
262K
External Display
Resolution
96 x 96
Screen Type
1.0" CSTN
# Colors
65K
General
Language
English/Spanish
E911
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
  • Standard 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.
  6. Program your Cricket phone number into your Cricket phone using the instructions on the following page.

Programming your Cricket phone

Over-The-Air Programming:

  1. Turn on your phone using the power 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. Select MDN to enter your Mobile Directory Number (10 digit phone number)
  6. Enter your new 10 digit Cricket MIN and press [OK].  
  7. Select CDMA Home SID to enter your Cricket CDMA System ID.
  8. Enter the 1 to 5 digit CDMA System ID and press [OK].
  9. Touch the "Exit" option on display to exit. Your phone will reset.
Accessibility:

Please visit our page here to learn more about your phone's accessibility features. 
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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.