What are premium text messaging purchases?
Premium text message purchases allow you to purchase mobile content using short codes for your Cricket phone such as: ringtones, images or wallpapers, games, interactive TV voting, premium chat/date applications, premium text message alerts and other premium mobile applications.
You discover this type of content by the advertising of media companies, consumer brands, billboards, third-party content provider websites and word-of-mouth. Popular examples of text message purchases are:
- Sending a text message via a short code to cast your vote on your favorite television show with your wireless phone.
- Visiting a 3rd party website that sells ringtones and wallpapers, selecting an item, and choosing the “Send To My Phone” option.
When you see an advertisement you are interested in, submit a purchase request by sending a text message (usually a keyword) to a short code OR select the “Send to my Phone” option on a website after you have selected the desired content you wish to purchase. A short code is a number to which an SMS or text message can be sent. A short code is fewer digits than a 10-digit telephone number. For example, a short code could be 54321.
Once you text your purchase request, you will receive a text message back with an advice-of-charge; terms and conditions; and consumer help information for the item you wish to purchase from the 3rd party content provider or merchant.
After you accept these terms and conditions, your Flex Bucket funds are charged for the transaction and the content or mobile application is downloaded to your handset for personal use.