Yes, Cricket currently sells the BlackBerry® devices. Click here to learn more.
Cricket supports BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS). Exchange email can be integrated with a BIS account by use of POP3 or IMAP access or by Outlook Web Access. Please check with your company IT department if you are having challenges integrating your corporate Outlook email with your BlackBerry device. Cricket does not support BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) service or activations.
Set up email using the on device Setup Wizard. You may re-launch Setup Wizard from the icon called ‘Setup Wizard’ or ‘Email Settings’ located within the Settings folder on the BlackBerry homescreen.
BlackBerry App World™ is the application storefront available with the BlackBerry operating system providing BlackBerry users with access to thousands of free and paid applications. Please note that users must have a PayPal® account set up in order to purchase content from BlackBerry App World. Users can access BlackBerry App World over Cricket’s mobile network and over the Wi-Fi® network where one is available.
Use BlackBerry® Messenger to stay in touch with your friends who already use BlackBerry® smartphones in an easy and unique way. Chat, share files and stay in touch on-the-go with the easy-to-use messaging program designed for BlackBerry smartphone users.
Most BlackBerry are GPS enabled and BlackBerry Maps application is preloaded on the device. BlackBerry Maps is a map and location application that can display a map, the location of the BlackBerry device, directions from a starting location to a specific ending location, and points of interest on a map.
All voice features and text messaging features are available in Cricket’s nationwide talk and text coverage areas. All data features (this includes web browsing, email access, picture messaging, etc) are only available in the data coverage areas represented on Cricket’s data coverage maps. Click here to view Cricket's coverage maps.
No, Cricket service is only available in Cricket coverage areas.
Every BlackBerry device has a unique PIN (Personal Identification Number). PIN-to-PIN refers to a form of direct messaging between BlackBerry devices over the network.
A ‘Wireless Update’ icon will appear (with asterisk alert) when an upgrade is available for your device. Cricket will release the upgrade March 2011, with messaging to begin on March 31. You can manually initiate the upgrade by going to: Menu > Options > Advanced Options > Wireless Update Cricket.
The upgrade released for the BlackBerry Curve 8530 from Cricket in March, will:
1) Allow for first time delivery of MMS,
2) Enable dialing *729 (*PAY) for account payments, and
3) Restore user selection capability of Home/Automatic network selection.
The entire upgrade process can take up to two hours. While the upgrade is in process, you will NOT be able to use your device.
Follow the prompts available through the ‘Wireless Update’ icon. Cricket recommends allowing the upgrade to run overnight, or during a time when you can be without access to your BlackBerry device for at least two hours.
The upgrade can be completed over Cricket’s network, however, if the upgrade is completed over Cricket’s 3G network, the ~20MB download will counts against your data usage level included within your rate plan.
Or, the complete the upgrade wirelessly over a Wi-Fi connection. To set up a Wi-Fi connection on your BlackBerry:
- Menu > Manage Connections > Wi-Fi select
- Menu > Manage Connections > Setup Wi-Fi Network
To manually initiate the update, go to Menu > Options > Advanced Options > Wireless Update Cricket.
The upgrade can also be completed through the BlackBerry Desktop Manager tool with a PC connected via wired LAN.