Text messaging is a feature that allows customers to send short messages (up to 160 characters) from their Cricket phone. With a text messaging capable phone, customers can send messages to most other wireless users in the United States and Canada by simply using the 10-digit mobile number of the recipient. Customers can also send text messages to friends, family and business associates internationally for $0.20 per message.
Send a text message to a Cricket subscriber from the Cricket website.
If text messaging is already included in your monthly rate plan you do not have to pay anything extra for the service. If text messaging is not already included in your plan you have the following options:
1. You can choose to add text messaging as a feature add-on to your account for a flat monthly fee.
2. You can pay per outgoing message using your Flex Bucket or PAYGo account balance.
You can receive emails on your Cricket phone in the form of a text or multimedia message if the email is sent to your Cricket phone email address.
For text messaging:
Your e-mail address is email@example.com. For example, a customer with the phone number 123-456-7890 can receive a text message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For multimedia messaging:
Your e-mail address is email@example.com. For example, a customer with the phone number 123-456-7890 can receive a multimedia message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No. Unfortunately at this time Cricket customers cannot view a log of past text messages. However if you are interested in viewing any text messaging purchases you have made you can access this information in My Account.
- Go to My Account and log in.
- Select text messagepurchases.
- You will see your Summary Page and be able to view your transactions.
You cannot send a text message if text messaging is not included in your monthly plan or added onto your monthly plan. However, anyone visiting the Cricket website can send a text message to any Cricket subscriber, using the Cricket subscriber's phone number. The sender does not need to be a Cricket customer to send the text message and the recipient does not have to be a subscriber to the text messaging service in order to receive the message.
1. Select the messaging option from your phone's menu.
2. Enter in the 10-digit mobile number of the message recipient.
3. Type in the text message.
4. Press SEND.