Cricket has announced a new partnership with Amazon that will open up the carrier to those who prefer to bring their own device. Under the partnership, Cricket Wireless has introduced a Bring Your Own Device Universal SIM Card Activation Kit; it is being offered through Amazon which, presumably, is hoping consumers will pick up a new tablet or smartphone while on the retailer’s site. As you’d expect, the SIM activation kit includes all the things one needs to activate a smartphone on the carrier’s network, including adapters to make sure the SIM card fits any particular phone.
The Bring Your Own Device Universal SIM Card Activation Kit is being offered through Amazon for $9.99 USD, and it includes a Cricket SIM card, as well as a pair of tray adapters for both micro and mini SIM cards (the included SIM is of the nano variety). There are also activation instructions.
Amazon is shipping the BYOD kit for free (two-day shipping), and it works with GSM devices. Amazon, as part of this new partnership with the carrier, is also providing details on the carrier’s service for those who are exploring whether it will fit their needs.
Cricket is a prepaid carrier that offers relatively inexpensive plans, which start at $35USD/month and include a credit for those who sign up to auto pay, something similar to what Verizon and some other carriers offer. Hit up the timeline below for other recent Cricket news!
SOURCE: Cricket Wireless