Cricket Wireless 3G network will be shutting down soon, this is when
Cricket Wireless is shutting down its 3G network. This is not a rumor. It is a fact and we knew it was going to happen. Other carriers may advertise the same, but it may still take a while. This is not exactly bad news because after the shutdown, the operator will gain additional space on the mobile internet network. 3G wireless service (UMTS) will only be available until February 2022. That’s over a year, so if you’re at Cricket, we suggest you upgrade to a newer, more advanced non-3G phone.
By non-3G we mean 4G LTE or even 5G. Cricket It will only be able to serve subscribers who have HD Voice or LTE compatible devices. 3G devices will no longer be supported after February of next year.
To begin the change, Cricket Wireless will stop activating HD Voice or non-LTE capable devices as of January 19, 2021. If you already have such a device, please note that it will not be affected by the shutdown.
3G network shutdown
Just put, Cricket Wireless you are telling people to update their phones or their SIM cards and plans. We don’t see anything wrong with that. It is a smart move so that we can further modernize and thus be able to seamlessly adapt to changing times.
If you are a new customer and want to activate service with Cricket, purchase a phone sold online. You can also bring your own LTE or HD Voice capable device that is compatible with the Cricket network. Check your phone IMEI know the compatibility.