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Cricket compatible phones: HD-Voice and BYOD compatibility

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Cricket Wireless is a network provider that has been providing wireless services in the US since 1999. Since 2014, Cricket has been operating under the umbrella of AT&T which are one of the largest mobile communications service providers in the US. Cricket now boasts nationwide coverage of the 5G network, Cricket-compatible devices, flexible plans, and customer support.

In this article, we will be covering mobile phones that are compatible with Cricket’s wireless network and how to check if your phone qualifies for their criteria if you are planning to switch.


Why does Cricket require compatibility?

Cricket Wireless network can be utilised to an optimal level only when your device is compatible with their requirements. These requirements are fairly uncomplicated to provide you with a seamless and smooth voice and internet experience by enabling HD voice technology. High-definition voice brings a clear quality to your voice communications and reduces background noise.

However, to partake in HD Voice conversations your phone as well as the other phone on the other end must be compatible with the Cricket HD Voice network. This is a requirement as Cricket’s network carries your voice over their 4G LTE network (or similar) that uses VoLTE (Voice over LTE) technology.

Since not all phones can pass this criterion, Cricket sells HD Voice-capable devices as well as a list of BYOD (bring your own devices) that can be unlocked to activate by any eligible plan. By running your IMEI number, you can also check if your device is compatible with the Cricket Network.

Also read: How to know if Cricket is down?


Two types of Cricket compatibility

With Cricket offering two types of compatibility aids, it widens the number of devices that fall under their compatibility radar.

The two types of methods to buy or bring a Cricket network-compatible phone are given below:


HD Voice-capable devices

HD Voice captures a wider range of sound waves as compared to your usual non-VoLTE calls, which results in an improved voice quality and lowered background noise. The list given below comprises the HD voice compatible phones that work with Cricket’s wireless network according to the brand:

Most of the HD Voice devices from AT&T that were purchased since 2019 should work on Cricket’s HD Voice Network.

Alcatel (Basic)

  • Alcatel QUICKFLIP
  • Alcatel SMARTFLIP

Alcatel (Smartphones)

  • Alcatel APPRISE™
  • Alcatel INSIGHT
  • Alcatel ONYX
  • Alcatel TETRA
  • Alcatel VERSO

Apple

  • Apple iPhone 6 32GB
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus
  • Apple iPhone 6S
  • Apple iPhone 6S Plus
  • Apple iPhone 7 32GB
  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus
  • Apple iPhone 8
  • Apple iPhone 8 Plus
  • Apple iPhone SE
  • Apple iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • Apple iPhone SE 2022
  • Apple iPhone X
  • Apple iPhone XR
  • Apple iPhone XS
  • Apple iPhone XS Max
  • Apple iPhone 11
  • Apple iPhone 11 Pro
  • Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • Apple iPhone 12
  • Apple iPhone 12 mini
  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro
  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • Apple iPhone 13 mini
  • Apple iPhone 13
  • Apple iPhone 13 Pro
  • Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • Apple iPhone 14
  • Apple iPhone 14 Pro
  • Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • Apple iPhone 14 Plus

Cricket

  • Cricket Debut
  • Cricket Debut Smart
  • Cricket Debut Flip
  • Cricket Dream 5G
  • Cricket Icon Smartphone
  • Cricket Icon 2
  • Cricket Icon 3
  • Cricket Influence
  • Cricket Ovation
  • Cricket Ovation 2 
  • Cricket Ovation 3
  • Cricket Wave
  • Cricket Vision
  • Cricket Vision Plus
  • Cricket Innovate E 5G
  • Cricket Icon 4

Huawei

  • Huawei Elate

HTC

  • HTC Desire 550
  • HTC Desire 555

Motorola

  • Motorola moto g6 FORGE
  • Motorola moto e5 CRUISE
  • Motorola moto e5 SUPRA 
  • Motorola moto g7 SUPRA
  • Motorola moto g POWER
  • Motorola moto g POWER (2022)
  • Motorola moto g PLAY
  • Motorola moto g PURE
  • Motorola moto g STYLUS 5G
  • Motorola moto g STYLUS (2022)
  • Motorola moto g STYLUS 5G (2022)
  • Motorola moto one 5G
  • Motorola moto g 5G (2022)

Nokia

  • Nokia 3.1 Plus
  • Nokia 3.1 C
  • Nokia C2 Tava
  • Nokia C5 Endi

Samsung

  • Samsung Galaxy A01
  • Samsung Galaxy A02s 
  • Samsung Galaxy A03s 
  • Samsung Galaxy A6
  • Samsung Galaxy A10e
  • Samsung Galaxy A11
  • Samsung Galaxy A12
  • Samsung Galaxy A13
  • Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A51 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A52 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime
  • Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Halo
  • Samsung Galaxy J2 Pure
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 (requires software version G920AZTUU6DQF3 or later)
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 (requires software version G930AZTUU4BQD1 or later)
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy Sol 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Sol 3 
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A14 5G

TCL

  • TCL 30 Z
  • TCL Classic

ZTE

  • ZTE Blade X
  • ZTE Blade X Max
  • ZTE Fanfare 3
  • ZTE Grand X 4 – requires software version Z956V2.5.19 or later
  • ZTE Overture 3
  • ZTE Prelude +
  • ZTE Sonata 3

Also read: How to pay Cricket bill?


Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD)

The BYOD list given below is susceptible to change, thus you can check your IMEI device compatibility here. Keep in mind that your phone requires unlocking for it to work with Cricket. After checking your device’s unlock status, you can ask your original network carrier to unlock the same for you in case it is locked.

The brands given below have been categorised according to HD Voice, Wi-Fi calling, hotspot, and 5G compatibility among other criteria in their latest software version:

Alcatel/TCL

CriteriaPhone Model
HD Voice (VoLTE) compatible> TCL Oakland (T766S)
> A2X (A508DL),
> My Flip 2 (A406DL),
> T601DL,
> T1 lite (T770B),
> T1 Pro (T799B),
> TCL Austin (T671O),
> TCL A3 (A509DL),
> TCL A3X (A600DL),
> TCL 10 Pro (T799B),
> TCL 20 SE (T773O),
> TCL 20 XE (5087Z)
HD Voice (VoLTE), Mobile Hotspot, compatible> TCL Flip 2 (4058G),
> TCL Flip 2 (T408DL),
> TCL 30 Z (T602DL),
> TCL 30 XL (T801DL),
> TCL 30 XL (T671G), 
> TCL 30 Z (4188O),
> TCL 20 SE (6165S),
> TCL 30 5G (T776O),
> TCL 30 T (T603DL)
HD Voice (VoLTE), Mobile Hotspot, 5G compatible> TCL 30 Z (4188L) 
HD Voice (VoLTE), Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi Calling, compatible> TCL 30XE (5G T767W)

Apple

CriteriaPhone Model
HD Voice (VoLTE), Mobile Hotspot, 5G compatible> iPhone 6 and later
HD Voice (VoLTE), Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi Calling, compatible> iPhone 12 and later

Asustek

CriteriaPhone Model
HD Voice (VoLTE) compatible> ASUS I005DC,
> ASUS I005D,
> ASUS I005DA,
> ASUS I007D
HD Voice (VoLTE), Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi Calling, compatible> ROG Phone 6 (AI2201F),
> ZENFONE 9 (AI2202)

BLU

CriteriaPhone Model
HD Voice (VoLTE) compatible> G91,
> V91 
HD Voice (VoLTE), Mobile Hotspot, compatible> G91 Pro

Bullitt 

CriteriaPhone Model
HD Voice (VoLTE) compatible> Cat S42
HD Voice (VoLTE), Mobile Hotspot, compatible> Cat S62 Pro

Essential

CriteriaPhone Model
HD Voice (VoLTE), Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi Calling, compatible> PH-1 model

Google

CriteriaPhone Model
HD Voice (VoLTE), Mobile Hotspot, 5G compatible>Pixel 4,
> Pixel 4XL,
> Pixel 4A
HD Voice (VoLTE), Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi Calling, compatible> Pixel 5,
> Pixel 4A 5G (G205e),
> Pixel 6,
> Pixel 6 Pro,
> Pixel 6a,
> Pixel 7 (GVU6C),
> Pixel 7 Pro (GE2AE),
> G1F8F

Kyocera

CriteriaPhone Model
HD Voice (VoLTE), Mobile Hotspot, compatible> DuraXA Equip (E4831)

LG

CriteriaPhone Model
HD Voice (VoLTE) compatible> CLASSIC Flip (L125DL),
> G8 ThinQ,
> G8X ThinQ (LM-G850QM),
> Journey (L322DL),
> K30 (LM-X320QMG),
> K31 (LM-K300QM),
> K40 (LM-X420QN),
> K51 (LM-K500QM),
> Premier Pro (LML413DL),
> Premier Pro (LML414DL),
> Premier Pro Plus (L455DL),
> Q70 (LM-Q620M),
> Rebel 4 (LML211BL),
> Reflect (L555DL),
> Solo (L423DL),
> Stylo 4 (LML713DL),
> Stylo 4 (LM-Q710ULM),
> Stylo 5 (L722DL),
> Stylo 5 (LM-Q720QM),
> Stylo 6 (LM-Q730QM)

Microsoft

CriteriaPhone Model
HD Voice (VoLTE), Mobile Hotspot, 5G compatible> Duo (1930)

Motorola

CriteriaPhone Model
HD Voice (VoLTE) compatible> Defender (XT2027-1),
> Edge (XT2063-2),
> Edge (XT2141-2),
> Edge 20 lite (XT2139-1),
> Moto E (XT2052-1),
> Moto E5 Play (XT1921-2),
> Moto E6 (XT2005-5),
> Moto G Fast (XT2045-3),
> Moto G Play (XT2093DL),
> Moto G Play (XT2093-4),
> Moto G Power (XT2041-4),
> Moto G Power (XT2117-2),
> Moto G Power (XT2117-4),
> Moto G Pro (XT2043-8),
> Moto G Pro (XT2043-8),
> Moto G Stylus (XT2075-5),
> Moto G Stylus (XT2115-1),
> Moto G 5G (XT2113-2),
> Moto G7 (XT1962-1),
> Moto G7 Play (XT1952-4),
> Moto G7 Power (XT1955-5),
> Moto G8 Power Lite (XT2055-2),
> Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-2),
> Moto G8 Power (XT2041-1),
> Moto G9 Play (XT2083-1),
> Moto G9 Power (XT2091-4),
> Moto G30 (XT2129-1),
> Moto G100 (XT2125-4),
> Moto Z4 (XT1980-3),
> One Action (XT2013-4),
> One Fusion+ (XT2067-2),
> Quattro (XT2010-1)
HD Voice (VoLTE), Mobile Hotspot, compatible> Edge 2022,
> Edge+ (XT2201-3),
> Moto G Pure (XT2163-4)
> Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)
HD Voice (VoLTE), Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi Calling, compatible> Moto G 5G (XT2213-3)
HD Voice (VoLTE), Mobile Hotspot, 5G compatible> Moto G 5G (XT2113-3),
> Moto G Power (XT2165-5),
> Moto G Stylus 5G (XT2131-1),
> Moto G Stylus 5G (XT2215-4),
> One 5G Ace (XT2113-2),
> Razr 5G (XT2071-3)

Nokia

CriteriaPhone Model
HD Voice (VoLTE) compatible> Nokia 1.4 (TA-1323),
> Nokia 5.4 (TA-1333),
> Nokia 8.3 (TA-1243),
> 6300 4G,
> TA-1285,
> N1374DL,
> G10 (TA-1338),
> G50 (TA-1390),
> XR 20 (TA-1371),
> G20 TA-1343
HD Voice (VoLTE), Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi Calling, compatible> G100 (TA-1430),
> G400 5G (TA-1476)

NuuInc

CriteriaPhone Model
HD Voice (VoLTE), Mobile Hotspot, compatible> A9L (S6303L),
> X6 Plus (S6003L)

OnePlus

CriteriaPhone Model
HD Voice (VoLTE) compatible> 6t (A6013),
> 7 Pro (GM1917),
> 7t (HD1905),
> 8 (IN2015), 
> 8 Pro (IN2025),
> 8t (KB2005),
> 9 Pro 5G (LE2125),
> 9 Pro 5G (LE2115),
> Nord N100 (BE2011),
> Nord N10 (BE2026),
> Nord N200 5G (DE2117)
HD Voice (VoLTE), Mobile Hotspot, compatible> Nord N20 5G (CPH2459)
HD Voice (VoLTE), Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi Calling, compatible> 10 Pro 5G (NE2215),
> 10T 5G (CPH2417),

Pepperl+Fuchs AG

CriteriaPhone Model
HD Voice (VoLTE) compatible> Smart-EX 02

Punkt

CriteriaPhone Model
HD Voice (VoLTE) compatible> MP02

RAZ Mobility

CriteriaPhone Model
HD Voice (VoLTE) compatible> MiniVision2+

Samsung

CriteriaPhone Model
HD Voice (VoLTE) compatible> Galaxy A02s (SM- A025U1/DS),
> Galaxy A03 (SM-A037U1/DS),
> Galaxy A12 SE (SM-A125U1/DS),
> Galaxy A32 5G SE (SM-A326U1/DS),
> Galaxy A42 5G SE (SM-A426U1/DS), 
> Galaxy A52 5G (SM-A526U1),
> Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U),
> Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U),
> Galaxy S10 (SM-G973U),
> Xcover Pro (SM-A515U1) 
HD Voice (VoLTE), Mobile Hotspot, compatible> Galaxy A6 (SM-A600U),
> Galaxy J3 (SM-J337U),
> Galaxy J7 (SM-J737U),
> Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U1),
> Galaxy S7 (SM-G930U),
> Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935U),
> Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U1),
> Galaxy S8+ (SM-G955U1)
HD Voice (VoLTE), Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi Calling, compatible> Galaxy S20+ 5G (SM-G986U1),
> Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U1),
> Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U1),
> Galaxy S20FE (SM-G781U1),
> Galaxy S20FE (SM-G781V),
> Galaxy S21 5G (SM-G991U1),
> Galaxy S21+ 5G (SM-G996U1),
> Galaxy S21 FE 5G (SM-G990U1),
> Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (SM-998U1),
> Galaxy S22 Rainbow (SM-S901U1),
> Galaxy S22 Rainbow (SM-S906U1),
> Galaxy S22 Rainbow (SM-S908U1),
> Galaxy Z Flip 3 (SM-F711U1),
> Galaxy Z Flip 4 5G (SM-F721U1),
> Galaxy Z Fold 3 (SM-F926U1),
> Galaxy Z Fold 4 5G (SM-F936U1),
> Galaxy Z Fold 5G (SM-F916U1),
> Xcover Pro (SM-A515U1),
> Xcover6 Pro (SM-G736U1),
> Galaxy Note20 (SM-N981U1),
> Galaxy Note20+ (SM-N986U1),
> Galaxy A71 (SM-A716U1),
> Galaxy A53 5G (SM-A536U1/DS),
> Galaxy A51 5G (SM-A516U1),
> Galaxy A42 5G SE (SM-A426U1/DS),
> Galaxy A13 5G (SM-A135U1/DS), 
> Galaxy A14 5G (SM-A146U1/DS),
> Galaxy A23 5G (SM-A236U1/DS)
HD Voice (VoLTE), Wi-Fi Calling, RCS/Advanced Messaging compatible> Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U),
> Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U),
> Galaxy S10 (SM-G973U)

Schok

CriteriaPhone Model
HD Voice (VoLTE) compatible> Schok Classic

Sonim

CriteriaPhone Model
HD Voice (VoLTE), Mobile Hotspot, compatible> XP3 (XP3900)

Sony

CriteriaPhone Model
HD Voice (VoLTE) compatible> Xperia 1 (J8170),
> Xperia 1 II (XQ-AT51),
> Xperia 1 III (XQ-BC62),
> Xperia 5 (J8270),
> Xperia 5 II (XQ-AS62),
> Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ62),
> Xperia 10 (I3123),
> Xperia 10 Plus (I3223),
> Xperia PRO (XQ-AQ62),
> Xperia PRO-I (XQ-BE62)
HD Voice (VoLTE), Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi Calling, compatible> Xperia 1 IV (XQ-CT62),
> Xperia 5 IV (XQ-QC62)

Teracube

CriteriaPhone Model
HD Voice (VoLTE) compatible> 2E (TR20072EQ),
> Teracube One (TR1907Q)

ZTE

CriteriaPhone Model
HD Voice (VoLTE) compatible> Z2335CC,
> K87CC,
> ZMax 10 (Z6250CC) 
HD Voice (VoLTE), Mobile Hotspot, compatible> Axon 20 5G (A2022PG),
> Axon 30 5G (A2322G),
> Axon 40 Ultra (A2023PG),
> Axon Ultra 20 5G (A2322G)
HD Voice (VoLTE), Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi Calling, compatible> ZMax 11 (Z6251)
HD Voice (VoLTE), Wi-Fi Calling, compatible> Z5158

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