How Do I Change My Number on Cricket Wireless?

There are a number of reasons why someone might want to change their phone number; some people may be harassed continuously by telemarketers and bill collectors while others may have people calling their number for the person who had the same number previously, not to mention some may do it to avoid stalkers. Whatever the reason, you can change your number by clicking here to contact a customer support agent who will be happy to assist you. Note that if you are currently a Cricket Wireless customer, then you will have to pay a $15 number change fee. However, those who are new can change their number for free when activating their service.

There are some people who have had the same phone number for years, while others change their numbers often. Whether it's due to an ex-girlfriend or boyfriend stalking you, telemarketers calling continuously, or others trying to contact the previous phone number owner, you may find it necessary to change your phone number. If you have a plan with Cricket Wireless and want to know how to change your number, this article can help you out.

What you need to Know before Changing Your Phone Number with Cricket Wireless

Changing your phone number with Cricket Wireless is very easy to do, but there are a few things that you should be aware of:

• Your account with Cricket Wireless must be active.

• You cannot change to a toll-free or vanity number.

• If you are a new customer transferring your old phone number to a new Cricket Wireless plan during activation you will not be charged a transfer fee. However, if you already have an established account with Cricket Wireless you will have to pay a $15 number change fee.

• Your phone number will be changed as soon as you request this action to be taken and when it does all of your greetings and voicemails will be removed. Therefore, before putting in a number change request, it is important that you check your current voicemails. Thus, you can always create new greetings after receiving your new number.

• Don't forget to give your new number to your friends since if they call the old number, they will get the following message: "The number you have dialed is not working, please check the number and try your call again."

How to Get Started

When you are ready to change your number, contact a customer support agent at Cricket Wireless by clicking here. Fortunately, you can change your number without having to make changes to your existing plan. If you are transferring from another wireless provider where your account is still active and want to keep your current phone number, then you can do so by porting your number as a second line on your account. You can then cancel your current line service once your new line is activated. You will need your wireless account number, the last four digits of your social, any pin, passcode, or password you have for that account, and you're billing zip code for the account as well. You can also keep the device you currently use with this wireless account, but it will first have to be unlocked before you can use it with you're your new Cricket Wireless plan. Moreover, the process of switching over can be completed either online or at any Cricket retail store location. Please note that Cricket Wireless does not allow VOIP number transfers.

Why Did GetHuman Write "How Do I Change My Number on Cricket Wireless?"?

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