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My lg vx8700 verizon cdma was flashed to cricket but no wap/mms

I recently got my lg vx 8700 flashed to cricket it works fine except for the fact that i cant go on the internet or send/recieve picture messages. is there any way i can fix this myself?

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    So I got this phone and I flashed it with cricket but the internet doesn't work at all. I have internet service on my plan but it doesn't wanna connect

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I had the same problem and have the same phone which has been flashed 2 ckicket. but i can get picture messages. on your phone go to messaging and then 8 to get to the internet browser. then when the error message pops up hit 282 and it will restart the browser to allow u to get to the internet.

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The Samsung will outperform LG....

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