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Phone flashed to cricket

I bought a phone flashed to cricket and i can not receive picture messages

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  • Anonymous May 23, 2009

    I just bought a moto q9c and sent it off to be "fully flashed" - everything works except web access which prevents me from getting pic messaging. Cricket claims that since the phone isn't theirs tgere's nothing I can do

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    what companys phones can i flash to use on cricket

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If you cant receive picture messages, its probably because the phone is not fully flashed for cricket. so take it to a place that flashes cricket phones

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Did you buy the phone used? if it has been unlocked from another provider, you will have trouble receiving data and some calls. as far as i know there is no fix for this condition

Posted on May 18, 2009

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    did you buy the phone used? if it has been unlocked from another provider, you will have trouble receiving data and some calls. as far as i know there is no fix for this condition

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SOURCE: a870 flashed to cricket, receive messages but can't send text

It seems that it was a Verizon phone, but is fully flashed to Cricket. You just need to switch the sim card & go ..

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