cricKet APN Settings – A Simple Setup Guide

In this article, you will learn  how to fix your cricket APN settings for MMS picture messaging and data internet problems.

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What is the Cricket Wireless APN Settings for Android

Follow the below simple step to setup cricket APN settings in your Android phone.

  1. Tap Settings > Mobile Networks (or Mobile Data) > Access Point Names > New APN (may have to tap Menu button to see this option).
  2. Create a new APN profile with the following details.
    • Name: Internet
    • APN: ndo
    • Proxy: Not Set
    • Port: Not Set
    • Username:Not Set
    • Password: Not Set
    • Server: Not Set
    • MMSC:
    • MMS Proxy:
    • MMS Port: 80
    • MCC: 310
    • MNC: 150
    • Authentication type: Not Set
    • APN type: default,mms,fota,hipri,supl
  3. Tap Save for the new APN
  4. Go back one screen to the APN list and tap the dot to enable this APN
  5. Reboot your android device and there you have it. Try testing your data and MMS picture messaging with the new APN.

cricKet apn settings

If the above doesn’t work for you, we have an alternative cricket wireless apn settings for you to try.

Alternative Cricket APN Settings

  1. Go to Menu -> Settings -> Wireless & Networks -> Mobile networks -> Access Point Names -> New APN and type the below parameters.
  2. Create a new APN using the following details:
    • Name: Cricket
    • APN: internet
    • Proxy:
    • Port : 8080
    • Username:
    • Password: cricket
    • Server:
    • MMSC:
    • MMS Proxy:
    • MMS Port: 8080
    • MCC: 310
    • MNC: 004
    • Authentication Type: PAP or CHAP
    • APN type: internet
  3. Save the new apn settings and choose it as your default settings.
  4. Reboot your device and test if data and picture messaging is working for you.

Cricket APN Settings for Blackberry

If you are using a Cricket blackberry device, then follow the below instructions to setup your cricket wireless apn settings for blackberry.

  1. Go to Options -> Advanced Settings -> TCP
    and enter the following details
  2. APN: internet
  3. Username:
  4. Password: cricket

Hope it works. Please don’t forget to leave your comments and working apn settings below.

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71 thoughts on “cricKet APN Settings – A Simple Setup Guide”

  1. thank you, thank you, thank you!. My data stopped working about 2 wks ago and I could not find the correct APN settings for my LG Optimus Regard. Cricket help was no help. fyi this phone does not have an icon to start the APN app, but if you start your voice dialer and say “open access point names” it will open the APN app.

  2. Thanks for all the help, I needed to know the APN settings for my “HTC ONE” & the info I found on this website fixed the MMS problems I was having & the problems my sister was having on her “HTC DESIRE C” as well

  3. Thanks for the instructions. It didn’t work on my phone, but, I have a Samsung S4 Zoom that I bought on Amazon. It is an unlocked GSM phone, and as we know Cricket has been acquired by AT&T and turned GSM from CDMA. In any case, I got my Zoom started at a Cricket store, so calls and texting works, but it can’t send pics thru text messaging.

    • Hi Steev,
      Thank you. We have updated the details.
      Looks like for some the old settings are working so we have put up both details.

      Once again thanks for sharing, Steev. :)

  4. I flashed AOKP ROM onto my cricket galaxy s4 and since then have not been able to send pictures. I have tried all settings with apn I could find. I’ve tried different ROMs and messaging apps. No matter what I try I have not been able to fix this problem. Thanks for the post though. Perhaps I’ll stumble upon the answer.

  5. Very easy to follow. Just got new service on my existing At&t iphone 3gs and internet would not connect. I followed the above instructions and it came right up.

  6. Thanks so much, upgraded my phone to a Note 4 and did not have any of the APN settings. Your explanations were easy to follow and now my data is working perfectly. <3

    • Here are few things to check:
      – Make sure you have internet access from your phone.
      – Make sure you have internet data settings and apn settings correct.
      – Check your MMS settings.

  7. I just want to say that we all have been mislead by these so-called no contract phone companies. They told us that we can bring our own unlocked phone and get the service of our choice. Well, there need to be a lawsuit against these companies. I have the $40.00 plan for Cricket, where you get unlimited text, picture messaging and video and about 2.5 GB data monthly. Everything works, but the picture messaging and video. What made me think that there should be a lawsuit? Everything would work if you buy their crappy phones for insane amount of money. Something they did not disclose prior to joining them. We are being mislead by brining our own phones and get the service of our choice (which we are not getting).

    • I had same problem with sending media but it was fixed by changing the APN settings without creating a new APN, but just changing the default one, because my phone kept going back to the default one for some reason until I changed it altogether.

  8. Thank you so much. I have a Google (LG) Nexus 5. I switched from Sprint to Credo (which runs on Sprint and required no SIM change) and from Credo to Cricket Wireless. With the Cricket micro SIM inserted, I got no data access. I tried to change the APN, but got a screen reading something like “This user does not have access to these settings.” I followed the suggestion to tap the upper right menu. It gave me a button to reset to default setttings. When I did and rebooted, I had full LTE data access on Cricket. It was not necessary to make any setting changes manually.

  9. My internet works with the exception of some sites say that I have an “unsupported browser” which is Yahoo (I gues) with Google search.

    I have tried both the APN setting for my Note 3. The first doesn’t work and the second won’t add on the APNs at all. Got any other suggestions?

  10. i guess it worked….i cant really tell like i can search the internet but my kik wont send messages its saying i have no connection

  11. Hello, I just wanted to thank whoever wrote this. I was having a hard time figuring out how to get the internet to work on my phone and I was even going to root it to explore other options, but thankfully I found this post.

    Thank you.

  12. Just tried on my galaxy s5 that stopped getting mms messages unless on my home wifi. I tried everything for a month plus. Finally this was the answer. I tried wiping partition rebooting from factory etc, this finally resolved my issue.

    • Hi Gloria,

      Happy to hear that you got it fixed. Also thanks for sharing it here, this would definitely help others. :)


  13. I am using the top APN settings on my LG G4 H815. MMS only works if WiFi is off. Otherwise it attempts to download but never does. Turn off WiFi and MMS messages come in just fine. Anyone else seeing this?


    • Have same phone, messages work MOSTLY fine (wifi and data ON at same time)…..I however NEVER get pic texts but can send them all day long. Also I am stuck forever on 3G speeds (and pay for a unlimited 4g plan with cricket. Not the happiest, but at least my phone works. I let the genius (sarcasm) at cricket dink with my phone and he really messed it up (enough to go factory reset and for me to just start over)

      I’m happy in the fact it works (more or less)…..wish I had the 4g (which oddly I discovered I CAN get, but at the loss of ALL messaging AND voice calls. Now THATS weird

  14. I’m so glad I found you, thought it was me! I’m now OK w/ internet and texts….just can’t send or receive MMS. I have an LG g4. Suggestions?

    • I am having the same issue. I am using a lg g4 as986. It is gsm unlocked but it’s a cdma phone. Not sure if that’s the problem or what. Very frustrating.

  15. I still have the problem, I can’t send and receive mms, when I try to download the pic show me as error, Please help me I have a Galaxy S4 mini on cricket

  16. The only Apn that gives me calls, data & mms on my note 4 lollipop 5.1 is
    mms proxy-
    apn type- default,mms,fota,hipri,supl

    I spent almost a week before I finally found an APN that worked for my phone, even Cricket store put in wrong ones. Hope this helps someone else!

  17. Well I have tried and nearly exhausted everything I can think of. LG G4 (which I love), but I can send/receive texts, I can SEND pic texts but not receive. I can get pics thru Facebook messenger but honestly I HATE that app….and on the phone it won’t let me sign that out….which is a annoyance but a easily passed one by I turn all notifications off, no chat heads….basically I have no idea anybody right me unless I look for it.

    I am STUCK on 3G speeds (no idea why)….I can get 4g but only if I switch to LTE/CDMA and I get the 4G, but at the loss of ALL calls and texts entirely.

    Very odd, very strange…….otherwise settings work great

  18. I have a lg stylo 2 with cricket but iam in a place where only att and verizon work, should this aps work?

  19. my LG V10 internet and sms text working good , but I can’t sended out the picture and someone send me pictures and video I can not download it , ,
    I have try all of the APN show above , but the pictures still can’t receiver in mms
    I called Cricket wireless to help me out , but only text sms working , pictures still can not sending out and receiver .
    Please please please help me and thanks so much .

  20. I had issue with no internet connection.Called apple service amd ceicket service talked 3 hours but they didn’t solve the problem.But my friend had same issue he solved. Solution is : DELETE OLD VPN PROFILE AND TURN OFF/ON PHONE THAT IS ALL.enjoy guys??

  21. I have tried several different settings and still have occasional problems getting/receiving mms. They usually go thru eventually after retrying several times. I had not tried the alternative apn you have named Cricket. When I tried to set it, I saved it, but it doesn’t show up on my list of APNs. I tried it twice, didn’t save either time. Any thoughts on why it won’t save? Phone is HTC One m8.

  22. Just activated Cricket Wireless with a phone we purchased separately. It’s an unlocked GSM – HTC One M9. Everything works fine on the phone except picture texts. I’ve dinked around with it, turning WiFi on/off and sending receiving picture texts with some success, but with no consistency.

    Is anyone else having the same problem and what is the fix?

  23. 4/7/2017. The 2nd config looks so promising, but unfortunately is not working. I’ve been having sporadic MMS problems on my AT&T Samsung Note 3 that’s ported over to Cricket. While on Wireless, MMS won’t work. Disable wireless and magically MMS/SMS works. I even switched to Textra which helped for a while, but now the problem is back. The 2nd config settings listed in this article won’t save the settings correctly. If I use MNC=004, the entire APN I just created disappears when I click save. If I leave MNC=150, save it, it remains in my APN list. But if I select it, and wait 5 seconds the phone switches back to the Default APN automatically and won’t let me use these custom settings. There’s something in that setup that either my Note 3 doesn’t like, or is not valid on Cricket on the East Coast.

  24. As soon as I type in the MNC as 004 (on the alternate APN settings) the entire APN profile disappears – any ideas what is happening? I was getting MMS up until 4 days ago, then it suddenly stopped working. On an Honor 8.

  25. I’m currently having some issues with my Galaxy Note 3. I have network connection, but it’s H+ instead of LTE. Browsing and video streaming are slow. Can send/receive texts and MMS.

  26. I am trying to swotch to a samsung s7 (tracfone branded) to use on cricket. So gar i can get the APN that includes “aiowireless” to work but only for data and txts. Wont let me make or recieve calls. Any idea why or what exact APN i should try to add, thabks for your help. Really need this phine up and running 100% for my new job whuch involves alot of dats entry, notes and emails directly from home while I am at a clients home. Not to to mention how important the google maps gps will be to help me find clients homes!! Please help!!!
    Switching from a cricket Stylo 3 to tracfone/unlocked sasmung galaxy s7

    • Marissa, I’m having the same problem. Switched from an HCT 550 (long time cricket customer) and trying to bring an unlocked straight talk/ tracfone s7 to the company. My SIM works perfectly in any other phone but once I put it in the s7 I can not get or make calls. I can use all the other features perfectly even without wifi. I did try to use the alternate entry that was listed above and my phone will not save it. :/ I’m afraid I’m going to have to buy a new phone. I’ve talked with cricket about 5 times. The last time they requested I go to a cricket store to have the phone plugged into their system to update the carrier. The store is an hour and a half away but I went anyway. The store had no idea what I was talking about. They talked with cricket main center and were told to try updating my APN again which we did. That was all. Then they decided to tell me it must be the phone is broken. It worked perfectly fine on straight talk right before switching. I did verify with straight talk that the phone is unlocked (several times) , same answer every time. I am at my wits end. I think it’s strange how I can’t save the alternate entry that this site offers. Sigh. Good luck with yours. I hope you figure it out.

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