Cricket Wireless Customer Service

Phone Number & Contact Information

800-274-2538
Toll-free·Calls Cricket Refill Card·Most popular Cricket Wireless number
Q:How do I get a live human at Cricket Wireless?
A:Press 0
Q:Does Cricket Wireless offer 24 hour customer service?
A:Yes! This call center operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The least busy day is Saturday, and the most busy day is Thursday. Details
Q:How long will I have to wait on hold?
A:The average hold time is 33 minutes. The longest hold times are on Thursday, and the shortest are on Monday.

How do I get through the phone menu to a real live person?

GetHuman researchers routinely call this Cricket Wireless phone number to document the phone system.
Here is our latest tip for weaving through the phone menu to get to a real person the fastest: Press 0
Below are some clips we've found from Cricket Wireless's phone menus and tips that help give an idea of what you will encounter when you call. We've highlighted why they are important as well:
Heard when the phone system first answers
"Thank you for calling Cricket Wireless. In order to continually improve our service, your call may be recorded. Say English. Or press one. Spanish."
Excerpt from a call with Cricket Wireless
Thursday, January 18, 2024 10:16 PM
They may ask your reason for calling (instead of a menu)
"Thank you for calling Cricket Wireless. In order to continually improve our service, your call may be recorded. Our call center voice representatives are currently unavailable. Our MyCricket mobile app is an easy way to manage your account at any time of the day. If you need a live representative, our chat team can still assist you today from nine AM until eleven PM eastern time. Just so you know, our Cricket Voice representatives are available from nine AM to nine PM eastern time, Monday through Saturday.
Say English or press one Spanish.
How can we help you today?"
Excerpt from a call with Cricket Wireless
Thursday, April 11, 2024 4:25 AM
They may ask you to enter information with the dial pad
"Enter the PIN for that mobile number now."
Excerpt from a call with Cricket Wireless
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 11:43 PM
They may ask you to say or enter information
"That worked. Need to stay in touch with family and friends around the globe? Cricket International Extra will keep you close. Get unlimited calling from the US to landline numbers, a thousand mobile to mobile minutes, and unlimited messaging. Yes. All of that for fifteen dollars a month on plans forty dollars or above.
Our list of over thirty countries can be found on our website.
Wanna get it? You can say, at international Repeat that or start over."
Excerpt from a call with Cricket Wireless
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 11:43 PM

What are the hours and when should I call?

Cricket Wireless operates the call center for this 800-274-2538 phone number 24 hours, 7 days. The short answer is that you should call on a Tuesday. This observation and the following section are based on analysis of a sample set of 1,437 calls made in the last 90 days using our free, web-based phone (see above).
An important note: busy times vs hold times vs best time to call
When we refer to busy or less busy times, we are talking about the volume of calls. The busiest times are when the most people are calling this Cricket Wireless phone number (least busy times have fewer people calling). This high call volume does not necessarily mean that you will have a long hold time when you call. Companies like Cricket Wireless staff their call centers differently based on the time of day and day of the week, so you may experience a shorter wait on hold at the busiest of times. When we refer to the best time to call, we are referring to the optimal combination of lower call volume and shorter wait times.
The least busy time to call
The least busy day to call Cricket Wireless is Saturday. The most busy day to call is Thursday, which averages 278% more phone calls by comparison. Again, this is based on a sample of 1,437 calls made with our AI-powered, web-based phone in the last 90 days.
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The shortest wait on hold
We measured the shortest hold times to be on Monday. The longest wait in the queue on average occurs on Thursday.
The best time to call
In summation, the best day to call Cricket Wireless is Tuesday.

Why call this Cricket Wireless number?

Below is a sample of recent calls to Cricket Wireless, and their purpose. Are any of these similar to the reason you are trying to call?
Cancel lost phone service: "I lost my phone and need to cancel the service to avoid being charged without having the device."
- From a call lasting 19m 50s , Apr 5, 2024 1:23 PM
Billing issue with promised extension: "I just want my bill to go back to sixty eight dollars. I didn't ask for anything. He promised there wouldn't be no charge."
- From a call lasting 35m 41s , Apr 2, 2024 5:34 PM
Lost phone and bill inquiry: "I lost my phone last night, and when is my bill due?"
- From a call lasting 24m 12s , Apr 1, 2024 5:39 PM
Assistance with phone unlock: "I'm trying to unlock my phone and believe this number is associated with my old account."
- From a call lasting 21m 9s , Feb 26, 2024 7:53 PM
Adding data to plan: "I need to add more data for my child to watch TV."
- From a call lasting 25m 28s , Feb 24, 2024 3:12 PM
Service connectivity issue: "My phone doesn't have service and I wanna talk to a representative."
- From a call lasting 11m 16s , Feb 22, 2024 2:43 PM
Billing discrepancy: "I was misled about my bill and now my service is suspended."
- From a call lasting 11m 59s , Feb 20, 2024 7:17 PM
Verification of phone legitimacy: "I just wanna know if if I give you the IMEI number or the serial number or the ICC ID number, Can you tell me if it was stolen?"
- From a call lasting 24m 55s , Feb 10, 2024 4:12 PM
SIM card activation: "Hello. I've been needing to activate my SIM card."
- From a call lasting 21m 26s , Feb 5, 2024 9:06 PM
Issues with FaceTime setup: "I am having trouble with activating FaceTime on my iPhone, it keeps asking for a four digit PIN that I never received."
- From a call lasting 8m 17s , Feb 2, 2024 8:50 PM

More Ways to Contact Cricket Wireless Customer Service

There are of course other ways to contact Cricket Wireless customer service besides the phone. Below we list the best ones, by medium.
Cricket Wireless's website
As a last, sometimes only, resort- Cricket Wireless customer service can be accessed through their website. This can entail digging through help articles before finding a form and "being allowed" to submit a problem to their team, and rarely leads to a real-time conversation, which is why GetHuman does not recommend this unless it's the only way.

Conclusion and closing notes

This is Cricket Wireless's best phone number, the real-time current wait on hold and tools for skipping right through those phone lines to get right to a Cricket Wireless agent. This phone number is Cricket Wireless's best phone number because 36,210 customers like you used this contact information over the last 18 months and gave us feedback. Common problems addressed by the customer care unit that answers calls to 800-274-2538 include Change Plan, Payment Arrangement, Cancel Service, Transfer Service, Device Support and other customer service issues. The Cricket Wireless call center that you call into has employees from Florida, Texas, California, Wisconsin and is open 24 hours, 7 days according to customers. In total, Cricket Wireless has 1 phone number. It's not always clear what is the best way to talk to Cricket Wireless representatives, so we started compiling this information built from suggestions from the customer community. Please keep sharing your experiences so we can continue to improve this free resource.

GetHuman does not provide call center services or customer support operations for Cricket Wireless. The two organizations are not related. GetHuman builds free tools and shares information to help customers of companies like Cricket Wireless. For large companies that includes tools such as our GetHuman Phone, which allows you to call a company but skip the part where you wait on the line to get a live human rep. We continue to work on these tools to help customers like you (and ourselves!) navigate the messy phone menus, hold times, and confusion with customer service. As long as you keep sharing it with your friends and loved ones, we'll keep doing it.

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