Cricket Wireless

09-03-2010 by Dylan Tweney

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about how texting works with Cricket Wireless. Well, here you go! If you’ve got a Cricket phone, here’s what you need to know about SMS.

  • Maximum message length: 160 characters
  • What happens to longer messages: Unknown
  • Cost per message: Free to receive messages; to send messages, you need to sign up for a plan that includes text messaging. Most plans include unlimited messaging to U.S. and Canada. Messages to Mexico cost $0.10 and other international messages cost $0.15 each (except Canada).
  • More information: Cricket Wireless Text Messaging Support
  • Sending email to a Cricket phone: Your address is [10-digit-phone-number] For example, if your phone number is 123-456-7890, your email address would be
  • If you want to receive multimedia messages (pictures, music and short videos) you use a similar address: (just change the “sms” part of the address to “mms”).

To send a message to a Cricket subscriber (or up to 5 subscribers at a time), use the Cricket Wireless send a text form online. It’s free!

Updated 8/4/2015

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