How to Get Facebook on Cricket Mobile Phones
You can use Facebook Mobile on Cricket Phones
If your annoyed and searching the internet on how to get your Cricket Wireless phone to access your Facebook account and send status updates and pictures to your Facebook account via SMS ..then look no further.
Although, Cricket is not listed as an available carrier for the official Facebook SMS or Facebook Mobile option in less than 5 minutes you can get one touch/press updating to your Facebook account enabled for your Cricket Phone.
By using the Facebook option of email updates combined with your cricket text messaging you can text your updates and pictures just as you would have via Facebook Mobile!
This isnt a hack or a trick its just another way to get the job done that is equally as easy to do on your end.
Facebook SMS on Cricket Phones in 5 minutes!
How to set up your Cricket Phone and Facebook
Step 1: Find your Facebook email address.
Every Facebook user is given a Facebook email address - its a secret, randomly generated email , every message sent to the address is autoposted to your facebook wall.
Find Your Facebook email:
The link above will bring your Facebook Mobile page up in Facebook (make sure your logged in)
You will see your email address on the right, it will look something like this:
firstname.lastname@example.org (just an example)
Copy this address down for your self
Set up a New Contact in Your Phone :
In your Cricket Phone- create a new contact "Facebook" was a good name for me, go ahead and enter the email address into the email field of your contact - now save.
Anytime you want to post to Facebook - just start a new text message just as you always would, select Facebook as the contact and send - your phone will post directly to your Facebook wall - pictures work just fine also!
Full Facebook Mobile gives notification when you receive comments/messages etc. I would tear my hair out and smash my phone if I was bothered every time this occurred, so it doesnt matter to me but it is possible too..
How to receive updates to your cricket phone from facebook..
Set up a rule in for your email to forward all email from facebook.com to XXXXXXXXXX@sms.mycricket.com - where the x's represent your ten digit number (1+ phone number) then set your facebook email notifications to display whatever notifications you want sent to your phone!
Cricket will have smart phones available later in 2010 and full SMS abilities via Facebook, this will work fine for you in the interim.
Picking a Cricket Phone
If your picking out a phone to use on the Cricket Network that wasnt originally created for the network, please realize that not all phones take well to being flashed over.
Cricket guarantees that Mobile Web (Wap) Phone and Text will work ... that is all.
This means things like ringtones, music players, games, apps and upgrades are often not accessible or are locked .
Ask your Cricket Rep about ALL the options you want to work on your phone - dont assume the original functions outside of text, phone and WAP will work on the cricket network.
Its not Crickets fault either, often the Hardware manufacturer and the cell service providers create these limitations intentionally. If your patient and tech savvy, get yourself a copy of BITPIM and do some searching on the Howard Forums to see what your phone is REALLY capable of.
I found that Verizon phones tend to flash over badly since Verizon likes to brand their phones and program the menus in such a way that a simple flash does very little.
Cricket uses BREW for games and apps - if you want access to cricket apps be sure your model is BREW.
Ive found that ALLTEL branded phones port over perfectly to the cricket network.
Buy a Cricket SmartPhone
Cricket now offer an android phone and a Blackberry phone, both with additional rate plans required.
See the full selection of official cricket smartphones, for the Holiday season these phones are highly discounted IF you buy through the web , this link provides an additional $20 off cricket smartphones.