Self-service short codes give you access to your account information and plan features, fast and free.
You can use self-service short codes with both monthly and prepaid accounts.
UPDATE John I have just added a discount offer for Crunchgear readers on Http://when you buy a sim card enter the word “crunchgear” in the panel and you will automatically get a 10% discount on your sim card purchase Many thanks for the mention.
There are two meanings for "refreshing" a Cricket phone.
But I would encourage anyone with a brain who travels, especially in these trying economic times, to buy an unlocked GSM phone and purchase pay as you go SIM cards or a Max Roam SIM and a Rebel SIMCard for the i Phone 3G.
Note that I understood the costs involved in roaming, but I think it’s worth a post to warn business travellers of potential pitfalls and to call out a few good services I’ve used over the year (Max Roam, Boingo) but, for various reasons, weren’t able to help me on this trip.
This article does NOT apply to you: If you purchased a GSM phone like the Nexus 5 or one of our GSM i Phone 6 phones. It also does not apply if you purchased a SIM card kit.