Not Able to Send or Receive Texts on Cricket Wireless

My mother was not able to send or receive text messages on her Moto G4 Play after switching to Cricket Wireless. After doing some research I was able to determine that her issues lied in the default APN settings that Cricket Wireless sends, and event currently lists on their website.

Follow these steps to fix your phone so you can send and receive Text/SMS messages on Cricket wireless.

  1. Find your APN settings
    1. On Android, open your Settings.
    2. Tap on "More" located under your Data Usage
    3. Tap on "Cellular Networks"
    4. Tap on Access Point Names
    5. Now tap on the APN that Cricket Wireless added to your phone
  2. Adjust them to match the following:
    1. Name: Internet (or whatever you prefer)
      APN: ndo
      Proxy: Leave blank
      Port: Leave blank
      Username: Leave blank
      Password: Leave blank
      Server: Leave blank
      MMSC: http://mmsc.cricketwireless.net
      MMS proxy: proxy.cricketwireless.net
      MMS port: 80
      MCC: 310
      MNC: 150
      Authentication type: Leave blank
  3. Restart your phone, just to be safe.