How to Get an SPC Code From a Cricket Phone

by Mandy Slake

The service programming code (SPC) is a lock code that prevents you from accessing the programming menu on a CDMA phone. A CDMA phone actually has two SPC codes, a default code for one-time use, and a permanent code called the master subsidy lock (MSL). Both codes are six digits long. The default SPC allows a representative to program the phone the first time without having to look up the code. Once the default SPC is used, the phone switches over to the MSL.

Input the default SPC. In most cases, the default is 111111 or 333333.

Dial 611 from your phone, or call (800) 274-2538 from a landline phone to contact Cricket's customer service.

Select the option to speak with the technical support department.

Validate your account with the technical support representative. You may need the last four digits of your Social Security Number, or the ZIP code on the billing address.

Advise the representative that you need help with programming the phone manually. The representative will give you the code as part of the programming instructions.