Cricket Planning Huge Smartphone Push
Cricket Wireless is hoping to bring 10 new devices to the market before the end of the year, with seven of them being smartphones. Cricket representative Matthew Stoiber said the company will have a "good, better, best" range of smartphones available to its pre-paid customers. The entry-level devices will be priced in the $149 - $249 range; mid-range devices will land under $300; and its high-end devices will have price tags exceeding $300. The company already has devices that fall into the first two categories, but has yet to announce or launch any high-end devices. Smartphone subscribers represent half of Cricket's customer base.
Review: Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime for Cricket Wireless
Samsung's mid-range handset mimics some of the company's classier designs and offers a respectable value for Cricket Wireless customers. Here is Phone Scoop's full report on this Android handset.
Hands On wth the ZTE Grand X 3 for Cricket
The Grand X 3 is part of a growing trend to find new ways to bring premium features and design to mid-range and entry-level phones. The Grand X 3 is an extremely affordable phablet with a plastic body and low-end processor.
HTC to Drop Entry-Level Phones, Focus On Profits
HTC plans to exit the entry-level phone market moving forward and will instead focus its handset portfolio on high-margin devices. The company made the comments during a conference call with media to discuss its fourth quarter financial results.
DirecTV Not Zero-Rated for Cricket Customers
AT&T's prepaid service, Cricket Wireless, is offering customers a one-month free trial of DirecTV Now, the new internet-based television service from AT&T. Unlike AT&T, however, Cricket is not zero-rating DirecTV Now.
All you should hear is cricket's chirping with their ridiculous data allotment
So good luck with this informed stuff.