Cricket Offering Bounty for Defectors from Other Carriers
Cricket Wireless today announced a new promotion that offers discounts on service and significantly reduced device prices for new customers who port their number in from another carrier. First, Cricket is offering all new customers $10 off its Muve Music monthly rate plans, dropping the rates to $45 and $55 per month. Second, Cricket is offering massive device subsidies for customers who port their number from a competing wireless carrier. Cricket is offering a switcher incentive rebate of up to $90.00, which is added to other instant rebates for significant savings. The ZTE Score, for example, is free after the combined rebates. It normally costs $149.99. The promotion will run for the remainder of the month.
Android Messages with RCS to Reach More Phones On More Carriers
Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.
Cricket Offers Discounted Phones to Switchers
Cricket Wireless is looking to entice people to switch to its network by offering discounts on a number of smartphones. Beginning January 22, consumers who port their number to Cricket can buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 for $399.99, a savings of $100 over the normal retail price.
Cricket Tempts Switchers with $100 Reward
Cricket Wireless today kicked off a promotions to entice consumers to port their number to Cricket. People who switch to Cricket between today and Dec.
Cricket Increases Data Available to Most Plans
Cricket Wireless today added more data to some of its service plans without upping the price. The $30 entry-level still offers only 1 GB of data per month.
We could see a pre-paid iPhone price war between Cricket and Virgin Mobile.
Sprint can't afford to get in a price war over a deeply discounted pre-paid iPhone but on the other hand, they also can't afford to lose a bunch of their VM customers.
They took on the Apple contract bc they were bleeding customers over no iPhone, now they are getting squeezed on their pre-paid side.
Damned if they do, damned if they don't.
Apple has totally changed the mobile industry.
Until the iPhoners quit frothing at the mouth, this is going to continue to be a stumbling block for all the carriers.