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.
Review: ZTE Blade X MAX for Cricket Wireless
ZTE's latest Android handset for Cricket Wireless is the monstrous Blade X Max. This beast of a smartphone offers a whopping 6-inch screen, all-day battery life, and a compelling software experience.
ZTE Blade X Is the Latest Low-Cost Option from Cricket Wireless
ZTE and Cricket Wireless today announced the Blade X, an affordable Android smartphone with a rear-mounted fingerprint reader. The Blade X sports a 5.5-inch 720 HD screen with 2.5D Dragontail glass.
Cricket Wireless Debuts the ZTE Overture 3
Cricket Wireless today announced the ZTE Overture 3, an inexpensive Android handset. The phone has a 5-inch FWVGA screen and it relies on a quad-core 1.1 GHz processor with 16 GB of storage.
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.
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.