FCC Approves Low-End Bar Phone for Cricket
Documents seen on the Federal Communications Commission web site reveal a few details about an unannounced phone headed to Cricket Wireless. The CDM-2035C, made by TeleEpoch, is a bar-style feature phone that has a standard dial-pad and small main display. According to the FCC, the CDM-2035C supports CDMA 1X in the 850, 1700, and 1900MHz bands, which are used by Cricket Wireless in the U.S. Cricket hasn't announced this device.
FCC Approves Freetel Handset for Cricket
A handset made by Freetel, a Japanese company, was recently approved by the FCC for Cricket Wireless. Documents on the FCC web site detail a smartphone called the Cricket Wave, though the phone is manufactured by Freetel.
Cricket Wireless Adds LG Fortune to Roster
Cricket Wireless today announced the LG Fortune, a low-cost Android handset for its prepaid service. The phone features a 5-inch FWVGA display and a 1.1 GHz quad-core processor.
Cricket to Sell LG Stylo 3 Starting May 19
Cricket Wireless today said it, too, will sell the LG Stylo 3 beginning May 19. A CDMA version is already available from Sprint and Boost, and a slightly higher-end Stylo 3 Plus is available from T-Mobile.
AT&T and Cricket Launch the Alcatel Ideal
AT&T and Cricket Wireless today announced a low-cost Android handset from Alcatel. The device is the same hardware as the Alcatel Dawn sold by Boost and Virgin, but has been rebadged as the Ideal by AT&T and Streak by Cricket.