Cricket Expands Retail Footprint to 1,000 Best Buy Stores
Cricket Wireless today said Best Buy has agreed to sell the prepaid carrier's phones and services at some 1,000 stores around the country. The ZTE Fanfare and HTC Desire 625 are available from Best Buy's web site starting today, and will reach Best Buy's retail stores over the next few weeks. Best Buy will also sell a Cricket Wireless SIM card starter pack for those who want to activate their own phones. Cricket will expand the selection of smartphones sold at Best Buy stores over the next few months. With the addition of Best Buy's retail stores, Cricket said its phones and services are available at some 10,000 retail locations across the U.S. Cricket's plans start at $40 per month.
ZTE Fanfare Lands On Cricket
Cricket Wireless recently added the ZTE Fanfare to its lineup of inexpensive handsets. The Fanfare has a 4.5-inch screen with 854 x 480 pixels.
Cricket Jumps Into Sam's Club Stores In Retail Push
Cricket Wireless today announced another expansion of its retail footprint with the addition of 400 Sam's Club Stores. Cricket says its phones and services are now available at more than 13,500 retail points around the country.
Cricket Jumps Into 1,600 Target Stores
Cricket Wireless today announced a significant expansion of its retail footprint thanks to Target. Beginning Oct.
Cricket Scores Distribution Deal with Meijer Stores
Cricket Wireless today said its goods and services will be available at 213 Meijer stores across the midwest beginning June 27. Consumers in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky will be able buy prepackaged phone kits from phone makers such as HTC, Samsung, and ZTE.
Best Buy to Shutter 250 Mobile-Focused Stores
Best Buy will close 250 of its small store stores, which are mostly located in malls and focus on selling mobile devices. "The mobile phone business has matured, margins have compressed and the cost of operations in our mobile standalone stores is higher than in our big box stores," said Best Buy in a memo seen by Reuters.