Leap Launches Mobile Music Service for Cricket
Today Leap Wireless announced a new service called Mobile Music, which is a new mobile storefront for Cricket subscribers to discover and download music. The service will cover both PCs and phones. Tracks will cost $1.99 each, or three for $5 to download directly to the phone. Cricket users can also choose to download songs from MyCricket.com for $0.99 each and then sideload the music to their phones. Cricket is also offering two copies of each song for $2.25, which includes one copy for the PC and one copy for the phones. The service will only work with Cricket's 3G phones, which include the Motorola ROKR, KRZR, SLVR and RZR2; and Samsung JetSet, r610 and r500.
Cricket Adds Markets, New Samsung JetSet
Today Leap Wireless announced that its Cricket services will now be available in additional markets. The new markets include Savannah, Ga., Hilton Head, S.C.
In Boon to Cricket Customers, Google Home Gains Deezer Music Streaming Service
Deezer this week said its music streaming service will soon be available for streaming on the Google Home smart speaker. Deezer competes with Spotify, Google Play Music, Apple Music, and Amazon Music Unlimited.
Deezer Opens Up Service to Everyone In the US
Deezer today made its music-streaming service available to anyone who wants it in the U.S. The service was previously limited to Cricket Wireless customers and those who owned Sonos home stereo equipment.
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.
Cricket Offering 2 Lines of Unlimited Service for $80
Cricket Wireless today annouced new service and handset promotions meant to entice customers to sign up for the prepaid carrier. To start, Cricket is offering new and existing customers two lines of unlimited service for $80 per month.