Cricket's AWS-Toting A100 Makes Its Debut in Chicago
Leap Wireless's Cricket mobile launched the A100 in the newly-live Chicago market today. The A100 supports CDMA over Cricket's AWS spectrum. It is a small candybar phone manufactured by Cal-Comp with speech recognition for handsfree dialing, a 2.5mm headset jack, a mini USB charging port, vibrate and speakerphone. It will be available for $90 in Cricket stores and dealers in the greater Chicago area.
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 Offering Bill Credits to Switchers
Cricket Wireless recently unveiled an offer meant to lure in customers of competing carriers. Through July 14, Cricket will reward consumers who port in their number with $50 in bill credits.
T-Mobile to Buy Chicago-Area Spectrum to Boost Coverage
T-Mobile today said it has agreed to buy 700 MHz spectrum from Leap in order to bring its "extended-range LTE" coverage to the Chicago metropolitan area. Specifically, T-Mobile is snagging A-Block 700 MHz spectrum covering Chicago, Elgin, Joliet, Waukegan, Evanston, Naperville, Aurora, Gary, Rockford, De Kalb, Janesville, Bloomington, Normal, Kankakee, Kenosha, and others.
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.