Cricket Launches Phone Recycling Program
Today Leap Wireless's Cricket service announced a new program to help recycle more mobile phones. Customers can drop off their old phones at Cricket stores or print a postage-paid shipping label and send their phones directly to the recycling center. The company will donate some proceeds to Rebuilding Together, a program that helps low-income families find affordable housing. ReCellular is providing the recycling services. ReCellular will refurbish those phones that it can, re-package them, and offer them for sale in developing nations. Phones that cannot be refurbished are recycled.
Cricket Providing Service Credits for Friend Referrals
Cricket Wireless today rolled out a new referral program that will net people free service. The new Refer A Friend program lets customers and their friends receive a credit after 60 days as long as both accounts are kept active.
Cricket Kicks Off Rewards Program
Cricket Wireless today announced Cricket Rewards, a loyalty program that lets customers earn points that can be used for various rewards. The program is accessible via the Cricket Rewards and MyCricket applications, which are free to download.
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.
Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Reach Cricket Stores
Cricket Wireless today commenced sales of the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at select stores around the country. The prepaid carrier is selling the iPhone 7 32 GB for $649, and the 128 GB for $749.