Cricket Will Launch a Swarm of New Devices
Aug 3, 2010, 1:19 PM by Philip Berne
Cricket, the wireless service from Leap Wireless, will launch 15 new devices this year across a range of categories. In addition to smartphones like the recently-released BlackBerry Curve 8530 and the Android-powered Sanyo Zio by Kyocera, Cricket will also launch 3G feature phones and even portable networking devices. The carrier will soon launch the Cricket Crosswave, a portable Wi-Fi hotspot device, as well as a pair of 3G USB modems. Cricket will also offer the Samsung Messenger Touch, in addition to the Kyocera Domino that was just launched last month.
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 Wireless Debuts HD Voice for Select Phones
Cricket Wireless recently added HD Voice to its service offering. HD Voice, which requires both the caller and receiver to have compatible devices connected to Cricket's LTE network, delivers significantly improved voice clarity.
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.
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.
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.