Sprint Enters Wholesale Agreement With Cricket
Aug 3, 2010, 3:26 PM by Philip Berne
Leap today announced that its operating subsidiary, Cricket Communications, will buy network time wholesale from Sprint. The five-year arrangement will let Cricket offer its new lineup of products and services across the country on Sprint's 3G network. Cricket will have to deliver a minimum level of revenue to Sprint, per the arrangement, but the terms of the deal will improve for Cricket as its subscriber base grows, according to a Fierce Wireless report.
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.
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.
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.
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.
3G is slowing down considerably ever since the Evo launched and now this? Ugh....
Sucks to be a power user.
Once/if they blanket their coverage in 4G, the 3G network strain should drop.
So... why would anyone choose Boost now?
Maybe this is all a sign that Cricket is finally ready to be eaten up by a bigger company. Being made interoperable with Sprint sure would ease the transition.