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RadioShack and Cricket Partner on New Wireless Service

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Sep 4, 2012, 8:50 AM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Sep 4, 2012, 12:19 PM

RadioShack today announced its own, branded prepaid wireless service that will run on Cricket Wireless's network. RadioShack No-Contract Wireless service will be available starting September 5 at RadioShack stores, and includes several smartphones, a feature phone, and services such as Cricket's Muve Music. The Huawei Pillar feature phone and the Huawei Mercury Ice smartphone will both be available this week, with two more devices to follow by the end of the month. The Mercury Ice (a white-colored Huawei Mercury) is a RadioShack exclusive and costs $149.99. Service plans mirror those of Cricket Wireless. They start at $25 per month and range up to $60 per month, depending on features and services.


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Sep 4, 2012, 12:51 PM


If this was on Verizon's network, this would be news. But Cricket's? This will be out of business in a year.
Verizon is very stingy with its network and so is AT&T. Sprint and a lot of regional carriers are more open with their network to help bring in more revenue. Verizon along with AT&T do not open their networks up like Cricket and Sprint do because they...
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