Leap Mulling Session-Based Data Plans
Leap Wireless is considering a move to session-based data plans, said President and CEO Doug Hutcheson at a conference today. Speaking at a Citigroup investor event, Hutcheson said that the idea behind session-based data plans is to provide customers with the maximum flexibility. For example, customers could buy data sessions when needed, or pay for faster connections. Hutcheson said he envisions such options being available directly from a customer's device. He didn't indicate what sort of pricing would be involved, nor when such data packages might be made available to customers. Leap Wireless is the owner of Cricket Communications.
Google Pay Arrives to Fully Replace Android Pay and Google Wallet
Feb 20, 2018
Google today released Google Pay, the revised payment application and service that replaces Android Pay. Google Pay encompasses most features of Google Wallet and Android Pay in a single app, allowing people to use Google Pay to make payments online and via mobile devices.
Cricket Customers Won't Benefit from AT&T's LTE Advancements for Now
Jan 4, 2017
Cricket Wireless customers shouldn't expect to see an improvement in data speeds any time soon, despite the incredible gains in LTE performance made by Cricket parent AT&T. Cricket caps all customers' data speeds at 8 Mbps, even though its phones and the network support speeds up to 10 times faster.
Google Folds Google Wallet and Android Pay Into Google Pay
Jan 8, 2018
Google today took steps to simplify its mobile and online payment products by combining them into a single service called Google Pay. Moving forward, Google Pay will encompass the features of Google Wallet and Android Pay.
Cricket's New 'Breeze-Thru' Activation Process Gets You Online Faster
Feb 7, 2018
Cricket Wireless today said customers will no longer need to call customer service or find wifi to activate a new device. The Cricket Breeze-Thru service makes it possible for new customers to activate their handsets directly from the phone itself.
Android Pay to Gain Loyalty Rewards, Other Promotions
Oct 27, 2015
Google said customer loyalty programs and other consumer-facing benefits are headed to Android Pay. Speaking at a finance conference in Las Vegas, Google's SVP of ads and commerce, Sridhar Ramaswamy, said the service has signed up "millions" of people since launch.