Posts Tagged ‘Cricket Wireless’

Cricket Wireless today announced a new service plan that will let customers combine five smartphone lines for a total of $100 per month. The plan includes unlimited voice minutes and messaging, 1GB of data, and unlimited use of Muve Music. Further, customers who sign up for auto-pay will realize another $5 in monthly savings, with a total bill of just $95. In addition to the 5 Smartphone Lines for $100 Plan, Cricket also announced a new trade-in program that promises to “triple” the value placed on trade-ins. The Nation’s Best Trade-In Program will offer customers a minimum of a $30 credit for Cricket smartphones and a $15 credit for all other phones. Phones that are worth more will be valued appropriately. Both the new smartphone plan and the trade-in plan kick off at Cricket Wireless retail stores on January 26.

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Cricket Wireless today made available the Apple iPhone 5s and 5c. Cricket customers may buy the new iPhones at Cricket retail stores or via Cricket’s web site. Cricket is only selling the 16GB models. It is charging $599.99 for the iPhone 5s and $499.99 for the iPhone 5c. Cricket also offers device financing. Well-qualified customers can get the new iPhones for as little as $25 down and payments as low as $21 per month (for iPhone 5c). Service plans start at $50 for unlimited talk, text, and data. Cricket does not require contracts.

Cricket Wireless today announced that it will begin selling the Apple iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on October 25. Interested customers may sign up for more details. Pricing wasn’t disclosed.

AT&T and Long Lines recently announced that AT&T has agreed to acquire the regional operator for an undisclosed sum. Long Lines operates wireless and wireline networks in Iowa. AT&T will acquire the spectrum, assets, and customers of Long Lines’ wireless business. It has also agreed to lease fiber-based backhaul transport from Long Lines, but AT&T will not be purchasing the wireline business itself. Long Lines owns spectrum licenses in the 700MHz, AWS, and PCS bands across Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and North and South Dakota. The companies expect the transaction to close by the end of the year. Earlier this month, AT&T announced plans to purchase Cricket Wireless, as it continues to seek ways to increase its spectrum holding.