AT&T owned Cricket Wireless has started a new promotion today for customers who port their phone number to Cricket service. In this promotion, Cricket offers free 4G LTE phones after mail in rebate. There are four 4G LTE phones eligible for this promotion: LG Risio, Motorola Moto E, ZTE Overture 2 and Nokia Lumia 635. The offer is good starting today, November 13, 2015 until January 7, 2016, or while supplies last. It’s available in Cricket stores and online, at the carrier’s website. Read more
Following the announcement from October 28, 2015, Cricket Wireless has added Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 to its prepaid lineup. Cricket Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 is packed with all features of premium smartphones, 5.5-inch Full HD display, 1.7GHz octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 4G LTE and 13-megapixel camera and it will definitely become one of the Cricket’s best selling smartphones. Cricket’s Idol 3 is available online and in stores for $149.99. At the moment, online price of the unlocked model of the Idol 3 is somewhere around $250. Read more
Cricket Wireless today announced that it has added data roaming in Mexico and Canada and a new 4G LTE smartphone, Alcatel OneTouch IDOL 3. Cricket adds data roaming in Mexico and Canada to the Smart $50 and Pro $60 monthly plans. These two plans already include unlimited calling and texting (text, picture and video messaging) in between U.S., Mexico and Canada. In addition, Cricket customers will be able to purchase a new Alcatel OneTouch IDOL 3, Cricket exclusive smartphone online and in stores for $149.99, starting November 6, 2015.
UPDATE: Alcatel OneTouch IDOL 3 is now available at Cricket’s website for $149.99.
AT&T Mobility released Q3 results on October 22, 2015 reporting that it’s added less of postpaid users in this quarter then last year, but significantly more of prepaid customers. Cricket Wireless helped AT&T to boost its profit and subscribers in Q3, making it the largest prepaid subscriber addition quarterly in almost eight years. AT&T has added 466,000 new prepaid subscribers in Q3, 2015 comparing to 331,000 new prepaid subscribers in second quarter of 2015 and loss of 144,000 in Q3, 2014. Read more
In an attempt to become a leading prepaid operator in the U.S., just few days after it launched iPhone 6S and iPhone 6s Plus, AT&T owned Cricket Wireless expands it offerings through Target stores. Starting October 25, 2015, Cricket’s retail presence will be boosted with nearly 1600 participating Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com. Read more
As previously announced, Apple has started selling its flagship phones in stores today, September 25, 2015. However, couple of prepaid carriers has joined them in starting offering the latest iPhones as well. Cricket starts selling iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus today; 16GB iPhone 6s for $649.99, 16GB iPhone 6s Plus for $749.99 and 64GB iPhone 6s for $749.99, while Boost Mobile is selling only iPhone 6s 16GB that costs $100 less than Apple’s and Cricket’s versions. Boost Mobile iPhone 6s can be purchased for $549.99. Virgin Mobile has listed the price of its iPhone 6s 16GB online that matches the Boost’s cost of the phone but hasn’t made the phone available yet (at the time of writing this article) for the purchase. Read more
AT&T owned Cricket Wireless is another in the row of prepaid carriers that have announced the launch of a smaller of the two Apple flagship smartphones, iPhone 6s. Cricket Wireless announced iPhone 6s on its website today without revealing the launch date, when pre-orders might start or how much the phone will cost. Sprint’s prepaid brands Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile did the same thing few days ago; they also announced that their version of the iPhone 6s will be coming soon. Read more
Today is the last day of Cricket Wireless offering CDMA service to customers. Cricket has set the September 15 as a day of Cricket CDMA network shutdown back in January, giving enough time to everyone on CDMA to switch to GSM network. Earlier this summer, Cricket said that 97% of CDMA customers have been moved to AT&T’s GSM network. Cricket said to Fierce Wireless that at this point, they have ‘few’ CDMA customers that are still on legacy network which are in California and few other locations. Read more
Cricket Wireless adds HTC Desire 520, discounts smartphones for switching to Cricket and extends Cricket Protect on Sept. 11
AT&T owned Cricket Wireless today announced that starting tomorrow, September 11, 2015, it will add the exclusive HTC Desire 520 to its prepaid smartphone lineup. Also tomorrow, Cricket will start offering a new fall promotion to customers who port their phone number to Cricket and it will extend the opportunity for customers to sign up for insurance for previously purchased Cricket phones. Read more
AT&T owned Cricket Wireless today improved its prepaid international offerings by adding new add-ons that include calling nine new countries. Also, Cricket adds Canada roaming to already existing Mexico roaming. Read more