RadioShack No Contract no longer offering service, Spot Mobile closes down September 7
RadioShack No Contract Wireless is no longer offering prepaid service to its customers. RadioShack Wireless launched its service powered by Cricket in September 2012 when Cricket was still owned by Leap Wireless. Since Cricket’s been acquired by AT&T in the meantime, RadioShack No Contract canceled its services and moved customers to AT&T’s Cricket.
“Customers who purchased service from RadioShack will continue to receive excellent service from Cricket Wireless,” Cricket spokesperson said to FierceWireless.
AT&T plans to shut down Cricket’s CDMA service by the time 2015 ends and move all CDMA customers to GSM network. Until this happens, RadioShack No Contract users will be able to continue using their service but eventually they will have to get GSM handsets and transit to GSM network. RadioShack said that customers who purchased handsets in the last 30 days will be able to get a refund.
In separate statements, T-Mobile MVNO Spot Mobile announced closing their service as well. Service will be available until 11:59PM EST September 7, 2014 so customers should port out their number to another carrier before that. They have included “Information to Customers” on their website:
“Spot Mobile had a contract with an underlying carrier that matured and was going through a sale which did not materialize. The Company has made the decision to wind down its business and will no longer be processing refills. Customer’s account/services will terminate effective September 7th, 2014 at 11:59pm (EST). The information required to PORT OUT your number is your Account Number which is your telephone number and PIN/PASSWORD which is 1234.
We want to thank you for your past business and tell you how much we have enjoyed having you as a customer. Please do not hesitate in contacting customer service if you need any assistance or have any questions.”
One of the possibilities for Spot Mobile customers is to port their number to PTel as they are now offering a coupon code PTSPOTME that provides 25% off of the price of any purchase. The coupon is good through September 8, 2014.