Cricket Wireless may not be that popular but this AT&T subsidiary is rolling out a new smartphone in the form of the ZTE Grand X Max. This phablet boasts of a 6-inch hi-definition screen so you can do and see more on the huge display.
Shoppers looking for an Android device on the Cricket Wireless pre-paid network have a new device to choose from. The new device is the HTC Desire 510 with 4G LTE connectivity. The smartphone will be priced at $149.99 and will be available to purchase on September 19 online and in stores.
Armed with a new logo, Cricket Wireless, now under AT&T's purview, is being relaunched to give the carrier more ground in the prepaid market. Cricket Wireless takes over where AT&T's own Aio Wireless left off after it got folded into Cricket following AT&T's acquisition of Leap Wireless.
We've already seen talk about how AT&T's Aio brand was going to be folded into Cricket Wireless. And now it looks like AT&T has plans to relaunch the Cricket Wireless brand during the second quarter of the year. Naturally, this all comes as the $1.2 billion acquisition was completed back in March.
With AT&T’s purchase of Cricket Wireless, many have wondered how the nation’s top carrier would take advantage. Analysts are now chiming in, detailing how they feel AT&T will leverage Cricket. It could spell trouble for their rivals, but may not be the best option when it’s all said and done.
Now that AT&T's bid for Leap Wireless has finally been given the thumbs up by the FCC, it was only a matter of time before the changes trickle down to the carrier's prepaid offering. Aio Wireless' website is now reflecting its upcoming merger with Leap's own Cricket Wireless.
The FCC has given the blessing for AT&T to purchase Leap Wireless. Admitting an unregulated buyout may not have been in the public’s best interest, some concessions made by AT&T appeased the FCC enough to allow the union to move forward. Leap operates Cricket, a prepaid carrier which promises to offer big things for AT&T moving forward.
AT&T acquired Leap Wireless, perhaps better known as Cricket, back in October of 2013. At the time there was talk of AT&T gaining spectrum, as well as some forgiving debt. But it wasn't all that long after we saw news about how Leap Wireless lost nearly 200,000 customers. While the chatter seemed to have gone quiet since, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson recently turned up with talk about being "fairly aggressive."
Kyocera has just launched its latest smartphone, the Kyocera Hydro Plus, on Cricket Wireless' network. Like its other devices, this touts waterproof capabilities but offers it with a more budget-friendly price tag.
Cricket Wireless has announced another ZTE handset. In this case the device is the ZTE Source, which will be coming available later this week. Cricket will have the Source available beginning on October 20th and with a contract-free price of $219.99. This phone has a 4.5-inch display and will be running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with 4G LTE connectivity.