Cricket

ZTE releases budget smartphones on Cricket, AT&T

Chinese tech brand ZTE may not be as popular in the Western hemisphere, but it has definitely made its mark in its local market and in other emerging regions where budget devices are the "in" thing. Now they're set on making a name in the US market by releasing two of their newest smartphones on two separate networks: the ZTE Sonata 2 on Cricket, and the ZTE Maven on AT&T.

Amazon offers BYOD sim pack from Cricket pre-paid

Not everyone is crazy about the smartphones that are being offered by the carriers, particularly when it comes to pre-paid accounts. So if you're satisfied with whatever smartphone you're using but you still need a hassle-free prepaid account, then this new deal between online retail giant Amazon and prepaid carrier Cricket might interest you. With the concept of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), you just need to order their prepaid kit and have it delivered straight to your doorstep.

AT&T deal for Leap Wireless gets FCC Approval

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 CEO talks Cricket acquisition and about being “fairly aggressive”

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."
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