approved a $1.2 billion merger with AT&T. More than 99% voted to approve the merger, which could have been the last remaining hope for Leap. They currently have $2.8 billion in debt. With that debt, AT&T is incurring Leap for about $4 billion.
AT&T's plan, new subscribers to its newly launched Aio Wireless prepaid service might see themselves shuttled off to a new company. According to an FCC filing, the carrier plans on merging its prepaid subsidiary with Leap Wireless' business if the acquisition of the latter proves to be successful.
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.
Cricket Wireless had announced plans to carry the Samsung Galaxy Admire 2 and Galaxy Discover smartphones back in May. At the time though, they didn't offer much in the way of specifics. The announcement was basically nothing more than a coming soon style teaser. Well, flash forward till the present day and those missing details have arrived.
AT&T have just dropped a big piece of news. That being the company has purchased Leap Wireless for the tune of around $1.19 billion in cash. Leap Wireless, better known as Cricket in many parts of the US, is one of the largest telecommunications network in the US aside from the bigger names. Could this be the big news they were teasing for next week?
Cricket Wireless has announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung GALAXY S 4. The handset will be available beginning on June 7th and will be providing another option for those looking to grab a GALAXY S 4 under a prepaid account. Of course, on the flip side of that, buying a prepaid device means you will not be getting any subsidy and that means a higher upfront purchase price.
Cricket Wireless has announced news of a family plan. This plan is immediately available and those with two or more smartphones will be able to take advantage. Those interested will need to use Cricket's Automatic Bill Pay feature in order to be eligible, but the basics of this family plan are the same as the currently available $50 per month unlimited plan.
MetroPCS and are not liking the $499 purchase price -- there may be some help available. Granted, this help is not going to lower the price of the handset, but there is now the ability to finance the phone. In fact, both MetroPCS and Leap Wireless (Cricket) are offering financing.