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Cricket’s giving credit to subscribers affected by recent outage

Cricket’s giving credit to subscribers affected by recent outage

Last week, budget carrier Cricket Wireless was affected by a service outage that lasted several hours or longer for many subscribers. The carrier was criticized for what many felt was an insufficient level of communication about what was happening and how long they’d have to wait for service to be restored. Now that everything is back up and running smoothly, Cricket has announced that affected subscribers will be given a small bill credit.

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Cricket launches new unlimited data plan as it takes on T-Mobile

Cricket launches new unlimited data plan as it takes on T-Mobile

Cricket Wireless has announced the launch of a new unlimited data plan for $70/month. As well, Cricket — a subsidiary of AT&T — is targeting T-Mobile, saying the latter carrier costs its customers at least $25 more per month than comparable Cricket plans. As such, Cricket Wireless is hawking a $100 bill credit specifically for T-Mobile subscribers who ditch the Uncarrier for AT&T’s prepaid subsidiary and stay active with the network for at least 45 days.

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Cricket Wireless partners with Amazon for BYOD kit

Cricket Wireless partners with Amazon for BYOD kit

Cricket has announced a new partnership with Amazon that will open up the carrier to those who prefer to bring their own device. Under the partnership, Cricket Wireless has introduced a Bring Your Own Device Universal SIM Card Activation Kit; it is being offered through Amazon which, presumably, is hoping consumers will pick up a new tablet or smartphone while on the retailer's site. As you'd expect, the SIM activation kit includes all the things one needs to activate a smartphone on the carrier's network, including adapters to make sure the SIM card fits any particular phone.

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Moto E with 4G LTE arrives at Cricket Wireless

Moto E with 4G LTE arrives at Cricket Wireless

Motorola's little budget powerhouse smartphone, the Moto E with 4G LTE, has arrived at the prepaid carrier Cricket Wireless. Customers will be able to grab it starting on March 13 for $129.99 USD, using it on the carrier's 4G LTE network sans contracts. Though it's not making any waves, it does give those with small needs or a constrained budget an option for high-speed data and decent enough hardware without shelling out for a higher-end phone or a yearly contract.

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Cricket ups its game with new data caps and 20GB plan

Cricket ups its game with new data caps and 20GB plan

Just in time for the new Deezer partnership, AT&T's prepaid carrier Cricket has revealed newly updated data caps for existing plans that give subscribers more mobile broadband without a boost in monthly rates. In addition, the carrier has also introduced a new plan that gives subscribers the highest amount of high-speed data thus far offered by Cricket: 20GB/month, double the previously available 10GB option. All the while, the wireless carrier isn't ashamed to take a quick jab at T-Mobile.

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Cricket customers to score Deezer music service on Jan 31

Cricket customers to score Deezer music service on Jan 31

Deezer has been increasing its push into the US market, and among it comes a fairly big deal with Cricket Wireless, which will be the exclusive wireless provider of Deezer for mobile users (in the US). Thus far Cricket users have been left with lesser-known Muve Music, which has never been a terribly appealing service and, with Deezer inbound, is facing it final weeks of operation. On February 7, Muve Music will be discontinued, with its users being offered a Deezer trial as an alternative.

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ZTE Grand X Max+ with 4G LTE to hit Cricket on January 9

ZTE Grand X Max+ with 4G LTE to hit Cricket on January 9

Cricket is about to score another ZTE smartphone, this one being the reasonably impressive ZTE Grand X Max+, a selfie-centric smartphone with enough features to satisfy the average user. As its name suggests, this is an improved version of the original ZTE Grand X Max, adding 4G LTE (Cat4) into the mix to meet demanding mobile broadband needs. In addition to the 4G, the new Grand X Max+ will also be bringing a few improvements over the previous version with it when it launches later this month.

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ZTE Grand X Max phablet slated for Cricket

ZTE Grand X Max phablet slated for Cricket

ZTE recently launched its ZMAX handset on T-Mobile, and following it up is a smartphone with similar features and design: the ZTE Grand X Max. Unlike the ZMAX, the Grand X Max will be launching at Cricket Wireless rather than T-Mobile (in fact, there's a perk for those who switch from the latter carrier), bringing with it a budget-friendly price, a few notable features like rapid charging, and a display large enough to place the phone solidly in the "phablet" category.

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Lumia 1320 phablet goes prepaid with Cricket

Lumia 1320 phablet goes prepaid with Cricket

Nokia's giant Lumia 1320 phablet has arrived as a prepaid offering at Cricket Wireless in the United States, giving Windows Phone enthusiasts a giant (but no less colorful) handset option. The phone will arrive both online and on store shelves (Cricket store shelves, that is) this coming Friday.

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Muve Music to be nixed by AT&T

Muve Music to be nixed by AT&T

Now that AT&T has acquired Leap Wireless (giving it Cricket Wireless in the process), it plans to discontinue Muve Music, the subscription music service tied to Cricket -- at least according to "people briefed on the company's plans."

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Aio Wireless to be absorbed into Cricket

Aio Wireless to be absorbed into Cricket

After months of waiting, the FCC approved AT&T's acquisition of Leap Wireless, which gave it the better known prepaid service Cricket Wireless. Soon after approval was given, AT&T announced the acquisition was completed, and it seems wasted no time getting the ball rolling. As a result of the business move, the carrier's subsidiary Aio Wireless will fizzle away, being absorbed into Cricket.

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AT&T wraps up Leap Wireless acquisition

AT&T wraps up Leap Wireless acquisition

AT&T revealed last July plans to acquire Leap Wireless, which would bring Cricket Wireless under its wing. In November, the company achieved stockholder approval, and earlier today received a thumbs-up on the deal from the Federal Communications Commission. Shortly after, the carrier announced a finalization of the purchase.

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