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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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AT&T Leap Wireless acquisition gets stockholder approval

AT&T Leap Wireless acquisition gets stockholder approval

AT&T announced back in July they were moving forward to acquire Leap Wireless. This could bring Cricket Wireless under the AT&T wing and the purchase price was said to be more than $1 billion. Specifically, $1.19 billion. But while the plans were spelled out, that didn't mean the deal was finalized.

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Cricket’s iPhone 5 play stumbles amid half the predicted demand

Cricket’s iPhone 5 play stumbles amid half the predicted demand

Leap Wireless' sales of the iPhone have significantly under-performed, despite expectations that a prepaid iPhone 5 would be in hot demand, with $100m-worth of unsold stock expected by June. Leap's deal with Apple saw the iPhone 5 offered through Cricket Wireless at $500 with no ongoing commitment, but according to an 10-K SEC filing, the carrier predicts it will have only sold half of the expected units by the time the smartphone reaches its first birthday.

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LG Optimus Regard is Cricket’s first 4G LTE smartphone

LG Optimus Regard is Cricket’s first 4G LTE smartphone

Cricket, a carrier perhaps best known for its low cost prepaid plans, has released its 4G LTE smartphone, the LG Optimus Regard. While the phone is 4G-capable, it isn't particularly high-end, so don't get your hopes up. The Regard is available now, and is priced at $249, a fairly steep fee considering the low-end hardware you get.

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Cricket adds iPhone 5 to pre-paid lineup

Cricket adds iPhone 5 to pre-paid lineup

Cricket has announced pre-pay availability for the iPhone 5, the first carrier to wade into the off-contract model for Apple's freshly-revealed iOS 6 smartphone. Set to hit Cricket's shelves on Friday, September 28, pricing for the handset is yet to be confirmed, though it will undoubtedly be higher than the subsidized $199 the iPhone 5 will go for on AT&T and Verizon.

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