|[May 18, 2014]
New Cricket Wireless Answers Nationwide Call for Network Quality, Value Prices, Great Service and No Annual Contract
ALPHARETTA, Ga. --(Business Wire)--
Consumers seeking a better wireless experience with no annual contract
have a new choice. Today, the new Cricket Wireless launches wireless
service on a reliable, nationwide 4G LTE network covering more than 280
million Americans; with easy and affordable unlimited plans starting at
$35 a month after a $5 credit for using Auto Pay; a great line-up of
phones; a loyalty rewards program; and a fresh, friendly experience in
stores and online.
"We kept the Cricket brand name, but one thing is certain, we are
stepping up our game. We are giving no-contract consumers the value they
have been waiting for," said Jennifer Van Buskirk, president of Cricket
Wireless. "Now new Cricket customers can enjoy great prices, popular
phones, loyalty rewards, and friendly service on a reliable nationwide
4G LTE network. The new Cricket has more 4G LTE coverage than Sprint (News - Alert),
T-Mobile, and Metro PCS, period."
The reinvented wireless experience emerges as a winning combination of
Cricket Wireless and Aio Wireless just two months after AT&T (NYSE:T)
closed its acquisition of Leap Wireless International (News - Alert), which had
operated the Cricket brand. Aio, AT&T's wholly owned subsidiary and
no-annual-contract brand, will now be known as Cricket Wireless.
The New Cricket Nationwide Network
The new Cricket has a reliable nationwide network covering more than 97%
of Americans and one that offers the ability to talk on the phone and
surf the web at the same time. In addition, the new Cricket provides
value-conscious consumers access to outstanding 4G LTE coverage. In
fact, the new Cricket offers more 4G LTE coverage than Sprint, T-Mobile (News - Alert),
and MetroPCS, reaching more than 280 million Americans.
Simple, Affordable Service Plans & Features
Cricket understands that no one likes complicated bills; that's why all
of the new Cricket plans include taxes and fees with no U.S. roaming
charges. Cricket customers can choose from three simple, unlimited talk,
text and data plans at industry leading prices. Service plans and extra
features that give customers more value include:
Rate plans as low as $35, $45 and $55 a month after a $5 credit for
using Auto Pay
Savings of up to $90 a month for multiple-line accounts
4 lines for as little as $100 a month with a multi-line account
Unlimited talk and text plan starting at $25 a month
International calling plans starting at $15 a month
Plans that include unlimited international texting
Phones, Promotion, and Rewards
From iconic phones that consumers wait in line for, to those that won't
break the bank, Cricket offers a great lineup of new and popular phones
from Smsung, Nokia, ZTE, Motorola and more. For a limited time, new
Cricket customers can receive $50 off most smartphones after a
mail-in-rebate Cricket Visa® Promotion Card. For customers selecting a
$49.99 smartphone, the mail-in rebate means they can get a free phone
after the mail-in rebate to experience the benefits of the new Cricket.
To thank customers on Smart and Pro service plans for their loyalty,
after 12 months of on-time payments Cricket provides customers with a
$50 credit every year toward any new phone purchase.
Nearly 3,000 newly redesigned and rebranded Cricket Wireless retail
stores are open and ready to greet customers in their neighborhoods-with
more on the way. From the bright and inviting look to the easy shopping
experience, the new Cricket stores were designed with today's wireless
customer in mind.
"We invite anyone looking for reliability, simplicity, and more value in
no-annual-contract wireless to sign up today," added Van Buskirk. "Come
visit our new stores or www.cricketwireless.com
to find out why Cricket is something to smile about."
About the new Cricket Wireless
Cricket is bringing consumers more value with a simple, friendly, and
reliable nationwide wireless experience with no annual contract. The
power of Cricket is our fast, reliable, nationwide 4G LTE network; easy
and affordable unlimited plans with taxes and fees included; annual
loyalty rewards; and a great selection of phones customers love. Cricket,
Something to Smile About. Cricket is a subsidiary of AT&T Inc.
To learn more about Cricket or find a store near you, visit www.cricketwireless.com
and connect with us on Facebook (News - Alert) at facebook.com/cricketnation
and Twitter (News - Alert) at twitter.com/Cricketnation.
Free Smartphone Offer: Cricket Visa® Promotion Card is issued
by MetaBank™, member FDIC, or CenterState Bank of Florida pursuant to a
license from Visa U.S.A. Inc., and is valid for 150 days after issue
date at US locations where VISA is accepted. Not redeemable for cash and
cannot be used at ATMs or gas pumps. May be used to pay for wireless
service. Please allow 8 weeks for fulfillment. You must be an active
customer (having made a 2nd service payment within 45 days of
activation) to qualify. Offer ends 7/14/2014. Restrictions and
other charges apply. See terms at www.cricketwireless.com/promocard.
Loyalty Program: Enrollment in Cricket Rewards required:
Cricket Customers on Smart and Pro plans earn one (1) Reward Credit for
each full, on-time payment. Reward Credits are only redeemable for a
phone upgrade once customer has earned a Device Credit(s). Customers
earn a $50 Device Credit for every twelve (12) Reward Credits earned.
Reward Credits expire, if unused, sixty (60) months after Device Credit
becomes redeemable. Reward Credits earned at the account level. Device
Credits are capped at $150 without redemption and are not-transferrable
and have no cash value. Restrictions Apply. Multi-Line ("Group
Save") Discounts: New and existing customers in good standing with
at least two (2) eligible lines of service on one account will be
automatically enrolled to receive Group Save discounts. Only eligible
lines two-five on the same account receive the monthly discount
described below. Activation fee may apply. Only lines of service on a
Basic, Smart, or Pro rate plan are eligible. Your first eligible line
does not receive a discount; the second eligible line = $10 monthly
discount; the third eligible line = $20 monthly discount; and the fourth
and fifth eligible lines each = $30 monthly discount. The maximum
monthly discount is $90 when you have five (5) eligible lines on your
Group Save account. Single line rate plan pricing will apply if lines
are canceled and only one (1) line remains. Coverage: Coverage
not available everywhere. Coverage comparison based on percentage
of the US population covered by the listed 4G LTE networks.
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