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Cricket Wireless News – Cricket Wireless Connects Families This Holiday Season With Free Phone Calls – PR Newswire (press release)

Cricket Wireless Connects Families This Holiday Season With Free Phone Calls
PR Newswire (press release)
9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Cricket Communications, a leading provider of unlimited wireless services, is helping to connect loved ones by offering free phone …

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Cricket Wireless News – Verizon changes prepaid rate plans

I’d been looking for this change in the past few days, because I saw that someone on Howard Forums had mentioned it. Verizon prepaid has changed its daily plan rates. They’ve cut out the top-end options, and now the daily fee tops out at $1.99 per day. That provides unlimited calling, with text messages costing 2 cents each. The 99 cents per day plan still provides minutes and texts at Continue reading

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Cricket Wireless News – Cricket to create LTE hotspots

Here’s an interesting take on LTE: Leap Wireless, parent of Cricket, has said that they will build LTE hotspots in 2011. I’m not sure exactly what this means, but it sounds along the lines of Wi-Fi hotspots, in that they will cover limited areas and not expand across Cricket’s entire coverage area. This seems a bit curious, though I’m curious to see exactly how it’s implemented. Continue reading

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Cricket Wireless News – MetroPCS picking up an Android LTE phone in early 2011

When MetroPCS launcehd the Samsung Craft for its LTE network, I had one question. Why no Android? Samsung has a number of high-end Android devices, and the Android OS is much more functional than the native Craft OS. Apparently, Metro is just waiting for the right time. Yesterday the company said that it will launch an Android LTE device in the first quarter of 2011. That should coincide with MetroPCS Continue reading

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Cricket Wireless News – iDEN phase-out to begin in 2013

We’ve heard Sprint executives, including CEO Dan Hesse, talk about the eventual end of their iDEN network. To this point we haven’t heard anything about a time frame. Now we have. This morning, while announcing a $5 billion overhaul of its network, Sprint said that it would begin phasing out iDEN starting in 2013. That doesn’t mean that the network will be gone during that year, but Continue reading

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Cricket Wireless News – The best prepaid cell phones for kids this holiday season

Are you thinking of getting your child a cell phone for Christmas? If so, you’re not alone. The question of when to get your child a cell phone has been asked more frequently, and been debated more hotly, in recent years. And why not? Cell phones are basically universal at this point. A kid might not need a cell phone, but as we proved from creation through 2000, none of us really needs one. Continue reading

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Cricket Wireless News – Look for the Huawei Ascend with MetroPCS soon


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We learned not long ago that MetroPCS would launch the Huawei Ascend, an Android handset, in December. It’s now December, and it appears as though the launch is imminent. Above is a snapshot from an intrepid tipster, meaning that the device is already out in the wild. When first reported, we heard that the Ascend would hit on December 4 for $179.99. Let’s Continue reading

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