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AT&T will relaunch the Cricket Wireless brand in Q2 2014

After AT&T closed its acquisition of Leap Wireless last month, the carrier announced that Cricket Wireless will still remain alive despite the closing of its parent company. AT&T even mentioned plans to merge Aio Wireless with Cricket in the coming days. And speaking at AT&T’s quarterly earnings call, the CFO John Stephens mentioned that the carrier will

AT&T Completes Purchase Of Leap Wireless

  Well this is good news for AT&T. Today the FCC approved their purchase of Leap Wireless, saying it’s “in the public interest” for this deal to go through. Leap Wireless owns the Cricket Wireless network brand. AT&T had to make some concessions for this deal to go through, though. Since Cricket operates in south

Cricket Officially Unveils Huawei Mercury

Leap Wireless International/Cricket Wireless has officially announced that the Huawei Mercury is coming to their network. Although this phone wasn’t much of a secret (we discussed it at CTIA in San Diego). It’s the most anticipated phone to ever hit the national prepaid carrier.  The Huawei Mercury brings a solid “superphone” running Gingerbread to Cricket

Samsung And Cricket Announce The Samsung Vitality Android Phone With Muve Music

Earlier today we reported that Cricket cancelled plans to release the Viewsonic Viewpad 7 and instead was focusing on their Muve Music and Smartphones. Well today’s phone announcement encompasses both. The Samsung Vitality is officially announced now as the first Android phone on Cricket’s network to support Cricket’s unlimited Muve Music service. The service allows

Cricket Bails On Plans For Viewsonic Android Tablet

At CTIA this past March, Cricket Wireless talked about plans to setup the 7” Viewsonic ViewPad Android tablet, bundled with a Cricket Wireless 3G mobile hotspot.  Today Cricket’s Greg Lund has said that they’ve cancelled those plans. Cricket has said that rather than releasing the tablet they are going to focus their efforts on their

Leap Wireless aka Cricket, Formally Opposes AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Prepaid carrier Cricket, via their parent company Leap Wireless, has joined Sprint and Cellular South in a formal opposition to the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile merger.  This comes just 2 days before the next AT&T/T-Mobile congressional hearing. Leap said in a prepared release: “if approved by regulators, will harm consumers and reduce competition, innovation and investment in