|[March 13, 2014]
The New Cricket to Deliver No-Annual-Contract Wireless on Reliable Nationwide 4G LTE Network
ALPHARETTA, Ga. --(Business Wire)--
There's a revolution coming in the no-contract wireless space and the
new Cricket is leading the charge. The new Cricket Wireless, emerging
today from AT&T's
(NYSE:T) acquisition of Leap Wireless International, which had
operated Cricket, creates a powerful force that gives customers what
they have been asking for. The new Cricket will change the way people
think about no-annual-contract wireless by delivering what matters most:
a reliable, nationwide 4G LTE (News - Alert) network; simple plans at affordable
prices; fresh and engaging retail stores in their neighborhoods; and a
range of cool devices.
"Today is more than a milestone in the industry, it's a signal to
consumers to get ready for a smart wireless service option without an
annual contract," said Jennifer Van Buskirk, president of the new
Cricket. "We're fired up to help people across the country take
advantage of our fast nationwide 4G LTE network, affordable pricing
plans and cool devices everyone will love. This is the power of the new
In the coming weeks, Cricket will be combined with AT&T's (News - Alert) eisting
operations to create the new Cricket, with a national presence featuring
thousands of stores in states across the country. The new Cricket is
taking the very best from each brand and focusing on providing customers
with simple, affordable no-annual-contract wireless that's easy every
step of the way.
Existing Cricket Customers
There is nothing current Cricket customers need to do to right now. They
can continue to use their phone, current phone number and rate plan to
stay connected with family and friends. Once the integration of the two
brands is complete, Cricket customers may visit a new Cricket store at
their convenience to purchase a device and service plan that will give
them access to a reliable, nationwide 4G LTE network so they can
experience great coverage from coast-to-coast, with no roaming charges.
Everything the new Cricket is doing is focused on making it easy for
customers to take advantage of all that the new brand will offer.
Aio Wireless Customers
Existing Aio Wireless customers will continue to enjoy simple pricing
plans and the phones they have without changing anything. The only
change they will see is the name change to the new Cricket brand.
"Whether you're an existing Cricket or Aio Wireless customer or haven't
discovered us yet, we can't wait for you to experience everything the
new Cricket will offer," added Van Buskirk. "Get ready. It's going to be
easy to see that the new Cricket is the smart choice for wireless
service without an annual contract."
For the latest information about the merger, visit: http://merger-info.aiowireless.com.
About the new Cricket Wireless
The new Cricket Wireless was created for customers who want a simple,
smart and affordable choice for wireless service, without an annual
contract. In addition to always focusing on the customer, the power of
the new Cricket is access to a fast, reliable, nationwide 4G LTE
network, easy and affordable plans that provide unlimited service and
include all taxes and fees, and a great selection of devices customers
love. To learn more about the new Cricket or find a store near you,
The new Cricket is a subsidiary of AT&T Inc.
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