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Black Friday Comes Early with Holiday Shopping Deals from Cricket Wireless

~ High-End and Premium Brand Smartphones that Meet Anyone's Budget

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cricket Communications, Inc. today announced holiday value promotions ahead of Black Friday. With smartphones priced as low as $79.991 to some of the hottest, premium smartphones on the market, it's never been a better time to switch to Cricket. Offering nationwide unlimited, no-contract feature phone service plans starting at $35, and smartphone service plans that start at $50, Cricket has a monthly price-point to meet every budget this holiday season.

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"Cricket is kicking off the holiday season before Black Friday and extending special pricing and plans to existing and new customers," said Matt Stoiber, senior vice president of devices for Cricket. "Now in addition to our unlimited, no contract service plans and our full range of devices from value-rich feature phones to premium smartphones, shopping for a gift will be simple and affordable during the holidays."

This Black Friday holiday season Cricket has special in-store and online offers that make shopping decisions more accessible and easy on the wallet without giving up choice or value.  Cricket's enhanced device lineup offers leading 3G and 4G LTE smartphone technology for holiday shoppers. With devices at every price point from low-cost, entry-level feature phones to higher-end, iconic smartphones, Cricket's line-up has the features and functionality to meet everyone's needs. To find out details of the specific offers available in your area, please visit a local store or go online where you'll be able to preview the hottest phones for the holidays as well as review Cricket's no-contract, all-inclusive rate plan options.

Premium 3G Smartphones with Muve Music

With Android Smartphone plans that now include Muve Music at no additional cost, Cricket customers will enjoy unlimited song downloads, ringtones, and ringback tones, as well as unlimited nationwide calling, text, picture, and video messaging, 3G mobile data and mobile video from $50 with no contract.

  • HTC One V (MSRP $269.99) premium Android smartphone with Muve Music and Beats Audio™
  • HTC Desire C (MSRP $179.99) compact Android smartphone with Muve Music and Beats Audio™ 
  • Groove from Cricket (MSRP $149.99) premium value Android smartphone with Muve Music

Ultra-Advanced 4G LTE Smartphones

  • 4G LTE, Samsung Galaxy S III (MSRP $549.99) Android smartphone with brilliant 4.8" display is offered with no contract, unlimited data, talk/ text plans from $50 per month with service in 3G or 4G markets
  • 4G LTE, LG Optimus Regard (MSRP $249.99) super premium Android smartphone is offered with no contract, unlimited data, talk/ text plans from $50 per month with service in 3G and 4G markets

3G All-Inclusive Rate Plans

Cricket's 3G all-inclusive feature phone rate plans start at $35 and $45 per month and offer unlimited nationwide talk, text and voicemail.  Smartphone rate plans start at $50 for unlimited talk, text and 3G data plus 1GB of full-speed data per month. The $60 smartphone plan contains 2.5GB of full-speed data per month and the $70 smartphone plan offers 5GB of full-speed data per month. With the $60 and $70 plans, customers can tether their device to power additional wireless devices.

4G LTE All-Inclusive Rate Plans

Cricket's 4G LTE Android Double Data rate plans offer all the features of the value-rich 3G rate plans and, for a limited time, double the monthly full speed data allowance. The $50 4G LTE Android Double Data Rate Plan allows 2GB of full-speed data; the $60 plan allows 5GB of full-speed data and the $70 plan offers 10GB of full-speed data.

For more information about Cricket's dynamic service and newest device lineup and to check for availability, visit www.mycricket.com. To follow Cricket's latest news and updates online, visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/cricketwireless and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cricketnation.

About Cricket

Cricket is the pioneer and leader in delivering innovative value-rich prepaid wireless services with no long-term contracts. Cricket offers nationwide wireless voice and mobile data services over high-quality, all-digital 4G LTE and 3G CDMA wireless networks. Cricket's innovative products and services, including the award-winning Muve Music® - the first music service designed for a wireless phone, are available nationwide at Cricket branded retail stores, dealers, national retailers and at www.mycricket.com. For more information about Cricket, please visit www.mycricket.com.

1 Port-in your existing number to Cricket from any carrier and receive special promotional rates for new smartphones (no trade-in required) – Nov. 20Dec. 31, 2012.

SOURCE Cricket Communications, Inc.

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