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Cricket expands retail presence to national retailers, starting with Best Buy

News by Dan Seifert on Thursday September 22, 2011.

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Cricket, a regional carrier owned by Leap Wireless, is expanding its retail presence to a nationwide level. Starting on Sunday, September 25 with Best Buy stores, retailers across the country will begin selling Cricket phones and service.

Cricket currently provides service to 5.7 million users in 35 states. The carrier intends to roll out services to new markets in the 35 states it currently services as well as those states that Cricket has no current presence. Cricket will have its products and services in 11,500 stores by the time its retail expansion is complete.

The first major national retailer to carry Cricket phones will be Best Buy, and it will outfit more than 1,300 Best Buy stores with Cricket phones, including the Samsung Vitality and ZTE Score smartphones with Muve Music. In the future, retail locations will include Walmart, Dollar General, and the HSN TV shopping channel.

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