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Leap stockholders agree to AT&T merger
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday October 31, 2013

Leap Wireless, the prepaid service provider that operates Cricket Wireless, has gained the approval of its shareholders to sell the company to AT&T. Leap reached a deal to sell to AT&T for $1.2 billion this summer, and 99 percent of its stockholders approved the sale today. The transaction still requires approval from the FCC and Department of Justice, which could arrive in 4 to 6 months. If approved, AT&T would gain Leap's wireless spectrum, 5 million customers, and 3,400 employees.

iPhone sales hit a roadblock at Cricket
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday February 28, 2013

Leap Wireless began selling the Apple iPhone 5 in September 2012, but the company's Cricket wireless brand has struggled to attract customers to the phone, which is sold for $500 that must be paid up front. The slow sales could lead to a large inventory of unsold smartphones that could cost Leap millions.

HTC Desire C for Cricket offers Beats Audio and Dropbox integration for $179.99
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday October 31, 2012

Cricket Wireless has announced that it is now selling the HTC Desire C, an entry-level smartphone that offers Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Beats Audio, for the retail price of $179.99.

Cricket discontinues PAYGo prepaid daily plans, pushes customers to monthly no-contract plans
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday October 25, 2012

As part of an effort to streamline its services and encourage customers to use its no-contract monthly plans, Leap-owned Cricket Wireless no longer offers pay as you go daily passes for its prepaid service.

Cricket debuts new Huawei Boltz 4G LTE modem
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday October 17, 2012

Cricket has announced a new Huawei Boltz 4G LTE modem for use on the company's LTE networks in Las Vegas and Tucson.

Cricket will offer iPhone 5 on prepaid plans beginning Sept. 28
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday September 13, 2012

Cricket has become the first prepaid carrier to declare that it will offer the Apple iPhone 5. The Leap Wireless subsidiary announced today that beginning September 28, it will begin selling the iPhone 5 in select Cricket markets. The carrier is otherwise very light on details. It has not named which markets will be eligible, how much the iPhone 5 will cost, or if there will be any stipulations in usage. Cricket began selling the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S in June and pairing the device with its $55 unlimited plans. The company is likely to sell the iPhone 5 at full retail price for use with its recent $50 to $70 unlimited plans.

RadioShack launching no-contract service with Cricket
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday September 04, 2012

RadioShack has announced that it will use Cricket Wireless as the backbone of a new no-contract wireless service that will promote and sell phones in its chain of stores.

Cricket unveils new unlimited rate plans starting at $35 per month
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday August 29, 2012

Cricket Wireless has announced that it will offer new monthly rate plans for its feature phone and smartphone customers. The subsidiary of Leap announced today that it will offer new options to get unlimited calling, text, and web services ranging from $35 to $70 per month.

HTC One V coming to Cricket on September 2 for $270
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday August 22, 2012

Cricket Wireless will introduce its first HTC Android phone when it begins offering the HTC One V on September 2. HTC and Cricket jointly announced that the unibody design of the HTC One V will try to bring a "premium" experience in an entry-level phone.

Leap's weak Q2 leads to delayed LTE and exploring "all options" to fix company
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday August 07, 2012

Leap Wireless released disappointing financial results for the second quarter of 2012. Leap reported an approximate 289,000 net customer loss, which is significantly higher than the 103,000 customers lost during the same period the previous year. High churn led to customer losses and questions about how Leap will rebound.