News by Brian James Kirk on Wednesday September 16, 2009.
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Cricket Wireless claims that its services will become available at 1,000 new distribution points at four of the largest U.S. "big box" electronic retailers before the holiday season, though the company has not revealed the names of the retailers at this point.
In conjunction with the deal, Cricket will offer two new $40 and $45 unlimited wireless plans, called PAYGo, exclusively at the retail locations. The $40 plan includes unlimited talk, long distance, and text/picture messaging. The $45 plan adds unlimited mobile web. Both plan prices include all taxes and fees, something that typically adds $5 of more to the cost of many monthly plans. The company will also launch an unlimited $50 Cricket Broadband plan for use with PCs, as well.
The announcement increases Cricket's reach to 3,500 points of distribution from 2,500. The company will announce its new partners over the next several weeks. [via Phone Scoop]
Brian James Kirk
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