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April 01, 2015 6:51 PM ET

Wireless Telecommunication Services

Company Overview of Cricket Communications, Inc.

Company Overview

Cricket Communications, Inc. offers wireless services and cell phone plans in the United States. It offers talk, text and data, device line-up, and coverage services; and orders and activations, account management, apps and services, plans and features, and devices and accessories related services. The company sells cell phones and cell phone accessories through its stores; and online. It offers its services through a network of dealers. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in San Diego, California. Cricket Communications, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Leap Wireless International Inc.

5887 Copley Drive

San Diego, CA 92111

United States

Founded in 1999

Phone:

858-882-6000

Fax:

858-587-2648

Key Executives for Cricket Communications, Inc.

Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President and Director
Age: 64
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Senior Vice President of Customer Care
Age: 58
Senior Vice President of Financial Operations & Strategy
Age: 56
Head of Public Relations and Communications
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Cricket Communications, Inc. Key Developments

Cricket Wireless Announces Next-Gen Moto E 4G LTE Smartphone

Cricket Wireless announced the latest valuable addition to its device lineup the second generation Moto E by Motorola, a 4G LTE phone priced at $129.99, and available at Cricket Wireless in stores and online starting March 13, 2015. The new Moto E is the first Cricket device running the latest Android OS, Lollipopand continues company's tradition of offering powerful smartphones, with comprehensive data, voice and text plans, at a smart price. A faster processor and larger battery isn't all that differentiates the second generation from its predecessor. With its crisp, scratch-resistant 4.5" qHD display, all-day battery life, 4G LTE speeds, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor for performance, and the best of Google with the latest Android OS 5.0 Lollipop, the Moto E brings great quality and premium experiences at a value price. Altogether it means better mobile Internet access for feature phone upgraders and others who don't want to spend lots to get a great phone. Other features include: Liquid- repellent technology to protect against splashes and spills; Dual cameras for photos, selfies and HD video recording; Moto Experiences - Moto Display, Moto Assist and Moto Migrate. Additionally, customers can use the preloaded Cricket Wi-Fi app (free) which helps to manage their data by enabling them to quickly connect to over 14 million curated Wi-Fi free and open hotspots across the U.S., thereby maximizing their high speed data usage.

Cricket Wireless Launches Second Phablet, ZTE Grand X Max

Cricket Wireless announced the launch of its second phablet, the ZTE Grand X Max. Priced at $199.99 with activation, the ZTE Grand X Max will be available in Cricket stores nationwide and online starting October 10, 2014. Whether users are an on-the-go mom, a super social user, a business user, or a value seeker wanting the advantages of a larger smartphone, this is the device for them. Just in time for the fall TV season, the ZTE Grand X Max comes equipped with a 6" high definition screen and a quad-core processor that delivers a powerful streaming experience, allowing users to watch football or their favorite prime time television series on-the-go with ease. The phablet also comes pre-loaded with Peel Smart Remote, the ultimate entertainment companion that personalizes TV recommendations based on viewing habits and can be paired with users home entertainment system or mobile device. In addition, users will have access to other useful apps like Kindle, Evernote and Kingsoft Office, along with many more in the Google Play Store. Other features are: Large battery & faster charging with Qualcomm(R) Quick Charge(TM) 1.0 for less time charging and more time doing; Up to 8 GB internal storage and additional memory up to 32GB via microSD; Dual cameras: 8 MP auto-focus camera with LED flash and HD video /1MP front facing camera for selfies and video chat; A Qualcomm Snapdragon(TM) 1.2 GHz quad-core processor for faster productivity, content streaming and gaming. Android 4.4 OS with the tools to help keep your mobile life organized.

Cricket Wireless Announces Newest Store in New York City

Cricket Wireless announced its newest store in the Fordham Road Business Improvement District, New York City. Cricket is providing New York consumers a simple, friendly, and reliable nationwide wireless service with no annual contract.

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