January 30, 2015 5:09 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
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 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.

GameStop Corp. to Offer Cricket Wireless Service in U.S. Stores

Cricket Wireless and GameStop Corp. announced a new strategic retail relationship that will offer Cricket Wireless' no-annual contract service in more than 2,800 GameStop U.S. store locations. After a successful trial in select markets, the two national brands have come together to offer value conscious customers the latest wireless/mobile, video game and entertainment technology they want at a great value. Starting next month, GameStop will begin selling Cricket Wireless no-annual contract service and the latest smartphone devices and accessories. Both companies expect the phased rollout to be completed by the end of October. The uniqueness of the strategic relationship builds on the strengths and benefits of both retailers. Cricket Wireless delivers customers value with a 4G network covering more than 98% of Americans, more 4G LTE coverage than Sprint, Boost, T-Mobile and MetroPCS, and plans starting at $35 a month after $5 AutoPay credit with taxes and fees included. GameStop delivers buy-sell-trade program that offers customers a way to have more money to spend on games, accessories and more. Customers will be able to sell GameStop their existing phones, video games systems, and other electronic devices to save big on the purchase of a new Cricket phone -- customers will have more money to spend on other products inside GameStop stores. Cricket and GameStop both offer unique loyalty programs in the prepaid and gaming industry--further delivering on the promise to provide great value to customers. Cricket Rewards offers customers who stay with Cricket for a year a $50 device credit that can be used to get a free phone. GameStop's PowerUp Rewards program offers members discounts and more trade value on pre-owned products and the opportunity to collect points that can be redeemed for unique experiences and exclusive, one-of-a-kind swag. The Cricket and GameStop relationship unlocks exciting and unique rewards possibilities for the future - amazing offers, new ways to save, exclusive extras and more.

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