By Cody Lee on May 1, 2013
Back in February, Leap Wireless submitted a rather alarming filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). It had been seeing much weaker demand for the iPhone than expected, and it was only on track to sell through half of its first-year commitment.
But apparently, the problems were only temporary. Yesterday, the company—who sells the iPhone through its subsidiary Cricket Wireless—reported its earnings for its first operating quarter this year, and it told investors that it is seeing much better iPhone sales… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 22, 2013
Cricket, a subsidiary of Leap Wireless, started offering the iPhone last year. Initially, it was the only prepaid carrier offering the popular smartphone, but it has since been joined by Straight Talk and other low-cost competitors.
So it’s no surprise that the wireless provider announced today that it’s revamping its iPhone plans, bringing them more inline with its Android plans and the competition. The service now starts at $50 for unlimited everything… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 28, 2013
Leap Wireless, the US telecommunications company that owns and operates the regional carrier Cricket, just submitted a rather alarming filing with the the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
It seems that Cricket is only on pace to sell through half of its first-year commitment with Apple, which goes to June, leaving it on the hook for some $100 million in remaining iPhone purchases… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 13, 2012
Regional United States carriers C Spire and prepaid wireless operator Cricket Wireless will begin offering Apple’s latest iPhone 5 on Friday, September 28, it has been confirmed. Additionally, Alaska’s GCI, Bluegrass Cellular and Appalachian Wireless announced September 28 availability of the iPhone 5, a week after the device becomes available on AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint in the United States… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 23, 2012
As expected, Apple’s smartphone went on sale at Cricket Wireless this weekend. The carrier is the first to offer a prepaid, no-contract iPhone here in the US.
The company says that the launch is generating quite the buzz, with customers lining up outside of several of its retail stores to buy the handset… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 31, 2012
Apple continues to roll out its iPhone to regional carriers in the United States with the addition of Cricket Communications, a Leap Wireless company. What’s interesting about this particular announcement is that Cricket is a pre-paid carrier so basically they’ve just become the nation’s first wireless operator to offer the unlocked device with a pre-paid plan… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Mar 7, 2011
A couple weeks ago we reported that employees of China Telecom had managed to get the Verizon iPhone to work on their network. Turns out you can now use a Verizon iPhone on Cricket Wireless in the United States.
According to Cricket’s own website, if you bring a flashed iPhone to one of their stores, they will activate it for you. Don’t know where to go to flash your iPhone? No problem, Cricket will tell you exactly where to go, just ask one of their friendly employees… Read More