Cricket Combined with AT&T = The New Cricket

Hispanicize 2014 was the event The New Cricket revealed some pretty big news among a crowd of trendsetters, influencers and social media mavens. As a social media brand ambassador for Mi Cricket , I was invited to a special luncheon honoring Sheila E.  recipient of the Latinovator Award 2014.  Part of the festivities included a surprise donation of $5,000 towards Sheila E. Elevate Hope Foundation dedicated to providing abused and abandoned children an alternative method of therapy through music and the arts. I also got the privilege to be invited to a private Cricket Unveiling Party at The Haven Lounge in South Beach wepa!


How does a revolution in the no-contract wireless space sound to you? Well let me tell you that the new Cricket is leading the charge.  The new Cricket Wireless, emerged from AT&T’s (NYSE:T) acquisition of Leap Wireless International, which had operated Cricket, creating a powerful force that will give you the customer what you have been asking for.  The new Cricket will change the way people think about no-annual-contract wireless by delivering what matters most: a reliable, nationwide 4G LTE network; simple plans at affordable prices; fresh and engaging retail stores in their neighborhoods; and a range of cool devices.

In the coming weeks, Cricket will be combined with AT&T’s existing operations to create the new Cricket, with a national presence featuring thousands of stores in states across the country.  The new Cricket is taking the very best from each brand and focusing on providing customers with simple, affordable no-annual-contract wireless that’s easy every step of the way.

Existing Cricket Customers

There is nothing current Cricket customers need to do to right now.  They can continue to use their phone, current phone number and rate plan to stay connected with family and friends.  Once the integration of the two brands is complete, Cricket customers may visit a new Cricket store at their convenience to purchase a device and service plan that will give them access to a reliable, nationwide 4G LTE network so they can experience great coverage from coast-to-coast, with no roaming charges. Everything the new Cricket is doing is focused on making it easy for customers to take advantage of all that the new brand will offer.

Aio Wireless Customers

Existing Aio Wireless customers will continue to enjoy simple pricing plans and the phones they have without changing anything.  The only change they will see is the name change to the new Cricket brand.

“Whether you’re an existing Cricket or Aio Wireless customer or haven’t discovered us yet, we can’t wait for you to experience everything the new Cricket will offer,” added Van Buskirk.  “Get ready.  It’s going to be easy to see that the new Cricket is the smart choice for wireless service without an annual contract.”

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Author: Lynn Ponder

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