AT&T will give Cricket subscribers the opportunity to buy a new handset for little or no cost. Cricket's 4.5 million subscribers will be merged with AT&T's Aio customers to form the "new" Cricket Wireless, which will launch in the second quarter of this year. Last July, AT&T announced that it was purchasing Cricket's parent Leap Wireless for $1.2 billion in cash and the assumption of $2.8 billion in debt. The deal recently received the green light from regulators and AT&T just closed on it last week.
Jennifer Van Buskirk, president of the new Cricket, says that customers can look forward to lower and more aggressive pricing when the pre-paid carrier re-opens for business. "We're going to get aggressive in this space with pricing," Van Buskirk said. "There's lots more to come as we get closer to launch."
source: DenverPost via SlashGear