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Cricket's presence is being expanded to all Best Buy stores starting on September 25th

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Cricket's presence is being expanded to all Best Buy stores starting on September 25th
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In their quest to gain more customers thanks to their presence in places outside of their core retail stores, prepaid regional carrier Cricket Wireless is expanding its presence to all Best Buy stores nationwide starting on September 25th.

Currently some Best Buy outlets offer devices and services from Cricket, but with this new venture, Cricket is going to capitalize on the traffic that Best Buy stores have to offer on a larger scale. With their roll out nationwide, we’ll see new devices like the Samsung Vitality and ZTE Score making their appearance.

With the ZTE Score, it’s a $129.99 Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone that features a 3.5” HVGA display, 600MHz processor, 3.2-megapixel camera, video capture, and Wi-Fi. Later on in the year, they’ll also launch the $99.99 ZTE Chorus, which will offer the lovable music streaming Muve Music service.

Also, future plans will see their operations expanding to other major retailers like Walmart, Dollar General, and the HSN TV shopping network. Essentially, Cricket’s plans to have its presence in over 11,500 stores by the time they’re complete with everything.

source: Cricket Wireless via Phonescoop & Mobileburn

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posted on 22 Sep 2011, 11:58

1. brant (Posts: 24; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)


Improve your coverage cricket and your phones and you have a deal.

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 12:15

2. hepresearch (unregistered)


Hopefully this means I will have another choice of carrier in my region... if so, then this is the first truly good news in the mobile space that I have seen, for me, in a while. Last I checked, Cricket has affiliate coverage in my area that is eligible for their plan minutes and other stuff, but was insufficient for them to let me buy anything from them online (it rejected my zip code every time).

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 12:18

3. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


@brant, I couldnt agree more, if cricket wants to go national they need to have a massive overhal on thier service and step it up in phone line up

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 12:39

4. theBankRobber (Posts: 645; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Well they do have an agreement with Sprint to use some of their towers. Maybe they will replace T-Mobile, Haha j/k

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 14:21

5. theBankRobber (Posts: 645; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


So I take it no cricket fans around here :( :$ :P

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