Agreement with Sprint will extend Cricket's footprint nationwide

Agreement with Sprint will extend Cricket's footprint nationwide
Did your eyes ever light up so brightly when you read about some of the exciting handsets or inexpensive plan offerings that Cricket has to offer, but you know you can't get in with any of them since they don't offer coverage in your area? Well, things might soon change after Cricket signed a wholesale agreement with Sprint that will enable them to offer their products and services using Sprint's infrastructure. Although there was no mention about the dollar amount that this agreement generated, this five year deal will spawn a host of new hybrid models and broaden Cricket's reach to consumers domestically. By far the biggest limitation they faced up until this point was their small coverage footprint, but thanks to this deal, that may soon become a thing of the past now that they're embarking with Sprint. With the agreement, Cricket has already committed itself to bring to the table minimum levels of revenues to Sprint – which is something that they'll hopefully generate with their extended reach.

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13 Comments

1. jrcrow244 unregistered

cricket doesnt exist in SoCali..so..meh

3. joedog59 unregistered

If you read the article correctly I believge the word "NATIONWIDE" was used so obviously they will hit SoCal eventually and what this will now do is put pressure on Metro PCS>

6. PhoneUser

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Jrcrow, pls do some research before you post anything and make your self sound retardedededededed....... Cricket does exist in SoCal maybe not ALL of socal but they do have some coverage.

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

while thats true joedog, they arent gonna get the run of the entire sprint network. They will just be allowed to use certain towers. If they got the run of the whole network, what would ever be the point of payin for sprint? All the cheap prepay guys like cricket and virgin run off other networks like VZW and sprint, but they get limited footprints so its less likely u will use them instead of the main carrier. that said, jrcrow is a freakin idiot, so why even pay attention to him.. lol

12. joedog unregistered

Thanks for the Logistical rundown remixfa as I didn't know how this would work but I do know as well as you do that this is all about the numbers and growth so we'll just have to wait and see what these two carriers are up to but one things for sure and that is there is always a method to the madness!

2. tlang1064

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 21, 2010

Thats cute for them...

4. scorpio85

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

More money for Sprint.

5. Syksyd

Posts: 63; Member since: Apr 16, 2010

you guys are all idiots....cricket is in san diego, and if remember right that is so cal.....get your shit straight

7. jenna_23

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 02, 2010

well it aint in LOS ANGELES i live here n theres is no cricket .

8. 123jdl

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 06, 2010

Not so sure how I feel about Cricket piggybacking off of Sprint... Sure its a good business decision for Sprint as it would help keep their costs down. We will see if this helps or hurts Cricket... Wait, could this mean they will potentially get 4G or LTE also?

10. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Well, not LTE unless Sprint switches to it. But it does open up the possibility of WIMAX.

11. FerneyZan

Posts: 114; Member since: Jul 21, 2010

Very Interesting, I wonder If I will suddenly feel the itch to look into Cricket's Offerings to compare them with Sprint's. Hmmmm!!

13. cargo504 unregistered

i thank that good sprint well buy cricket soon

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