Cricket Wireless Leaps Into Fall with Exclusive on HTC Desire® 520….

…….and Smartphones as low as $19.99 when you bring your number to Cricket!


Summer may be coming to an end, but Cricket is still heating things up by offering the latest premium devices at affordable prices, and a smart way to protect them.

Exclusive HTC Desire® 520

Starting tomorrow, Cricket will be the only U.S. carrier offering the new HTC Desire® 520 smartphone for $99.99 with activation on a smartphone plan.  This fully-loaded 4G LTE device is a great choice for customers who want the best of both worlds – fun features and fast performance.

  • Entertainment Value:  The HTC Desire® 520 includes two cameras and a cool “Double Exposure” function letting you combine photos for artistic effects.  It also comes with 720p video and “Zoe® Highlights” which allows you to share photos and videos inHollywood-type mini movies.  And you can use HTC BlinkFeed®, a live home screen, to automatically get content from news feeds and social media content tailored to you.
  • Performance & Savings:  Powered by the Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and a quad-core processor, the HTC Desire® 520 lets you work hard and play hard. You can download files and browse online, all at lightning fast 4G LTE speeds. And the phone’s Extreme Power Saving Mode is a life saver – the HTC Desire® 520 can last more than a week on a full charge or overnight on just 10 percent juice.

Smartphones start as low as $19.99 when you bring your number to Cricket!

Starting tomorrow, those who bring their number to Cricket can get great phones for $19.99 including the LG Risio with activation on a smartphone plan.

It’s a great time to switch – Cricket offers generous high-speed data access allotments, making Cricket’s wireless plans even more attractive. Cricket’s Basic, Smart, and Pro plans are $35$45 and $55 each, after a $5 monthly Auto Pay credit, for those who enroll in AutoPay.  And Cricket has a network with more 4G LTE network coverage than T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Sprint, or Boost.

In addition, Cricket is offering great prices on a wide range of Android, Windows, and iOS devices – something to fit everyone’s needs and budget.

Cricket’s Price Reductions and Deals



LG Risio (LTE)

$19.99 for customers porting their numbers to Cricket


LG G Stylo (LTE)

$99.99 for customers porting their numbers to Cricket


ZTE Grand™ X Max+ (LTE)


Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (LTE)


Samsung Galaxy®  S 4 (LTE)


Samsung Galaxy®  S 5 (LTE)


Samsung Galaxy®  S 6 (LTE)


Extending Cricket Protect

For a limited time only, Cricket is offering existing customers a unique opportunity to sign up for insurance for their previously purchased Cricket devices.  Cricket Protect gives customers with qualifying devices an affordable replacement if their phone is lost, stolen, damaged or if it malfunctions after the manufacturer’s warranty expires.

Normally only available within seven days of device purchase, Cricket is creating a special “open enrollment period” in store fromSeptember 11 – October 30, 2015 to give customers a second chance at protecting their device investment.  Cricket Protect costs $7-10 per month, depending on your phone model, and is conveniently billed to your account each month as an add-on feature.

Customers can sign up for open enrollment by visiting their local Cricket store.

“When it comes to giving people more than they expect from a no annual contract carrier, Cricket is delivering big time,” said Janna Ducich, vice president and chief marketing officer, Cricket Wireless.  “That’s why we work closely with manufacturers like HTC to bring customers what they want: high quality phones at affordable prices on a network with more 4G LTE coverage nationwide than T-Mobile, Metro PCS, Sprint or Boost.  Add in our easy-to-use and affordable service plans with expanded international offering and the prices that include taxes and fees, and it’s clear, it is time to switch to Cricket.”

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