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Cricket starts winding down 3G network, presenting a big problem for BYOD customers

Cricket starts winding down 3G network, presenting a big problem for BYOD customers

If you're still using an old, non-LTE-capable phone on Cricket, we have bad news: the company will be shutting down its 3G UMTS networks in February 2022. Additionally, customers will no longer be able to activate their unsupported devices on Cricket starting January 19th, which is only a few days away. Because of the way Cricket handles BYOD phones, this is a real problem.

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Cricket Wireless starts rolling out 5G, but only one phone is supported right now

Cricket Wireless starts rolling out 5G, but only one phone is supported right now

Plenty of prepaid carriers in the United States already support 5G connectivity, like Metro by T-Mobile, US Mobile, and AT&T Prepaid, but the AT&T-owned Cricket Wireless hasn't made the leap yet. That's finally changing, as Cricket today announced that it is enabling 5G support on some of its plans.

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Nokia bringing three phones to Cricket Wireless, all under $200

Nokia bringing three phones to Cricket Wireless, all under $200

Another wave of phones is just about to arrive at AT&T prepaid carrier Cricket Wireless starting this Friday. All of them, being Nokia phones, are courtesy of HMD Global and all of them cost under $200.

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AT&T, Cricket offer stupid cheap $15 2GB plans, bonus data for customers (Updated)

AT&T, Cricket offer stupid cheap $15 2GB plans, bonus data for customers (Updated)

AT&T's prepaid wireless operations are the latest carriers to dole out extra high-speed data to existing customers and introduce cut-price wireless plans in response to the economic impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic. AT&T Prepaid and Cricket Wireless will launch these efforts tomorrow, March 27.

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Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra: Best launch deals, pricing, trade-in values, and availability

Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra: Best launch deals, pricing, trade-in values, and availability

The Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup is finally here, and it's the most expensive Galaxy S series yet. The entry-level Galaxy S20 starts at $1,000, while the S20+ will set you back $1,200. To top it all off, the S20 Ultra costs $1,400 you might need to sell a kidney for that one.

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AT&T, Comcast, and 10 other networks pledge to make call blocking free

AT&T, Comcast, and 10 other networks pledge to make call blocking free

Congress has told voice service providers to shut down robocallers and instate call blocking by default. The FCC has mandated just the same. Now, 12 voice service providers have agreed to a series of principles drawn by attorneys general from all 50 states and the District of Columbia that include offering that call blocking to consumers for free, implementing STIR/SHAKEN across their networks, and cooperating in investigations.

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Two new Nokia phones are coming to AT&T Prepaid and Cricket Wireless

Two new Nokia phones are coming to AT&T Prepaid and Cricket Wireless

Slowly but surely, HMD Global has been working to get its Nokia-branded Android phones into the stores of US carriers. The Nokia 3.1 Plus for Cricket was the first example, and now HMD is producing two new devices set for carrier sale the Nokia 3.1 A for AT&T Prepaid, and the 3.1 C for Cricket Wireless.

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Nokia 3.1 Plus for Cricket review: Returning to US carriers with a decent budget option

Nokia 3.1 Plus for Cricket review: Returning to US carriers with a decent budget option

Nokia's nothing short of a legend when it comes to mobile phones, having been responsible for some of the most iconic handsets of all time. Over the years we've seen the brand change hands numerous times, reinventing itself and crossing platform lines in the process, but it's always been a survivor, managing to find its next niche. Most recently that's meant creating some no-nonsense, streamlined Android handsets under the direction of HMD Global. Now HMD is finally making inroads onto the US carrier marketplace, bringing Nokia handsets to both Cricket and Verizon. Today we're taking a look at what that Cricket option has to offer as we review the Nokia 3.1 Plus.

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Alcatel announces ONYX budget phone as Cricket Wireless exclusive

Alcatel announces ONYX budget phone as Cricket Wireless exclusive

Alcatel is one of the most successful smartphone brands in the United States, mostly because of how many budget devices it sells through prepaid carriers. Many of the company's recent phones, like the Android Go-equipped Alcatel 1X and the MetroPCS exclusive Alcatel 7, haven't been great. The Alcatel ONYX is the OEM's next attempt at a good budget phone, and it will be a Cricket Wireless exclusive.

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HMD gets serious about Nokia in America, inks deals with Verizon, Cricket, and Rogers

HMD gets serious about Nokia in America, inks deals with Verizon, Cricket, and Rogers

Smartphone shoppers have lots of choices out there, and the increased accessibility of unlocked devices has made it easier for users to select their handsets and carriers independently. But while it's possible for an informed consumer to take that route, there's no denying the one-stop appeal of showing up at your carrier store and going home with a new phone. Manufacturers like OnePlus are definitely enjoying the sales bump that carrier partnerships can offer, and now HMD is looking to get in on this action, too, as it announces the availability of Nokia smartphones at North American carriers.

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