LAS VEGAS--Executives from Cricket provider Leap Wireless strongly hinted that the company's LTE roaming deal is with Sprint Nextel, which already has a nationwide 3G CDMA roaming deal with Cricket.
Verizon Wireless launched new prepaid pricing that significantly increases the amount of data its prepaid smartphone customers can consume per month with their plans, as competition in the prepaid market, especially among Tier 1 players, continues to heat up.
Cricket provider Leap Wireless is exploring how to use big data analytics to help improve the customer experience for its no-contract subscriber base, wading gingerly into the world of big data that larger carriers seem intent on exploiting in the years ahead.
The following charts the top U.S. wireless carriers in the first quarter of 2013 by subscriber base, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, and includes major metrics--such as churn, ARPU and revenue--of each carrier.
Cricket provider Leap Wireless said it seeing an improvement in sales of Apple's iPhone, but the company will not purchase any more devices from Apple beyond its initial $900 million, three-year deal that it made with Apple last June.
Cricket provider Leap Wireless launched a new family plan offer to entice customers to sign up for its smartphone plans. The flat-rate carrier also tweaked its pricing plans for Apple's iPhone, lowering the entry-level plan by $5 per month.
As expected, Samsung Electronics is bringing its flagship Galaxy S4 to a bevy of U.S. carriers--and the operators are tripping over themselves to offer deals tied to the phone in an attempt to boost sales.
Leap Wireless is realizing that unsubsidized Apple iPhone devices are not hot-sellers with consumers. Without carrier subsidies to reduce the price, the latest iPhone model sells for $500 or more, and that price point is too difficult for Leap's cost-conscious consumers to justify.
Cricket provider Leap Wireless said it resolved its disagreements with Sprint Nextel regarding their wholesale MVNO agreement and also entered into an LTE roaming deal with an unnamed company . In the past Leap executives have expressed support for network sharing and LTE roaming arrangements. Leap currently has a nationwide 3G roaming agreement with Sprint.
Some wireless customers in the Northeast on Thursday received an alert on their phone about the impending blizzard expected to blanket the region with snow over the weekend. The alerts were sent as part of the government's new federal emergency alert system. However, not every subscriber in the region received an alert because not all phones on all participating carriers support the new system.