Cricket Wireless First National Carrier to Launch the ZTE Grand™ X

Adding Choice to 4G Lineup that will Excite Back to School Shoppers Seeking Deals from Coast-to-Coast

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Alpharetta, Ga., August 1, 2014 – Cricket Wireless announces the launch of a new 4G smartphone from ZTE, the Grand X, adding another option to the hottest back-to-school promotion from a no- annual contract wireless service. Starting August 8, the ZTE Grand X will be available for $99.99 (after $50 mail-in rebate Cricket Visa® Promotion Card*) in stores and online.

“With its big, bright 5” display, the ZTE Grand X will appeal to students looking for a well featured, large profile smartphone with access to Cricket’s new 4G nationwide network that covers over 98% of the population,” said Andy Smoak, head of product for Cricket Wireless.  “This deal with unlimited plans starting at $35 per month after $5 Auto Pay credit** gives consumers more options at great prices.”

Additionally, The ZTE Grand X sports a long-lasting 2300 mAh battery with Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 1.0 technology so consumers can spend less time charging and more time being productive, playing games and listening to music.  The innovative battery technology charges up to 40% faster than conventional technology.  Other features include:

  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass  for added screen protection
  • Dual cameras, 5 MP (rear facing) with flash and HD video /1MP (front facing) for selfies and video chat
  • An immersive music listening experience with SRS® TruMedia surround sound
  • A Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 1.2 GHz dual-core processor for faster productivity and gaming
  • Android 4.3 OS with the tools to help keep your mobile life organized

The hot new smartphone deals continue to show up at Cricket and Cricket’s national loyalty program, Cricket Rewards***, gives loyal customers a new smartphone every year. To thank customers on  Smart and Pro service plans for their loyalty, after 12 months of on-time payments Cricket provides customers with a $50 credit every year toward any new phone purchase. These and other offers are available at more than 3,000 Cricket Wireless retail stores across the U.S. and online. To check out the new Cricket, the Back-to-School promotion, or find a store near you, visit and connect with us on Facebook at and Twitter at

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Cricket is bringing consumers more value with a simple, friendly, and reliable nationwide wireless experience with no annual contract.  The power of Cricket is our nationwide 4G LTE network that covers more than 290 million people; easy and affordable unlimited plans with taxes and fees included; annual loyalty rewards; and a great selection of phones customers love. Cricket, Something to Smile About.  Cricket is a subsidiary of AT&T Inc. Coverage not available everywhere.

*Mail-In Rebate Offer ends Sept. 11, 2014. While supplies last. New activation on qualifying smartphone plan required. Sales tax not included. Not available in CT, RI, or Miami-Dade County. No rainchecks. Promotion Card, issued by MetaBank®, member FDIC, or CenterState Bank of Florida, NA pursuant to license from Visa U.S.A. Inc., is not redeemable for cash and may not be used for cash withdrawal at any cash-dispensing locations or automated gasoline pumps. Card is non-transferable and non-refundable. Funds are available at US locations where Visa debit cards are accepted for 150 days after the Card issuance, through the “VALUD THRU” shown on the Card. Service must be active and customer must make second service payment within 45 days of activation to receive card. Offer may not be available with other rebates, offers or promotions. Restrictions and other charges may apply. For cardholder agreement and complete terms and conditions, please visit

**Auto Pay: $5 savings provided as an account credit at the end of each billing cycle while enrolled in Auto Pay.  Auto Pay credit requires Auto Pay enrollment with a new Basic, Smart or Pro plan. Terms, conditions and restriction apply.

***Cricket Rewards: Loyalty Program: Cricket Customers on Smart and Pro plans earn one (1) Reward Credit for each full, on-time payment. Reward Credits are only redeemable for a phone upgrade once customer has earned a Device Credit(s). Customers earn a $50 Device Credit for every twelve (12) Reward Credits earned. Reward Credits expire, if unused, sixty (60) months after Device Credit becomes redeemable. Reward Credits earned at the account level. Device Credits are capped at $150 without redemption and are not-transferrable and have no cash value. Restrictions Apply. 

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