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Cricket Wireless Gives Consumers a Chance to Connect With Their Favorite Stars Through New Sweepstakes

Grand prize includes all-expense paid trip to BET Awards; runners-up win new Samsung Galaxy S® 6 and other prizes

 

 As part of Cricket’s continuing support of the BET Awards – one of America’s biggest celebrations of music, acting and sports excellence – the company created a new way for consumers to join the party.  Cricket announces its Cricket Wireless VIP Awards Weekend Sweepstakes to give one lucky winner and their special guest an all-expense paid trip to experience the 2015 BET Awards.

Cricket, the presenting sponsor of the BET Awards Afterparty Live Post-Show, will provide the VIP grand prize winner with airfare, a four-day, three-night stay in Los Angeles for two, $500 for spending money, tickets to two BET Experience concerts at the Staples Center, two tickets to the 2015 BET Awards and two passes to the Afterparty Live Post-Show VIP Green Room. In addition, five more winners will receive a new Samsung Galaxy S 6 with one year of service on Cricket’s reliable network, which provides more 4G LTE coverage nationwide than Sprint, Boost, T-Mobile, or Metro PCS.

 

Consumers can enter by visiting their local Cricket Wireless store or going online.  For the complete Official Rules go to cricketsweepstakes.com/BET.

 

“The intersection between mobile and entertainment is unstoppable – from music to TV and sporting events, our customers are listening and watching more on their mobile devices than ever before,” said Jeannie Weaver, executive director, sponsorships and grassroots marketing at Cricket Wireless.  “And our goal at Cricket is to give them more than they ever thought possible from a no-contract carrier – industry-leading music services, gaming partnerships, and now, a one-of-a-kind VIP Sweepstakes and tickets to the BET Awards.  It’s another big way we can reward entertainment-loving customers and say thank you.”

 

The 2015 BET Awards airs live, Sunday, June 28 at 8 pm on BET.

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  Sweepstakes begins 5/8/15 at 12:01 AM EST and ends 6/8/15 at 11:59 PM EST. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C. who are at least the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence. Void where prohibited. Subject to full Official Rules available athttp://www.cricketsweepstakes.com/BET. Sponsored by Cricket Wireless LLC.

 


Cricket Connects the U.S. to More of North America with New Unlimited Calling and Messaging to Canada

Added to Mexico offering, Cricket delivers more value at same low price

 

 

Cricket Wireless continues to upgrade the no-annual contract wireless experience with the addition of international long distance service to Canada.  In fact, Cricket is the only national prepaid carrier to give unlimited international long-distance calling and unlimited text, video and picture messaging from the US to both Canada and Mexico, as part of rate plans starting at $50 per month, all in, taxes and fees included – not bad, eh?

 

Now, new and existing Cricket customers don’t have to pay extra to stay in touch with family, friends and business associates in Canada and Mexico – Cricket provides this service at no additional charge, automatically.

 

The new international long distance to Canada upgrade mirrors Cricket’s extremely popular unlimited calling to Mexico upgrade that launched earlier this year.  Together, these international offerings give Cricket customers even more value at the same low price – making Cricket the smart choice for savvy consumers.

 

“Cricket is focused on giving consumers more of what they want and need,” said Janna Ducich, chief marketing officer, Cricket Wireless.  “More 4G LTE coverage nationwide than T-Mobile, Metro-PCS, Sprint or Boost.  More than 35 million songs from Deezer, the world’s largest streaming music catalog.  More ways to pay for your phones thanks to our new Phone Payment Plans.  And now, even more international calling options.  We want to make it easy for our customers to call almost any number — landline or mobile — in Mexico and Canada — whenever they want, and talk for as long as they want.”

 

 

 

 

Cricket’s New International Features – Included Automatically

in $50/mo and $60/mo Rate Plans

Smart Plan ($50)Pro Plan ($60)
Main Features

  • $50/mo. (or $45/mo. after $5 auto pay credit) with 5GB of high-speed data access

 

International Features (automatically included)

NEW: Services to Canada from U.S.

·         Unlimited landline and mobile-to-mobile calling

·         Unlimited text, video and picture messaging

 

Services to Mexico from the U.S.

·         Unlimited landline and mobile-to-mobile calling

·         Unlimited text, video and picture messaging

 

Unlimited International Texting

·         Unlimited Texts to 35 countries

Main Features

  • $60/mo. (or $55/mo. after $5 auto pay credit) with 10GB of high-speed data access

 

International Features (automatically included)

NEW: Services to Canada from U.S.

·         Unlimited landline and mobile-to-mobile calling

·         Unlimited text, video and picture messaging

 

Services to Mexico from the U.S.

·         Unlimited landline and mobile-to-mobile calling

·         Unlimited text, video and picture messaging

 

Unlimited International Texting

·         Unlimited Texts to 35 countries

 

Customers interested in even more expanded international features can take advantage of Cricket International Extra for $15/mo. to receive unlimited landline calling and messaging to 35 countries plus 1,000 mobile-to-mobile minutes to 29 countries. And with Cricket International Roaming Mexico, customers can make and receive calls and texts while traveling in Mexico for only $10/mo., taxes and fees included.

 

 

 

Switch and Save

 

For a limited time, Cricket is offering customers several great reasons to switch and save:

  • Free service – Customers who move their number to Cricket from T-Mobile, Metro-PCS, Sprint, Boost and others can receive one free month of service after completing two months of service.  This applies to customers who select the $50 or $60 monthly rate plan.
  • Fabulous 4G LTE phones — Cricket has more 4G LTE coverage nationwide than T-Mobile, Metro-PCS, Sprint or Boost and customers who switch can take advantage of it with an amazing deal on the HTC Desire 510.  Customers bringing their numbers to Cricket can get this popular 4G LTE smartphone for $9.99 now through April 30th.
  • More data — In addition,Cricket offers its customers generous high-speed data access allotments and with Cricket’s Basic, Smart and Pro plans being $35/mo, $45/mo and $55/mo each, after a $5 monthly Auto Pay credit, these wireless plans are even more affordable. for those who enroll in AutoPay.

 

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