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Cricket Wireless Offers Next-Gen Moto E 4G LTE Smartphone: Faster, More Powerful And Just As Affordable

ATLANTA, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cricket Wireless announces the latest valuable addition to its device lineup – the second generation Moto E by Motorola, a 4G LTE phone priced at $129.99, and available at Cricket Wireless in stores and online starting March 13.

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The new Moto E is the first Cricket device running the latest Android OS, Lollipop, and continues Cricket's tradition of offering powerful smartphones, with comprehensive data, voice and text plans, at a smart price. Cricket customers once again have something to smile about.

"We said Cricket would continue to roll out more affordable 4G LTE smartphones in 2015, and the new Moto E is one of the best in its price point," said Andy Smoak, head of devices for Cricket Wireless. "It's an entry-level 4G LTE smartphone tailored for those looking for a great mobile experience at a price that won't break the bank.  With unlimited calling and texting plans starting at $35 per month, after $5 Auto Pay Credit*, on a nationwide 4G LTE network, we are making good on promises to offer our customers a first-class wireless experience, no matter their budget."

A faster processor and larger battery isn't all that differentiates the second generation from its predecessor.  With its crisp, scratch-resistant 4.5" qHD display, all-day battery life**, incredible 4G LTE speeds, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor for great performance, and the best of Google with the latest Android™ OS 5.0 Lollipop, the Moto E brings great quality and premium experiences at a value price. Altogether it means better mobile Internet access for feature phone upgraders and others who don't want to spend lots to get a great phone. Other features include:

  • Liquid- repellent technology to protect against splashes and spills
  • Dual cameras for photos, selfies and HD video recording
  • Moto Experiences --  Moto Display, Moto Assist and Moto Migrate

Additionally, customers can use the preloaded Cricket Wi-Fi app (free) which helps to manage their data by enabling them to quickly connect to over 14 million curated Wi-Fi free and open hotspots across the U.S., thereby maximizing their high speed data usage.

For a limited time, customers switching from T-Mobile, Metro-PCS, Sprint and Boost, and others and who select the $50 or $60 rate plan are eligible for 1 free month*** of service on us after completing two months on the Smart, Pro or Advanced plan.  New and existing customers receive generous high-speed data access**** allotments, making Cricket's wireless plans more affordable so customers can spend their hard-earned money on things that matter to them. Cricket's Basic ($40/ 2.5GB), Smart ($50/ 5GB), Pro ($60/ 10 GB), and for a limited time Advanced ($60/ 20GB) Plans are $35, $45 and $55 after a $5 monthly Auto Pay credit.  Plus, unlimited calling and messaging to Mexico from the U.S. is included on the Smart, Pro, and Advanced plans*****. 

To check out the new Cricket or find a store near you, visit www.cricketwireless.com and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/cricketnation and Twitter at twitter.com/cricketnation. For news, information about events and other press materials about Cricket, visit the new Cricket Wireless Newsroom.

About the new Cricket Wireless 

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 300 million people; easy and affordable unlimited plans that are all in with taxes and fees included – no surprises; 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. © 2014 Cricket Wireless LLC.  All rights reserved.  Cricket and the Cricket logo are trademarks under license to Cricket Wireless LLC. 

*Auto Pay: Sign up for Auto Pay on a Basic, Smart or Pro plan and save $5 on your monthly bill. Appears as $5 account credit each month at the end of your billing cycle for as long as you stay on Auto Pay. Auto Pay savings cannot be combined with Group Save. Restrictions Apply. See Auto Pay terms and conditions at www.cricketwireless.com/autopayterms

**All battery life claims are approximate and based on an average mixed use profile that includes both usage and standby time. Actual battery performance will vary and depends on many factors including signal strength, network configuration, age of battery, operating temperature, features selected, device settings, and voice, data and other application usage patterns

***Free Month of Service: Limited time offer. Not available on-line. New customers on Smart. Pro and Advanced plans only. Number transfer req'd. Not available to AT&T customers, or Cricket CDMA customers. Free month applies to rate plan only and excludes features or other services. Active account in good standing req'd. Account credit applied approx. 5 days before 3rd month payment due date. Restrictions apply. See store for details.

****High-speed data: Limited time offer; subject to change. Basic, Smart and Pro plans include taxes, applicable fees and unlimited domestic talk, text and data usage with 1GB, 3GB or 10GB of high speed data access, depending on your plan. Use exceeding this high speed access allowance will result in reduced access speeds of a maximum 128 Kbps for the rest of your monthly plan cycle. 

*****Unlimited Calling to Mexico: Available with Smart, Pro and Advanced Plans. Includes long distance voice calls from the US to Mexico only. Calls to special and premium services may be blocked. Service cannot be resold or used for fraudulent purposes. Other restrictions apply.  For details, visit www.cricketwireless.com/cell-phone-plans

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For further information: Alejandra Arango, M. 972.757.8213, alejandra.arango@cricketwireless.com