Cricket launches the BlackBerry Curve 9350 for $199.99

Today Cricket has announced the addition of the BlackBerry Curve 9350 to their lineup.  The 9350 will cost you $199.99 and will be available on the $55 unlimited talk, text and data plan without a contract.  This is a great option for any BlackBerry fans out there that are looking to avoid the large monthly bills that contract carriers provide.  For the full press release and all the info on the Cricket BlackBerry Curve 9350 hit the break.

Press Release

SAN DIEGO, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless services, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc. LEAP +0.20% , announced today the introduction of the BlackBerry® Curve(TM) 9350 smartphone to the dynamic and varied Cricket smartphone line-up.

Powered by the new BlackBerry® 7 OS, the slim and stylish BlackBerry Curve 9350 is a premium model in the Curve series of smartphones. It is ergonomically designed with a comfortable and iconic keyboard for fast, accurate typing and an optical trackpad for easy, one-handed navigation.GPS, NFC (Near Field Communication) and Wi-Fi® support are included, as well as a 5MP camera with flash and video recording, plus a microSD card slot for up to 32 GB of additional storage. The new Curve 9350 is Cricket’s second BlackBerry smartphone and delivers the world-renowned BlackBerry email and messaging services, including BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM(TM)), along with social apps and access to thousands of apps on BlackBerry App World(TM). The BlackBerry Curve 9350 is available now at $199.99 (MSRP).

The BlackBerry Curve 9350 is Cricket’s first CMAS (Commercial Mobile Alert System) commercially available device, which means that customers will be able to receive “Critical Alerts” (i.e. Amber and Presidential type Alerts) via a SMS message to their phone.

“The introduction of the BlackBerry Curve 9350 smartphone is another step in our ongoing effort to bring our customers a diverse selection of operating systems and phones from which to choose,” said Matt Stoiber, senior vice president, devices for Cricket. “The BlackBerry Curve 9350 has what customers need to keep up, including a powerful processor, fast browser and a 5 MP camera with flash.”

Cricket’s No-Contract Smartphone Rate Plan for BlackBerry Curve 9350 The Blackberry Curve 9350 is available with a $55 a month Cricket rate plan with unlimited talk, text and data and no monthly contract. Cricket’s service plans feature all-inclusive pricing and easy-to-understand pricingpackages with no service fees and no overage charges. For customers, that means a bill that doesn’t fluctuate based upon monthly usage – at a value-packed price point that fits into a tight budget.

Cricket’s $55 per month, all-inclusive smartphone service plan includes:

Voice:

  • Talk (unlimited)
  • Long distance (unlimited)
  • Caller ID
  • Voicemail
  • Call waiting
  • 3-way calling
  • Call forwarding

Messaging:

  • Text (unlimited)
  • Picture (unlimited)
  • Video (unlimited)
  • International text (unlimited)
  • International picture (unlimited)

Data:

  • Unlimited 3G mobile data

For more information about Cricket’s dynamic service and newest device lineup and to check for availability, visit www.mycricket.com . To follow Cricket’s latest news and updates online, visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/cricketwireless and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cricketnation .

About Cricket Cricket is the pioneer and leader in delivering innovative value-rich prepaid wireless services with no long-term contracts serving 6.2 million customers. Cricket offers wireless voiceand mobile data services over the latest, high-quality, all-digital 4G (LTE) and 3G CDMA wireless networks. In 2011, Cricket launched its award-winning Muve Music® product, the first music service designed for a wireless phone that now has more than 600,000 customers. Cricket’s innovative products and services are available at Cricket branded retail stores, dealers, national retailers and at www.mycricket.com . For more information about Cricket, please visit www.mycricket.com .

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