Some time before the current quarter ends, AT&T will launch an "upgraded" Cricket Wireless with 3000 distribution points across the country. AT&T CFO John Stephens said that the new Cricket will offer simple pre-paid plans and affordable devices, all while having a nation-wide presence. The nation's second largest carrier acquired Cricket in the transaction that saw AT&T buy Leap Wireless for $1.2 billion. At the time it announced the deal, AT&T said that it would replace its Aio Wireless pre-paid brand with the Cricket name once the deal closed.

AT&T closed on the deal ...


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