With the scratching of a pen nub on paper, AT&T's pre-paid Cricket subsidiary added 2000 new retail locations today, in the blink of an eye. The deal involves Cricket having a presence inside a number of Aaron's stores. The latter is known for its nationwide chain of rent-to-own stores, and its clientele matches perfectly with the typical Cricket customer.

Cricket will offer Aaron's customers the opportunity to lease handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, LG G3, and Motorola Moto G. The handsets will be activated at the store. While leasing the phone might be a cheaper ...


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