Samsung Indulge announced for Cricket Wireless, still better than their other phones

Prepaid carrier Cricket Wireless isn’t known for having high end phones, but they are known for cheap plans and no contracts. But today their phone choices just got slightly more appealing.

The Samsung Indulge is coming to Cricket, and it will probably be one of their highest priced phones at $329.99, but that’s a no contract price. Right now it’s available on their website for $309.99. You may remember the Samsung Indulge is already available from Metro PCS as the world’s first LTE phone, but you won’t find any LTE mentioned on the Cricket version. You do get a 1Ghz processor, Android 2.2 with TouchWiz, a 3MP camera and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. All in all, not too bad for a prepaid phone.

Full Press Release:

SAN DIEGO, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless services and a wholly owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP), and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States(1), today announced the launch of the Samsung Indulge™ (SCH-r915).  The Indulge is the first Android device by Samsung to be included in Cricket’s dynamic line of phone offerings.

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This latest smartphone addition brings the best of both worlds to Cricket customers in the form of a large, 3.5 inch display and a slide-out Qwerty keyboard.  In addition, the Indulge is powered by a 1GHz processor and Android 2.2 with Samsung TouchWiz 3.0. Cricket’s fourth Android smartphone also includes great features like a 3MP camera/camcorder, music player/microSD slot, stereo Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and a large 1500mAh battery.  The Indulge features all of the popular Android apps like Gmail, YouTube and Google Search, plus Android Market™ which now features more than 200,000 applications and games.

“Cricket customers have really taken to smartphones and we are evolving our portfolio to meet their needs by offering smartphone features at varying price points,” said Matt Stoiber, vice president and general manager devices for Cricket.  “Our customers love to text and surf the web, especially using social media applications and want an Android experience with a touchscreen and a QWERTY keyboard. And the Indulge delivers with a blazing fast 1GHz processor, vivid display and a slide-out keyboard.”

At a suggested retail price of $329.99 plus tax, the Samsung Indulge is available in Cricket branded retail stores, dealers and at www.mycricket.com. The Samsung Indulge is offered on Cricket’s high-speed data network and with the all-inclusive $55 Android plan, which provides users with unlimited talk, text, 411 information, navigation, international text, unlimited picture and video messaging, nationwide data services on the company’s reliable all 3G network, and more.

For more information about Cricket’s dynamic device lineup, please visit www.mycricket.com.

 


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