Powerful, Versatile Plug-and-Play Modem Drives High-Speed Performance for Cricket’s Unlimited 3G Wireless Broadband Plans
Cricket Communications, Inc, a leading provider of unlimited wireless services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ:LEAP), today announced that the Cricket A600 USB modem is now available to customers. The AWS compatible A600 features a rotatable USB hinge for ease of use with any laptop or desktop computer with a USB port.
“The Cricket A600 is an extremely powerful device that provides affordable, high-speed broadband Internet services without the hassle of wireline network setup and the service contracts that normally accompany them,” said Steve Reifschneider, vice president and general manager of Cricket Broadband. “The USB modem is a versatile tool for customers to take advantage of Cricket’s unlimited broadband access plan whether online at home on a desktop or around town on a laptop.”
The A600 features a rotatable USB hinge, a microSD memory slot for removable memory and embedded connection manager software so customers do not have to use a CD to get the modem up and running. The device supports Windows 2000, XP and Vista 32 & 64 bit, and Macintosh OS 10.3.9 or higher. This is the second EVDO USB modem that Cricket has offered since introducing Broadband service in March of 2008. Cricket was the first CDMA carrier in the world to offer an AWS wireless modem.
As with Cricket’s cell-phone plans, Cricket Broadband customers never have to sign a contract to take advantage of the unlimited monthly Internet access. The service costs $35 per month for existing Cricket mobile phone customers and $40 per month as a standalone service.
The A600 is immediately available at most Cricket stores and dealers for $69.00 after mail-in rebate.