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AT&T's Cricket appears poised to offer mobile hotspot services for phone tethering

AT&T's Cricket Wireless prepaid brand appears to be gearing up to launch a mobile hotspot offering for $10 per month on plans that cost $50 or more. A page on the carrier's website viewed by FierceWireless offered details on the service, though that page is no longer accessible.

AT&T drops goal of deploying 40,000 small cells by end of 2015, citing benefits of Leap deal

AT&T Mobility no longer plans to deploy 40,000 small cells on its network by the end of 2015, a goal that had been a key element of its Project Velocity IP (VIP) network initiative. The carrier is not saying how many small cells it plans to deploy by year-end but said that its 2014 acquisition of Leap Wireless removed the need to deploy as many small cells as it originally had planned because the deal gave AT&T more macro cell sites for capacity.

How did AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile perform in Q4 2014?

With the fourth-quarter earnings season coming to a close, it's time to take a look at how the nation's top wireless such as AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile US fared. Conducted through a partnership with research firm Strategy Analytics, the  FierceWireless  team is taking a look at all of the major metrics, including churn, ARPU and revenue.

AT&T's Cricket to replace Muve Music with Deezer; will finish CDMA shutdown Sept. 15

LAS VEGAS--AT&T Mobility's Cricket Wireless prepaid brand plans to shut down its Muve Music service on Feb. 7, and starting Jan. 31 will replace it with the Deezer music service, which will be available to Cricket subscribers for $6 per month, taxes and fees included.

Sizing up how the top wireless operators performed in Q3 2014

As the third-quarter earnings season comes to a close,  FierceWireless  is taking a deeper look at the revenue trends at the top 8 U.S. wireless operators.

AT&T's Cricket to discontinue Lifeline support

AT&T Mobility's Cricket prepaid brand is planning to phase out its support for the government's Lifeline service. The company said it will continue to support its existing Lifeline customers on CDMA phones for the next 18 months or so, and that it will not sign up any new Lifeline customers on Cricket GSM phones.

AT&T's Cricket offers handset financing on prepaid phones, including interest-free loans and leases

Cricket, the new prepaid brand of AT&T Mobility, is now offering a wide range of financing options to customers who want to purchase expensive phones. The financing options include a tax-free plan, a 29.99 percent APR plan with 6 months deferred interest, and a 12-month leasing plan.

AT&T caps Cricket's peak download speeds to 8 Mbps on LTE, 4 Mbps on HSPA+

AT&T Mobility will restrict the maximum download speeds available to its new Cricket prepaid customers to 8 Mbps on LTE devices and 4 Mbps on HSPA+ devices. The action is likely a way for AT&T to differentiate its AT&T-branded services from its Cricket-branded prepaid services, which now operate over the same network.

Grading the top U.S. wireless carriers in the first quarter of 2014

The following charts the top U.S. wireless carriers in the first quarter of 2014 by subscriber base, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, and includes major metrics--such as churn, ARPU and revenue--of each carrier.

Report: AT&T looks to sell Cricket's Muve Music service

AT&T Mobility is considering selling the Muve Music business it acquired via its $1.2 billion purchase of Leap Wireless and Leap's prepaid Cricket brand, according to a  New York Times  report.