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Leap adds 171K new subs

Leap Wireless added 171,000 net new subscribers in second quarter 2008, bringing its total customer base to 3.3 million. About 44,000 of those new subscribers came from voice services in existing

MetroPCS will flash existing CDMA handsets

Flat-rate carrier MetroPCS is offering potential customers a unique proposition--come to MetroPCS and you don't have to buy a new phone because the operator will reflash your existing CDMA handset so

Cricket comes to St. Louis

Starting tomorrow, Leap Wireless will begin offering Cricket unlimited wireless service in St. Louis. The coverage area extends from Warrenton, Mo., to Keyesport, Ill., and includes 2.4 million new

Verizon's Alltel acquisition: What are the ramifications?

Now that analysts and industry pundits have had 24 hours to rehash yesterday's announcement about Verizon's $28.1 billion acquisition of Alltel, there are lots of debate about how this deal will

Cricket adds features to unlimited plans

Leap subsidiary, Cricket Communications has updated its flat-rate, unlimited service plans with additional features and minutes. The more expensive service plans ($40-$60) will now include

Leap rolls out Cricket in Las Vegas

Leap Wireless announced that its Cricket service is now available in Las Vegas. The new network is running on the carrier's AWS spectrum holdings. The carrier recently launched services over AWS

Leap adds 230,000 net subs

After a one day delay for the results, Leap Wireless reported a net loss of $18.1 million for its first quarter, which is less than the $24.2 million loss it posted in the year ago period. Leap's

Leap: VZW, AT&T maybe shouldn't bid on D Block

Leap Wireless' SVP and general counsel Robert Irving testified today before the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet about Leap's take on the outcome of the 700 MHz auction. "We

Huawei announces plans for 700 MHz band

Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies announced its products for the 700 MHz band will become available in the first quarter of 2009 as the vendor makes its big push in the U.S. market. Huawei said it

Leap launches Samsung AWS phones

As we predicted in our CTIA Wireless preview issue last week, Leap has announced a couple of Samsung handsets that run on advanced wireless services (AWS) spectrum. Leap subsidiary Cricket Wireless