Cricket Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Free Calls to Mexico and Names MiCricket Latino Muve First Challenge Winner

September 09, 2013

~ Call Mexico on September 16 from select stores at no charge and enjoy new music from Muve Music artist PeeWee

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To kick of Hispanic Heritage Month and mark Mexican Independence Day, Cricket will offer free calls to Mexico for one day from select Cricket Wireless stores nationwide. On Monday, September 16, from Cricket stores across the nation, anyone can call friends and family in Mexico. Visitors need to simply visit a Cricket store near them1 during regular business hours and ask a representative how to make the free call.

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According to the 2012 US Census, nearly 17 percent of the population consider themselves Hispanic or Latino. A large portion of Cricket's customers are of Hispanic or Latino descent, as well, and the company celebrates this important group. According to Dave Wasby, vice president voice and data services for Cricket, "Cricket customers are as diverse as the U.S. population, and we want to give back to our Hispanic and Latino customers and their family and friends."

In addition to the free calls to Mexico, Cricket and Muve Music will celebrate Latin music for the month of September with new songs from the MiCricket Latino Muve First Challenge Winner PeeWee. Muve Music fans voted all summer long and named PeeWee the winner. A former member of the Kumbia Kings, his solo career is skyrocketing with the hit single, "Duele Decirte Adios."

As part of its Hispanic Heritage Month music activities, Cricket will also host on Wednesday, September 18, a MORE Muve Music chat with recording artist El Dasa. Fans can follow the #cricketchats and #charlacricket hashtags on Twitter for an inside look at his music, the writing process and what inspires the artist.

Exclusive to Cricket, Muve Music listeners can download and enjoy the latest music from PeeWee and El Dasa today, as well as through September and October.

For more information about Muve Music or Cricket's dynamic service and newest device lineup, and to check availability, visit www.mycricket.com or a Cricket store near you. Follow Cricket's latest news and updates online via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Cricket

Cricket is the pioneer and leader in delivering innovative value-rich prepaid wireless services with no long-term contracts. Cricket offers nationwide wireless voice and mobile data services over high-quality, all-digital 4G LTE and 3G CDMA wireless networks. Cricket's innovative products and services, including the award-winning Muve Music® - the first music service designed for a wireless phone, are available nationwide at Cricket branded retail stores, dealers, national retailers and at www.mycricket.com. For more information about Cricket, please visit www.mycricket.com.

1 This offer includes select Cricket Wireless stores only in participating markets. Find a participating Cricket store near you using the company store locator online at https://account.mycricket.com/cricketlocations/. Participating markets include: Albuquerque, Austin, Baltimore, Boise, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Corpus Christi, Del Rio, Denver, El Paso, Eugene, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Fresno, Houston, Jonesboro, Laredo, Las Vegas, Little Rock, McAllen, Memphis, Merced, Modesto, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Portland, Pueblo, Reno, Salem, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Spokane, Tucson, Tulsa and Washington DC.

SOURCE Cricket Communications, Inc.

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