June 7, 2011 | by Charles West
Cricket for the past few months has made valid strides in ramping up its Android phone line up. Today, Cricket Wireless (a subsidiary of Leap Wireless) announced its new offering, the Samsung Indulge. The Indulge packs a 3.5 inch display and a slide-out Qwerty keyboard. It’s also powered by a 1GHz processor and Android 2.2 with Samsung TouchWiz 3.0. This is Cricket’s fourth Android smartphone to date after the Huawei Ascend, Sanyo Zio by Kyocera and the LG Optimus C.
Discussing the company’s growing list of Android phones, Cricket’s vice president and general manager of devices, Matt Stoiber, in a press release said, “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.”
The Samsung Indulge is available in Cricket branded retail stores, dealers and its website. For the price of $329.99, this will be perfect for Android noobs (Beginners) getting there first taste of Android at an affordable price. With Cricket’s $55 Android plan which provides users with unlimited talk, text, 411 information, navigation, international text, unlimited picture and video messaging — this will be an attractive option for those who’s not into being bogged down with a 2-year contract.
Never heard of Cricket Wireless?
Well, Cricket uses a flat rate billing method, offering rate plans from $35-$45 for basic phones ($55 smartphones only) (estimate) per month before taxes by way of month-to-month contracts only; it does not require credit checks or long-term service contracts as other service providers in the U.S. Basically, it runs similar services to the likes of Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile USA and Metro PCS.