Cricket Wireless was founded in 1999, originally as Leap Wireless, in Chicago, Illinois. The company is a prepaid cellular wireless service provider in the US.
The company has been acquired several times, most recently in 2013 by AT&T for $1.2 billion. The transaction was approved and completed in March of 2014. Cricket Wireless operates as a subsidiary. The company previously operated on a CDMA network, but since being acquired by AT&T, it is being converted to an LTE network.
Cricket Wireless now boasts that they have broader coverage than MetroPCS, Sprint, T-Mobile or Virgin Mobile. In addition to cell phone service, the company offers data, high-speed data, and coverage in Mexico and Canada for those with a plan that costs $50 a month or more.
Headquarters for Cricket Wireless are located in Atlanta, Georgia.