One-Stop Communications and Cricket Wireless have opened the first Cricket Wireless retail store in the area located at 1619 North Atherton Street, State College, Pa.
One-Stop Communications and Cricket Wireless celebrated the grand opening of the new store with prizes and phone specials. The ribbon cutting was held September 23, 2016 on site, later that day The B 94.5 was on site for a live broadcasted. “We are thrilled to open a Cricket Wireless store in State College. We truly have something to smile about at Cricket with competitive plans that offer unlimited talk, text and high-speed data access all on a great nationwide network.” said Owner Mike Buffington.
“Entrepreneurs such as Mike Buffington, a longtime client of the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC), create new jobs in our community while bringing new, interesting products to our citizens. We are proud to partner with Mike on another business opening in State College.”
The community is invited to visit the newly remodeled Cricket showroom and check out featured sales on their latest products and phones from Samsung, HTC, Motorola, ZTE. Cricket Wireless is pleased to offer unlimited smartphone plans starting at $30 a month, with no annual contract and a 4G network that covers over 300 million people.
The Grand Opening and ribbon cutting on September 23, 2016 featured giveaways from Cricket and Kish Bank and was broadcasted live from 4 – 6pm. Cricket giveaways included Kanye West VIP Tickets at the Bryce Jordan Center, won by Kayla Wallace. Other giveaways included a smartphone with one month of free service, over $100 in phone accessories, cricket hats, sunglasses, and t-shirts. The giveaways sponsored by Kish Bank included a luggage scale, duffel bags, camp chairs, a car safety kit, a BBQ set and a golf umbrella.
One-Stop Communications is an award-winning local retailer that has been providing central Pennsylvania with personal and business communication products for 19 years. The Cricket store can be reached at 814-325-9413 and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 8 pm, and 12 pm to 5 pm on Sunday.
Photo Above: Heather Fennessey McWhorter - Director Penn State Small Business Development Center; Aaron Wilson - Cricket Advocate; Michael Buffington - President One-Stop; Shane Niman - Cricket Store Manager; Jeff Butler - Cricket Advocate; Steve Poorman - Cricket Advocate; Dawn Pardoe - Cricket Advocate; Jennifer Riden - Business Consultant Penn State Small Business Development Center
Cricket once again gives no-annual contract wireless customers something to smile about with smartphone plans now starting at $30/month. On September 9, 2016, Cricket will debut its $30 service plan that includes unlimited talk and text, plus 1GB of high-speed data plan.*
Cricket welcomes the back-to-school season with new offers that help just about anyone enjoy the benefits of a reliable 4G LTE wireless experience. Also beginning September 9, people who switch to Cricket can check out this season's hot new trend: free select 4G LTE smartphones, with activation of a smartphone plan.** Choose from the Alcatel STREAK™, ZTE Sonata™ 3 or Kyocera Hydro VIEW.
"Today's wireless customer is making smarter decisions. They're opting for what they need in a wireless experience – simple and predictable no-annual contract plans, amazing value, cool smartphones, on a strong network. And they're counting on friendly customer service environment," says Tiffany Baehman, vice president and chief marketing officer, Cricket Wireless. "At Cricket, we are committed to giving that to our customers. It's what they deserve. We go the extra mile to win over and retain smart, happy customers."
And there's more for virtual reality, gaming and music enthusiasts.
Cricket is offering the Alcatel IDOL 4™ + VR Experience Pack for just $99.99 when you bring your number to Cricket and activate service.** This is the first smartphone and virtual reality goggle bundle, and it normally retails for $199.99.
Our reliable nationwide 4G LTE network covers more than 99% of Americans. To find out more about Cricket visit one of our Cricket Wireless stores.
About the new Cricket Wireless:
Cricket is bringing consumers more value with a simple, friendly, and reliable nationwide wireless experience with no annual contract. The power of Cricket is our nationwide 4G LTE network that covers more than 318 million people;*** easy and affordable plans prices that include monthly taxes and fees; and a great selection of phones customers love. Cricket, Something to Smile About.
Cricket is a subsidiary of AT&T Inc. Coverage not available everywhere. © 2016 Cricket Wireless LLC. All rights reserved. Cricket and the Cricket logo are trademarks under license to Cricket Wireless LLC.
*Download speeds max of 8Mbps (LTE)/4Mbps (4G). First GB of data at high-speed; 128 Kbps thereafter.
**Requires porting number & svc activ. on qual. plan (min. $30/mo). Excludes ports from AT&T.
***Based on overall coverage in U.S. Compatible device required. Coverage not available everywhere. 4G LTE coverage is not equivalent to overall network coverage