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Wish that Cricket offered Muve Music with all of its Android smartphone plans? Wish granted. Today Cricket has announced that it is offering unlimited text, picture and video mesaging, mobile web and a large catalog of great music all starting at just $50.

For $50 you will get 1GB of data, $60 for 2.5GB, and $70 for 5GB, but no matter the plan you choose, Cricket has you covered with all-you-can-download access to its Muve music.

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HTC might be falling behind fiscally, but that hasn’t stopped it from bringing its HTC One V to Cricket Wireless, it seems. The One V is a reasonably powered basic phone, though it certainly isn’t going to blow anyone away. The Cricket version will start selling on September 2nd for a price of $269.99, without a contract.

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It seems that we won’t have to wait but a couple of weeks for RadioShack to get into the mobile carrier business. At least that’s what a leaked screenshot picked up by Engadget suggests, also “announcing” the exact date when RadioShack No Contract Wireless will be live.

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Is there any more room in the crowded wireless service providers business? Well, it might seem that way, as RadioShack, in cahoots with Cricket, is gearing up to get into the game. If we are to trust some leaked internal docs, RadioShack, one of the biggest electronics retailers in America, is planning to launch its own no-contract wireless service.

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ExtremeTech Something historic happened in the first quarter of 2012. For the first time ever, the major carriers in the US have registered a combined decline in the number of postpaid (contract) subscribers. The total number of subscriptions of the seven biggest telcos in the United States has declined with 52,000. Sure, that’s not a dramatic fall by any means, considering that AT&T, Verizon, and the other carriers have hundreds of millions of subscribers. But this first drop ever might be a sign that people are getting tired of paying hundreds of dollars every month, for a service that they…

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As much as we love to hear and read about Android smartphones sporting the latest and greatest technologies, there are many users who just want a simple phone that works for phone calls, texting, and the occasional web surfing. This is in line with the results of a recent survey by comScore, which tracks the habit of smartphone users in the US. Bottom line: there’s a huge market for simple, affordable smartphones. If you don’t care about having S2, S3, or X in the name of your phone or if you know someone who’d like a cheap, simple smartphone, you might be interested…