ZTE Grand™ X Max Debuts at Cricket Wireless

Quad-core processor and 6" high definition screen gives Fall TV fanatics something to smile about

Oct 07, 2014, 10:42 ET from Cricket Wireless

ATLANTA, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cricket Wireless announces the launch of its second phablet, the ZTE Grand X Max.  Priced at $199.99 with activation, the ZTE Grand X Max will be available in Cricket stores nationwide and online starting October 10th. Whether you're an on-the-go mom, a super social user, a business user, or a value seeker wanting the advantages of a larger smartphone, this is the device for you.

"As phablets continue to grow in popularity, the ZTE Grand X Max is designed with the needs of our customers in mind, particularly, customers who rely on one device to bridge their work and social life," said Andy Smoak, head of product for Cricket Wireless.  "With Cricket's reliable nationwide 4G network covering more than 98% of the population, customers can stream video and watch their favorite shows."

Just in time for the fall TV season, the ZTE Grand X Max comes equipped with a 6" high definition screen and a quad-core processor that delivers a powerful streaming experience, allowing users to watch football or their favorite prime time television series on-the-go with ease.  The phablet also comes pre-loaded with Peel Smart Remote, the ultimate entertainment companion that personalizes TV recommendations based on viewing habits and can be paired with your home entertainment system or mobile device.  In addition, users will have access to other useful apps like Kindle, Evernote and Kingsoft Office, along with many more in the Google Play Store.  Other features are:

  • Large battery & faster charging with Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 1.0 for less time charging and more time doing
  • Up to 8 GB internal storage and additional memory up to 32GB via microSD
  • Dual cameras: 8 MP auto-focus camera with LED flash and HD video /1MP front facing camera for selfies and video chat
  • A Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 1.2 GHz quad-core processor for faster productivity, content streaming and gaming
  • Android 4.4 OS with the tools to help keep your mobile life organized

For people seeking even more fall deals, Cricket continues to offer a $100 bill credit** to customers who make the switch from any from T-Mobile and MetroPCS to Cricket Wireless through October 19.  In addition, to help satisfy the demand for high-speed data Cricket's Basic, Smart and Pro plans now offer, for a limited time, the same low plan prices with even more high-speed data access***. We are also offering several $49.99 4G ZTE smartphones for free (after $50 mail-in rebate Cricket Visa® Promotion Card****) in-store and online, including the ZTE Overture and ZTE Sonata 4G through November 10. The Promotion Card can also be used to pay for Cricket's wireless service.

To check out the new Cricket or find a store near you, visit www.cricketwireless.com and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/cricketnation and Twitter at twitter.com/cricketnation.

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 300 million people; easy and affordable unlimited plans that are all in with taxes and fees included – no surprises; annual loyalty rewards; 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. 

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* All battery life claims are approximate and based on an average user profile that includes both usage and standby. Actual battery performance will vary and depends on signal strength, network configuration, features selected, and voice, data, operating temperature and other application usage patterns.

** $100 T-Mobile/MetroPCS Switcher Credit. Offer ends 10/19/14.  Available only to T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers porting a number to Cricket Wireless who purchase and activate a new line of service on a Basic, Smart or Pro rate plan.  One $100 Switcher Credit per line of service.  Credit issued to customer's account approximately 5 days before end of initial service period.  Customer's account must be in active status and customer must be on a qualifying rate plan to receive Switcher Credit.  Suspended or cancelled accounts are not eligible to receive Switcher Credits.  Lines added to Group Save (multi-line) accounts 5 or fewer days prior to the end of a bill cycle will receive Switcher Credits during the following month of service.  Switcher Credits have no cash value, are not redeemable for cash or any cash equivalent and are not transferable or refundable.  Account credits are forfeited if your account is cancelled for any reason. In-store activation fee up to $25.

*** Limited time offer; subject to change. Basic, Smart and Pro plans include taxes, applicable fees and unlimited domestic talk, text and data usage with 1GB, 3GB or 10GB of high speed data access, depending on your plan. Use exceeding this high speed access allowance will result in reduced access speeds of a maximum 128 Kbps for the rest of your monthly plan cycle.  All plans: Monthly plan payments are not refundable or transferable, and other charges and fees may apply. In-store activation fee up to $25.  Service and coverage not available everywhere. All plans and services are subject to Cricket's Terms and Conditions of Service at www.cricketwireless.com/support.  Coverage not available everywhere. Auto Pay: $5 savings provided as an account credit at the end of each billing cycle while enrolled in Auto Pay.  Auto Pay credit requires Auto Pay enrollment with a new Basic, Smart or Pro plan.

**** Promotion Card may be used to pay for wireless service. Nokia 630, ZTE Sonata and ZTE Overture are $49.99 before $50 mail-in rebate Cricket Visa® Promotion Card. Offer ends November 10, 2014. While supplies last. Sales tax not included. Not available in CT, RI, or Miami-Dade County. No rainchecks. New activation on qualifying smartphone plan required. Promotion Card, issued by Metabank®, Member FDIC, or Centerstate Bank of Florida, NA pursuant to license from Visa U.S.A. Inc., is not redeemable for cash and may not be used for cash withdrawal at any cash-dispensing locations or automated gasoline pumps. Card is non-transferable and non-refundable. Funds are available at U.S. locations where Visa Debit Cards are accepted for 150 days after the card issuance, through the "Valid Thru" shown on the card. Service must be active and customer must make second service payment within 45 days of activation to receive card. Offer may not be available with other rebates, offers or promotions. Restrictions and other charges may apply. For cardholder agreement and complete terms and conditions, please visit www.cricketwireless.com/promocard.

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