Muve Music from Cricket and ZTE Bring "The Cricket Experience" to Austin

~ Contest Offers Chance to Win VIP Passes and Devices

Mar 10, 2014, 07:00 ET from Cricket Communications, Inc.

AUSTIN, Texas, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Muve Music from Cricket Wireless and ZTE®, the fourth largest mobile phone manufacturer in the U.S., are teaming up to create the "The Cricket Experience," a three-day event featuring an all-glass enclosed music stage for the public at the annual interactive, film and music festival taking place this week in Austin. The Cricket Experience, sponsored by ZTE, Cricket's exclusive smartphone partner at the event, kicks off on March 12 and runs daily from noon to 7 p.m. at 4th and Congress with live music, artist interviews and DJ sets throughout the day, including headliners Tech N9ne, A Great Big World and Ana Tijoux. For those not in Austin, the headliners' performances will also be streamed live.

The Cricket Experience is a glass-walled studio offering an intimate performance space. Its design allows for pristine sound quality in the midst of a festival environment. Photographers and fans will appreciate the unparalleled sight lines to the acts as well as close proximity to the artists. While watching the performances from up-and-coming and established artists in hip-hop, Latin urban, indie-pop, electronic and other diverse genres, festival goers can also recharge their phones and enjoy free WiFi.

The Cricket Experience Headliner and Live Stream Schedule
Muve Music is proud to present music all three days of The Cricket Experience with headliners performing at the following days and times:

  • Wednesday, March 12, 3 p.m., Tech N9ne
  • Thursday, March 13, 6 p.m., A Great Big World
  • Friday, March 14, 4 p.m., Ana Tijoux

For those who can't make the event in person, the performances will also be streamed live at

Enter to Win VIP Tickets and ZTE Source Smartphones
Fans can enter to win a pair of VIP tickets to The Cricket Experience, as well as a 4G LTE ZTE Source smartphone, by visiting any Austin-area Cricket store today, March 10. Starting March 12 and running daily through March 14, fans can also enter to win by sending any message on Twitter to @CricketNation or @ZTE_USA using the hashtag #CricketMuves. Each day, winners will be randomly selected in real time and must be present to claim their prize. VIP seating is limited, with three pairs of tickets and two ZTE Sources awarded each day. VIP ticket holders will be able to sit inside the glass studio, while 500 or more fans will be able to stand and watch just outside the glass studio.

To stay on top of Muve Music and its featured artists, follow the #MuveMusic hashtag. You can also find Cricket on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to hear the latest in mobile and music news.

How to get Muve Music
Muve Music is available on Cricket Android smartphones, like the ZTE Source, and is included in Cricket 4G LTE and 3G unlimited nationwide talk, text, music and data smart plans1 starting at $45 per month2. The data for Muve Music doesn't count against your data plan. Muve Music Monthly Artist Programs such as Muve Headliner, Muve First, Muve Spotlight and Muve Icon promote music discovery and new music from up-and-coming and established artists.

The ZTE Source
The ZTE Source is a multimedia, 4G LTE powerhouse featuring a 4.5-inch display with a sharp 16:9 aspect ratio and 218ppi picture, and dual-facing cameras with backside-illuminated sensor technology that improves low light performance. Perfect for video, photography and music enthusiasts, the ZTE Source is available at Cricket company-owned stores, dealers and at for $219.99 (MSRP).

About Cricket
Cricket is the pioneer of prepaid wireless services with no long-term contracts, and today offers unlimited talk, text and mobile data plans at half the price of AT&T and Verizon. Cricket offers its high-quality voice and mobile data services nationwide over all-digital 4G LTE and 3G wireless networks. Cricket's innovative products and services, including the award-winning Muve Music® - the first music service designed for a wireless phone - are available nationwide at Cricket branded retail stores, dealers, national retailers and at For more information, please visit

ZTE USA (, a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation is a leading global provider of mobile handsets, telecommunications equipment and network solutions. Operating since 1998, ZTEUSA is dedicated to making cost-efficient, quality communications technology accessible to all. The company provides a magnitude of devices to every major US-based carrier, generates over $16 billion dollars' worth of business for US-based companies and devotes more than 10 percent of its revenue to R&D. ZTE USA is headquartered in Richardson, TX and operates 17 sales offices, customer service centers, R&D and distribution facilities across the US. ZTE is ranked as the country's fourth-largest supplier of mobile devices overall, and third-largest supplier of prepaid devices, by independent analysts. ZTE is the official smartphone of the Houston Rockets.

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1 Muve Music® is currently available on select Cricket Android smartphones
2 When signed up for Automatic Bill Pay.

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