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Cricket Lifeline Credit Improves Quality of Life for Nevada Families in Need

~ New Program Grants Qualifying Nevadans with a $10.00 Credit on Their Monthly Bill

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless services, today announced the introduction of Cricket Lifeline Credit, a government assistance program that provides a service credit each month for eligible Nevada residents. Qualifying customers for the Cricket Lifeline Credit in Nevada will receive a $10.00 discount on their monthly wireless bill for one phone in their household.

"Cricket is proud to offer this government assistance program to our Nevada customers," said Annette Jacobs, president West Area for Cricket. "Cricket believes that quality wireless service is essential but is sometimes out of reach due to the economic pressure for many individuals and families. A $10.00 monthly credit for qualifying customers can help them afford the wireless service they've come to depend upon. Cricket will also be partnering with several outstanding Nevada community organizations to offer this program. The Cricket Lifeline Credit is another vital tool that will positively impact the communities we serve."

Cricket Lifeline Credit is now available in the following cities: Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City, Reno, Sparks, Spanish Springs, Carson City, Gardnerville, Minden, and Genoa. Residents of Nevada may qualify for the Cricket Lifeline Credit through one of two methods:

  • Participation in certain public assistance programs, such as LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance), SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; Food Stamps), SSI (Supplemental Security Income) or other select government programs; or
  • Meeting the program's income requirement, which is a household's total annual gross income is at or below 150-percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines

Cricket service delivers even more value whether it's unlimited talk and text plans for as low as $35 per month; unlimited talk, text and data for as low as $45 per month or an even higher-value plan with  unlimited talk, text, data and music, for $55 or $65 per month. Cricket offers all of these plans with nationwide coverage and no contract and no fees.

If a resident does not have Cricket Wireless service, the first step is to activate a new account before consideration for enrollment. To apply for the Cricket Lifeline Credit or for a complete list of eligible public assistance programs and income requirements, please visit: Applicants will be required to provide documentation verifying participation in one of the eligible programs or of household income.

Cricket Wireless has placed a strong commitment on providing the Lifeline Credit program to the communities they serve and offers a similar program in 12 states today. 

About Cricket
Cricket is the pioneer and leader in delivering innovative value-rich prepaid wireless services with no long-term contracts serving 6.2 million customers. Cricket offers wireless voice and mobile data services over the latest, high-quality, all-digital 4G (LTE) and 3G CDMA wireless networks. In 2011, Cricket launched its award-winning Muve Music® product, the first music service designed for a wireless phone that now has more than 600,000 customers. Cricket's innovative products and services are available at Cricket branded retail stores, dealers, national retailers and at  For more information about Cricket, please visit

SOURCE Cricket Communications, Inc.