Cricket wireless, long-time leader offering no-contract/credit check wireless plans, has added Android to its roster with the Sanyo ZIO by Kyocera. According to businesswire, this phone is said to be available this fall, and is included in the unlimited usage plans that Cricket Wireless offers.

“Sanyo ZIO by Kyocera: available this fall, is a sleek, stylish touchscreen Smartphone powered by the Android™ OS. Users can enjoy unlimited HTML web browsing, email and messaging, media sharing, and access to a robust library of applications through the Android market.”

This new phone has some pretty impressive features for not being in the “top four” providers.

  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • 512MB internal memory
  • Up to 6 hour talk time
  • Up to 432 hour Standby time
  • Up to 4.5 hours video playback time

Since the ZIO is not yet released, there isn’t a whole lot of information available, but from Cricket’s website, you can subscribe for more info, and when it’s released, you’ll know about it first.  There’s even a short video explaining why the Zio is the right phone for you.

Android is already available on all major wireless providers, and now, even the underdogs are reaching out with Android love. Android phones for everyone!

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  1. Cricket Customer NO Service is the WORST, but service of phone is ok and price of service is good. Phones are low end but expensive becouse of the no contract deal (good & bad).
    FACT – If they would would spend their money on better CS they would not have spend any $ on marketing.

    • Agree 110%!! Cricket has the worst cs of any company I have dealt with, EVER!!
      It took over a week and about 30 phone calls to different individual ‘customer service centers’ as well as visits to 3 stores to activate my Samsung Instinct I had flashed over from Sprint to Cricket. Then I switched from the Cricket regular Unlimited (total BS. Don’t do it!!) to their PayGo (much better. No fees. No late charges. Pay when you want) and got the super run around just to find out that there was only one person out of 44 employees at 5 stores that knew how to program the phone correctly. And every time I want to switch from one type of PayGo account to another (like from pay 1 day to say the $35 bulk plan) I had to reprogram the phone. Nor did they ever mention at any time that in order to even be able to use their internet features you have to purchase a special “PayGo” phone.
      I like the plans, just hate Cricket itself. I’m not gonna dog the employees, it’s not their fault, it’s the managers and CS supervisors that are the ignorant ones. Cell phone plans have been around for a very long time and you’d think that some sort of general knowledge would be passed around as to what customers should know based on what they friggin ask. It’s just simple common sense, of which Crickets head honchos have none of.

  2. Lesson 1 if you have good credit don’t use cricket. Lesson 2 don’t have a joint account with a woman thats not you wife. (see lesson one). I got a older Droid and had it flashed to cricket and its not full featured before I had a my touch. Now the guys that flashed this did little more than setup a proxy address on the browser talk text and web no apps unless on wifi. I paid 200 for the phone then the first month service. The Kyocera sounds like a much better deal. I plan on getting one then wiping this one at the tech that set it up. that is if they wont buy it back.

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