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RadioShack Closes No-Contract Wireless


RadioShack has quietly shut down its No-Contract Wireless brand and removed all of their phones and offers from their site. Phones from other MVNOs are still available, however. Customers who purchased a No-Contract Wireless phone in the last 30 days can get a full refund by contacting RadioShack.

RadioShack’s No-Contract Wireless was originally started in 2012 as a partnership between RadioShack and Leap Wireless’s Cricket brand. The service operated on CDMA. However, with the recent acquisition of Cricket by wireless giant AT&T, the announcement that AT&T intended to close Cricket’s CDMA network and RadioShack’s recent financial troubles, the closing wasn’t exactly a surprise (In fact, the whole company might be closing soon unless something big happens).

According to Prepaid Phone News, RadioShack and Cricket have both confirmed that customers of RadioShack’s No-Contract Wireless brand will continue to receive service through Cricket Wireless. As AT&T closes down the CDMA network, customers will likely be encouraged to purchase new phones (probably at discounts) to stay with Cricket on their GSM network. No official announcements about it┬áhave been made, however.