Cricket Debuts New Wireless Modem

Posted by at 1:42 pm on September 21, 2009

Cricket Communications has announced the availability of the Cricket UM185C modem. This wireless modem provides Cricket Broadband customers access to its affordable high-speed Internet service.

The Cricket UM185C modem features a swivel USB hinge, dual antenna with Rx antenna diversity, CD-less software for easy installation, and tri-band connectivity for use in all Cricket Broadband coverage areas across the U.S. Users are also able to send and receive unlimited text messages directly from their computer. The modem is compatible with Mac and PC’s, laptops and/or desktop computers with a standard USB port. The Cricket UM185C has a sleek design that measures 2.8 x 1.3 x 0.6 inches and weighs just 1.1 ounces.

“The Cricket UM185C modem provides users the freedom to connect with friends, family and the world from anywhere in our coverage areas,” said Matt Stoiber, vice president and general manager of devices for Cricket. “It is simple to install with no complicated CD software, just Plug.Click.Connect. Plug the modem into the USB port, follow the quick and easy wizard set-up and you’re ready to get online.”

As with Cricket’s cell-phone plans, Cricket Broadband customers do not have to sign a contract to take advantage of unlimited monthly Internet service. The service costs $35 per month for existing Cricket mobile phone customers and $40 per month as a standalone service.

The Cricket UM185C modem is available now at Cricket retail stores, dealers and online for $139. As part of a limited time introductory offer, the modem is available for free after an $89 instant savings and $50 Visa mail-in reward card offer. For more information, please visit

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