AT&T To Acquire Leap Wireless (Cricket) For Around $1.2B

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http://techcrunch.com – Hey, Cricket customers! You’re about to become AT&T customers. AT&T has just announced that they’ve agreed to acquire Leap Wireless, the parent company behind Cricket Wireless. As part of the deal, AT&T will be acquiring all of Leap’s towers, stores, and all 5.3 million of their subscribers. For the time being, it sounds like AT&T will keep Cricket running as its own brand. Cricket stores will continue to be Cricket stores — the two carriers will just share spectrum, which should increase network quality for everyone. So, why would AT&T make this purcha (IT news)