Category: Cricket

Cricket Wireless old CDMA network to be shut down by mid-September 2015

Filed under: at&t,CARRIERS,Cricket - Feb 27 2015

Fierce Wireless has reported that the Cricket Wireless CDMA network will be shut down by mid-September 2015. AT&T bought Cricket in 2014 and has been transitioning customers to AT&T’s GSM/LTE network.

It’s possible that once the shut down is complete AT&T will transition the old Cricket cell sites to AT&T LTE sites and help fill-in coverage gaps in AT&T’s network.

AT&T buys Cricket, advantages for both carriers

Filed under: at&t,CARRIERS,Cricket - Mar 14 2014

AT&T has completed the purchase of Cricket. AT&T will gain additional spectrum to improve coverage and capacity. Cricket users will have access to AT&T’s 4G LTE network. It is unknown at this time if AT&T will utilize some of Cricket’s cell site locations for improved coverage in poor coverage areas. Read more here: http://www.wirelessweek.com/news/2014/03/update-t-completes-acquisition-leap-wireless

Uneventful year for new cell sites in 2009. Check our Twitter feed for more frequent updates.

2009 was an uneventful year for new cell sites in the Reno area. T-Mobile was most active adding the most new cell sites and turning on their 3G voice & data network in 2009. Cricket added coverage in the Spanish Springs area. Otherwise, all other carriers did not add coverage via new cell sites this year according to our sources.

For 2010 Verizon Wireless has a new cell site planned for southwest Reno near the Washoe Golf Course. AT&T has a cell site planned to improve coverage in the Somersett area of northwest Reno.

In the new year posts to this website will occur as new cell sites are known, and other major carrier news is announced. For more frequent updates, check out our Twitter MicroBlog Updates in the left column of this website, or follow us from your Twitter account @RenoWireless.

New cell site in east Spanish Springs improves coverage for T-Mobile and Cricket

Filed under: CARRIERS,Cricket,New Cell Site Active,T-Mobile - Feb 18 2009

A new monopole cell site was recently constructed on the eastern edge of Spanish Springs with antennas for T-Mobile and Cricket improving coverage in the area. Both carriers also have 2 other cell sites serving the Spanish Springs valley.

T-Mobile & Cricket monopole in east Spanish SpringsT-Mobile antennas (top) and Cricket antennas


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New Cricket cell site active in South Meadows

Filed under: Cricket,New Cell Site Active - Dec 20 2008

A new Cricket cell site is active in the South Meadows area near the intersection of South Meadows Parkway and Wilbur May Parkway. The new cell site was co-located on an existing monopole that also has antennas for T-Mobile, Nextel and Clearwire.


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New Cricket cell site approved for South Meadows area

Filed under: Cricket - Sep 18 2008

Cricket recently got approval for a new cell site which will improve coverage in the South Meadows area. The cell site will be co-located on an existing monopole cell tower located on the easternmost point of Trademark Drive, just to the northwest of the intersection of South Meadows Parkway and Wilbur May Parkway. The monopole currently has antennas for T-Mobile, Nextel and Clearwire.

Cricket moves northwest Reno cell site to McQueen High School stadium light pole

Filed under: Cricket - Jan 08 2008

Cricket has moved it’s cell site serving northwest Reno from a temporary site across from McQueen High School to a new permanent location on the football field stadium light pole. The new antennas will provide more line-of-sight coverage to more areas of northwest Reno.


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Submit dead zone / drop-out areas

I have just completed the “Dead Zone” pages that lists previously reported dead zone and drop-out areas. More importantly, anyone can now submit their own experiences with dead zones or drop-outs via our online form. See the Dead Zone link at the top of the page.

To prevent spam all submissions are moderated, but should appear on the web site within 24 hours.

Thank you for your participation. With the help of user reports, hopefully the wireless carriers will act quickly on this information and fill coverage holes where needed.

Cricket cell site on Grove Street replaced

Filed under: Cricket - Apr 09 2007

A Cricket temporary guyed pole on Grove Street, between Kietzke and Harvard has been replaced by a permanent and taller monopole.

New Cricket cell site active in Reno

Filed under: Cricket,New Cell Site Active - Jan 09 2007

A new Cricket flagpole cell site is now active behind WinCo Foods on Northtowne Lane in Reno. This site will improve coverage in that area and along the Hwy 395 corridor between N. McCarran and Parr Blvd.