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Cricket's Top App Picks for a Staycation in Your Home City

~ Engage with Events and Activities Happening in Your City with Cricket's Selection of Android™ Apps

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cricket Communications, a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless services, today announced its top app picks to discover, guide or share your next staycation. Considering a fun, new way to explore your city? So many people are these days.  A recent article from Ragan Communications reported that "fifty-two percent of travelers use social media for vacation inspiration."  Discover staycation inspiration through a selection of Android apps for events, hiking, boating, surfing, watching movies, taking pictures and many other activities for you and the whole family with the help of your Cricket smartphone. 

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Take a fun-filled or relaxing staycation in the comfort of your own home city or see what your home city has to offer with the following list of top Android™ App picks from Cricket.

Cricket's Top App Picks for a Staycation:

  • Kids Zoo Animal Sounds & Photos is a free and fun app that helps kids recognize animals and their sounds. Don't have a zoo in your home city? You and your kids can enjoy a video zoo experience by the click of a button on your smartphone. Download Kids Zoo Animal Sounds & Photos for free at Google Play.
  • Instagram is a fast, free, and fun way to take and share photos with family and friends. Remember that family vacation by taking pictures of every moment. Pick from a variety of filtered affects and transform everyday moments into works of art you'll want to share with everyone. Download Instagram for free at Google Play.
  • AllTrails – Hiking & Biking is a free app that allows you to browse through over 40,000 high-quality trail guides for outdoor activities. This app includes everything from hiking, mountain biking, and trail running to fly fishing and snowshoeing for all your family and friends to enjoy. Read and write trail reviews, share trails with friends, and access your trails without an internet connection. Download the free All Trails-Hiking & Biking App at Google Play.
  • Boat Ramps is a free app that helps you quickly locate and get directions to boat ramps all throughout the US. Browse through boat ramps nearest to your city. Once you find the boat ramp that you are looking for, the app will also provide you with directions on how to get there, enjoy a relaxing boat ride with family and friends in your home city. Download Boat Ramps for free at Google Play.
  • Surfline Surf Report is a free app for all those surfers out there. This app provides the most accurate surf reports and forecast 5-days in advance for thousands of surf sports worldwide. You have the ability to move between your favorite surf sports with just a swipe of your finger and watch LIVE streaming HD cams at over 100 breaks in the US and Hawaii. Take your family and friends and enjoy a fun day of surfing at your local beach. Download Surfline Surf Report App for free at Google Play.
  • Netflix is a free app as part of your Netflix membership. Start enjoying immediately on your phone with their one-month free trial. Watch a movie anywhere, anytime with family and friends. Search for titles and rate your favorite shows and movies so that Netflix can suggest the best titles for you. Download the free Netflix App at Google Play.
  • Cricket 411 is a free app that is bundled with your Cricket service which allows you to make unlimited calls to find phone numbers or addresses using 411 Directory Assistance. You can be connected directly to the number you requested and also receive a text message with the number. It offers an interactive phone book experience that provides information about local restaurants, hotels and night clubs in your hometown.

Power your music listening experience with Cricket's Muve Music service which offers millions of songs to choose from while enjoying your staycation. Listed below are several of Cricket's Muve Music smartphones.

Cricket's Muve Music Smartphone Lineup:

  • HTC One™ V, Cricket's first HTC smartphone, offers a premium experience with a 3.7-inch WVGA touch-screen, Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S3 1Ghz processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, an amazing 5-megapixel camera, Beats Audio™, 3G Real Web Browsing, Wi-Fi and tethering capability. Soon to be available in Cricket company owned stores, Premiere dealers and online.
  • Huawei Mercury offers a 4-inch FWVGA touch-screen, 1.4 Ghz processor, Android 2.3 OS, 8-megapixel rear camera, VGA front camera/camcorder, DTS® audio, 3G Real Web Browsing, and Wi-Fi capability. 
  • Samsung Vitality offers a 3.5-inch HVGA touch-screen, 800 Mhz processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, 3.2-megapixel camera/camcorder, 3G Real Web Browsing, and Wi-Fi capability.
  • Huawei Ascend Q offers both a 3.2-inch capacitive touch screen and a full QWERTY keyboard, 800 Mhz processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, 3.2-megapixel fixed-focus camera/camcorder, DTS® audio, 3G Real Web Browsing, Wi-Fi capability.
  • Huawei Ascend II offers a 3.5-inch HVGA touch-screen, 600 Mhz processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, 5-megapixel camera, 3G Real Web Browsing, and Wi-Fi capability.

For more information about Cricket's dynamic device lineup, please visit www.mycricket.com.  To follow Cricket's latest news and updates online, go to Cricket's Facebook page online at www.facebook.com/cricketwireless and Twitter at www.twitter.com/cricketnation.

About Cricket
Cricket is the pioneer and leader in delivering innovative value-rich prepaid wireless services with no long-term contracts serving approximately 6 million customers. Cricket offers nationwide wireless voice and mobile data services over high-quality, all-digital wireless networks. Cricket's innovative products and services including the award-winning Muve Music® - the first music service designed for a wireless phone, are available nationwide at Cricket branded retail stores, dealers, national retailers and at www.mycricket.com. For more information about Cricket, please visit www.mycricket.com.

Android is a trademark of Google, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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