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Cricket Wireless and Acorns Announce Collaboration to Invest in Customers with Every Bill


Exclusive wireless relationship empowers everyday Americans to grow toward financial wellness simply by using their phones

 

ATLANTA, August 4, 2021 – Cricket Wireless, the fastest growing prepaid carrier in Q2 2021 (as part of the AT&T Prepaid Portfolio), has announced a category-exclusive collaboration with Acorns, a saving and investing app that has helped its customers invest more than $9.6 billion for a better future. Through this collaboration, Cricket customers will have easy access to Acorns as a pre-installed app on select Cricket phones or can download the app from their device app store, unlocking incentives to stick to their long-term money goals.

Cricket customers who sign up for a new Acorns account and invest $5 will receive a $10 investment bonus in their Acorns Invest account1, while Acorns customers who switch to Cricket Wireless will receive a $20 investment bonus. Following Acorns signup, Cricket will invest $1 into their customers’ Acorns accounts for every month their wireless service is paid.2

Cricket is also launching a $12,500 Instagram Sweepstakes3 with a chance for 25 lucky winners to win $500 each. Now through August 9, 2021, you can enter by liking this Instagram post, following @CricketWireless on Instagram and tagging a friend. Each friend you tag is another entry, up to ten (10) entries. To earn five (5) bonus points, share this post in your Instagram Stories and tag @CricketWireless.

By rewarding responsible spending and investing, Cricket and Acorns aim to change statistics, like the report that 39% of adults are not investing for their future, according to an article published by Acorns’ partner CNBC.

“One of the top reasons people don’t invest in their future is lack of access,” said Acorns CEO, Noah Kerner. “Our collaboration with Cricket, and their commitment to financial wellness, will make it even easier for everyday Americans to save and invest every day.”

Cricket Wireless is the first exclusive wireless partner for Acorns Earn, the Acorns rewards program that enables customers to earn money when they shop. By tapping “Earn more money” on their home screens, Acorns customers can search more than 400 global brands that automatically invest into a subscriber’s Acorns account when they shop with that brand. The Cricket Wireless offers will be featured in the Acorns Earn section, and Acorns customers can switch or sign up for Cricket service right from their app.

“Acorns makes it simple for people to invest. This micro-investment tool empowers people to invest little by little, even just spare change, and it really adds up to impact their future,” said John Dwyer, President of the AT&T Prepaid Portfolio (includes Cricket Wireless). “People across the country are still struggling to make ends meet, and for many, their ability to save was severely impacted during the pandemic. We hope this collaboration with Acorns will help our customers start saving again for the future.”

Cricket Wireless is also helping make wireless service more affordable to millions of American households by participating in the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit program. This temporary government benefit – up to $50 a month ($75 for those on Tribal lands) for eligible households - takes the monthly cost of eligible wireless service to $10 or less per month during the time the EBB benefit is available.

For more information about the Acorns program at Cricket Wireless, visit https://www.cricketwireless.com/acorns.html and https://www.acorns.com/cricket/.

About Cricket Wireless
Cricket is focused on inspiring smiles, one meaningful connection at a time. We offer an easy and high-quality wireless experience on our reliable nationwide network. Our affordable, straightforward service plans include monthly taxes and don’t require an annual contract. Our customers also enjoy basic to top-brand phones at affordable prices. The AT&T Prepaid Portfolio, which includes Cricket Wireless, was the fastest growing prepaid carrier in the United States in Q2 2021 and has been for the past three years.

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About Acorns
Acorns Grow Incorporated is the largest subscription service in U.S. consumer finance, helping 4+ million everyday American subscribers save and invest for the future. Acorns has easy-to-use, mobile-first technology that makes it simple for anyone to set aside and invest life's spare money. Acorns customers automatically invest in a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and BlackRock). Customers invest in one of nine portfolios constructed with help from world-renowned Nobel laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns uses smart portfolio algorithms to automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time. From Acorns mighty oaks do grow.

Acorns is accessed simply and easily via the app for iPhone, Android, or desktop.

Visit acorns.com for more.



1Requires min. $30 Cricket purchase. Investment Bonus applied within 60 days of $5 initial investment. Terms and Conditions apply, see acorns.com/cricket for details.

2Requires min. $30/mo. Cricket purchase.

3Acorns is not a sponsor. NO PURCH. NEC. Open to legal res of 50 US/DC, 18+ only. Begins 8/3/21 and ends 8/9/21. For Rules, visit mycrick.it/July21Sweeps. Void where prohibited. Msg & data rates may apply.