Cricket targets Target with Muve Music phones

Cricket Wireless adds Target as a major retail hub for its Muve Music-enabled smartphones.

Samsung Vitality
Samsung Vitality Josh Miller/CNET

What's that sound you hear? It's the tune of Cricket Wireless selling smartphones with all-you-can download music plans from yet another retail giant.

Starting today, nearly 1,600 Target stores will carry the Samsung Vitality and ZTE Score on Cricket's network. Both Android smartphones feature Muve Music, the unlimited music and ringtone download plan that Cricket pioneered in January 2011.

Target is selling the Samsung Vitality for $99.99 and the ZTE Score for $69.99 (for the record, we prefer the Vitality.)

In addition to unlimited song downloads, ringtones, and ringback tones, the $55 per month plan also gets you nationwide calling, unlimited text and multimedia messaging, and 3G data.

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