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The Badger logo
Badger is a mobile phone company in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, and a parody of Sprint, Americas 3rd best wireless company. As the Whiz is supposed to represent Americas #1 cellphone company Verizon.



It is Niko Bellic's first cell phone provider that he uses to communicate and interact with the environment. Badger equipment is not compatible with ring tones or wallpaper and only prominently displays the Badger logo as its theme. Even though Roman supposedly gives his old phone to Niko during the mission It's Your Call, the player can still access the phone beforehand, though the only thing that can be done with it is trigger multiplayer and, in the PC version, the Video Editor.

In Chinatown Wars

The PDA present on the touch screen runs on the Badger network. The software is apparently known as BadgerOS, and gives the player access to the game's menus and features. While mobile phone conversations are not present, the PDA (as well as the computer found in safehouses) can be used to receive email. It also has three themes selectable from the Settings menu(which can be found inside the System application), the default is tne Badger's skin, but one for "Sprunk" and another for "Tw@ Internet [email protected]" can also be chosen.

Known Badger users


  • The Badger network, like the Whiz network, is capable of sending photos, as shown by Ray Boccino sending you a picture of a target in the mission A Long Way To Fall, which means that perhaps Niko's inability to use themes, ring tones and to take and send pictures is due not to the network but to the cell phone he used at the time.