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Samsung SCH-r211 Now Available to Cricket Customers
~Slim New Bar Phone Provides Power and Performance Over Cricket's 3G Wireless Network~

SAN DIEGO & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 5, 2009-- Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of unlimited wireless services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ:LEAP), and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), a leading mobile phone distributor in the U.S., today announced that the Samsung SCH-r211 is now available to Cricket customers. The r211 is a sleek, modern bar style phone with an easy-to-use interface.

“The r211 is an extremely attractive and durable device for customers who want easy access to all the services and features they need to conduct their mobile lifestyles,” said Jeff Toig, vice president of product marketing for Cricket. “The r211 brings the Samsung brand and high value to Cricket’s sub-$100 retail category and is an excellent way for customers to take advantage of Cricket’s unlimited plans.”

The r211 is Mobile Web ready and supports downloadable content including ringtones and wallpapers, ringback tones, and with Cricket Games and Apps, you can download your favorite games and applications. The phone also supports AWS, allowing the customer to use the r211 in all Cricket markets, text messaging services, any-key/auto answer and personal tools such as calendar, memo pad, alarm clock, calculator, and more. The slim r211 measures 4.07 x 1.77 x .59 inches and holds up to 500 contacts. The r211 is immediately available at Cricket retail stores and dealers for $89.99.

With plans starting as low as $35 per month, Cricket’s unlimited wireless plans include unlimited anytime minutes, U.S. long distance, text and picture messaging, text to Mexico, Mobile Web, directory assistance, coverage in all Cricket markets, Premium Extended Coverage and more.

For more information, please visit a Cricket retail location, or online visit www.mycricket.com or www.samsungwireless.com.

About Cricket

Cricket is a simple, affordable wireless service offering consumers and local businesses a flat-rate unlimited service over the latest technology, high-quality, all-digital CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO 3G wireless network. Designed for customers whose basic and advanced wireless needs have not been met by traditional communications companies, Cricket is the pioneer of unlimited services with no long-term commitments or credit checks required. Cricket offers customers access to a variety of the latest devices and feature-rich mobile applications such as unlimited text, instant and picture messaging, Mobile Web, popular games, ringtones and wallpapers. For more information on Cricket, visit www.mycricket.com. Cricket services are offered by Leap Wireless International, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, Calif. For more information on Leap, visit www.leapwireless.com.

Leap is a U.S. registered trademark and the Leap logo is a trademark of Leap. Cricket, Jump, the Cricket “K” and Flex Bucket are U.S. registered trademarks of Cricket. In addition, the following are trademarks or service marks of Cricket: Cricket By Week, Cricket Choice, Cricket Connect, Cricket Nation and Cricket PAYGo. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2007 consolidated sales of US$105 billion. Employing approximately 150,000 people in 134 offices in 62 countries, the company consists of two main business units: Digital Media & Communications and Device Solution. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

Source: Cricket Communications, Inc

Cricket Communications, Inc.
Greg Lund, Media Relations, 858-882-9105
glund@cricketcommunications.com
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MWW Group for Samsung Mobile
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