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Cricket Introduces Nokia 3606
~Offering Style and Simplicity, Nokia 3606 Provides Modern Mobile Functionality in an Easy-to-Use Package~

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 19, 2009-- Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of unlimited wireless services over its high-quality 3G network and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ:LEAP), today announced that the Nokia 3606 is now available to customers. The Nokia 3606 is an ultra-thin and stylish flip phone optimized with popular features; including an MP3 music player with dedicated “hidden-until-lit” external music keys to provide instant access to your favorite songs and a 1.3 megapixel camera with an LED flash.

“The Nokia 3606 is an extremely attractive device that will be popular with customers who are looking for a handset with a sophisticated design and a high end feature set,” said Jeff Toig, vice president of marketing for Cricket. “The features are ideal for music lovers, with an MP3 player and stereo Bluetooth, which compliments Cricket’s Mobile Music offering.”

Supported by Nokia’s renowned user interface, the 3606 also features an FM radio (wired headset required), an integrated speakerphone, BREW 3.1.5 with 15MB of user memory, SMS/MMS with predictive text, stereo Bluetooth, a 1.3 megapixel camera with LED flash, a MicroSD card slot for up to 8GBs and a micro USB charger/connector. The phone is also HAC compliant and has a large 176 x 220 x 262k color TFT internal display and a 128 x 128 x 262k color TFT external display.

“The 3606 is a natural fit for Cricket’s services,” said Ian Laing, vice president of Nokia North America Sales. “The form factor is compelling and the phone’s core features make it a music powerhouse and a stylish communications device.”

The Nokia 3606 is immediately available at Cricket retail stores and Cricket dealers for $179.99. For more information, please visit a local Cricket retail location, or online visit www.mycricket.com or www.nokiausa.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.

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Source: Cricket Communications, Inc.

Cricket Communications, Inc.
Greg Lund, Media Relations
858-882-9105
glund@cricketcommunications.com