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Leap's Cricket Service to Introduce Unlimited Wireless Broadband Service in Select Markets

Leap Innovates Again in Bringing Broadband Data to the Unlimited Space

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 17, 2007--Leap Wireless International, (NASDAQ:LEAP), a leading provider of unlimited wireless services, again sets the pace in offering cutting-edge wireless products and services at great value, by announcing the introductory launch of Cricket Wireless Internet Service in the Nashville, Albuquerque and Santa Fe markets. Similar to Cricket's unlimited mobile phone offering, the introduction will enable customers in these markets to have unlimited wireless internet service through their laptops for one low, flat rate with no long-term commitments or credit checks.

With the launch of this product, Leap again takes the lead by bringing low-cost broadband data capability to the unlimited wireless segment. Cricket Wireless Internet Service will broaden Cricket's customer appeal and continues the company's mission to meet the needs of customers who are under-served by traditional communications companies. The company intends to follow a disciplined approach to this launch, using strategic learning to determine the timing of additional market introductions.

"Once again we are proud to lead the industry by introducing an unlimited mobile broadband package that fits within the budgets of everyday consumers. Cricket Wireless Internet Service is a perfect compliment to our existing product portfolio," said Doug Hutcheson, president and chief executive officer for Leap. "Our customers are used to being constantly connected; they don't want to be limited to certain spots around town, and want to pay one simple, affordable rate for the service. Cricket Wireless Internet Service takes our principle of flat-rate unlimited offerings to the next level and is consistent with our track record of providing services that bring great value to our customers."

Cricket will be utilizing the Kyocera Passport KPC650 modem, along with Smith Micro connection software, which are compatible with PC and Mac laptops with Windows 2000(R) or higher and Mac OS 10.4.10 or higher and a PCMCIA slot. The card and software will be sold as a package for $180, however, with mail-in and instant rebates, a customer can purchase the package for as low as $99. The monthly service plan ranges from $35 to $40. Existing Cricket mobile phone customers receive a $5 per month discount on wireless internet service plans. The card and software package and service are available immediately at Cricket retail stores and exclusive dealers in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Nashville.

"Today, internet access is an important resource to everyone, not just the business traveler," said Steve Reifschneider, vice president, distribution for Leap. "The quality of our wireless internet service, combined with Cricket's unlimited value proposition should provide a welcome option to a broad audience."

The introductory launch features a promotional theme of "But You Could," to highlight the many locations that Cricket customers can access the internet. Whether surfing the net while they shop, or posting from a park bench, Cricket Wireless Internet Service customers will have internet access virtually anywhere they go around town. You would not check your e-mail from the grocery store, but you could with Cricket Wireless Internet Service. For more information about Cricket Wireless Internet Service and "But You Could," visit

About Leap

Leap provides innovative, high-value wireless services to a fast-growing, young and ethnically diverse customer base. With the value of unlimited wireless services as the foundation of its business, Leap pioneered both the Cricket(R) and Jump Mobile(TM) services. The company and its joint ventures now operate in 23 states and hold licenses for 35 of the top 50 U.S. markets. Through its affordable, flat-rate service plans, Cricket offers customers a choice of unlimited voice, text, data and mobile Web services. Jump Mobile is a unique prepaid wireless service designed for the mobile-dependent, urban youth market. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Leap is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select market under the ticker symbol "LEAP." For more information, please visit

Leap is a U.S. registered trademark and the Leap logo is a trademark of Leap. Cricket is a U.S. registered trademark of Cricket. In addition, the following are trademarks of Cricket: Unlimited Access Plus, Unlimited Access, Unlimited Plus, Unlimited Classic, By Week, Jump, Travel Time, Cricket Clicks and the Cricket "K." All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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SOURCE: Leap Wireless International