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Cricket Launches Ultra Sleek A100
Ultra Low Cost, AWS Capable Candybar Phone Gives Customers Freedom to Take Advantage of Cricket's Unlimited Plans and Premium Extended Coverage

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 18, 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 Cricket A100 is now available to customers in Cricket’s newly-launched Greater Chicago market and soon to be available to customers in all Cricket locations. The A100 is an exclusive slim candybar style phone designed for Cricket’s customers from the ground up, with many of today’s hottest features at an attractive price.

“The Cricket A100 is an extremely versatile device with a sleek and stylish form factor,” said Jeff Toig, vice president of product marketing for Cricket. “With its popular features and attractive price, the phone offers customers true value innovation. Its AWS capabilities also allow customers to take advantage of Cricket’s Premium Extended Coverage calling area.”

The A100 features an internal antenna, a 1.8” LCD screen (128x160 CSTN, 65K), speech recognition for handsfree dialing, a 2.5mm mono headset jack, a mini USB charging port, vibrate and speakerphone. It also has 31 megabytes of user memory and supports Mobile web, Games and Apps, SMS and today’s most popular image and ringtone formats. The A100 weighs 2.47 ounces and measures 4.44x1.94x.55 inches; talk time is 4.5 hours and standby time is 250 minutes. The phone is Hearing Aid Compatibility compliant.

The A100 is available now with a retail price of $89.99 at Cricket stores and dealers in the Chicago area, and will be available soon in all Cricket markets. For more information, please visit a local Cricket retail location, or online visit www.mycricket.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.

Source: Cricket Communications, Inc.

Cricket Communications, Inc.
Greg Lund, Media Relations
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