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
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.
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