Stylish Handset is a Great Way to Take Advantage of Cricket's Array of Unlimited Plans over Its 3G Wireless Network
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 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), and
Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of wireless phones
and devices, today announced the availability of the new Kyocera S1300
mobile phone. It is available immediately at Cricket retail stores in
the Chicago area and will be available soon at Cricket retailers
nationwide. The S1300 is an elegant, streamlined bar-style phone that
provides a wealth of features and style at an affordable price.
“The Kyocera S1300 is a sharp device that will be very popular for those
who want power, style and simplicity in mobile communications,” said
Jeff Toig, vice president of product marketing for Cricket. “Packed full
of popular features for today’s mobile lifestyles, the S1300 offers
great value and is an excellent way for customers to take advantage of
Cricket’s unlimited plans.”
The S1300 is enabled with Mobile Web for downloading ringtones and
graphics and browsing the Web, along with Cricket Games and Apps. The
phone features SMS, voice memos, preloaded images for caller ID
assignment, speakerphone, vibrate, a 250-contact directory (supporting
up to five numbers per contact) and a large display and keypad. The
S1300 is HAC-compliant and supports TTY/TDD for the hearing-impaired.
With a talk time of up to 200 minutes and standby time of up to 200
hours, the S1300 is ideal for users on the go who want style and
substance without a high price.
“The S1300 is an ideal device for Cricket customers who want the
performance of a top-dollar phone without breaking the bank,” said Tom
McGuire, divisional vice president of global marketing at Kyocera
Wireless Corp. “It’s affordable, stylish and capable of delivering
optimum performance for all of Cricket’s most popular services.”
Retail pricing for the Kyocera S1300 is $89.99. 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.
About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Wireless Corp. designs and manufacturers mobile devices and
accessories that are driving the convergence of telecommunications,
broadband and multimedia. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Kyocera International Inc., which acquired QUALCOMM Incorporated's
consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. Kyocera also
purchased the wireless phone business of Sanyo in 2008, creating the
world’s sixth largest cell phone manufacturer. Based in San Diego,
Kyocera Wireless leverages Japan's history of creating advanced consumer
technologies around humanism and respect for the environment and
blending them with a Western entrepreneurialism and style, resulting in
a unique design language and a natural, user-friendly interface. For
more information, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com.
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO), the parent and global headquarters of
the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced
ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and
plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has
become a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, semiconductor
packages, electronic components, laser printers, copiers, solar energy
systems and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2008,
Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately
US$12.9 billion (JP¥1,290,436 million) with net income of approximately
US$1.0 billion (JP¥107,244 million).
© 2009 Kyocera Wireless Corp. All rights reserved. Kyocera is a
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Source: Cricket Communications Inc.
Cricket Communications, Inc.
Greg Lund, Media Relations
Communications, Inc. for Cricket
Jessica Levy, 714-292-2990
John Chier, Corporate Communications
Communications for Kyocera
Melody Parrette, 858-361-9731