~ Cricket PAYGo Soon to be Available in Nearly 650 Target Corporation
Locations Nationwide ~
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 1, 2009--
Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of unlimited wireless
services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International,
Inc. (NASDAQ:LEAP), today announced it has formalized an agreement with
the Target Corporation to make available Cricket’s new, all-inclusive
Cricket PAYGo products at Target Corporation locations in Cricket
markets nationwide starting Sunday, October 4, 2009.
Cricket PAYGo offers unlimited wireless service at $1, $2 or $3 per day
used and monthly Cricket PAYGo service plans at $40 and $45 per month.
Like all Cricket services, these offerings will be available without a
signed contract or credit check and feature unlimited talk, U.S. long
distance, access to Cricket’s premium extended coverage, and text,
picture messaging and global text messaging. The $45 plan has all the
unlimited features of the $40 plan plus unlimited mobile Web and 411
directory assistance. The new nationwide service plans are inclusive of
telecom taxes and fees and include voicemail, call waiting, caller ID
and three-way calling over Cricket’s 3G EVDO network. Cricket PAYGo
top-up cards will be also available at select Target Corporation
“We are very delighted to bring our unique Cricket PAYGo products to
nearly 650 Target stores in our Cricket markets,” said Al Moschner,
Cricket’s chief operating officer. “Millions of people have come to
regard Target as a leader in national retail and we are happy to be able
to introduce Target Corporation guests to Cricket products that have
industry-leading price and value and are simple to understand and use.”
In addition to the service plans, two popular and attractively priced
Cricket phones will also be available at Target Corporation. They
include the Cricket TXTM8 (pronounced: text mate) which is built for
text and picture messaging, and is ideal for staying connected with
friends and family through social networks and Mobile Web. The TXTM8
also features Cricket MyHomeScreen providing access to news, sports,
entertainment and weather. A vertical slide opens to reveal a QWERTY
keypad beneath the 2.2” TFT color display. The phone also features a
1.3MP camera with zoom, an MP3 player, microSD memory card slot, voice
recognition, and stereo Bluetooth®, as well as tri-band
connectivity and is available at Target Corporation for $89.99.
Target Corporation guests will also be able to choose the newly launched
Cricket CAPTR available for $49.99. The CAPTR is a camera phone for the
budget-minded consumer and features a VGA camera, internal and external
display and mobile Web. The Cricket CAPTR offers additional features
including Bluetooth, voice activated dialing, along with text and
picture messaging. The device comes ready with Mobile Web, Cricket Games
and Apps, and the customizable Cricket MyHomeScreen.
Cricket is the pioneer of simple and affordable unlimited wireless
services with no long-term commitments or credit checks required serving
more than four million customers in 34 states. Cricket offers wireless
voice and broadband Internet services over the latest technology,
high-quality, all-digital 3G CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO wireless network.
Cricket’s wireless voice service plans include unlimited anytime
minutes, unlimited U.S. long distance, unlimited text and picture
messaging, unlimited text to Mexico, unlimited Mobile Web, unlimited
directory assistance, as well as a variety of calling features and
feature-rich mobile applications such as popular games, ringtones and
wallpapers. Cricket Broadband provides unlimited Internet access
anywhere within Cricket’s coverage areas at speeds comparable to DSL.
For more information on Cricket, visit www.mycricket.com.
Cricket is 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
Wakeham, Investor Relations