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Cricket Enhances its Messaging Phone Line-Up with the Samsung Comment(TM)
~ Multimedia Features and Stylish Design Provide Premium Experience ~

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless services and a wholly owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP), and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States(1), today announced the launch of the Samsung Comment(TM) (SCH-r380).

Built with messaging in mind, the Comment is ideal for consumers looking for a fast and convenient way to stay connected on Cricket's reliable data network. The Comment features a stylish bar design with a full QWERTY keyboard to send threaded/chat-style text messages. It is also preloaded with Cricket Navigator; MyBackup which conveniently and safely backs up your contact list; and MyHomeScreen for one touch access to weather, news, sports, horoscope, MyAccount, social networks, email and more. Users can expect a premium multimedia experience with the Comment's built-in mobile web browser, MP3 music player, 3.5mm headset jack and a 1.3MP camera. Additional features include a 2.4" QVGA display, stereo Bluetooth, voice recognition and tools to organize your day. Users can personalize the Comment by using Cricket Storefront to download applications, games, ringtones and wallpapers.

"Cricket is excited to offer the Samsung Comment to our customers who are looking for an easy to use QWERTY bar phone with an impressive thin and modern design," said Matt Stoiber, vice president and general management. "The Comment has everything the customer needs to quickly communicate and organize their day."

At a suggested retail price of $89.99 plus tax, the Samsung Comment is available in Cricket branded retail stores, dealers and at www.mycricket.com. The Comment is offered with Cricket's all-inclusive unlimited plans, including the basic $35 unlimited talk and text, and the robust $45 plan which provides users with unlimited talk, text, 411 information, navigation, international text, unlimited picture messages, unlimited web browsing and more. In addition, the $45rate plan provides convenient access to MyHomeScreen, MyBackup, and Cricket Navigator, a platform that gives users turn by turn directions without ever having to upgrade new map features like other expensive navigation systems.

For more information about Cricket's dynamic device lineup, please visit www.mycricket.com.

About Cricket

Cricket is the pioneer of simple and affordable unlimited wireless services with no long-term commitments or credit checks required serving approximately 5.7 million customers in 35 states and the District of Columbia. 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 nationwide 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. 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.

About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

(1) No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S. claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics Q1 2011 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Report.

SOURCE Cricket Communications, Inc.