Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of unlimited wireless services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ:LEAP), today announced the availability of its new, all-inclusive Cricket PAYGo products at select Best Buy Mobile locations starting Sunday, September 27, 2009.
Cricket PAYGo offers unlimited wireless service at $1, $2 or $3 per day used and new monthly Cricket PAYGo service plans at $40 and $45 per month. Like all Cricket services, these newest 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 area, picture messaging and domestic and international 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 all 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 Best Buy Mobile locations.
In addition to the Cricket PAYGo phones, Best Buy Mobile has a full assortment of compatible accessories and its highly-trained staff can help customers activate their phones with Walk Out Working. Best Buy Mobile employees undergo at least 80 hours of intensive training, as well as continuing education on mobile phone technology and trends.
“We are very pleased to bring our unique Cricket products to Best Buy Mobile, one of the most trusted names in national retail,” said Al Moschner, Cricket’s chief operating officer. “The inclusion of our products in more than 400 Best Buy Mobile locations nationwide allows new customers to be introduced to Cricket products that have industry-leading price and value and are simple to understand and use.”
Three popular Cricket phones will also be available at Best Buy Mobile at attractive prices. They include the Samsung Messager II®, which comes fully loaded with a slider QWERTY keyboard, fast 3G technology for the Mobile Web, a 2.0 megapixel camera, camcorder, music player, microSD slot, stereo Bluetooth™ and is priced at $149.99. Best Buy customers will also be able to choose the Samsung MyShot II™, a stylish flip phone that is available at $89.99 and optimized with popular features; including a music player, microSD slot, stereo Bluetooth, a 1.3 megapixel camera and Mobile Web. Rounding out the Cricket line-up at Best Buy Mobile is the newly launched Cricket CAPTR available at $49.99. The CAPTR is a budget friendly flip phone with VGA camera, Bluetooth, internal and external color displays and mobile Web. All three phones include Cricket’s new enhanced user experience called 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.
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