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Cricket Announces Immediate Availability of Kyocera S1300 Mobile Phone

Thursday, February 19, 2009 7:07 AM


Stylish Handset is a Great Way to Take Advantage of Cricket's Array of Unlimited Plans over Its 3G Wireless Network

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 or www.kyocera-wireless.com.

About Cricket

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.


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