Cricket Unveils Phone Payment Plan Enabling Customers to Buy the Phones They Really Want ~ Available Only at Cricket, New Plan Provides Customers with the Best Way to Pay for a Phone

~~ No-Interest and No Credit Check Offers Available

~~ Samsung Galaxy S4 from Cricket available for as low as $25 Down and $25 Per Month

SAN DIEGO, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cricket Communications, Inc. is bringing to consumers the best value in wireless with the introduction of its new Phone Payment Plan to make it even easier for customers to get the phones they really want. The Phone Payment Plan available only at Cricket beginning Sunday, July 21st in Cricket-owned stores and select dealer locations, and provides consumers with a great way to get a phone, with a low initial payment and low monthly payments over time, instead of a large up-front payment or high monthly payments. We expect that a majority of customers who apply for this program will be approved at the most flexible terms found anywhere in the wireless industry.

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When customers apply for the Phone Payment Plan, they are eligible for one of three offers: No Interest, Deferred Interest or No Credit Check. The offer the customer receives and its terms will vary based on a variety of factors, including credit history if applicable.

"We believe Cricket's new exclusive Phone Payment Plan is clearly the best phone purchase program in the industry and is a game-changer," said Jerry Elliott, president and chief operating officer for Cricket. "The plan offers the most flexible payment terms available anywhere and will enable more customers to affordably get the phone they really want, including the latest iPhones and Samsung Galaxy devices. In addition, the program allows us to reach those customers who would normally enter a long-term contract agreement with a postpaid carrier. The best phones in the world are now within even more people's budgets. "

Cricket Phone Payment Plan Offer Type

Plan Highlights*

No Interest

Customer pays 4% down at time of purchase and 4% of the total plan amount monthly for 24 months. 0% APR

Deferred Interest

Customer pays 5% of the phone purchase at time of purchase and a minimum of 5% of the payment plan amount monthly. No interest if loan paid off in six months.

No Credit Check

Customer pays an initial payment as low as 8% and same as cash for 90 days (allowing the customer to avoid paying additional fees by paying the full cost of the phone)

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The Phone Payment Plan is provided by a third party and is available for Cricket Wireless customers only. Cricket customers upgrading from an older phone must pay the down payment amount determined by their offer plus any service proration that could be incurred by upgrading to a new rate plan.

For more information about Cricket's dynamic service and newest device lineup and to check for availability, visit www.mycricket.com. To follow Cricket's latest news and updates online, visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/cricketwireless and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cricketnation.

About Cricket
Cricket is the pioneer and leader in delivering innovative value-rich prepaid wireless services with no long-term contracts. Cricket offers nationwide wireless voice and mobile data services over high-quality, all-digital 4G (LTE) and 3G CDMA wireless networks. Cricket's innovative products and services including the award-winning Muve Music® - the first music service designed for a wireless phone, are available nationwide at Cricket branded retail stores, dealers, national retailers and at www.mycricket.com. For more information about Cricket, please visit www.mycricket.com.

SOURCE Cricket Communications, Inc.



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