Cricket Launches Affordable and Feature-packed LG Optimus C Smartphone

~ Wireless Innovator Brings Android Smartphone to its Customers on High-Quality all-3G Network ~

Mar 22, 2011, 09:00 ET from Cricket Communications, Inc.

SAN DIEGO, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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), today announced the launch of the LG Optimus C Smartphone, the first Android device by LG to be included in Cricket's dynamic line of phone offerings.  

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Marking Cricket's continued dedication to budget-conscious wireless devices and services, the LG Optimus C is available immediately at a suggested MSRP of $199.99 in Cricket branded retail stores and specific dealers in most Cricket markets nationwide and on www.mycricket.com. The sleek, value-priced device has a 3.2" HVGA touch-screen, Wi-Fi capability, 3.2MP camera/camcorder, music player and microSD slot, 600 mhz processor and a virtual QWERTY keyboard.  Operating on the Android 2.2 OS, the sleek silver device offers 3G real web browsing and access to the Android Marketplace, providing Cricket customers with access to over 100,000 popular apps, including games, social networking, business tools and more. The LG Optimus also offers multi-app screens that allow users to efficiently access their content.  

"Cricket is very excited to add the LG Optimus C to our wide-ranging device portfolio," said Matt Stoiber, vice president and general manager of devices for Cricket Communications. "Offered at an MSRP of $199.99 with a variety of limited time rebates, the low-cost, yet feature-packed Optimus C further solidifies Cricket's commitment to provide its customers with high-quality wireless devices and services at the best prices."

The LG Optimus C is offered on Cricket's all-inclusive $55 Android plan, which provides users with unlimited talk, text, 411 information, navigation, international text, unlimited picture and video messaging, nationwide data services on the company's reliable all 3G network, and more.

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 more than 5.5 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.

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SOURCE Cricket Communications, Inc.



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