Cricket Adds 3G Textastic Samsung Messager II® to Device Lineup

Sleek style, 3G Technology and QWERTY Keyboard Bring Messaging and Web Browsing Speed to the Next Level for Cricket Customers

Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of unlimited wireless services and subsidiary of Leap Wireless International Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP), and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile)[1] the No.1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.[2], today announced the availability of the new Samsung Messager II®, which comes fully loaded with a slider QWERTY keyboard, email, super fast 3G technology, a 2.0MP camera, camcorder, MP3 player and Cricket’s enhanced user experience, MyHomeScreen. The addition of the Samsung Messager II brings Cricket’s device lineup to a total to four QWERTY devices, three of which feature 3G for faster Mobile Web browsing. 

Sleeker, faster and cooler than its best-selling predecessor Messager, the new Messager II offers users real-time connection to friends through revved-up social networking applications and faster internet browsing and downloading music and ringtones. 

The Samsung Messager II brings everything to a power texter’s fingertips for personal email, SMS and MMS, and users can customize their own devices with downloadable content and Bluetooth file transfer profile. Cricket MyHomeScreen provides access to news, sports, entertainment and weather at users’ fingertips. Additional features like a 2.0 Megapixel camera, Stereo Bluetooth and Mobile Video will ensure Cricket customers aren’t just talking and texting, but able to share those memorable moments while on the go, too.    

“The original Messager was an all-time favorite among Cricket’s customers because it is an easy-to-use device for power texters. Cricket customers tend to be more active texters than the average wireless users; in fact 52% send at least one text per day compared with an industry average of just 33%,” said Matt Stoiber, vice president and general manager of devices for Cricket. “The Messager II builds on that by providing the same easy text features with a sleeker design and 3G speeds.”

The Samsung Messager II will be available beginning Thursday, August 27, for $199.99 at Cricket retail stores, dealers, mycricket.com and by calling 800-922-9169.  For more information, please visit www.mycricket.com or www.samsungwireless.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 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.

Leap is a U.S. registered trademark and the Leap logo is a trademark of Leap. Cricket, Jump, the Cricket “K” and Flex Bucket are U.S. registered trademarks of Cricket. In addition, the following are trademarks or service marks of Cricket: Cricket By Week, Cricket Choice, Cricket Connect, Cricket Nation and Cricket PAYGo. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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.samsungmobileusa.com

About Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2007 consolidated sales of US$105 billion. Employing approximately 150,000 people in 134 offices in 62 countries, the company consists of two main business units: Digital Media & Communications and Device Solutions. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.


[1]Samsung Mobile is proud to provide ENERGY STAR-qualified power adapters with its mobile phones and accessories. ENERGY STAR qualified products use less energy, save money, and help protect the environment. Products that have earned the ENERGY STAR meet strict energy-efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy.

[2] Based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics Q1 2009 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Report.