Cricket Passes Three-Quarter Mark in Launching its Muve Music Unlimited Wireless Rate Plan in New Markets across United States

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SAN DIEGO, April 12, 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 availability of Muve Music in new Cricket markets across the nation. Beginning today Muve Music will be available in Lexington and Louisville, KY; Cincinnati and Dayton, OH; Kansas City and St. Louis, MO; Pittsburgh, PA; San Antonio, Del Rio-Eagle Pass, El Paso, McAllen, Laredo, Brownsville, Corpus Christi and Harlingen, TX; Portland, Eugene and Salem, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; and Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces, NM. With the addition of these new markets, Muve Music is now available in 48 Cricket markets across the country.

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"We've now launched Muve Music in Cricket markets across the country covering 85 percent of our customers, providing them with a way to get the music they love through a wireless plan on a phone and over a network they can rely upon," said Doug Hutcheson, president and chief executive officer of Cricket Communications. "We continue to be pleased with the response of our customers who quickly see the benefits of having digital music downloads as part of their monthly wireless rate plan."

Muve Music is a $55 a month unlimited wireless rate plan that includes unlimited voice, text, Web, video and unlimited music downloads to the mobile phone. Consumers do not need a credit card or a computer. With Muve Music consumers can view, select and enjoy digital music right on their mobile phones and through Bluetooth-enabled products such as a home or car stereo.

The Muve Music library, which continues to expand, features artists from the 55 record labels of the four major music companies Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and EMI Music as well as music from more than 50 countries through independent aggregator IODA.

The Muve Music Wireless Rate Plan

For just $55 per month, customers get the following features on Cricket's nationwide 3G network:

  • Unlimited nationwide calling
  • Unlimited nationwide text, picture & video messaging
  • Unlimited global text messaging
  • Unlimited 3G mobile Web
  • Unlimited email
  • Unlimited data back up
  • Unlimited video
  • Unlimited full track downloads
  • Unlimited ringtones
  • Unlimited ringback tones

How to Get Muve Music on the Samsung Suede

Muve Music is available at Cricket company-owned stores and at www.mycricket.com as well as through select partner retail outlets. The Muve Music unlimited wireless rate plan is $55 per month. The Samsung Suede has an M.S.R.P. of $199, but will be available at reduced pricing for a limited time in select markets. Additional accessories are available for purchase including premium headphones, an audio jack and Bluetooth adapter to connect to home and car stereos, either wired or wirelessly.

For more information about Muve Music, visit www.muvemusic.com, and for Cricket's dynamic device lineup, 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.

SOURCE Cricket Communications Inc.