Cricket Turns up the Volume: Muve Music Now Available in All Cricket Markets

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~ Monthly $55 Unlimited Wireless Rate Plan Includes Unlimited Talk, Text, Web and Music Downloads ~

SAN DIEGO, May 2, 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 that Muve Music is now available for purchase in all Cricket markets across the nation. The new markets include Fort Smith, Jonesboro and Little Rock, AR; Fresno, Merced and Visalia, CA; Macon and Savannah, GA; Boise, ID; Lincoln and Omaha, NE; Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, NY; Reno, NV; Fayetteville, NC; Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK; Charleston, SC; and Spokane, WA.

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First announced in December 2010 and unveiled at the 2011 International CES Show in January, Muve Music is the first wireless rate plan that includes unlimited talk, text, Web and unlimited music downloads to the mobile phone for just $55 a month. Muve Music's ever-growing music library 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 50+ countries through indie aggregator IODA. Muve Music was designed exclusively for the mobile phone and is easily accessed through the Muve Music icon on the phone. Once inside Muve Music, customers can quickly search for and download songs and even entire albums in just seconds. The "Get Social" feature lets Muve Music customers send text messages and shares music with other Muve Music customers.  

"Cricket customers across the country are enjoying Muve Music.  We are excited that approximately 50 thousand customers are now on the service and we expect to have 100 thousand Muve Music customers soon," said Doug Hutcheson, president and chief executive officer of Cricket Communications. "And now that Muve Music is available in all Cricket markets around the country we've delivered on our promise to bring affordable mobile music to all of our customers."

The Muve Music Wireless Rate Plan

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

  • Unlimited nationwide calling
  • Unlimited nationwide text, picture & video messaging
  • Unlimited global text messaging
  • Unlimited 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 Cricket Muve Music wireless unlimited plan is $55 per month. The Samsung Suede has an M.S.R.P. of $199, but prices may vary by market and by promotional programs. 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 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. 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.

SOURCE Cricket Communications, Inc.