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 Cricket TXTM8 3G to its device line up.

The stylish TXTM8 3G multimedia handset is available starting tomorrow for a suggested MSRP of $99.99 in Cricket branded retail stores, select dealers and on Presented in a chic black and silver color scheme with bronze number keys, the Cricket TXTM8 3G offers many features of today’s hottest smartphones including one key access to schedule, mobile email, real time web browsing on the innovative carrier’s reliable 3G network. The impressive yet cost-conscious device also provides users with video recording and streaming functionality via the device’s EVDO high speed data transfer capabilities.

“The Cricket TXTM8 3G is the first device we are offering with high-speed EVDO capabilities under the $100 price-point. Combine this new, stylish handset with Cricket’s diverse line up and we further solidify our commitment to respecting the values of cost-conscious customers through providing high-function handsets at affordable prices,” stated Matt Stoiber, vice president and general manager of devices for Cricket Communications. “This device demonstrates to consumers that you can get all of the features you want and need in a phone without breaking the bank.”

Weighing in at less than 4 ounces, the TXTM8 3G offers a vibrant QVGA display screen, music player with microsSD slot, voice recognition, stereo Bluetooth capabilities, and a 2 MP camera and video recorder. The QWERTY bar-style phone allows users to easily text as much as they would like with a comfortable keypad on one of Cricket’s unlimited talk and text plans.

The value and feature packed TXTM8 3G is offered on Cricket’s all-inclusive unlimited plans, including the basic $35 unlimited talk and text, and the robust $45 plan which provides users with unlimited talk, text, 411 information, navigation, international text, unlimited and video picture messages, unlimited web browsing and more. In addition, the $45 rate plan provides convenient, free access to mobile email functions, MyBackup, and Cricket Navigator, a platform that gives users turn by turn directions without ever having to upgrade new map features like other expensive navigation systems.

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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 Cricket is offered by Leap Wireless International, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, Calif. For more information on Leap, visit

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