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Cricket Announces CAPTR - Our Lowest Priced Camera Phone Built for the Cost Conscious Consumer.

~Features VGA Camera, External Display, MyHomeScreen and Mobile Web~

SAN DIEGO -- Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of unlimited wireless services and subsidiary of Leap Wireless International Inc. (NASDAQ:LEAP), today introduced the new Cricket CAPTR (pronounced kap-chur) to its mobile device lineup. Continuing the feature and price innovation initiated by the Cricket A100, the Cricket CAPTR features a zoom-enabled VGA camera, making it one of the most affordable camera flip phones on the market today.

The Cricket CAPTR offers customers additional features including Bluetooth, voice activated dialing, along with text and picture messaging. The device comes ready with Mobile Web, Cricket Games and Applications, and a customizable Cricket MyHomeScreen, which allows customers to add and remove widgets and gives them quick access to their account information or favorite internet content at no additional charge.

Additional features and services included in the CAPTR are an internal and external color display, convenience link from the contact list for MyBackup, and long battery life of up to 250 hours of standby time and up to 5 hours of talk time.

"The Cricket CAPTR was developed by Cricket from the ground up with the intention of delivering a high-quality phone with camera functionality at a very affordable price," said Matt Stoiber, vice president and general manager of devices for Cricket. "With the Cricket CAPTR, budget-minded customers are now able to get an enhanced customer experience using the features they want most but without the hefty price tag."

The new Cricket CAPTR, which measures 3.54 x 1.81 x 0.74, is available now at Cricket retail stores and dealers for the price of $129.99. For more information, 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 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.
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