SAN DIEGO, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — 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 its award-winning Muve Music service is now available on the Huawei Ascend II smartphone. Muve Music, the first unlimited music service to be included as part of a wireless rate plan, has more than 270,000 customers(1) and is now available on the Huawei Ascend II, Samsung Vitality, ZTE Score, ZTE Chorus and Samsung Suede.
Current and new Ascend II customers can now purchase the Muve Music plan and enjoy unlimited song downloads, ringtones, and ringback tones, as well as nationwide calling; unlimited text, picture, video messaging and 3G mobile data; mobile video; data back-up, and 411 assistance all for just $65 per month.
“The Ascend II, already one of Cricket’s best-selling devices, is now more exciting with the addition of Muve Music,” said Matt Stoiber, senior vice-president, devices for Cricket. “Cricket is offering our customers a value-packed phone lineup for the holiday season with great savings on our full-featured Android and feature phone line-up. There’s a phone and a plan designed to fit our customers’ needs.”
This value-priced Android comes with a 3.5″ HVGA touch-screen with virtual keyboard, Wi-Fi capability and 3G Real Web Browsing. The Ascend II has lots of great smartphone features packed into an affordable package. Cricket’s fifth Android smartphone also includes great features like a 5 MP camera/camcorder and a MP3 player/microSD slot. The Ascend II features the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and a 600 MHz processor. This smartphone also gives customers access to more than 250,000 cool apps on the Android Market™ as well as great Google applications such as YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Search and more.
By applying its philosophy of unlimited services and value innovation, Cricket and Muve Music have given their customers a new music experience that ranks high in customer satisfaction.
For more information about Muve Music, visit http://www.muvemusic.com, and for Cricket’s dynamic device lineup, visit http://www.mycricket.com. For the latest Cricket news and updates online, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Cricket is the pioneer of simple and affordable unlimited wireless services with no long-term commitments or credit checks required serving approximately 5.8 million customers. Cricket products are available nationwide. 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 http://www.mycricket.com. Cricket is offered by Leap Wireless International, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, Calif. For more information on Leap, visit http://www.leapwireless.com.
(1) 270,000 customers as of October 31, 2011
SOURCE Cricket Communications, Inc.