San Diego, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–February 3, 2005–In a move to make its Cricket(R) wireless service even more customer friendly and affordable, Leap Wireless International, Inc. (OTCBB:LEAP), a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless communications services, today announced that it is expanding its international long distance (ILD) offering to more than 60 countries(a).
“Given our diverse customer base, we believe that expanded international access will be very rewarding since it gives our customers an affordable calling option to stay in touch with their friends and family,” said Al Moschner, senior vice president of Marketing for Leap. “Offering long distance to foreign countries outside Mexico and Canada, coupled with our highly competitive international rates, will appeal to a larger cross-section of the population. In addition to providing our customers added calling options, we also believe that the expanded ILD service will further serve as an additional revenue stream that will positively impact our average revenue per user (ARPU).”
For only .18 per minute, Cricket(R) customers can call:
British Virgin Islands
Trinidad & Tobago
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Kingdom(London Only)
Customers interested in Cricket’s ILD offering can use the service by prepaying for a bucket of minutes. The dollar amount in the bucket will be automatically deducted each time a customer places an ILD call. Customers can also add additional funds to their bucket by dialing *PAY on their Cricket(R) phone as necessary.
Leap, headquartered in San Diego, Calif., is a customer-focused company providing innovative mobile wireless services that are targeted to meet the needs of customers who are under-served by traditional communications companies. With a commitment to predictability, simplicity and value as the foundation of our business, Leap pioneered Cricket(R) service, a simple and affordable wireless alternative to traditional landline service. Cricket(R) service offers customers unlimited anytime minutes within the Cricket(R) calling area over a high-quality, all-digital CDMA network. Operating in 39 markets in 20 states stretching from New York to California, Cricket(R) service is available to customers in more than 840 different municipalities. For more information, please visit http://www.leapwireless.com.
(a) some restrictions may apply
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