After Motorola Evoke, this week Cricket offers another value-priced phones – the MyShot II by Samsung. The My Shot II is the first Cricket phone to offer MyHomeScreen, which allows people to personalize their homescreen with widgets to access their favorite information from the internet like weather, news, social networking, etc.
Cricket Introduces Samsung MyShot II™ with Customized Cricket MyHomeScreen
~Offers Premium Features in a Value Priced Phone and Introduces Personalized Homescreen~
SAN DIEGO and DALLAS – June 11, 2009 – Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of unlimited wireless services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ:LEAP), and Samsung Telecommunications America, (Samsung Mobile) a leading mobile phone distributor in the U.S., today announced the availability of the Samsung MyShot II SCH-r460. The next generation of the Samsung MyShot, available to Cricket customers since April 2008, the MyShot II is a stylish flip phone that is available at an affordable price and optimized with popular features; including an MP3 music player with a microSD slot for removable memory, stereo Bluetooth, a large display, a 1.3 megapixel camera and Mobile Web.
It will also be the first Cricket phone to offer MyHomeScreen, which provides customers with a fully personalized home screen with widgets to quickly access their account information, favorite Internet content including news, weather, sports, social networking, and shop for downloads.
“The MyShot II provides Cricket customers with high-end features at a value price,” said Jeff Toig, vice president of product marketing for Cricket. “This device provides an all-in-one solution with customized quick access to Internet content, a camera and music player. It is ideal for a customer who wants all of the features and functionality of a more expensive phone, without the high price tag.”
Cricket MyHomeScreen will be available on select future handsets. The Samsung MyShot II is immediately available at Cricket retail stores and dealers for $159.99. For more information, please visit www.mycricket.com or www.samsung.com.
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 32 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.
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About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungmobileusa.com.
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2008 consolidated sales of US$96 billion. Employing approximately 164,600 people in 179 offices across 61 countries, the company consists of two business units: Digital Media & Communications and Device Solutions. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.