SAN DIEGO--()--Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of unlimited wireless services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ:LEAP), today announced it is allowing Cricket customers to make unlimited free calls from their Cricket phones to Haiti to check on the status of loved ones in the wake of this week’s earthquake. The feature is available to all Cricket voice-plan customers from now until midnight Eastern Standard Time on Friday, January 22, 2010.
In addition, Cricket is participating in a text messaging initiative with the American Red Cross to enable Cricket customers to make a donation to help those affected by the earthquake in Haiti. Cricket customers with text messaging capabilities can make a $10 donation directly from their Cricket phone by Texting “Haiti” to 90999. Donations will be debited from the customer’s prepaid Flex Bucket account or Cricket PayGo account.
Customers can also contact the American Red Cross at 800-733-2767 or online at www.redcross.org to donate any dollar amount. For more information about Cricket, please visit www.mycricket.com. For more information about the Red Cross and the text donation campaign, please visit www.redcross.org.
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 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 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.