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Cricket Brings the Popular 4G Samsung Galaxy S III to its Growing Line-Up of High-Quality & Affordable Smartphones

~ Samsung's Best-Selling and Ultra-Advanced Smartphone Arrives in Time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday Gift Shopping

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cricket Communications, Inc. today announced the availability of its second 4G LTE smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S® III (R530). Cricket's Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone with its brilliant 4.8 inch display, and no contract, unlimited data, talk and text plans from $50 per month would make a stunning gift for the holidays. Find yours at Cricket company-owned stores, dealers and at www.mycricket.com by November 23, 2012 for $549.99 (MSRP). 

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"The Samsung Galaxy S III is a revolutionary 4G LTE smartphone and will be available at Cricket in time for the holidays," said Matt Stoiber, senior vice president of devices for Cricket. "As we continue to expand our 4G LTE network, the Galaxy S III excels in both our 4G and 3G LTE markets. We are very proud to offer our customers the highest level of wireless technology on one of the coolest devices in the market today."

The Galaxy S III comes with a brilliant 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED™ touch-screen, 1.5 GHz dual core processor, and runs on Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system. With a 2100 mAh Li-Ion battery and picture-in-picture technology, it has enough power to watch video and check email at the same time.  Added functionality like S Voice™ technology makes using the device easier, simply raise the phone to your ear and dictate your request. Capture every moment without shutter lag and enjoy 8 megapixel photo clarity with added LED flash camera/camcorder and a 1.9 megapixel HD front facing camera.

The Samsung Galaxy S III is available on Cricket's new 4G LTE Android Double Data service plans that offer, for a limited time, double the monthly full speed data allowance offered in Cricket's 3G rate plans.  The $50 4G LTE Android Double Data Rate Plan allows 2GB of full-speed data; the $60 plan allows 5GB of full-speed data and the $70 plan offers 10GB of full-speed data.

The introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S III follows the company's announcement today that 4G LTE service is now available in Philadelphia, Phoenix, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Laredo, Corpus Christi and the Brownsville-McAllen-Harlingen market, Texas in addition to existing 4G LTE service in Las Vegas and Tucson. The company's LTE service now covers approximately 21 million potential customers.

About Cricket
Cricket is the pioneer and leader in delivering innovative value-rich prepaid wireless services with no long-term contracts. Cricket offers nationwide wireless voice and mobile data services over high-quality, all-digital 4G (LTE) and 3G CDMA wireless networks. Cricket's innovative products and services including the award-winning Muve Music® - the first music service designed for a wireless phone, are available nationwide at Cricket branded retail stores, dealers, national retailers and at www.mycricket.com. For more information about Cricket, please visit www.mycricket.com.

For more information about Cricket's dynamic service and newest device lineup and to check for availability, visit www.mycricket.com. To follow Cricket's latest news and updates online, visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/cricketwireless and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cricketnation.

Samsung, Galaxy S, AMOLED and S-Voice are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.  Android is a trademark of Google Inc.  Other company names, product names and marks mentioned herein are property of their respective owners and may be trademarks or registered trademarks.

SOURCE Cricket Communications, Inc.

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