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KYOCERA K132 Flip Phone Brings a New Sensation to Cricket® Customers

KYOCERA K132 Adds Color to Cricket's Lineup with its Compact, Sleek Design and Blue Soft Feel Finish

San Diego, CA -- (February 1, 2007) -- Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless phones and devices, and Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of unlimited wireless services, today announced the availability of the Kyocera K132 for Cricket® customers. A compact and sleek flip phone with a blue soft feel exterior, K132 is an appealing and unique new addition to Cricket's lineup of affordable and stylish handsets to take advantage of Cricket's unlimited usage plans.

The Kyocera K132 is designed for those who mostly want to make a call but demand style and simple functionality with features such as built-in speakerphone for hands-free talking, a large color display for quick and easy reading of numbers and graphics, as well as pre-loaded polyphonic ringtones.

"We're excited to bring our customers this value rich handset," said Al Moschner, executive vice-president and chief marketing officer for Cricket. "Cricket customers love to text and search the Web and the Kyocera K132 features mobile Web browsing and a host of functionality at a very affordable price."

Kyocera K132 is Cricket Clicks™ capable for downloading wallpapers, screensavers and ringtones directly over the air and is mobile WEB enabled for email, sports, entertainment, lifestyle and news. It is also compatible with Cricket's roaming service, Travel Time™. The phone features a contact directory, keypad backlighting, predictive text entry and voice-activated dialing. Productivity tools include a scheduler, calculator, alarm clock, stopwatch, tip calculator, countdown timer, and voice memos.

"The Kyocera K132 offers all the functionality a power voice user needs with an attention-getting style," said Tom Maguire, vice president of global marketing at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "With K132's blue soft feel finish, Cricket is able to offer its customers something that is totally unique in the crowded mobile phone market place - literally a new user sensation that won't break the bank."

Measuring just 3.39 in. x 1.73 in. x 0.83 in., the K132 weighs only 2.96 ounces and has a CDMA talk time of up to 3.8 hours and standby time of up to 211 hours. It is equipped with a secure battery containing patent-pending technology for increased security and safety, just one of the many Genuine Accessories by Kyocera™ available for the Kyocera K132.

For more information, please visit a local Cricket retail location, or online visit www.mycricket.com or www.kyocera-wireless.com.

About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a leading supplier of innovative, feature-rich CDMA wireless devices and accessories for customers worldwide. Kyocera Wireless maintains an operating belief in the genius of simplicity and strives to make the wireless experience as simple and intuitive as humanly possible. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., which acquired QUALCOMM Incorporated's CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. Based in San Diego, the company is ISO-14001 and ISO-9001 certified and has won city, state and federal awards for its environmentally friendly manufacturing and recycling practices. For more information, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com.

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, cameras, laser printers, copiers, solar energy systems and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2006, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately 10 billion US dollars (1,181,489 million yen) with net income of approximately 596 million US dollars (69,696 million yen).

About Cricket®
Cricket is a simple and affordable mobile phone service providing customers and local businesses with flat-rate, unlimited service over a high-quality, all-digital wireless network. Designed for customers under-served by traditional communications companies, Cricket is the pioneer of unlimited anytime minutes with no long-term contract or credit check required. Plus, Cricket offers customers access to a variety of feature-rich mobile applications such as unlimited text messaging, picture messaging and more. For more information, please visit www.mycricket.com. Cricket is a business of Leap Wireless International, Inc. [NASDAQ: LEAP], headquartered in San Diego, Calif. For more information on Leap, visit www.leapwireless.com.

Cricket is a registered trademark of Cricket Communications, Inc. Cricket Unlimited Access, Cricket Unlimited Plus, Cricket Unlimited Classic, Jump Mobile, Travel Time, Cricket Clicks and the Cricket K are trademarks of Cricket Communications, Inc.

 

© Kyocera Wireless Corp. All rights reserved. Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. Genuine Accessories by Kyocera is a trademark of Kyocera Wireless Corp. Cricket, Travel Time and Cricket Clicks are registered trademarks or trademarks of Cricket Communications, Inc. All other marks are properties of their respective owners.

 

For more information, contact:

Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Brad Shewmake
phone: 1-858-882-2028
e-mail: shewmake@kyocera-wireless.com
Leap Wireless
Greg Lund
phone: 1-858-882-9105
e-mail: glund@cricketcommunications.com

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