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Cricket Announces Availability of Kyocera Domino

Latest Domino Device Enhances Features and Usability at Same Great Price

San Diego - July 20, 2010 - Cricket Communications Inc., a leading provider of affordable wireless services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ:LEAP), and Kyocera Communications Inc., provider of Kyocera- and Sanyo-branded wireless devices, today announced the availability of the Kyocera Domino (S1310) mobile phone. It is available immediately at Cricket retail stores nationwide, licensed Cricket dealers and www.mycricket.com.

The Domino, which replaces the Kyocera S1300 in Cricket’s portfolio, embodies affordable functionality, with enhanced features like an improved keypad, Bluetooth® capabilities and a stylish new champagne-gold color scheme with magma–hued accents. Combined with Cricket’s nationwide voice coverage and value-driven, unlimited services plans, the conveniently sized, bar-style phone provides a wide variety of features at an affordable price to please consumers.

“This phone is perfect for our customers who want a stylish, user-friendly mobile phone that offers everything they need at a very affordable price,” said Matt Stoiber, vice president and general manager of devices for Cricket. “The Domino strengthens Cricket’s already versatile handset portfolio, as the Company prepares to expand the line-up even further with the upcoming launch of smartphones before year’s end.”

“Kyocera and Cricket enjoyed great success with the Kyocera S1300, the predecessor to the Domino, and we’ve improved on that device to pack the Domino with even more features, but at the same low price point,” said Eric Anderson, vice president of sales at Kyocera Communications Inc. “For customers who want a highly functional and dependable phone at an entry-level price, the Domino is an ideal fit.”

The Domino is enabled with WAP for standard Web browsing, as well as downloading of ringtones, graphics and Cricket Games and Apps. Additionally, the phone features robust sound quality, SMS messaging, voice memo recording capabilities, Bluetooth wireless technology support, a 250-contact directory (supporting up to five numbers per contact) and a large display and keypad for easy dialing and texting. With a talk time of up to 200 minutes and standby time of up to 200 hours, the S1310 is also HAC-compliant and supports TTY/TDD for the hearing-impaired.

Retail pricing for the Kyocera Domino is $99.99. For more information, please visit a local Cricket retail location, or online visit www.mycricket.com.

About Cricket
Cricket is the pioneer of simple and affordable unlimited wireless services with no long-term commitments or credit checks required serving more than 5.4 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 nationwide 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.

About Kyocera Communications, Inc.
Kyocera Communications, Inc. (KCI) is the headquarters for Kyocera- and Sanyo-branded wireless products and accessories in the Americas. The company's devices are driving the convergence of telecommunications, broadband and multimedia. KCI was formed in April 2009 through the combination of Kyocera Wireless Corp. and Kyocera Sanyo Telecommunications Inc., two wholly owned subsidiaries of Kyocera International Inc. The former was created when Kyocera purchased QUALCOMM Incorporated's consumer wireless phone business in 2000, while the latter was formed when Kyocera purchased the wireless phone business of Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. in 2008. Based in San Diego, KCI leverages Japan's history of creating advanced consumer technologies around humanism and respect for the environment and blending them with a Western entrepreneurialism and style, resulting in a unique design language and a natural, user-friendly interface. For more information, please visit http://www.kyocera-wireless.com.

Kyocera Corporation  (NYSE:KYO) (TOKYO:6971) (http://global.kyocera.com/), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as "advanced ceramics"). (also known as "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, office-document imaging equipment, solar power generating systems, semiconductor packages, electronic components, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. During the year ended During the year ended March 31, 2010, the company's net sales totaled 1.07 trillion yen (approximately US$11.5 billion). Kyocera marked its 50th anniversary in 2009, and the 40th anniversary of its U.S. operations. It is ranked #554 on Forbes magazine's 2010 "Global 2000" listing of the world's largest publicly traded companies.

 

© 2010 Kyocera. All rights reserved. Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG Inc. and any use of such marks by Kyocera is under license. All other marks are properties of their respective owners.

 

For more information, contact:

Cricket Communications, Inc.
Greg Lund, Media Relations
phone: 858-882-9105
e-mail: glund@cricketcommunications.com

For more information, contact:

Kyocera Communications, Inc.
John Chier, Corporate Communications
phone: 858-882-3543
e-mail: john.chier@kyocera.com

 

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