Affordable CROSSWAVE™ Mobile Hot Spot Device Now Available on Cricket's All-Inclusive Service Plans

October 16, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Cricket Communications Inc., a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ:LEAP), today announced the availability of the new Cricket CROSSWAVE™ portable WiFi device from Huawei.

Starting Friday, October 15, Cricket will offer the CROSSWAVE at a suggested MSRP of $149.99 in Cricket branded retail stores, select dealers and

The sleek, dual mode EVDO/WiFi CROSSWAVE can connect with up to three devices at the same time and is compatible with most devices that support WiFi 802.11b/g including Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7, as well as Mac OS X10.4.11 to 10.6.3 (both 32 and 64 bit). The Cricket CROSSWAVE will be paired with Cricket's unlimited, all-inclusive prepaid broadband service plans, offering pricing flexibility for consumers whose interests may range from less data- intensive email and web browsing to data heavy applications such as streaming video, music downloads and online gaming. All users will be able to access Cricket's reliable 3G network which provides download speeds up to 1.4 Mbps.

At just under 4-inches in height, less than a half-inch thick and weighing less than three ounces, the compact and innovative instant mobile hot spot device brings high speed internet access on Cricket's all 3G network to multiple laptops, desktops and other mobile devices like tablets, mp3 players, and gaming systems simultaneously. The CROSSWAVE™ supports connectivity while plugged into a standard power outlet or USB port and has a battery life of nearly 3 hours active use and 90 hours of standby time.

"The CROSSWAVE is an incredibly convenient way for on-the-go consumers to bring Cricket's reliable, no-contract 3G connectivity to a whole new ecosystem of devices, anywhere, at any time," stated Matt Stoiber, vice president and general manager of devices for Cricket Communications. "This convenient mobile hotspot also complements our new, true rate data plans, providing our customers with the speed and reliability they want with no overage charges or hidden fees."

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Cricket is the pioneer of simple and affordable unlimited wireless services with no long-term commitments or credit checks required serving more than 5.3 million customers in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Cricket offers cell phone plans and broadband Internet services over the latest technology, high-quality, all-digital 3G CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO wireless network. Cricket's nationwide prepaid cell phone 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 Cricket is offered by Leap Wireless International, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, Calif. For more information on Leap, visit