Cricket Unveils Phone Payment Plan Enabling Customers to Buy the Phones They Really Want

 Cricket Unveils Phone Payment Plan Enabling Customers to Buy the Phones They
                                 Really Want

~ Available Only at Cricket, New Plan Provides Customers with the Best Way to
Pay for a Phone

~~ No-Interest and No Credit Check Offers Available

~~ Samsung Galaxy S4 from Cricket available for as low as $25 Down and $25 Per

PR Newswire

SAN DIEGO, July 17, 2013

SAN DIEGO, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Cricket Communications, Inc. is
bringing to consumers the best value in wireless with the introduction of its
new Phone Payment Plan to make it even easier for customers to get the phones
they really want. The Phone Payment Plan available only at Cricket beginning
Sunday, July 21^st in Cricket-owned stores and select dealer locations, and
provides consumers with a great way to get a phone, with a low initial payment
and low monthly payments over time, instead of a large up-front payment or
high monthly payments. We expect that a majority of customers who apply for
this program will be approved at the most flexible terms found anywhere in the
wireless industry.


When customers apply for the Phone Payment Plan, they are eligible for one of
three offers: No Interest, Deferred Interest or No Credit Check. The offer the
customer receives and its terms will vary based on a variety of factors,
including credit history if applicable.

"We believe Cricket's new exclusive Phone Payment Plan is clearly the best
phone purchase program in the industry and is a game-changer," said Jerry
Elliott, president and chief operating officer for Cricket. "The plan offers
the most flexible payment terms available anywhere and will enable more
customers to affordably get the phone they really want, including the latest
iPhones and Samsung Galaxy devices. In addition, the program allows us to
reach those customers who would normally enter a long-term contract agreement
with a postpaid carrier. The best phones in the world are now within even more
people's budgets. "

Cricket Phone Payment Plan Plan Highlights*
Offer Type
No Interest                Customer pays 4% down at time of purchase and 4% of
                           the total plan amount monthly for 24 months. 0% APR
                           Customer pays 5% of the phone purchase at time of
Deferred Interest          purchase and a minimum of 5% of the payment plan
                           amount monthly. No interest if loan paid off in six
                           Customer pays an initial payment as low as 8% and
No Credit Check            same as cash for 90 days (allowing the customer to
                           avoid paying additional fees by paying the full
                           cost of the phone)

*This is not an advertisement

The Phone Payment Plan is provided by a third party and is available for
Cricket Wireless customers only. Cricket customers upgrading from an older
phone must pay the down payment amount determined by their offer plus any
service proration that could be incurred by upgrading to a new rate plan.

For more information about Cricket's dynamic service and newest device lineup
and to check for availability, To follow Cricket's
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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 For more
information about Cricket, please visit

SOURCE Cricket Communications, Inc.

Contact: Greg Lund, Media Relations, 858-882-9238,
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