Offers Premium Features in a Value Priced Phone and Introduces Personalized Homescreen
Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of unlimited wireless services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc., and Samsung Telecommunications America, (Samsung Mobile) a leading mobile phone distributor in the U.S., today announced the availability of the Samsung MyShot II SCH-r460. The next generation of the Samsung MyShot, available to Cricket customers since April 2008, the MyShot II is a stylish flip phone that is available at an affordable price and optimized with popular features; including an MP3 music player with a microSD slot for removable memory, stereo Bluetooth, a large display, a 1.3 megapixel camera and Mobile Web.
It will also be the first Cricket phone to offer MyHomeScreen, which provides customers with a fully personalized home screen with widgets to quickly access their account information, favorite Internet content including news, weather, sports, social networking, and shop for downloads.
“The MyShot II provides Cricket customers with high-end features at a value price,” said Jeff Toig, vice president of product marketing for Cricket. “This device provides an all-in-one solution with customized quick access to Internet content, a camera and music player. It is ideal for a customer who wants all of the features and functionality of a more expensive phone, without the high price tag.”
Cricket MyHomeScreen will be available on select future handsets. The Samsung MyShot II is immediately available at Cricket retail stores and dealers for $159.99.
Cricket is the pioneer of simple and affordable unlimited wireless services with no long-term commitments or credit checks required serving more than four million customers in 32 states. 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 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.