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Cricket launches two Samsung handsets
Posted: 27-Mar-2008 [Source: Cricket]

[Cricket announces the MyShot and Spex handsets from Samsung have been added to its lineup.]

San Diego -- Cricket Communications today announced two new CDMA AWS handsets from Samsung, the MyShotTM and SpexTM. Starting tomorrow, the Samsung MyShot, the world's first CDMA AWS camera phone, and the Samsung Spex mobile phone will be commercially available at Cricket retail stores in Tulsa, Okla., and will be available soon in all Cricket markets nationwide. Cricket launched its first CDMA AWS handset March 7, 2008 and these Samsung handsets further enhance the Cricket portfolio in support of upcoming AWS market launches.

Designed to operate on the new AWS spectrum band, the tri-band Samsung MyShot and Samsung Spex also operate on the PCS and cellular bands, enabling them to work in all existing Cricket wireless markets stretching from California to New York. These new phones will also work in new Cricket markets slated to begin launching this year including Oklahoma City, Okla. and Las Vegas, Nev.

"As we prepare to launch the first of our AWS markets, we want to ensure that consumers have a choice of mobile devices when they sign up for Cricket's unlimited wireless services. We are pleased to be the first operator to bring CDMA AWS devices to market including the Samsung MyShot and Spex," said Al Moschner, Cricket's Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. "With today's introduction, both new and existing Cricket subscribers have access to two new wireless phones that incorporate the latest AWS capability, while having the ability to operate on the PCS and cellular bands."

The Samsung MyShot's built-in 1.3 mega pixel camera features a self-timer, multi-shot capabilities and more. Using the phones integrated Bluetooth wireless technology, users can easily share photos and contacts with others, and coupled with its voice recognition capability, easily place calls from their contact list. In addition, the Web-enabled Samsung MyShot supports web access for browsing and downloading of ringtones and graphics, Cricket Games & Apps, text and picture messaging capabilities, speakerphone, and personal tools such as calendar, clock and calculator. The Samsung MyShot will have a retail price of $149.99.

The slim Samsung Spex features a sleek, modern design with an easy-to-use interface. This Bluetooth-capable handset includes a color display, speakerphone, personal tools such as calendar, memo pad and more. Additionally, the Spex supports Cricket services such as text messaging, Mobile Web for browsing and downloading favorite ringtones and graphics, and Cricket Games & Apps. The Samsung Spex will have a retail price of $119.99.

With plans starting as low as $35 per month, Cricket provides unlimited wireless calling all day and every day -- without the need for contracts or credit checks. Cricket's highest value plan -- Cricket Nation 200 -- is priced at only $60 per month and includes unlimited anytime minutes, unlimited U.S. domestic long distance, unlimited coverage in all Cricket markets, free text and picture messaging, voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, three-way calling and 200 nationwide roaming minutes per month.

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