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Cricket Enhances its Messaging Phone Line-Up with the Samsung Comment
Posted: 24-Aug-2011 [Source: Cricket]

[Cricket and Samsung launch the Samsung Comment (SCH-r830) messaging phone.]

San Diego -- 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 - News), and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States(1), today announced the launch of the Samsung Commentâ„¢ (SCH-r380).

Built with messaging in mind, the Comment is ideal for consumers looking for a fast and convenient way to stay connected on Cricket's reliable data network. The Comment features a stylish bar design with a full QWERTY keyboard to send threaded/chat-style text messages. It is also preloaded with Cricket Navigator; MyBackup which conveniently and safely backs up your contact list; and MyHomeScreen for one touch access to weather, news, sports, horoscope, MyAccount, social networks, email and more. Users can expect a premium multimedia experience with the Comment's built-in mobile web browser, MP3 music player, 3.5mm headset jack and a 1.3MP camera. Additional features include a 2.4" QVGA display, stereo Bluetooth, voice recognition and tools to organize your day. Users can personalize the Comment by using Cricket Storefront to download applications, games, ringtones and wallpapers.

"Cricket is excited to offer the Samsung Comment to our customers who are looking for an easy to use QWERTY bar phone with an impressive thin and modern design," said Matt Stoiber, vice president and general management. "The Comment has everything the customer needs to quickly communicate and organize their day."

At a suggested retail price of $89.99 plus tax, the Samsung Comment is available in Cricket branded retail stores, dealers and at The Comment is offered with Cricket's all-inclusive unlimited plans, including the basic $35 unlimited talk and text, and the robust $45 plan which provides users with unlimited talk, text, 411 information, navigation, international text, unlimited picture messages, unlimited web browsing and more. In addition, the $45 rate plan provides convenient access to MyHomeScreen, MyBackup, and Cricket Navigator, a platform that gives users turn by turn directions without ever having to upgrade new map features like other expensive navigation systems.


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