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CCA Welcomes Cricket Communications as Newest Member

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Cricket Contacts:                                                                                                  CCA Contact:

Greg Lund, Media Relations                                                                                  Lucy Tutwiler

(858) 882-9105                                                                                                         (202) 449-9866

glund@cricketcommunications.com                                                                    lucy.tutwiler@competitivecarriers.org

Amy Wakeham, Investor Relations

(858) 882-9876

awakeham@cricketcommunications.com 

 

CCA Welcomes Cricket Communications as Newest Member

Washington, DC and San Diego, CA – March 20, 2012 – CCA – The Competitive Carriers Association and Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless services, announced today that Cricket has joined CCA as its newest member.  Cricket joins CCA’s over 100 carrier members to help fight for issues critical to wireless competitive carriers in Washington, DC.  Doug Hutcheson, president, CEO and director of Leap Wireless International, Inc., the parent of Cricket Communications, Inc., will speak at CCA’s 2012 Competitive Carriers Global Expo, March 28-30 in Orlando, FL.  Robert J. Irving, Jr., Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary has been appointed to CCA’s Board of Directors.

“I am extremely pleased to welcome Cricket Communications to CCA,” said CCA president & CEO Steven K. Berry.  “Cricket provides some of the most innovative, dynamic services in the wireless industry, focusing on consumers’ interests and needs.  Cricket shares many of the same advocacy concerns as our current members, and their presence will only strengthen our fight to ensure the wireless industry is a competitive one.  CCA speaks with a strong, united voice, and we look forward to working with Cricket in our continued work with policymakers at the FCC, on Capitol Hill and at the White House.”

Rob Irving of Cricket Communications, Inc said, “We are excited to join CCA at this important moment in the evolution of the wireless industry.  CCA is a strong proponent of legislative and regulatory policies aimed at maintaining a vibrant, competitive wireless industry.  The policy challenges ahead – which include ensuring that CCA’s members have access to additional spectrum needed to meet the market’s demand for advanced services and roaming policies that encourage further investment and enable effective and efficient use of available spectrum assets – are critical to Cricket’s continued success.  We believe that CCA is uniquely positioned to deal with these and the many other issues confronting the competitive wireless industry.  I look forward to serving with other industry leaders on CCA’s Board of Directors, and working with CCA’s entire membership, as we move forward.” 

About CCA

CCA is the nation’s leading association for competitive wireless providers serving rural and regional areas of the United States. The licensed service area of CCA’s more than 100 members covers 95 percent of the nation.  www.competitivecarriers.org

About Cricket

Cricket is the pioneer and leader in delivering innovative value-rich prepaid wireless services with no long-term contracts serving more than 5.9 million customers. Cricket offers wireless voice and mobile data services over the latest, high-quality, all-digital 4G (LTE) and 3G CDMA wireless networks. In 2011, Cricket launched its award-winning Muve Music® product, the first music service designed for a wireless phone that now has more than 500,000 customers. Cricket’s innovative products and services are available at Cricket branded retail stores, dealers, national retailers and at www.mycricket.com.  For more information about Cricket, please visit www.mycricket.com.

 

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