Cricket Wireless Connects Families This Holiday Season With Free Phone Calls

December 9, 2010

CHICAGO, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Cricket Communications, a leading provider of unlimited wireless services, is helping to connect loved ones by offering free phone calls home for the holidays at various community organizations throughout the Chicago area during the ’12 Days of Cricket’ program, December 11th through the 22nd.

Each day, Cricket will provide activated wireless handsets, laptops with wireless Internet, and holiday refreshments to different organizations across the market. Community residents are encouraged to stop in and place a phone call to any friend or family member they wish to reconnect with during this holiday season. The events are open to the public and no purchase is necessary.

“Cricket believes that everyone deserves a bit of holiday cheer during this season,” said Al King, Area Vice President for Cricket Midwest. “Offering free phone calls to loved ones allows us to help connect families at a time when you think about them the most and wish you were there in person.”

As another way to give back to the community, Cricket team members will be on hand to volunteer with the organizations by helping with food drives, serving dinner in soup kitchens and other community-oriented activities.

“We are delighted to host this event in partnership with Cricket Communications. The NLEI community of stakeholders, including students, job seeking clients and business partners, are excited and grateful for the opportunity to participate in this innovative initiative,” said Elba Aranda-Suh, Executive Director of the National Latino Education Institute.

Participating community organizations and dates include:

    December 11, 2010
    Erie Neighborhood House
    1347 W. Erie St.
    Chicago, IL 60642
    9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    December 12, 2010
    Inner Voice
    2905 W. 43rd St.
    Chicago, IL 60632
    3 p.m. - 9 p.m.

    December 13, 2010
    Casa Aztlan
    1831 S. Racine Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60608
    11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    December 14, 2010
    National Latino Education Institute
    2011 W. Pershing Road
    Chicago, IL 60609
    8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

    Instituto del Progreso Latino
    2570 S. Blue Island Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60608
    3 p.m. - 8 p.m.

    December 15, 2010
    La Casa Norte
    3533 W. North Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60647
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    December 16, 2010
    The Salvation Army Norridge Citadel
    8354 W. Foster Ave.
    Norridge, IL 60706
    1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    December 17, 2010
    Inner Voice
    1621 W. Walnut St.
    Chicago, IL 60612
    11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    December 18, 2010
    Firebelly Foundation: Reason to Give
    Lafayette Elementary School Auditorium
    2714 W. Augusta Blvd.
    Chicago, IL 60622
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    December 19, 2010
    Inner Voice
    8718 S. Paulina St.
    Chicago, IL 60620
    3 p.m. - 9 p.m.

    December 20, 2010
    Casa Central
    1335 N. California Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60622
    12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    December 21, 2010
    Chesterfield Community Council
    Tuley Park Field House
    501 E. 90th Pl.
    Chicago, IL 60619
    9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Humboldt Park Social Services
    2120 N. Mozart St.
    Chicago IL 60647
    4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

    December 22, 2010
    The Bridge Radio Youth Foundation
    Bloom Township High School
    101 W. 10th St.
    Chicago Heights, IL 60411
    6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

For an up-to-date list and event details, please visit www.mycricket.com/events/community/chicago.

About Cricket

Cricket is the pioneer of simple and affordable unlimited wireless services with no long-term commitments or credit checks required serving more than 5.4 million customers in 35 states and the District of Columbia. 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 nationwide 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. For more information on Cricket, visit www.mycricket.com. Cricket is offered by Leap Wireless International, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, Calif. For more information on Leap, visit www.leapwireless.com.

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    Joanna Aguirre
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    Lisa Howard, Media Relations

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