Samsung Mobile and Cricket launch The Samsung Chrono

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Hey it’s a clamshell phone! Haven’t seen one of these in a while..


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), and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States1, today announced the launch of the Samsung Chrono™ (SCH-r261).

The stylish Chrono is available now for a suggested MSRP of $59.99 in Cricket branded retail stores, select dealers and on The attractive flip-style design makes the Samsung Chrono ideal for consumers looking for a quick and simple way to stay connected on Cricket’s reliable 3G network. Equipped with Bluetooth® Wireless capabilities, the Chrono is perfect for quickly pairing other Bluetooth-enabled devices while on-the-go for a seamless hands-free experience. Users can personalize the Chrono by using Cricket Storefront to download applications, games, ringtones and wallpapers. The Chrono features an integrated VGA camera and approximately 55MB of internal memory for users to store pictures, contacts, text messages and more. The Chrono is available in tanned silver.

“We’re excited to bring the Samsung brand to our value-priced clam shell, feature-phone category,” said Matt Stoiber, vice-president and general manager of devices for Cricket.  “The Samsung Chrono’s large display, keyboard and simple to use interface make it really easy to use and a perfect fit for anyone.”

The Chrono’s keypad features large keys that allow users to easily text as much as they would like with one of Cricket’s unlimited talk and text plans. The value and feature packed Samsung Chrono 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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