Cricket Navigator Powered by TeleCommunication Systems Combines Premium Voice Guided Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Unique Money-Saving and Time Management Features
SAN DIEGO ( BUSINESS WIRE) — April 26, 2010 — Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of unlimited wireless services, today announced the availability of Cricket Navigator, a new premium voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation solution that will be exclusive to Cricket customers. In addition to the core navigation features, Cricket Navigator features specific functions that put time and money-saving local information at a user’s fingertips. Examples of the premium features include:
Cricket Navigator is a feature-rich navigation product that Cricket customers will quickly discover to be reliable and trustworthy, whether they’re looking for something down the block or in a place they’ve never been”
– Cricket Navigator allows users to search for all nearby gas stations, and lists the results by both price and distance to current location. The user can then select the station of their choice, and receive directions to the location.
Traffic – For users who need to get to their location quickly, Cricket Navigator identifies potential traffic holdups on a user’s route and then alerts the driver with information about the issue ahead. Cricket Navigator will then provide the driver with the option of a detour to assure a traffic snarl-free ride that will get them to their destination on time
Local Entertainment – When a user is on the road in a new city, Cricket Navigator can help travelers explore the nightlife and local entertainment. Users can search by a specific event venue, look for nearby bars and restaurants, or view show times and read reviews of movies playing at local theaters.
- Hyper-Local Search – Cricket Navigator is pre-loaded with search features that let users avoid the hassles of the yellow pages and find any specific business or location. Users can search for anything from the nearest Cricket retail store, to the specific address of a friend or family member.
Cricket Navigator will be powered by TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology.
“Cricket Navigator is a feature-rich navigation product that Cricket customers will quickly discover to be reliable and trustworthy, whether they’re looking for something down the block or in a place they’ve never been,” said Doug Antone, senior vice president of TCS' Navigation and Telematics Group. “Today, mobile consumers expect apps and mobile services to deliver a compelling and intuitive experience. Cricket Navigator, powered by TCS, serves up a fresh navigation experience that can meet such consumer expectations and more.”
Cricket Navigator can be downloaded from Cricket’s Games and Apps catalog, and is currently available on the Samsung MyShot II device. Over the coming weeks, the application will be rolled out to more phones, and will be available on the majority of Cricket devices by the end of this summer.
Cricket Navigator will be offered in Cricket’s new nationwide $50 and $60 rate plans, and available as a bolt-on to the new nationwide $30 and $40 rate plans.
Cricket is the pioneer of simple and affordable unlimited wireless services with no long-term commitments or credit checks required serving more than five million customers. 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.
About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology. TCS infrastructure forms the foundation for market leading solutions in E9-1-1, text messaging, commercial location and deployable wireless communications. TCS is at the forefront of new mobile cloud computing services providing wireless applications for navigation, hyper-local search, asset tracking, social applications and telematics. Millions of consumers around the world use TCS wireless apps as a fundamental part of their daily lives. Government agencies utilize TCS' cyber security expertise, professional services, and highly secure deployable satellite solutions for mission-critical communications. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, TCS maintains technical, service and sales offices around the world. To learn more about emerging and innovative wireless technologies, visit www.telecomsys.com.