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UTStarcom Launches the CDM7025 for Cricket(R)

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom Personal
Communications, a division of UTStarcom, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI), a global leader
in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions and services, announced today
that the UTStarcom CDM7025 mobile handset is now available to Cricket
customers. The clamshell-style CDM7025 is available at select Cricket retail
stores and Cricket dealers for $129.99. With its sleek and stylish design
that comes in black and silver, the CDM7025 features applications such as text
messaging, Cricket Clicks(TM) for downloading ringtones, games, and

UTStarcom Launches the CDM7025 for Cricket(R)
UTStarcom Launches the CDM7025 for Cricket(R)

Mobile Handset Combines Practicality, Design and Cool Features for the Budget- Conscious Consumer

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'The CDM7025 is designed to combine style and functionality at a
reasonable price,' said
Philip Christopher, president of UTStarcom Personal
Communications. 'We expect Cricket customers will appreciate the phone's
compact and lightweight form factor as well as its more advanced features.'

Preloaded and downloaded images will be easy to view with the CDM7025. It
features a 1.5' 65K color main display that supports popular image formats
including BMP, GIF, JPEG and PNG. The phone also supports multiple audio
formats such as QCELP, EVRC, MIDI and MP3, for high-quality sound.

'We are pleased to add the UTStarcom handset to our lineup of mobile
phones, said
Sergio Garcia, director of device strategy at Cricket
Communications, Inc. 'We're certain Cricket customers will agree that this
mobile phone offers great design and features at an affordable price.'

The tri-mode CDM7025 features a retractable antenna boosting its signal in
areas of weak network coverage and is Travel Time(TM) roaming capable. It
weighs just 3.2 ounces measuring 3.5' (h) x 1.9' (w) x 0.8' (d) and is
equipped with voice activated dialing, built-in speakerphone, polyphonic
ringtones, a 500-entry phone book, and enhanced battery life for up to 250
minutes of talk time and 320 hours standby time. It also has a HAC Compliance
rating of M3 for the hearing impaired.

About UTStarcom Personal Communications

UTStarcom Personal Communications is changing the way the world
communicates through innovative wireless devices that deliver advanced
communications solutions to improve personal lifestyles.

UTStarcom Personal Communications provides wireless communications devices
including handsets, PocketPCs and wireless broadband modems to carriers
throughout North and South America and supplies every CDMA carrier in the U.S.
and Canada. The company's products are manufactured by its parent company,
UTStarcom, Inc., and by third-party original equipment manufacturers.
UTStarcom Personal Communications Division is based in Hauppauge, New York,
and maintains offices and support facilities throughout the U.S., Canada,
Latin America, Korea and India.

UTStarcom, Inc. is a global leader in IP access networking solutions and
international service and support. The company sells its wireline, wireless,
optical and switching solutions to operators around the world. Founded in 1991
and headquartered in Alameda, California, the company has research and design
operations in New Jersey, China, and India.

About Leap

Leap, headquartered in San Diego, Calif., is a customer-focused company
providing innovative mobile wireless services targeted to meet the needs of
customers under-served by traditional communications companies. With the value
of unlimited wireless services as the foundation of its business, Leap
pioneered both Cricket(R) and Jump(TM) Mobile service. Through its affordable,
flat-rate service plans, Cricket offers customers a choice of unlimited local
voice minutes, unlimited domestic long distance voice minutes, unlimited text,
instant and picture messaging and additional value-added services over a high-
quality, all-digital CDMA network. Designed for the mobile-dependent, urban
youth market, Jump Mobile is a unique prepaid wireless service that offers
customers free unlimited incoming calls from anywhere with outgoing calls at
an affordable 10 cents per minute and free incoming and outgoing text
messaging. Both Cricket and Jump Mobile services are offered without long-term
commitments or credit checks. For more information, please visit

Forward Looking Statements

This release includes forward-looking statements by and about UTStarcom,
including, without limitation, the foregoing statements regarding the
anticipated functionality, features, style and market acceptance of, and
benefits and affordability to users of, the CDM7025. These statements are
forward-looking in nature and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may
cause actual results to differ materially. These factors include rapidly
changing technology and consumer preferences, the changing nature of the
telecommunications market, the possibility of slower than expected growth in
the telecommunications markets, evolving product and application standards,
changes or delays in product introductions and deployments, the termination or
material amendment of significant contracts, partnerships or alliances, and
other uncertainties, such as changes in government regulation and licensing
requirements in relevant markets. UTStarcom also refers readers to the risk
factors identified in its latest Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports
on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K as filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission.

SOURCE UTStarcom, Inc.