Jump Mobile

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Jump Mobile
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 2005 (2005)
Defunct February 26, 2010 (2010-02-26)
Headquarters San Diego, California, United States
Parent Leap Wireless International, Inc.
Website jumpmobile.com

Jump Mobile was a mobile telephony subsidiary of United States company Leap Wireless. It was founded in 2005, and offered prepaid mobile phone services to customers in 25 U.S. states. Leap Wireless retired the Jump Mobile brand on February 26, 2010, and migrated all customers to its Cricket Wireless "Pay Go" service. Leap Wireless was subsequently acquired by AT&T.


Jump Mobile's features allowed customers unlimited incoming calls from any country, and outgoing calls within the coverage area for a per-minute charge, and unlimited text messaging service within the United States. International text messages and calls were available for additional charges.[1] Through the Cricket/Leap Wireless Network, coverage was about half of the continental United States, with broadband coverage in several metropolitan areas.[2]

The pre-paid service included voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, three-way calling, directory assistance, ringtones, games, and wallpapers.

The terms and conditions for Jump Mobile[3] required customers to maintain paid credit on their accounts. If all funds and minutes expired, after a sixty day grace period service lapsed and customers lost their telephone numbers.[3] The company offered both "service credit" and "Airtime To Go"; the former expired within a fixed period that began when the credit was applied and that varied based on the amount. "Airtime to Go" had the same range of expiration periods (from 15 to 100 days) but the countdown to expiration didn't begin until the airtime was activated.[3]


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  2. ^ http://www.mycricket.com/cricketcoveragemaps/ - National Coverage Tab on Page
  3. ^ a b c [2][dead link]