Cingular Makes Wireless More Affordable Than Ever with Introduction of Motorola C139
New Candybar Handset Gives All the Mobile Must-Haves at an Affordable Price to Cingular GoPhone Customers
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. & ATLANTA, Ga. – July 10, 2006 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Cingular Wireless, the nation’s largest wireless carrier, today announced the availability of the Motorola C139, a curvaceous palm-sized handset loaded with organizational and entertainment features and available for a low suggested retail price of $39.99. The phone is now offered to customers of Cingular’s GoPhone, the most innovative and feature-rich prepaid wireless service in the industry.
Now by purchasing the Motorola C139 for $39.99, Cingular GoPhone customers receive a $10 GoPhone airtime card and can begin enjoying the quality and reliability of the Cingular network with an attractive, dependable device. The Motorola C139 is a low-cost option for customers who want wireless service for basic needs such as keeping in touch with family.
“Cingular is pleased to welcome the Motorola C139 to our robust portfolio of handsets for our GoPhone customers,” said Judy Cavalieri, vice president of marketing for GoPhone. “This device offers our GoPhone “Pay As You Go” customers their most affordable option yet. With its wealth of functions and reasonable price, the Motorola C139 is the perfect choice for a budget-conscious consumer looking for a practical and stylish device.”
Featuring a vivid color screen, the small-framed Motorola C139 is easy-to-use and includes zoom fonts during dialing, iTAP® predictive text entry and talk times of up to approximately 700 minutes*. For keeping schedules on track, users can stay organized with the daily and weekly calendar complete with reminder alerts.
“Motorola recognizes that some mobile customers just want the basics. That’s why we continue to develop mobile devices to support every type of consumer in Cingular’s expansive network base,” said Bob Suastegui, vice president of sales, Mobile Devices, Motorola, Inc. “With communication and organizational capabilities, the Motorola C139 provides dependable functionality for those on a budget.”
The Motorola C139 is available in Cingular Wireless retail stores, Cingular’s national retail store partners including Wal-Mart and RadioShack, or via www.cingular.com. For more information on Cingular Wireless products and services, visit a Cingular Wireless retail location, or go to www.cingular.com. For additional information on Motorola products, please visit www.hellomoto.com.
GoPhone consists of two unique service offerings, “Pick Your Plan” and “Pay As You Go.” These offerings provide consumers the option of a plan that comes with predictable monthly payments or a traditional prepaid solution. Both GoPhone plans offer most of the same great features as traditional Cingular Wireless plans. Also, any Cingular phone is available for GoPhone customers, or they can choose from several pre-packaged GoPhone options. Additionally, Cingular GoPhone users on select plans can enjoy free mobile-to- mobile calling, giving them unlimited talk time with friends on Cingular’s 55.8- million subscriber base for free.
Pay As You Go
The Motorola C139 is available on the GoPhone “Pay As You Go” plan. “Pay As You Go” allows users to experience the benefits of wireless mobility on Cingular’s network with no annual contract or credit check and an unlimited Mobile to Mobile calling option to 55.8 million Cingular customers across the United States. The “Pay As You Go” plan is broken into two service options that are tailored to the consumer’s mobile needs, providing simplicity and value right out of the box.
1. Unlimited Mobile to Mobile calling to all 55 million Cingular customers for $1 per day and only 10 cents per minute for all other calls ($1.00 per day charged only on days phone is used, which is different than other competitors who charge a per day use even if the product is not used).
2. An alternative is to pay a simple flat rate of only 25 cents per minute for all calls with no additional access charges.
Pay As You Go Universal Refill Card
Cingular’s universal prepaid replenishment card allows both new and existing GoPhone prepaid users to replenish their accounts online or at select ATM machines, with debit or credit cards. In addition, prepaid cards are available at more than 60,000 locations, including Cingular retail stores, 7-Eleven, Western Union, Target and Wal-Mart. The card denominations and expirations are as follows:
$15 - 30 days
$25 - 90 days
$50 - 90 days
$75 - 90 days
$100 - 365 days
About Cingular Wireless
Cingular Wireless is the largest wireless carrier in the United States, serving 55.8 million customers. Cingular, a joint venture between AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and BellSouth Corporation (NYSE: BLS), has the largest digital voice and data network in the nation -- the ALLOVER™ network -- and the largest mobile-to-mobile community of any national wireless carrier. Cingular is a leader in third generation wireless technology. Its 3G network is the first widely available service in the world to use HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) technology. Cingular is the only U.S. wireless carrier to offer Rollover(r), the wireless plan that lets customers keep their unused monthly minutes. Details of the company are available at http://www.cingular.com/. Get Cingular Wireless press releases emailed to you automatically. Sign up at http://cingular.mediaroom.com/.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of Seamless Mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering “must have” products, “must do” experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.8 billion in 2005. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit www.motorola.com.
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*All talk and standby times are quoted in Digital Mode, and are approximate. Battery performance depends on network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, and voice, data and other application usage patterns.
Certain mobile phone features may not be available throughout the entire network or their functionality may be limited. All features, functionality and other product specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
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