New Device Harmoniously Combines Your Social Networks Through Virgin Mobile Connect
WARREN, NJ and DALLAS, TX, Jun 11, 2009 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- If talk, text, surfing, and social networking capture your phone
persona, Samsung Mantra from Virgin Mobile USA (NYSE: VM)
[www.virginmobileusa.com] will have you chanting its praises. A slim
flip phone with external caller ID and dual color screens, the Samsung
Mantra is priced at $59.99, making it a desirable yet affordable
handset synonymous with Virgin Mobile USA's line-up of
no-annual-contract quality devices. The Mantra has a clear, simple
user interface and a large keypad that makes navigating a cinch; it is
available now at www.virginmobileusa.com and will be at retailers
including Best Buy, Walmart, Target and RadioShack later this summer.
Talk and Text
Samsung Mantra is available on both pay-as-you-go and monthly plans.
For those who love to talk, Virgin Mobile offers Totally Unlimited
Calling for $49.99 per month. Messaging lovers can combine monthly
no-annual-contract plans, starting at $29.99 per month with $10 per
month Unlimited Messaging Packs [TXT, PIC, IM and e-mail] or Texter's
Delight Plan (unlimited messaging + 10 cent minutes charged
separately) for $19.99 per month.(1) All talk plans without annual
contracts include Nights & Weekends starting at 7 p.m.
Share and Stay Connected
Virgin Mobile Connect is your all-in-one package to be online and
connected at all times. It offers access to various social networking
sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Flickr with the ability to view
them all in one dashboard. Send TXT email, IM messages and photos to
friends and family quickly and easily. Customers can snap photos
with the included camera and share with friends as well as popular
social media destinations such as Facebook, MySpace, Flickr,
Photobucket, and more through Virgin Mobile USA's MyPix service,
coming soon to the handset's WAP deck as well as the Virgin Mobile
USA website. In addition, stay connected while on the go with
features such as Speakerphone, Bluetooth(R) Wireless, and a long
battery life of up to 5.5 hours talk time and 12.5 days standby time.
"With the addition of the Samsung Mantra, we continue to expand our
handset lineup offering customers sleek-looking handsets with all the
desirable features," said Matias Monges, Vice President, Mobile
Devices Virgin Mobile USA. "We're happy to be working with Samsung
again to offer the Mantra, a phone that lives up to the Samsung brand
About Virgin Mobile USA, Inc.
Virgin Mobile USA, Inc. (NYSE: VM), through its operating company
Virgin Mobile USA, L.P., offers more than 5 million customers control,
flexibility and choice through Virgin Mobile's Plans Without Annual
Contracts, with coverage powered by the Nationwide Sprint Network.
Virgin Mobile USA also offers unlimited all-in contract plans with
advanced devices like the Ocean 2.
More than 90% of its customers report satisfaction. Virgin Mobile
USA service recently announced its Pink Slip Protection program*,
which provides eligible monthly plan customers who lose their jobs and
become eligible for state unemployment benefits free service for up to
three months(2). Its full slate of smart, stylish and affordable
handsets are available at approximately 40,000 top retailers
nationwide and online at http://www.virginmobileusa.com/, with Top-Up
cards available at almost 150,000 locations.
*Subject to certain terms and conditions
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets
wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North
America. For more information, please visit www.samsungmobileusa.com.
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor,
telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies
with 2008 consolidated sales of US$96 billion. Employing approximately
164,600 people in 179 offices across 61 countries, the company
consists of two business units: Digital Media & Communications and
Device Solutions. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global
brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs,
memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information,
please visit www.samsung.com.
(1) Pricing excludes taxes and surcharges
(2) Subject to certain terms and conditions
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SOURCE: Virgin Mobile USA