Alltel Wireless Mixes Business and Pleasure with Introduction of HTC Snap Smartphone

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--()--Mixing business with pleasure has never been more fun than with the HTC Snap™, now available from Alltel Wireless in retail stores and online at alltel.com.

“The HTC Snap brings together a perfect combination of fun and entertainment with the technical capabilities of a device made for business,” said Wendy Michell, Director of Device Strategies for the Alltel Divesture Trust. “Alltel customers throughout our territory will enjoy the handset’s look and feel along with its broad range of features.”

The HTC Snap includes international roaming and Wi-Fi capabilities. The handset is Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A capable, which makes it a perfect phone for Alltel’s advanced 3G network, providing faster uploads and downloads, streaming audio and video, and speedier browsing. Users will enjoy a familiar operating system – Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard – with the HTC Snap and a four-row QWERTY keyboard, perfect for typing e-mails to business colleagues and sending text messages to friends. The handset comes preloaded with Microsoft® Outlook Mobile and a new feature called ‘Inner Circle’ that allows customers to prioritize messages from a select number of contacts across multiple e-mail accounts.

For photo and video lovers, the HTC Snap is MMS picture and video ready and comes equipped with a 2.0 megapixel camera that includes digital zoom. Storing videos, photos and music has never been easier – 256 MB of on-board storage comes standard and a microSD external memory slot extends the storage to up to 32 GB with an optional memory card. Customers also will appreciate the handset’s Bluetooth 2.0 stereo capabilities and the strong battery life – 318 minutes of continuous talk time.

Included in the HTC Snap package is a multivoltage AC Adapter, USB cable, headset, a 3-in-1 audio adapter and four international AC plugs for those traveling outside of the United States.

The HTC Snap smartphone is available for $79.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate and with a qualifying1-year service contract. Alltel continues to be the only major wireless carrier to offer 2-year postpaid handset pricing to those signing 1-year contracts, creating enhanced flexibility and greater choice for customers. Customers must also select one of the Alltel Wireless Smart Choice packs that include national voice minutes, unlimited Internet browsing and e-mail, and “My Circle.” Smart Choice packs begin at $69.99.

The HTC Snap smartphone and 1-year contract option is available only to customers in the 91 cellular market areas (CMAs) that Verizon Wireless is required to divest, which will continue to operate as Alltel Wireless until the sale agreements with AT&T and Atlantic Tele-Network are approved by the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission.

Alltel Wireless continues to be an industry-leader, providing choice and flexibility with its exclusive “My Circle” feature, providing unlimited calling to and from any 5, 15, or 25 numbers on any network. Alltel Wireless was also the first to offer Anytime Plan Changes, giving customers the flexibility to change their calling plans at any time without extending their contract.

For more information concerning the sale of the divested markets, consumers can visit and log on to www.alltel.com, and go to the Customer Q&A section.

Contacts

Alltel Wireless
Wes Brown, 501-905-4615
wesley.r.brown@alltel.com

Contacts

Alltel Wireless
Wes Brown, 501-905-4615
wesley.r.brown@alltel.com