|[November 15, 2012]
Virgin Mobile USA Adds Powerhouse Samsung Galaxy S® II 4G
WARREN, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
Answering customers' demands for more high-end Androids and 4G access,
Virgin Mobile (News - Alert) USA steps in with its familiar "Higher Calling" promise to
deliver the ultra-thin and award-winning Samsung
Galaxy S® II 4G from Samsung
Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone
provider in the United States1. It pairs up for amazing value
with Virgin Mobile's Beyond Talk unlimited data and messaging plans2
that start at $35 per month.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S® II 4G on Virgin Mobile USA, Available in White and Titanium (Photo: Business Wire)
Available in Titanium and White, Samsung Galaxy S II is available today
for $369.99 at virginmobileusa.com,
our Virgin Mobile-branded doors and participating dealers. Among major
national retailers, only RadioShack offers the Virgin Mobile Samsung
Galaxy S II 4G in Titanium.
Samsung Galaxy S II 4G is loaded with a dazzling oversized 4.52-inch
Super AMOLED™ Plus touchscreen, dual cameras and the Samsung Exynos™
processor, one of the fastest dual-core processors in the industry.
Virgin Mobile customers can snap vibrant photos, record full HD video on
the go, and browse the Web at 4G (WiMAX (News - Alert)) speeds, where 4G coverage is
available, on the smartphone's brilliant display. For an additional $15
a month [add-on required] customers can take advantage of the phone's
mobile hotspot capability and create a personal Wi-Fi®
network with connections for up to eight devices.
"Samsung Galaxy S II adds tremendous value to Virgin Mobile's
all-smartphone lineup," said Mark Lederman, director, Virgin Mobile USA.
"Coupled with our affordable unlimited data & messaging plans starting
at just $35 per month, this is an ideal package for those who think they
have to go to postpaid carriers for the hottest devices and to save
Here's a quick glance at key features on the Samsung Galaxy S II:
4.52-inch full touchscreen - Super AMOLED™ Plus display
Android (News - Alert)™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Mobile hotspot capability (add-on required)
1.2GHz dual-core processor
Dual-facing cameras: 8.0MP primary camera/camcorder (to capture
HD-quality pictures and video clips) and 2.0MP front-facing
External memory card supported up to 32GB (microSD not included)
Google (News - Alert) PlayTM for all the latest apps
The feature-packed Android smartphone operates on Sprint's 3G and 4G
(WiMAXTM) networks, bringing 4G speeds to Virgin Mobile
customers in 71 markets across the country with averae upload speeds of
3-6Mbps and bursts of more than 10Mbps, as well as access to Sprint's
nationwide 3G network which reaches more than 278 million people.
Samsung Galaxy S II 4G joins Samsung Galaxy Reverb (available at
$199.99) in Virgin Mobile USA's lineup.
About Virgin Mobile USA
Virgin Mobile USA is "Highest Ranked Customer Service Performance
among Non-Contract Wireless Providers" (Vol. 1 and Vol. 2) by J.D. Power
and Associates3 and offers millions of customers
control, flexibility and connectivity through Virgin Mobile's Beyond
Talk™ No-Contract plans with unlimited 3G data, and available 4G
data speeds, for mobile phone service, including Android™-powered
smartphones and prepaid Broadband2Go
high-speed Web access on the Nationwide Sprint Network. Virgin Mobile
Beyond Talk monthly unlimited data plans, which start at $35, are ideal
for those smartphone users hungry for the most connectivity and the
least amount of voice minutes. Virgin Mobile-branded devices are
available at more than 40,000 retail stores, including Target (News - Alert), Walmart,
Best Buy and RadioShack. Top-Up cards are available at approximately
150,000 locations nationwide. Experience Virgin Mobile on the Web at Facebook,
Tube, and purchase Virgin Mobile USA products at www.virginmobileusa.com.
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About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, (Samsung Mobile) a Dallas-based
subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and
markets wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other
telecommunications products throughout North America. For more
information, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor,
telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies
with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing
approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the
company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine
independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising
Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems,
Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device
Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its
industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental
and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world's most
sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability
Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
Samsung, Galaxy, Galaxy S, Exynos and Super AMOLED are trademarks of
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Other company names, product names
and marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners
and may be trademarks or registered trademarks. "4G" used in
connection with the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G refers to the fact that the
device is capable of operating on Sprint's 4G (WiMAX) network.
1 Samsung is the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States
and the No. 1 smartphone provider worldwide according to Strategy
Analytics, Q3 2012 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipment and Global
Smartphone Shipment Reports.
2 All plans include 2.5GB/month of 3G/4G full speed data or
3.5GB/month with purchase of Mobile Hotspot capable device and plan. More
3 Virgin Mobile received the highest numerical score among
non-contract wireless providers in the proprietary J.D. Power and
Associates 2012 Wireless Customer Care Non-Contract StudySM - Vol. 1 &
Vol. 2. Vol. 2 study based on responses from 3,026 consumers measuring
seven non-contract wireless providers and measures opinions of consumers
who contacted customer care within the past year. Vol. 1 study based on
responses from 2,840 consumers measuring six non-contract wireless
providers and measures opinions of consumers who contacted customer care
within the past year. Proprietary study results are based on experiences
and perceptions of consumers surveyed July-December 2011 [Vol. 1] and
January-June 2012 [Vol. 2]. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.
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