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October 17, 2014

Sprint Offers the Next Generation in Rugged Smartphones – Kyocera TorqueXT

By Nichole Pichardo


Smartphones are always getting more powerful, but they aren't always getting much stronger. While cases can help survive a few spills and tumbles, most only offer limited protection. So if you find yourself in need of a durable smartphone that can handle even the toughest of wipeouts and doesn’t underperform on the software side, Sprint’s latest version of Kyocera Torque – Kyocera TorqueXT – may be the perfect phone for you.

If you loved the original Kyocera Torque, then you are sure to love TorqueXT even more! Just like its predecessor, TorqueXT successfully combines full, military-spec toughness with the latest version of Android™ 4.4.2, KitKat, as well as 20GB of embedded internal memory. The device is also equipped with Sprint Direct Connect® providing instant push-to-talk capabilities and 4G LTE speeds. 

Kyocera TorqueXT also provides enhanced enterprise mobility management (EMM) tools, making it a smart choice for business users by providing access to all types of files using POLARIS® Office Viewer and Exchange Active Sync (EAS) with improved email client and advanced calendar and task functionality. With its strong security encryption with Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 and secure data-at-rest and data-in motion support, TorqueXT keeps data secure even through virtual private network (VPN) connections.

Kyocera TorqueXT is available beginning today, Oct. 17, through www.sprint.com, Sprint retail stores, 1-800-SPRINT1 and Sprint Business Sales. With Sprint Easy Pay, well-qualified buyers can purchase Kyocera Torque XT with $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $151 (excludes taxes and surcharges).

Sprint is committed to offering U.S. consumers the best value in wireless and double the data on nationally available plans compared to AT&T and Verizon Wireless at the same or lower monthly price. With the Sprint Family Share Pack, Sprint offers double the sharable high-speed data for smartphones, basic phones, tablets and mobile broadband devices. Sprint also offers customers unlimited talk, text and data while on the Sprint network for $60 per month with the Sprint $60 Unlimited Plan – a $20 savings per month compared to T-Mobile’s $80 unlimited plan2.

In addition, when switching to Sprint, a family with up to 10 lines can get 20GB of shared data and unlimited talk and text for only $100 a month through 20153. For a family of four, that’s a savings of $60 per month versus AT&T’s and Verizon’s current pricing through 2015; double the data of AT&T and Verizon; and double the high-speed data of T-Mobile.

Or if you’re thinking of using TorqueXT for your business needs, Sprint’s Business Share plan just got even better. The Sprint® Business Share Plan will again double the data, now delivering 240GB to 800GB of data to business customers with 50 to 100 lines. This latest promotion, running through Oct. 31, 2014, provides businesses double the data for $50 to $150 less per month than a similar promotion from AT&T4. In addition, Sprint will waive the $15 access charges for unlimited talk and text through the end of 2015 for customers who bring their number to Sprint and activate a phone.

For more information on Kyocera TorqueXT or any of Sprint’s pricing plans, please visit www.sprint.com.


Nichole Pichardo is a communications manager for the Wireless Devices team at Sprint. She is based in sunny Southern California and primarily focuses on devices launching from HTC and LG. She is also knowledgeable about Sprint’s mobile broadband devices and service plans. Nichole can be reached at nichole.pichardo@sprint.com.


1MSRP $360.00. If you cancel wireless service, remaining balance on device becomes due. 
2Compared to T-Mobile’s $80 Simple Choice Plan with unlimited high-speed data, unlimited International text and data features, Rhapsody unRadio and 5GB of tethering per mo. See carrier website for additional details.
3The $100 offer is available through Jan. 15, 2015 when customers switch to Sprint. It includes $15/mo./line access chargers waived through 2015. Valid only on 20GB or higher data allowance
4Sprint plans include: unlimited on-network domestic voice, text, Direct Connect and Group Connect. AT&T plans include: unlimited domestic voice, text, international text and 50GB of cloud storage.

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