October 25, 2010
Get Caught Red-Handed with the latest Boost Mobile Handset – the Candy Apple Red Samsung Seek™
Available now exclusively at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile specialty stores nationwide
IRVINE, Calif. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 25, 2010 - Boost Mobile brightens its handset lineup on the Nationwide Sprint Network with the launch of the popular Samsung Seek™, now available in Candy Apple Red and offered exclusively by Boost Mobile at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile specialty stores for $149.99 (excludes taxes). Boost Mobile’s first touch-screen device with a slide-out QWERTY keypad is designed to deliver easy access to multiple messaging options and popular social networking sites.
Boost Mobile brightens its handset lineup on the Nationwide Sprint Network with the launch of the popular Samsung Seek(TM), now available in Candy Apple Red (Photo: Business Wire)
The Samsung Seek matches a sleek touch-screen experience with a nationwide wireless network measured more dependable than T-Mobile, based on dropped and blocked calls, according to a nationwide independent third-party drive test.*
“We are excited to partner with Best Buy to offer a new color version of an already successful device,” said Andre Smith, vice president, Boost Mobile. “To continue our commitment to offer fun and versatility in Boost’s handset lineup, this red Seek is a great fit. Reviewers continue to rave about its touch-screen and slide-out QWERTY keypad.”
Samsung Seek Features:
- 2.6-inch QVGA touch-screen display
- Slide-out QWERTY keypad
- 1.3MP camera
- Wireless Web and e-mail access to Gmail®, MSN®, Yahoo!® and more
- Instant Messaging capable (Yahoo!®, AIM® and Windows Live™ Messenger)
- Stereo Bluetooth capable
- Music player (microSD™ card required)
- Supports microSD card up to 32GB
- Multimedia and text messaging capable
- Voice mail, caller ID, call waiting and call forwarding
- Speakerphone with voice recognition
- Downloadable games, wallpapers and ringtones available for an additional fee
The red Seek is an ideal complement to Boost Mobile’s Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage plan, where the longer you stay the less you pay. Customers who sign up for the Shrinkage Plan will see their monthly payment shrink from $50 a month to $35 a month by simply making on-time payments. For every six on-time payments, a customer’s monthly cost will shrink by $5, eventually getting down to $35 for unlimited voice, text messaging, Web, e-mail, IM and calls to 411. No contracts are required and there are no hidden fees.
Customers also can protect their Seek with phone insurance that is now available for Monthly Unlimited customers. For $5 per month customers are covered if their device breaks, or becomes lost, stolen or damaged – even by liquid. Go to www.boostmobile.com for more information.
About Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile, one of Sprint’s prepaid brands, offers wireless phones and services with no long-term contracts. Boost Mobile redefines value for wireless consumers with its $50 Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage service where the longer you stay the less you pay for unlimited voice, text messaging, Web, e-mail, IM and calls to 411. Boost Mobile offers nationwide service on the Nationwide Sprint Network, reaching more than 275 million people, and on the Nextel National Network, reaching more than 278 million people, with no activation or long-distance fees. Boost Mobile offers a selection of quality handsets from Motorola, Sanyo, Research In Motion (RIM) and Samsung, ranging from entry-level to high-end devices available nationwide at nearly 20,000 major retail stores, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Target and Walmart, Sprint retail stores, independent wireless dealer locations, and on HSN, a leading TV home shopping network. Re-Boost® cards are available at approximately 100,000 locations throughout the United States. Experience Boost Mobile on the Web at MySpace, Facebook and Twitter; and purchase products at www.boostmobile.com.
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.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 2009 consolidated sales of (US) $116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. 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.
About Best Buy Mobile
Best Buy Mobile was founded in 2006 with a goal of changing the way consumers shop for and purchase mobile phones in America. Today, Best Buy Mobile is in every Best Buy store and also has 120 Best Buy Mobile specialty stores around the country. Best Mobile features one of the largest selections of carriers, handsets and accessories available anywhere. Employees undergo at least 80 hours of intensive training, as well as continuing education on mobile phone technology and trends to help customers get the most of their mobile phones. For more information about Best Buy Mobile, visit www.bestbuy.com/mobile or www.bestbuymobile.com.
*Dropped call claim based on independent third party drive test data from (January-May 2010) for average dropped call performance across the common Boost/T-Mobile markets within the top 50 most populous U.S. markets. Visit http://www.boostmobile.com/about for additional details.
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