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Alltel Snags LG Tritan Touchscreen Phone

Alltel Snags LG Tritan Touchscreen Phone

Alltel introduced a new phone from LG that somewhat resembles the form factor of the T-Mobile G1 / HTC Dream. This phone features a 3-inch touchscreen, 3 megapixel camera, a full QWERTY keyboard, EVDO Rev A, and GPS via Alltel Navigation. To take full advantage of the 3G speeds supported by the phone, the phone also has a full Internet browser. This phone will be available for $99.99 after $100 mail-in rebate for new and existing eligible customers who sign-up for a qualifying one-year Smart-Choice Pack service agreement. Additional details about the phone can be found in the press release below.

Customers get the wireless trifecta with the introduction of LG Tritan™ by Alltel Wireless

Alltel Wireless and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) introduce a trifecta of wireless functions with LG Tritan™. Users will now be able to enjoy a 3” full touch-screen, 3 mega-pixel camera and 3G network speed all in one sleek wireless handset.

LG Tritan is perfect for customers wanting the flexibility of an advanced touch-screen interface combined with a full QWERTY keyboard. The 3” touch-screen features a full internet browser and easy-to-dial virtual keypad with voice recognition and voice-activated dialing. Designed as a side slide QWERTY, LG Tritan fits neatly in palm of the hand, allowing customers to take advantage of the handset’s text, picture and video messaging capabilities. Whether capturing vacation adventures or making a trip to the local ballpark, the 3 MP camera provides crisp images with the auto-focus and zoom lens.

“LG Tritan by Alltel is a great phone to keep customers connected to their friends and family while delivering features like the camera just in time for summer vacations,” said Wendy Michell, director of device strategies for Alltel Wireless. “Running on Alltel’s advanced 3G network, LG Tritan creates a trifecta experience for our wireless users – an experience that is full of entertainment, communication and a whole lot of fun.”

“The range of LG Tritan is remarkable,” said Ehtisham Rabbani, vice president of product strategy and marketing for LG Mobile Phones. “LG and Alltel designed the perfect balance of hardware and software in this handset including the 3” touch screen and 3G network speed. It’s a true tribute to our consumers.”

Alltel Wireless is offering LG Tritan for $99.99 after $100 mail-in rebate at Alltel retail stores and online at shopalltel.com. This discounted price is available to new and existing eligible customers who sign-up for a qualifying one-year Smart-Choice Pack service agreement. Smart-Choice Packs start as low as $69.99 per month and include unlimited data, e-mail and Web access. Customers who purchase LG Tritan will receive a hands-free stereo headset.

Customers who choose a Smart-Choice pack with unlimited data will receive free usage of pre-loaded applications including My-Cast Weather, Alltel Navigation, nuTsie, Alltel TV on Demand Connect, Alltel Radio Connect and Alltel E-mail. Additional enhancements to LG Tritan include stereo Bluetooth capabilities and an expandable Micro SD slot.

Alltel Wireless continues to serve 2.2 million customers and operate in the 91 Cellular Market Areas (CMAs) that Verizon is required to divest. 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.
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I like the new ENV3. I really want a smart phone, but think I will wait a little bit. From what I see this is just starting competitively between companies. There is a lot of nice devices, and technology coming out in the next few months.

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