ALCATEL ONE TOUCH Launches First Phone on U.S. Cellular's Enhanced Messaging Plan

ONE TOUCH Premiere™ Gives U.S. Customers Enhanced Data Experience at Affordable Price

Aug 15, 2012, 08:00 ET from ALCATEL ONE TOUCH

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ALCATEL ONE TOUCH today announced the upcoming availability of the ONE TOUCH Premiere™, the first premium messaging phone offered by U.S. Cellular, on the carrier's new monthly data service option, Messaging Plus. Complementing the service offering, the affordably-priced ONE TOUCH Premiere™ offers an enhanced messaging and mobile web experience that includes pre-loaded applications and quick access to weather, maps, navigation, email, web browsing and social media.


"Our goal is to provide U.S. customers with quality devices at prices affordable on any budget," said Rayford Higginbotham, Executive Director for North America. "The ONE TOUCH Premiere™ does just that, giving consumers a great messaging phone that's loaded with features and is easy to use."

The ONE TOUCH Premiere's design is ideal for messaging users looking for better ways to manage everyday life. It offers an integrated 2.8" capacitive touchscreen and built-in full QWERTY keyboard, perfect for communicating and connecting on the go. Smart management tools like a battery manager, email, maps and navigation with GPS, calendar and voice recorder help customers easily balance their busy lives. Its 3G network capability assures fast data connections on the go and added Wi-Fi connectivity lets users upload pictures and videos to Facebook or Twitter, surf the web, and download content without using up their plan data allowance.

The ONE TOUCH Premiere™ is brought to market by Personal Communications Devices LLC (PCD) and made available to U.S. Cellular customers beginning August 7.


ALCATEL ONE TOUCH® designs, develops, and markets globally a growing range of mobile and internet products designed to be as individual as the people who use them. One of the fastest growing of the world's top ten mobile phone manufacturers, ALCATEL ONE TOUCH makes access to today's mobile lifestyle simple by offering colorful, easy-to-use devices equipped with the technology people need most at prices they can afford. ALCATEL ONE TOUCH is a brand of TCL Communication, a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (2618.HK) and part of TCL Corporation one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world. For more information, please visit To keep up to date with ALCATEL ONE TOUCH North America, like us on Facebook: or follow us on Twitter:

About U.S. Cellular

U.S. Cellular rewards its customers with unmatched benefits and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by its high-speed nationwide network that has the highest call quality of any national carrier. Currently, 25 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds and 54 percent will have access by the end of 2012. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Service Champion in 2012 for the second year in a row. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on, and

About PCD

PCD ( is committed to bringing you the wireless world through innovative wireless devices and rich service offerings. PCD serves as a global gateway for technology partners, providing high-quality, reliable and versatile wireless communications devices including handsets, smartphones, messaging devices and wireless broadband modems to carriers throughout the Americas, Africa and the Pacific. PCD conducts product planning and development on CDMA, GSM/GPRS and HSDPA platforms, and provides technical testing quality control as well as marketing and warranty support for its carrier and technology partners, differentiating it from other wireless industry suppliers. PCD is based in Hauppauge, New York, and maintains operations and support facilities in Brea, California, and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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