Cingular Offers GoPhone(R) Exclusive: World's Smallest Camera Flip Phone

May 31, 2006, 01:00 ET from Cingular Wireless

    ATLANTA, May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Cingular is going small in a big way.
 Cingular Wireless today announced the availability of the Pantech C300 -
 the world's smallest camera flip phone. The phone is now available
 exclusively for customers of Cingular's GoPhone, the most innovative and
 feature-rich prepaid wireless service in the industry.
     The Pantech C300 is part of the Pantech Group's unique "Slim Series" of
 handsets, which will be offered exclusively in the United States to
 Cingular customers.
     The new phone, Cingular's first offering from Pantech, is just 2.72
 inches tall, 1.69 inches wide and only 0.76 inches thick with the flip
 closed. Nevertheless, it boasts bright, large font color screens, a VGA
 camera with flash and zoom and such features as MP3 ringtones, SMS/MMS/IM
 client and email messaging, photo caller ID and others.
     "The introduction of the Pantech C300 handset will make Cingular's
 GoPhone lineup even hotter than it is today. With its small size, cool
 style and rich features, the Pantech C300 elevates our prepaid products to
 a new level," said Judy Cavalieri, vice president of marketing for GoPhone.
     "Cingular's GoPhone customers already have access to the same devices
 that traditional wireless consumers have, and we are pleased to partner
 with Pantech to expand their options further than ever before," said Ms.
     Sung Kyu Lee, President & CEO, Pantech Wireless, Inc., said: "The
 launch of the C300 in the U.S. represents a huge step forward in the
 development of Pantech as a global brand. The U.S. is one of the most
 dynamic mobile markets in the world and we are excited to be working in
 partnership with Cingular to introduce our new and innovative handsets to
 American users."
     The Pantech C300 is available in the U.S. through Cingular Wireless
 retail locations or at for $119.99.
     Cingular also recently announced the addition of its newly enhanced
 MEdia Net to the GoPhone "Pick Your Plan" service. Unlike other offerings
 in the industry, GoPhone MEdia Net offers customers buckets of data which
 means Cingular GoPhone customers do not have to pay daily charges or per
 kilobyte rates for prepaid data.
     The new data plan is part of a trio of expanded offerings which also
 includes Cingular World Connect and VoiceDial.
     About GoPhone
     GoPhone consists of two unique service offerings, "Pick Your Plan" and
 "Pay As You Go." These offerings provide consumers the option of a plan
 that comes with predictable monthly payments or a traditional prepaid
 solution. Both GoPhone plans offer most of the same great features as
 traditional Cingular Wireless plans. Also, any Cingular phone is available
 for GoPhone customers, or they can choose from several pre-packaged GoPhone
 options. Additionally, Cingular GoPhone users on select plans can enjoy
 free mobile-to- mobile calling, giving them unlimited talk time with
 friends on Cingular's 55- million subscriber base for free.
     Pick Your Plan
     "Pick Your Plan" is different than any other no long term contract
 prepaid option in the industry because users have the convenience of a
 monthly payment without having to sign a long-term contract.
     Some benefits include:
      - Users can choose between four plans, ranging from $29.99 to $69.99 per
        month and receive up to 650 minutes per month with unlimited Nights and
        Weekends, and unlimited Mobile to Mobile calling to all 55 Million
        Cingular customers, all with no annual contract, credit check or start-
        up fees. Number of minutes available will vary and is based on
        customer's location and actual usage.
      - Simply establish an automatic monthly payment with a credit card, debit
        card or checking account that will take place the same day every month.
        Payments are always the same amount.
      - As consumers use their phone, minutes are deducted from the GoPhone
        account without having to buy a prepaid card
      - Keep your unused balance every month with Rollover(R) Balance(TM),
        adding to the freedom and flexibility of GoPhone.
     Pay As You Go
     The GoPhone "Pay As You Go" plan allows users to experience the
 benefits of wireless mobility on Cingular's network with no annual contract
 or credit check and an unlimited Mobile to Mobile calling option to more
 than 55 million Cingular customers across the United States. The "Pay As
 You Go" plan is broken into two service options that are tailored to the
 consumer's mobile needs, providing simplicity and value right out of the
     1. Unlimited Mobile to Mobile calling to all 55 million Cingular customers
     for $1 per day and only 10 cents per minute for all other calls ($1.00 per
     day charged only on days phone is used, which is different than other
     competitors who charge a per day use even if the product is not used).
     2. An alternative is to pay a simple flat rate of only 25 cents per minute
     for all calls with no additional access charges.
     Pay As You Go Universal Refill Card
     Cingular's universal prepaid replenishment card allows both new and
 existing GoPhone prepaid users to replenish their accounts online or at
 select ATM machines, with debit or credit cards. In addition, prepaid cards
 are available at more than 60,000 locations, including Cingular retail
 stores, 7-Eleven, Western Union, Target and Wal-Mart. The card
 denominations and expirations are as follows:
     $15 - 30 days
     $25 - 90 days
     $50 - 90 days
     $75 - 90 days
     $100 - 365 days
     World's Smallest Camera Flip Phone
     The Pantech C300 is the world's smallest camera flip phone based on the
 dimensions of the phone. The phone is 69X43X19.2 mm, with a weight of only
 70 grams. Total volume is 57.0cc.
     About Cingular Wireless
     Cingular Wireless is the largest wireless carrier in the United States,
 serving 55.8 million customers. Cingular, a joint venture between AT&T Inc.
 (NYSE:   T) and BellSouth Corporation (NYSE:   BLS), has the largest digital
 voice and data network in the nation -- the ALLOVER(TM) network -- and the
 largest mobile-to-mobile community of any national wireless carrier.
 Cingular is a leader in third generation wireless technology. Its 3G
 network is the first widely available service in the world to use HSDPA
 (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) technology. Cingular is the only U.S.
 wireless carrier to offer Rollover(r), the wireless plan that lets
 customers keep their unused monthly minutes. Details of the company are
 available at Get Cingular Wireless press releases
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     About Pantech
     Pantech, through its affiliates - Pantech Co., Ltd., Pantech&Curitel
 Communications, Inc. and Pantech C&I Co. - is the number two mobile phone
 company in South Korea and is the seventh largest handset manufacturer in
 the world. Pantech has been responsible for a number of breakthrough
 innovations in the mobile technology sector, including the introduction in
 2004 of the world's first fingerprint recognition camera phone, as well as
 award winning camcorder, MP3 and DMB phones. In 2005, Pantech affiliate
 Pantech&Curitel Communications, Inc. acquired SK Teletech Co., the handset
 manufacturing arm of SK Telecom, the number one mobile network operator in
 South Korea. The SKY brand, originally marketed by SK Teletech as the most
 popular premium handset brand in South Korea, has since become part of the
 Pantech brand portfolio. Pantech markets its products under the Curitel and
 SKY brands in the domestic Korean market and under the Pantech brand
 overseas. Pantech collectively has approximately 5,000 employees and 22
 regional sales offices worldwide. For more information on Pantech, please
 visit or

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