Sprint: payLo by Virgin Mobile and Samsung Mobile Launch New Samsung Entro and Samsung Montage Mobile Phones

payLo by Virgin Mobile and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States and the No. 1 smartphone provider worldwide1, prove once again that mobile devices for budget-conscious consumers who mainly talk and text can still be affordable, reliable, well-designed – and available without a contract.

Approximately 149 million people2 – or more than 45 percent of wireless customers3 – still want a feature phone that focuses on basic wireless communications. That’s up from 28 percent in 2010.

Available today online and at independent retailers for $14.99, the Samsung Entro features a 1.77 in. main display screen, web access, external color display, text messaging, speakerphone and more in a flip-phone form factor.

“In an economic climate where every penny counts, consumers are looking for ways to save money without giving up basic conveniences like mobile phone service,” said Mark Lederman, Business Line director, Virgin Mobile USA and payLo. “With a leading company like Samsung, we’re able to match cutting-edge design, popular features, and award-winning customer service with the value of our unlimited talk and text payLo plan for $40 per month, without a contract.”

On August 20, the Samsung Montage offers more advanced features including a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 2.0MP camera and camcorder, Bluetooth®, threaded text messaging, email, web access, MP3 and video player, voice mail and caller ID. Available for $49.99 on the Virgin Mobile USA website, the Montage supports microSDTM cards with up to 32GB to store pictures, videos and more. The Samsung Montage will be available at national retailers later in the month.

From: http://newsroom.sprint.com

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