Boost Mobile Introduces Full Keyboard Phone with Launch of Motorola Clutch i465
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. & IRVINE, Calif., Jun 01, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Boost Mobile 'Monthly Unlimited' customers can now take full advantage of the unlimited text messaging service thanks to the new Motorola Clutch i465(TM) phone that includes a full QWERTY keyboard and walkie-talkie capabilities. The Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) handset and 'Monthly Unlimited' service from Boost Mobile, make a powerful combination for anyone who wants unlimited anytime calling, text messaging, wireless Web and walkie-talkie service for a flat $50 a month rate with no contract, credit check or hidden fees*.
Boost Mobile, the no contract division of Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) redefined value for wireless consumers earlier this year with its 'Monthly Unlimited' service, offering unlimited anytime calling, text messaging, wireless Web and exclusive Boost(R) Walkie-Talkie service with a national calling area in 17,500 cities throughout the United States on the Nextel National Network for $50 a month - all with no additional telecom taxes, activation, roaming, traveling or long distance fees.
"We recognize that iDEN users want a dependable push-to-talk device with enhanced messaging capabilities," said Rick Gadd, vice president, Motorola Mobile Devices. "We're proud to bring this first-of-a-kind Motorola device to Boost Mobile as a no contract option to meet the needs of budget-conscious consumers."
"Motorola Clutch is a terrific addition to our diverse handset line-up. If you like to text as much as you talk, this is the device for you," said Neil Lindsay, chief marketing officer, Boost Mobile. "Boost Mobile offers a full suite of solutions for every customer with a range of handsets to choose from and budget-friendly, dependable services such as our $50 Monthly Unlimited plan."
Stay in the groove
Clutch is the first Motorola device with walkie-talkie capabilities designed for messaging1, providing you with many ways to keep talking and get more done. A full QWERTY keyboard with shortcut keys and software upgrades, such as IM-style texting1, makes it easy to respond and follow the message stream. Get the last word in with increased character space and keep your eye on multiple conversations by using the all-in-one homebase view of your incoming and outgoing messages1. If your voice expresses what written words can't, Motorola's leading push-to-talk technology is your verbal IM for keeping in constant contact.
With a familiar design and military-tough durability, Motorola Clutch satisfies your messaging needs and paired with the $50 Boost Monthly Unlimited Plan, customers can handle whatever their daily routine dishes out. Boost Mobile offers affordable alternatives to long-term wireless contracts, providing flexible payment options and value for cost-conscious consumers including the Monthly Unlimited no contract plan that includes nationwide talk, text and walkie-talkie for $50 a month.
Motorola Clutch i465 Features:
Nationwide Boost(R) Walkie-Talkie
Full QWERTY Keypad
Unified Messaging and Threaded Messaging1
Camera with 4x Zoom and Video Capture
Speakerphone with Voice-Activated Dialing
Wireless Web Enabled1
Availability and Pricing
Motorola Clutch i465 from Boost Mobile is available now at www.boostmobile.com with free shipping for the price of $129.99 with no contract, credit check or hidden fees. Following the online launch, the Clutch i465 will be available through various other Boost Mobile retail and distribution channels.
The Clutch in Action
Earlier this month Boost Mobile joined forces with Motorola as the title sponsor of IndyCar Series star Danica Patrick's #7 Andretti Green Racing IndyCar for the remainder of the 2009 IndyCar Series. In celebration of this new partnership, Boost Mobile and Motorola also announced the Pop Your Clutch sweepstakesathttp://www.popyourclutch.com. Hard-core texters, talkers and Indy fans can register for a chance to win a grand prize trip package to an IndyCar race and beautiful Sonoma, Calif., as well as one of 10 Motorola Clutch i465 handsets, plus $150 of Boost Mobile service that will be given away after each of the remaining 11 IndyCar Series events.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008.
About Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile, a division of Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) and 2009 North American Prepaid Mobile Service of the Year, as named by analyst firm Frost & Sullivan, redefines value for wireless consumers with its 'Monthly Unlimited' service, offering unlimited anytime calling, text messaging, wireless web and exclusive Boost(R) Walkie-Talkie service with a national calling area for $50 a month. Boost Mobile 'Monthly Unlimited' offers flat-rate, nationwide service in 17,500 cities throughout the United States on the Nextel National Network - all with no additional telecom taxes, activation, roaming, traveling or long distance fees. Boost Mobile offers a selection of quality handsets from Motorola, ranging from entry-level to high end, as well as worry-free calling plans that enable customers to pay by the minute, day or month. Boost-branded wireless phones are available nationwide at nearly 20,000 major retail stores including Best Buy, Radio Shack, Target, Wal-Mart; Sprint retail stores and independent wireless dealer locations; with Re-Boost(R) available at approximately 100,000 locations throughout the U.S.
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1 Network and/or SIM card dependent feature, not available in all areas. Airtime, data charges and/or additional charges may apply. Push to Talk connectivity requires Push to Talk compatible phones.
2 This device supports Bluetooth HSP, HFP profiles. In order for Bluetooth devices to communicate with one another, they must utilize the same Bluetooth profile. To determine the profiles supported by other Motorola devices, visit www.motorola.com/bluetooth. For other devices, contact their respective manufacturer.
Certain Bluetooth features including those listed may not be supported by all compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices, and/or the functionality of such features may be limited in certain devices, or by certain wireless carriers. Contact your wireless carrier about feature availability and functionality.