Alltel Adds Hint to Phone Line-up

Posted by at 12:30 am on December 1, 2008

Alltel Wireless and Motorola have found a new way to keep customers connected to their social -˜circle.’ The Motorola Hint, a vertical slider phone that keeps users in touch, and is available now in Alltel retail stores and at alltel.com.

The slider design of the Motorola Hint includes a full QWERTY keyboard with dedicated keys for the 2 MP camera, MP3 player and Web access. The Motorola Hint puts the most frequently used features on the main screen giving easy access to e-mail, voicemail and messaging -“ letting users spend less time scrolling through menus and more time communicating with their family and friends. Even with a large 2.5″ display screen, the compact 4.23 oz handset can easily slip into a pocket or purse.

“Wireless customers communicate in so many different ways, and they want their cell phones to be a portal to their social networks and the Internet,” said Brian Ullem, vice president of device strategy at Alltel Wireless. “The Motorola Hint gives them a fun and sophisticated way to stay in touch with the people who matter most.”

Preloaded with applications such as Alltel Navigation powered by Telenav, XM Radio Mobile and Aricent Celltop, the Motorola Hint is designed to give users a complete mobile experience. The phone also comes equipped with Bluetooth capabilities, advanced voice recognition dialing, a USB high speed port and 3.5 mm headset jack.

For music lovers enjoyment the Hintalso features external music keys that allow for easy playback control and browsing of song files. The phone also features high speed EVDO internet compatibility and a microSD removable memory slot that can hold up to 8 GB for fast song downloads and file storage.

Alltel Wireless will be offering customers the Motorola Hint for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. This discounted price is for new customers on two-year service agreements, as well as existing eligible customers on qualifying rate plans.

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