Page Plus Cellular Adds Kyocera G2GO M2000 to its Line-Up for Messaging in Style
Holland, OH and San Diego - June 07, 2010 - Nationwide prepaid cell phone service provider Page Plus Cellular and Kyocera Communications, Inc., provider of Kyocera- and Sanyo-branded wireless devices, today announced availability of the Kyocera G2GO M2000 at Page Plus. The G2GO M2000 is a stylish clamshell phone with a rich feature-set. When opened, its distinctive looks on the outside give way to a large, color internal display and a full QWERTY keypad that is ideal for texting. The G2GO M2000 joins Kyocera's Mako S4000 as Page Plus' second new, non-refurbished handset offering. The Kyocera G2GO M2000 is available at all Page Plus retail locations and from the company's Web site, www.pagepluscellular.com, for $139.95.
"We are very pleased to be working with Kyocera to make these new phones available to our customers," said Yassine Yassine, Executive Vice President of Page Plus. "Our refurbished handsets offer great value and meet extremely high quality standards, but we recognize that some customers would prefer brand-new phones and we're pleased to give them that option. With Kyocera's G2GO, we address the high demand for messaging devices with a stylish, affordable handset."
The Kyocera G2GO's slide-out QWERTY keypad and Bluetooth® wireless technology make messaging a snap via SMS, EMS and MMS. For the photo obsessed, the G2GO can't be beat. It includes a full-featured 1.3 megapixel camera with dedicated key, digital zoom and photo editing. The phone uses an accelerometer to switch the huge internal 2.4-inch QVGA display from portrait to landscape orientation with each turn. The G2GO also features a music player with dedicated keys and playlist management, plus a microSD™ card slot for up to 8GB of additional music and picture storage.
"The Kyocera G2GO M2000 is an ideal handset for Page Plus customers who expect a great text messaging experience and want value in handset features at affordable prices," said Eric Anderson, vice president of sales at Kyocera Communications, Inc.
"Kyocera is honored to work with Page Plus as they expand their handset lineup and we are grateful that Page Plus has selected Kyocera to support this important milestone in the company's growth."
Additional features on the Kyocera G2GO include built-in MP3 and polyphonic ringtones, screensavers, wallpapers and caller alerts, predictive text-input software for rapid text entry, a WAP 2.0 browser and BREW 3.1.5 technology to download games, ringers, wallpapers, and more. Voice recognition, productivity tools and an extensive contact directory round out the handset's features.
About Page Plus
Page Plus Cellular is a prepaid cell phone service provider with nationwide coverage on one of the largest wireless networks in the United States. Page Plus is consistently ranked among the top prepaid mobile providers for low rates and flexible plans. Page Plus cell phones and prepaid cellular plans are available through its large national network of dealers, and on its website at http://www.pagepluscellular.com
About Kyocera Communications, Inc.
Kyocera Communications, Inc. (KCI) is the headquarters for Kyocera- and Sanyo-branded wireless products and accessories in the Americas. The company's devices are driving the convergence of telecommunications, broadband and multimedia. KCI was formed in April 2009 through the combination of Kyocera Wireless Corp. and Kyocera Sanyo Telecommunications Inc., two wholly owned subsidiaries of Kyocera International Inc. The former was created when Kyocera purchased QUALCOMM Incorporated's consumer wireless phone business in 2000, while the latter was formed when Kyocera purchased the wireless phone business of Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. in 2008. Based in San Diego, KCI leverages Japan's history of creating advanced consumer technologies around humanism and respect for the environment and blending them with a Western entrepreneurialism and style, resulting in a unique design language and a natural, user-friendly interface. For more information, please visit http://www.kyocera-wireless.com.
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO) (TOKYO:6971) (http://global.kyocera.com/), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as "advanced ceramics"). (also known as "advanced ceramics"). By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, office-document imaging equipment, solar power generating systems, semiconductor packages, electronic components, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. During the year ended During the year ended March 31, 2010, the company's net sales totaled 1.07 trillion yen (approximately US$11.5 billion). Kyocera marked its 50th anniversary in 2009, and the 40th anniversary of its U.S. operations. It is ranked #554 on Forbes magazine's 2010 "Global 2000" listing of the world's largest publicly traded companies.
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