BEDMINSTER, NJ — Wireless industry leaders Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) and Verizon Wireless today announced the availability of the Samsung SCH-a790 Global Phone. With this quad band global phone, the first phone to incorporate CDMA and GSM technology in the same device, Verizon Wireless customers can now use the same wireless phone and phone number in the United States and overseas on the vast Vodafone network, the world's largest mobile community. Available exclusively through Verizon Wireless, the a790 also features an integrated digital camera that allows users to snap pictures anywhere and share them with friends and family once they return to the United States.
Outside the U.S., a790 users will have peace of mind knowing their wireless service on Vodafone's network is as expansive as it is dependable, with coverage throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. While in the United States, the same customers have access to Verizon Wireless' network the nation's most reliable network and can take advantage of a host of amenities offered by the a790, including Picture Messaging and popular Get It Now® applications, such as games, productivity tools, ringtones and entertainment applications.
The a790 boasts all the features expected from a Samsung wireless phone, including a luminous 260,000-color main screen for optimal Internet, game and picture viewing and a 65,000-color external screen ideal for picture caller ID. The intuitively designed phone also includes advanced voice recognition technology that allows consumers to use their natural voice to dial phone numbers and launch phone applications with no prior training.
Global Phone Country List
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Europe & Former USSR
Asia & Middle East
Curacao (Dutch Antilles)
Guadeloupe (French Antilles)
Martinique (French Antilles)
St. Martin (French and Dutch Antilles)
New Zealand ^
United Arab Emirates
CDMA Roaming Countries
Isle of Man
Slovak Republic (Slovakia)
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S indicates SMS is NOT available
^ Indicates Global Phone subscriber can send/receive SMS w/ foreign subscriber in GSM
United Kingdom ^
(England, Scotland, Wales & N. Ireland)
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 40.4 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.com/verizonwireless.
About Get It NowGet It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone and lets customers download applications over the air and purchase them directly from their phones. Virtual shopping aisles, including getGAMES, getTONES, getGOING, getPIX, getFUN and getMESSAGING, are organized to help customers find what they want, when they want it.####