Verizon Wireless Has A Knack For Giving Customers A Simple Way To Stay Connected

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and DALLAS — Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) announced today that the Samsung Knack™ is available for order online at, in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, and by calling 1-800-2 JOIN IN. On Oct. 14 the phone will be in stores for purchase. The Knack is a slim flip phone with an ergonomic design that is perfect for customers who want a handset with simple features and functionality.

The Knack boasts a 2.2-inch internal screen with large text and number fonts, a simplified user interface and messaging communication. A large keypad with distinctive tactile contrast allows customers to easily find the correct number on the Knack’s dial pad.

The phone also comes with dedicated keys for quick access to Emergency 911 (E911), speakerphone, voice mail, voice commands and In Case of Emergency (ICE). Customers can program the ICE button with three personalized contacts that first responders can easily find in the event of an emergency.

The Knack is the perfect phone to pair with Verizon Wireless’ Nationwide 65 Plus calling plans. The plans begin at $29.99 monthly access and include unlimited IN calling to 68.7 million Verizon Wireless customers, long distance, night and weekend allowances, and no domestic or roaming charges.

Additional features of the Knack include:

  • Directional navigation key for ease-of-use
  • Easy-to-use menu with adjustable font size feature
  • Advanced speech recognition
  • Text messaging
  • Hearing aid compatibility = M4/T4
  • 32-note polyphonic ringtones
  • Any key answer
  • Bilingual user interface (English and Spanish)
  • Personal organizer: calculator, calendar, alarm clock, world clock, stop watch and notepad
  • Directional microphone
  • Dimensions: 3.78” x 2.01” x .74”
  • Weight: 3.63 ounces
  • Display: 176 x 220 pixel, 65K TFT, Color internal; 96 x 96 pixel, 4-grey external
  • Usage time: up to 270 minutes OR
  • Standby time: up to 336 hours

The Samsung Knack is available for $39.99 with a new two-year customer agreement. For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, customers can visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 68.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 70,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at

About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2007 consolidated sales of US$103.4 billion. Employing approximately 150,000 people in 134 offices in 62 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business, Telecommunication Business and Digital Appliance Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit