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TMCNet:  Virgin Mobile USA Adds Samsung Galaxy Victory™ 4G LTE

[February 25, 2013]

Virgin Mobile USA Adds Samsung Galaxy Victory™ 4G LTE

WARREN, N.J. --(Business Wire)--

Given the ongoing demand from consumers for speed, power and value in wireless, Virgin Mobile (News - Alert) USA is now offering 4G LTE1 service to its No-Contract customers. Virgin Mobile adds Galaxy Victory™ 4G LTE from Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung (News - Alert) Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States and the No. 1 smartphone provider worldwide2, to its all-smartphone lineup.

Savvy speed enthusiasts will enjoy the cutting-edge technology, high-speed3 Web browsing and amazing value of this Android™ device with Virgin Mobile's No-Contract4 Beyond Talk unlimited data and messaging plans5 that start at $35 per month. Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE (News - Alert) is available today in gray for $299.99 [excluding taxes] only at virginmobileusa.com and will then roll out to national retail and participating dealers in mid-March.

"With the phones customers want, unlimited data and messaging included on all plans, and now 4G LTE capable devices, we continue to provoke customers to ask themselves why they haven't switched from postpaid to a better deal with Virgin Mobile," said Mark Lederman, director, Virgin Mobile USA.

Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE is Virgin Mobile's first LTE device, delivering a postpaid experience without a contract and loaded with Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean, which brings stunning graphical capabilities and an upgraded Google Now™ service, including contextual search. S Beam™ lets you quickly share large video files, photos, documents and more just by tapping the back of two S Beam-enabled devices together6.

Access to the speedy 4G LTE network from Sprint lets you browse the Web, upload photos and stream music faster than ever before on the 4-inch touchscreen display. Behind the scenes, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor handles with ease whatever you can throw at it. Other features include:

  • 5.0MP rear-facing camera
  • HD video capture
  • 1.3MP front-facing camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC capable
  • Wi-Fi capable
  • MicroSD™ slot for expandable storage up to 32GB (card not included)

About Virgin Mobile USA

Virgin Mobile USA offers millions of customers control, flexibility and connectivity through Virgin Mobile's Beyond Talk™ No-Contract plans with unlimited 3G data, and available 4G data speeds for mobile phone service, including Android™-powered smartphones and for prepaid Broadband2Go high-speed Web access on the Nationwide Sprint Network. Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk monthly unlimited data plans, which start at $35, are ideal for those smartphone users hungry for the most connectivity and the least amount of voice minutes. Virgin Mobile-branded devices are available at more than 40,000 retail stores, including Target (News - Alert), Walmart, Best Buy and RadioShack. Top-Up cards are available at approximately 150,000 locations nationwide. Experience Virgin Mobile on the Web at FacebookTwitterYou Tube, and purchase Virgin Mobile USA products at www.virginmobileusa.com. For more news, click here.


About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, (Samsung Mobile) a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales exceeding KRW 201 trillion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

Samsung, Galaxy Victory, and S Beam are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Other company names, product names and marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners and may be trademarks or registered trademarks. "4G" used in connection with the Samsung Victory 4G LTE refers to the fact that the device is capable of operating on Sprint's 4G LTE network.

Sprint 4G LTE markets as of Feb. 25, 2013

Anderson, Ind.; Atlanta; Athens, Ga.; Austin, Texas; Baltimore; Barnstable/Hyannis/Mid-Cape, Mass.; Boston; Bryan/College Station, Texas; Calhoun, Ga.; Carrollton, Ga.; Chicago/Naperville/Joliet, Ill.; Clark County, Va./Jefferson County, W.Va.; Columbia, Tenn.; Dallas; Emporia, Kan.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Fort Worth, Texas; Framingham, Mass.; Franklin County, Pa.; Gainesville, Ga.; Gary, Ind.; Gettysburg, Pa.; Granbury/Hood County, Texas; Hagerstown, Md./Martinsburg, W.Va.; Harrisburg/Carlisle/Hershey, Pa.; Harrisonburg, Va.; Houston; Huntsville, Texas; Hutchinson, Kan.; Indianapolis/Carmel, Ind.; Kankakee/Bradley/Bourbonnais, Ill.; Kansas City, Kan./Mo.; Lawrence, Kan.; Manhattan/Junction City, Kan.; McPherson, Kan.; Muncie, Ind.; New Bedford/Fall River, Mass.; Newnan, Ga.; Peabody, Mass.; Rockford, Ill.; Rome, Ga.; Salina, Kan.; San Antonio; Santa Rosa/Petaluma, Calif.; Sedalia, Mo.; Shenandoah/Page Counties, Va.; South Bend/Mishawaka, Ind.; Southern PR: Ponce/Coamo/Guayama, Puerto Rico; St. Joseph, Mo.; Topeka, Kan.; Vallejo/Fairfield, Calif.; Waco, Texas; Waukegan/Lake County, Ill.; Western PR: Aguadilla/Isabela/Cabo Rojo/Mayagüez, Puerto Rico; Wichita Falls, Texas; Wichita, Kan.; Winchester, Va.; York/Hanover, Pa.

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1 4G LTE where available as of Feb. 25, 2013; list of markets at end of document.

2 Samsung Mobile is the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics, North America Handset Vendor Marketshare, Q3 2012. Samsung Electronics Company is the No. 1 smartphone provider worldwide based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics (News - Alert) Global Smartphone Vendor Market Share by Region: Q3 2012.

3 Coverage is not available everywhere.

4 Service is subject to Virgin Mobile's Terms of Service and other materials provide at time of activation.

5 All plans include 2.5GB/month of 3G/4G high speed data or 3.5GB/month with purchase of mobile hotspot capable device and plan. Adaptive protocol video limited to 600Kbps. Speeds (including video) reduced to 256Kbps for remainder of plan cycle, with speeds restored at beginning of next plan cycle. Additional terms apply.

6 S Beam requires initial connection between devices; transfer times may vary.


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