ALLTEL has introduced the new Kyocera Slider SE44 tri-mode wireless phone for use with Touch2Talk, the company's popular walkie-talkie communications service. ALLTEL is the first wireless carrier to offer the new handset with push-to-talk functionality.
The Kyocera Slider SE44 features a unique sliding faceplate that reveals the phone's keypad for dialing, sending text messages and downloading a variety of wireless data applications, including ringtones, games, email and more through ALLTEL's Axcess services. The phone will be $79.95 after a $30 mail-in rebate with a two-year contract.
With Touch2Talk, customers can talk instantly to each other and switch to a wireless call at the touch of a button ensuring no missed calls.
Touch2Talk's innovative features allow customers to see on their phones the availability of other Touch2Talk customers, while also giving all customers the option of using a "do not disturb" feature.
Customers can use their existing phone numbers with Touch2Talk and set up on their phones individual contacts or a group list with up to 10 participants. A maximum of 30 groups can be created.
Touch2Talk can be added to any wireless calling plan. Cost ranges from $5 for 100 Touch2Talk minutes per month to $20 per month for unlimited Touch2Talk minutes.
Group minutes vary depending on the option selected.