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O2 debuts Alcatel handset in the US
Posted: 19-Apr-2008 [Source: O2 Wireless]

[O2 Wireless prepaid service launches the new Alcatel OT-E206a handset ]

Englewood Cliffs, NJ -- O2[SM] Wireless, a veteran in the prepaid wireless space for over 12 years, is getting a breath of fresh air with the addition of the new Alcatel OT-E206a phone. The sleek, new OT-E206a is the first Alcatel mobile phone to be approved by a major GSM carrier in the US and O2 [SM] Wireless is the first US based MVNO to offer it. Feature-rich, functional and stylish, the compact OT-E206a is packed with power and is an economical value for the trendsetter looking for a sleek phone at an affordable price.

TCL Communication Technology Holdings, the exclusive manufacturer of Alcatel mobile phones, felt that O2[SM] Wireless' national reach, low long distance rates and high-quality service made it the preferred choice to debut their chic European designed phones in the US. This new relationship provides O2[SM] Wireless with a broader array of phones as well as a cost-effective phone option that will support its national prepaid presence.

"We are excited to be the first Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) in the US to launch the OT-E206a product," commented Pete Grubb, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Locus Telecommunications. "We believe this product provides an excellent option that is uniquely positioned to support the cost-conscious prepaid cell phone segment. In addition, we are equally happy to be working with a leading manufacturer like TCL Communication Technology Holdings who has extensive experience in the GSM realm. We look forward to working with them to launch additional handset models in the near future."

"This new partnership allows us to strengthen our presence in the prepaid arena in the US with a partner that has the desire to grow alongside us," said Albert Wong, Executive Vice President of TCL Communication Technology Holdings. "We are excited to be working together and have new projects that will shortly be released."


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