Kyocera Communications Inc., provider of Kyocera and Sanyo-branded wireless devices, today announced the immediate availability of Sanyo Vero™ by Kyocera at Sprint. Vero is ideal for consumers seeking a phone that is intuitive and easy to use, especially in the growing youth and senior markets. The phone blends attractive styling with user-friendly features like a huge keypad, strong battery life and a large-font option for easy reading on the vibrant 2.4-inch QVGA display.
Vero is available now through Sprint’s direct ship sales channels including Business Sales, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Web sales (www.sprint.com). It will be available in all remaining Sprint retail channels beginning October 10. It costs just $9.99 with a new two-year service agreement, after a $50 mail-in rebate (price excludes taxes and surcharges).
The handset features a “grippable” soft-black finish and an attractive external 1.3-inch OLED glow-thru display for caller ID and clock. A 1.3 megapixel camera takes sharp photos that are easily shared using multimedia messaging (MMS). Once flipped open, Vero’s extra-large key pad enables quick and easy dialing and the large-font option can be selected for convenient viewing of feature menus and contacts. With up to 5.2 hours of talk time, Vero is always at the ready.
“So much attention being paid to the growing market for smartphones, but there remains a robust demand for an extremely affordable handset like Vero that looks good and does a fantastic job with the basics like calls and messaging,” said Yasuhiro Oishi, vice president of sales and marketing at Kyocera Communications Inc. “Vero’s combination of features and value make it ideally suited to seniors, kids and anyone who wants a dependable, affordable communication tool.”
Starting at $49.99, Sprint’s Everything Messaging plans are a perfect match for Sanyo Vero customers (excludes taxes and surcharges). Sprint’s Everything Messaging plans include unlimited text, picture- and video-messaging.
The family-friendly Vero supports Sprint Family Locator, which uses GPS technology to locate a phone and displays the location on an interactive map, and includes Parental Controls, a great feature for parents and business managers alike. Weighing in at only 3.4 ounces, Vero includes WAP 2.0 for downloading ringers, games and screensavers; a superior speakerphone; and Automatic Speech Recognition software (ASR) to dial numbers or launch phone functions. Casual data charges of $0.03/kb will apply to customers not on a plan with unlimited data.