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Pantech Expands Quick Messaging Portfolio With Renue at AT&T

09:30 EDT Monday, July 30, 2012

Built With 67-percent Recyclable Components, Pantech Renue is Designed to Withstand Everyday Wear and Tear for Only $69.99

DALLAS and ATLANTA, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Now available at AT&T* authorized national retailers and online at www.att.com, the Pantech Renue is a Quick Messaging Phone that delivers a durable and stylish mobile experience to anyone committed to being more sustainable through product purchases. With its physical keyboard and compact design, Renue has been optimized for messaging and updating your status. It is constructed from 67 percent recyclable components, while the packaging is made from 95 percent recycled paper and non-POV soy ink. Renue is currently available for $69.99** with a two-year service agreement and mail-in rebate.

As Pantech expands its line of Quick Messaging Phones, the Renue still boasts the popular features and unique qualities that have contributed to its continued leadership in this device category. The combination of a full sliding keyboard and 3.2" capacitive touch screen display allow for a faster and more convenient messaging experience. Powered by the Qualcomm Brew Mobile Platform, Renue provides customers advanced performance and the flexibility to customize the look and feel of the phone with their favorite apps. Additional key features include a 3-megapixel camera with video recorder, along with one-touch access to social media, messaging, music, pictures and games.

Additional features include:

  • Eco-conscious: Renue has a sustainable exterior which is UL Environment certified and complies with RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) standards to reduce exposure to hazardous materials and harmful toxins including Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd), Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE). The preloaded Powersaver app and Energy Star 2.0 charger helps consumers optimize their battery performance, and use energy more efficiently. With Renue's eco calendar and alarms, users receive alerts for Earth Day, Arbor Day and other important events.
  • Durability: Renue stands up to life's rigors throughout long trips, weekend getaways and taxing daily routines. With a MIL Spec 810 G design, Renue is resistant to sand, dust, high and low temperatures, humidity, vibration, and solar radiation, making it the ideal option for those seeking an affordable, practical and sturdy device for everyday mobile needs.
  • Customization: Renue allows users to customize up to four home screens with their favorite photos, contacts, apps and bookmarks. It also features an eco-themed lock screen to provide swift access to the most-used apps. This slim and compact messaging phone delivers a personalized and convenient way to organize one's mobile life.
  • Value: Whether AT&T customers are looking for a handset to further complement their sustainable lifestyle, or for a durable and reliable messaging phone, Renue is a perfect add-a-line phone for any member of the family. For only $69.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and 2-year agreement, Renue is a good value.

Price and Availability

The Pantech Renue is currently available for $69.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year agreement. The handset can currently be purchased at AT&T authorized national retailers and online at www.att.com. Renue will be available in AT&T company-owned retail stores and authorized dealer locations on October 7.

Quotes

"This device comes to market just as our eco-ratings system is beginning to appear on packaging. Our goal is to empower consumers to make informed decisions about the technology they use by giving them information on how a device performs against targeted environmental criteria," said Jeff Howard, vice president ? mobile device portfolio, AT&T Mobility.

"With Renue, we combined two company priorities: Pantech's ongoing commitment to environmental responsibility and delivering AT&T customers a durable messaging phone complete with the features they use most," said Wyatt Whaley, vice president of product marketing at Pantech Wireless.

More information on AT&T's sustainability efforts and AT&T eco-rating system is available at: www.att.com/ecospace.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

**Prices may differ at non-AT&T owned outlets.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates ? AT&T operating companies ? are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

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About Pantech Wireless, Inc.

Pantech Wireless, Inc., an Atlanta, GA based subsidiary of Pantech Co., Ltd., researches, markets and develops wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America as part of the Pantech Group. For additional information, visit the PWI website at www.pantechusa.com.

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SOURCE AT&T Inc.

For further information: Warner May, AT&T, +1-404-986-1807, warner.may@att.com, or Jeff Bratton, Pantech Wireless, Inc., +1-212-651-4210, jeff.bratton@fusionpr.com




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