News Release

Samsung and Verizon Wireless Deliver Market Innovation with the SCH-a790 Global Phone

November 29, 0002

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Wireless industry leaders Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) and Verizon Wireless today announced the availability of the Samsung SCH-a790 Global Phone. With this quad band global phone, the first phone to incorporate CDMA and GSM technology in the same device, Verizon Wireless customers can now use the same wireless phone and phone number in the United States and overseas on the vast Vodafone network, the world's largest mobile community. Available exclusively through Verizon Wireless, the a790 also features an integrated digital camera that allows users to snap pictures anywhere and share them with friends and family once they return to the United States.

Outside the U.S., a790 users will have peace of mind knowing their wireless service on Vodafone's network is as expansive as it is dependable, with coverage throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. While in the United States, the same customers have access to Verizon Wireless' network — the nation's most reliable network — and can take advantage of a host of amenities offered by the a790, including Picture Messaging and popular Get It Now® applications, such as games, productivity tools, ringtones and entertainment applications.

The a790 boasts all the features expected from a Samsung wireless phone, including a luminous 260,000-color main screen for optimal Internet, game and picture viewing and a 65,000-color external screen ideal for picture caller ID. The intuitively designed phone also includes advanced voice recognition technology that allows consumers to use their natural voice to dial phone numbers and launch phone applications with no prior training.

Global Phone Country List

 

Europe & Former USSR

Asia & Middle East

Americas

Albania

Bahrain

Aruba

Algeria

Brunei

Bonaire

Andorra

Cambodia

Brazil

Austria

China

Curacao (Dutch Antilles)

Belgium

Egypt

Guadeloupe (French Antilles)

Bosnia

Hong Kong

French Guiana

Bulgaria

Indonesia

Martinique (French Antilles)

Croatia

Jordan

St. Barth

Cyprus

Macao

St. Martin (French and Dutch Antilles)

Czech Republic

Malaysia

Suriname

Denmark

Maldives

 

Estonia

Oman S

 

Faroe Islands

Palestinian Authority

Australia

Finland

Qatar

Australia

France

Singapore ^

Fiji S

Germany ^

Sri Lanka

New Zealand ^

Gibraltar

Syria S

 

Greece^

Taiwan

 

Guernsey

Thailand

 

Hungary

United Arab Emirates

 

Iceland

Vietnam

CDMA Roaming Countries

Ireland ^

 

Bermuda

Isle of Man

 

Canada

Italy ^

 

Dominican Republic

Jersey

 

Israel

Kosovo S

Africa

Mexico

Latvia

Botswana

Puerto Rico

Liechtenstein

Cameroon

South Korea

Lithuania

Kenya

Venezuela

Luxembourg

La Reunion

 

Macedonia

Madagascar

 

Malta

Malawi S

 

Monaco

Mauritius

 

Montenegro

Morocco

 

Netherlands ^

Mozambique

 

Norway

Namibia

 

Poland

Seychelles

 

Portugal

South Africa

 

Romania

Tanzania

 

San Marino

Tunisia

 

Slovak Republic (Slovakia)

Uganda

 

Slovenia

Zambia

 

Spain ^

 

 

Sweden ^

 

 

Switzerland

S indicates SMS is NOT available

^ Indicates Global Phone subscriber can send/receive SMS w/ foreign subscriber in GSM

 

Turkey

 

 

United Kingdom ^                   

(England, Scotland, Wales & N. Ireland)

 

 

Uzbekistan

 

 

Vatican City

 

 

Yugoslavia/Serbia

 

 

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 40.4 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.com/verizonwireless.

About Get It Now
Get It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone and lets customers download applications over the air and purchase them directly from their phones. Virtual shopping aisles, including getGAMES, getTONES, getGOING, getPIX, getFUN and getMESSAGING, are organized to help customers find what they want, when they want it.

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