News Release

Verizon Wireless And Samsung Announce The SCH-a930 V CAST Music Phone

June 4, 2006

Brenda Raney
Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4834Kristen Kelly
MWW Group for Samsung
kkelly@mww.com
972-339-0256

BASKING RIDGE, NJ and DALLAS, TX — Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) today announced the availability of the SCH-a930, a wireless phone that transforms customers into toe-tapping, head-bobbing karaoke stars. The SCH-a930 is the latest phone to offer V CAST Music and includes dual stereo speakers, removable memory slot and dedicated music playback keys.

V CAST Music lets customers play music on their wireless phones — the same device they have come to rely upon for entertainment, information and mobile communication. V CAST customers can browse, preview, download and play high-quality digital music from their SCH-a930 over Verizon Wireless' broadband network — the most award-winning wireless broadband network in the nation — or in the Verizon Wireless V CAST Music online store.

The number of songs is limited only by the size of the microSDTM memory card* being used in the SCH-a930's expandable memory slot and customers can manage their music on multiple cards, enabling them to take even the largest music collection with them wherever they go. The SCH-a930 also has dedicated external music keys that allow consumers to play, fast-forward, rewind and pause their favorite tunes that help make managing and listening to favorite songs a breeze.

With V CAST on the SCH-a930, customers can view video clips from the hottest names in entertainment, news, sports and more in the palms of their hands. V CAST is currently available to more than 150 million Americans from coast to coast.

The SCH-a930 wouldn't be complete without its integrated 1.3 megapixel digital camera and camcorder that allows busy consumers to capture still images or video clips to send and share with family and friends. The SCH-a930 also supports Bluetooth® profiles for headsets, dial-up networking, serial ports and various hands-free accessories.**

"The a930, with its V CAST capabilities, illustrates Samsung's leadership in developing innovative products that enhance consumers' lives with entertaining and useful technology," said Peter Skarzynski, senior vice president, Samsung. "Consumer expectations for seamless convergence and truly functional multimedia devices will be exceeded with this wireless phone."

Key features of the new SCH-a930 from Verizon Wireless include:

  • V CAST-capable
    • V CAST Music — download songs over the air or transfer your own music collection onto the removable microSD memory card
    • V CAST Video and 3D Games — download or stream video from the best names in news, sports, entertainment and more or download the latest 3D games from top providers
  • Get It Now®-capable — download games, ring tones, wallpapers and more
  • Mobile Web 2.0SM-capable — customizable, enhanced wireless access to the latest in news, sports, weather and more
  • 1.3 megapixel camera with flash, auto-focus, 10 step digital zoom
  • Camcorder
  • Bluetooth wireless technology support
  • Expandable memory with microSD memory card slot
  • Speakerphone with dual stereo speakers
  • Voice dialing with advanced speech recognition
  • Dual displays:
    • Internal: 262K-color, TFT, 176x220 pixel
    • External: 4 grey, OLED, 176x16 pixel
  • VibeTonz®-enhanced Ringtones
  • Dimensions: 3.59" x 1.89" x 0.98"; 3.98 ounces with standard battery
  • T-9® easy text input
  • TTY compatible
  • Bilingual user interface: English and Spanish
  • Personal organizer with calendar, calculator, to-do list, currency converter, alarm clock, world time
  • All digital
  • Talk time: 230 minutes; standby time: 200 hours

To get V CAST from Verizon Wireless, customers simply equip their SCH-a930 with a V CAST VPak subscription for $15.00 monthly access added to their Verizon Wireless calling plan. Unlimited basic video clips are included, but application download fees apply for 3D games, music and premium video. For more information, visit www.getvcast.com.

The SCH-a930 is available for $99.99 after $50 instant credit and a new two-year customer agreement and is currently available in more than 1,900 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com.  

For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit www.verizonwireless.com.

*Memory card sold separately.
**Bluetooth profile does not support object exchange (OBEX) profile.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 53 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, 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 preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, L.P., a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, see STA's website at www.samsungwireless.com.  

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US$7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 90 offices in 51 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.  

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