Unlimited Calling to Mexico Now Available for Charter Customers in California
Charter Phone Unlimited keeps families in touch without breaking the bank
  

IRWINDALE, Calif.Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter customers in California are finding it easier and more affordable than ever to keep in contact with family and friends south of the border.

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Charter is now including unlimited calling to Mexico landlines and up to 250 minutes of calling to Mexico cell phones with the Charter Phone Unlimited plan in California when customers choose the Triple Play PaqueTV Plus package.

Triple Play PaqueTV Plus bundles Charter Phone, TV and Internet service with the popular Latino View Spanish-language programming package.

"Adding Unlimited Calling to Mexico is another way that we are increasing the value of our Phone service," said Carl Leuschner, Charter's vice president of Internet and Phone Products. "Most competitors charge incrementally for Mexico calling, with costs close to $40 per month. Charter is offering that same value at substantial savings to our California customers."

That means Mexican-Americans in California can keep up with events back home – from Tijuana to Cancun and Matamoros toManzanillo – without the fear of a costly telephone bill at the end of the month or the difficulties associated with telephone calling cards.

"Dialing the number on the card, a 10-digit pin, and then the number you are calling – it's very inconvenient," said Anthony Leyva, a senior customer sales and service center representative for Charter in Long Beach.

Like many Southern California families, the Leyvas used to rely on calling cards for making calls to their relatives in Mexico. But that changed when they signed up for the Charter Phone Unlimited plan.

"If you add the Latino View package, you get this on top of it," Leyva explained. "You automatically get those calls included in your plan. It helps a lot."

Now, Leyva's family members can control costs while they remain connected to aunts, uncles and cousins who reside in Guadalajara.

"For the Hispanic community, it's very important to keep in contact with family," Leyva said. "My mom is the one who makes most of the calls. She has five sisters and two brothers there, and she calls every one of them once or twice a week."

Charter is also bringing improved video services to Southern California. With new all-digital networks in Long BeachGlendale andBurbank, Charter customers now have access to more than 180 high definition television channels including FOX Deportes, Galavisión and HBO Latino.

And, with digital set-top boxes, Charter customers are gaining Video On Demand (VOD) access for every television in their homes. More than 10,000 VOD options, including more than 1,800 HD titles and many Spanish-language selections, are available with just the push of a button.

Visit www.charter.com or call 1-888-GET-CHARTER (1-888-438-2427) for more information.                                                              

About Charter

Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter TV® video entertainment programming, Charter Internet® access, and Charter Phone®. Charter Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.

Sprint to Launch Nexus 5 by LG Smartphone on Nov. 8; $149.99 with Sprint Unlimited Data Guarantee for Life

Sleek, powerful new LG tri-band capable device featuring Android 4.4 will allow users to take advantage of Sprint Spark technology for improved 4G LTE speed and capacity


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 31, 2013 - Sprint (NYSE:S) and LG Electronics USA today announced Nexus 5 from Google will be available from Sprint beginning Friday, Nov. 8, for $149.99 (16GB version) after a $50 mail-in rebate via reward card1 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement or $18.75 per month with Sprint One Up (excluding taxes). Nexus 5 by LG will be available in all sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Web Sales and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1Call: 1-800-SPRINT1). Customers can pre-order the device beginning Friday, Nov. 1, by visiting www.sprint.com/nexus5.

Nexus 5 by LG is the first Android™ 4.4, KitKat, smartphone capable of using the tri-band Sprint 4G LTE2 network. Sprint Spark is a unique combination of network technologies, spectrum, capacity and tri-band devices designed to bring customers super-high wireless speeds. Nexus 5 will become tri-band enabled with a software update in early 2014.

“Whether you’re streaming music or video, surfing the Web, gaming online or just catching up on email, in upgraded areas, Nexus 5 will offer Sprint customers a secure, fast connection using all three of Sprint’s 4G LTE network bands, giving customers the best wireless experience for their needs,” said David Owens, vice president-Product Development, Sprint. “With the dynamic camera features available on this smartphone, our customers will be able to enjoy sharing all their photos and have the peace of mind by not having to worry about data caps or overage charges. While other wireless providers move away from unlimited service, Sprint stands behind its commitment with Sprint Unlimited Guarantee, allowing our customers to lock-in unlimited talk, text and data, while on the Sprint network, not for just the next two years, but for the life of the line of service.3”

Nexus 5 by LG is made without sacrificing power and speed and features tri-band 4G LTE, a 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800 processor and ultra-fast Wi-Fi® to keep customers connected at blazing speeds to race through games, zip around the Web, and switch between apps at the flick of a finger. At only 4.59 ounces and 0.34-inches thin, it’s the most powerful Nexus phone yet.

James Fishler, senior vice president-Marketing, LG Electronics USA, said, “Nexus 5 by LG expands the successful LG-Google collaboration. This latest flagship Nexus smartphone combines the popular qualities of LG G2 with KitKat for the first time and we are proud that the Nexus 5 by LG will be among the first smartphones capable for use on Sprint’s new 4G LTE tri-band network, bringing to life our brand promise. With LG, it’s all possible.”

KitKat is fast and powerful yet simple to use. Android 4.4 takes system performance to an all-time high by optimizing memory usage in every major component. That means users can run more of their favorite apps and switch between them faster than ever.

The new phone app automatically prioritizes contacts based on who the user talks to the most. Whenever customers get a call from a phone number not in their contacts, Nexus 5 by LG will look for matches from businesses with a local listing on Google Maps™.

Customers can now send and receive SMS right from Google Hangouts™, and Hangouts for Android now supports location sharing.

According to Pew Internet & American Life Project Nov. 2012, 82 percent of all cell phone owners use their phone to take pictures. Nexus 5 by LG makes it easier than ever to captures life’s important moments with its 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and convenient 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. With Photo Sphere, Nexus 5 users can create the effect of an immersive 360-degree view that no traditional camera can match. Each image is enhanced as soon as it is saved, helping the people and places in the photos really stand out. Auto Backup automatically saves every photo and video.

Additional features include:

5-inch class full HD IPS display (actual size 4.95-inches)
Advanced camera lens that lets in more light
Wireless charging via Qi wireless charging accessories (sold separately)
2,300mAh imbedded Lithium-polymer battery
Best of Google includes access to more than 1 million apps and games on Google Play™, and the newly redesigned Google Maps app makes navigating effortless
From the home screen, just say ‘Ok Google’ to start a voice search, send a text, get directions or play a song. Swipe over to the left to check your Google Now cards.
3G/4G LTE mobile hotspot capability supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
Nexus 5 customers will be among the first to receive Android software upgrades and new Google mobile apps
Customers who sign up for Sprint’s new Unlimited, My WaySM plan or My All-inSM plan are eligible for the Sprint Unlimited Guarantee.3 The Sprint Unlimited Guarantee gives customers unlimited talk (calls to any wireline or mobile phone), text and data while on the Sprint network for the life of the line of service. The new Unlimited, My Way rate plans start for as little as $80 per month (excludes taxes and surcharges). The Unlimited, My Way plan can offer customers a significant savings when compared to competitors’ capped data plans. For example, smartphone customers can save $30 per month vs. AT&T and Verizon’s comparable plans with only 4GB of data.4

Sprint One Up offers customers an affordable option to upgrade their device more frequently. With Sprint One Up, participating smartphone customers get unlimited talk, text and data for an introductory rate of $65 per month – a $15 per month savings off their Unlimited, My Way standard rate plan and Sprint’s guarantee of unlimited talk, text and data for the life of the line of service5. Sprint One Up is also available for smartphones on the My All-in plan as well. Sprint One Up customers will save up to $45 per month vs. AT&T and Verizon comparable plans.

Building a Better Network Experience

Sprint plans to deploy Sprint Spark in about 100 of America’s largest cities during the next three years, with availability today in five markets. Sprint 4G LTE service will be available by mid-2014 to approximately 250 million Americans, and Sprint expects 100 million Americans will have Sprint Spark or 2.5GHz coverage by the end of 2014. The first markets with limited availability are New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Tampa and Miami. Nexus 5 by LG is among the first tri-band capable smartphones scheduled for customer availability in early November 2013.

Sprint Spark combines 4G FDD1-LTE at 800 Megahertz (MHz) and 1.9 Gigahertz (GHz) and TDD1-LTE at 2.5GHz spectrum, TDD-LTE technology (2.5GHz), and carrier aggregation in the 2.5GHz band. These spectrum assets, technology and architecture are designed to deliver a seamless customer experience via tri-band wireless devices. Tri-band devices, named for their ability to accommodate multiple spectrum bands, support active hand-off mode between 800MHz, 1.9GHz and 2.5GHz, providing data session continuity as the device moves between spectrum bands.

About Sprint

Sprint (NYSE:S) offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint served more than 54 million customers at the end of the third quarter of 2013 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, during the last five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

About LG Electronics USA

LG Electronics USA Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., a $45 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative mobile phones, home entertainment products, home appliances, and air conditioning systems and energy solutions, all under LG’s “Life’s Good” marketing theme. LG Electronics is a 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.

The HTC One® gets supersized with the HTC One max


London, October 15, 2013 – HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today announced the HTC One max, a super-sized smartphone that brings the award-winning design, functionality and performance of the HTC One to fans of larger handsets. A new Fingerprint Scan feature takes convenience to a new level with acclaimed features including HTC BlinkFeed™, HTC Zoe™ and HTC BoomSound™, combined with the new HTC Sense 5.5, which are all enhanced to continue to deliver the best overall smartphone experience, now on a larger screen.

"The addition of the HTC One max means that we now have an HTC One phone for everyone. The family has been built on quality and game-changing innovations and the HTC One max is certainly no exception," said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. "The upgrade to HTC Sense 5.5 will provide our most amazing mobile experience yet, with the HTC One max delivering the size and power required to do everything you want, and more, without compromise."

Big and powerful
The HTC One max's 5.9" full HD1080p display is perfect for enjoying photos, videos and movies on the go. Smooth and efficient performance comes courtesy of a quad-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 processor featuring a quad-core 1.7 GHz CPU enabling jaw-dropping performance, ultra vivid videos and booming sound. Whether you're watching videos in stunning HD, playing games or checking out what's hot online, the HTC One max sounds amazing, looks sharp and keeps working when you need it.

The 16GB or 32GB onboard memory can be expanded thanks to a microSD™ card slot, and with up to 65GB of Google Drive storage free for 2 years offered to HTC One max owners.[1]

The large 3300mAh embedded battery means that this level of performance will last and last. Even the most intensive users will find the HTC One max is up to the challenge thanks to the optional HTC Power Flip Case, a stylish 1150mAh battery expansion for your HTC One max which offers both protection and extra juice when you need it most.

Maximum convenience at your fingertips
The average person checks their phone multiple times a day, so the HTC One max welcomes a new era of convenience and advanced functionality thanks to a built-in Fingerprint Scan feature. Located on the back of the device, the fingerprint scanner allows users to lock or unlock the screen and quickly launch up to three favourite applications by assigning an individual finger to each.

More content than ever before
The HTC One max's Sense 5.5 upgrade comes with a more social, personalised HTC BlinkFeed that can be further refined by customisable topic categories and new integration with premium content providers including Instagram and Google+. Up to 120 articles can also be downloaded for offline viewing, making BlinkFeed even better for snacking on information wherever and whenever you are.

Ultimate imaging
Featuring HTC's UltraPixel camera technology, HTC Zoe mode, that brings your photos to life, and a 2.1MP front-facing camera, the HTC One max will capture stunning photos and full HD 1080p videos whether you're the photographer, the subject or both. Dual Capture means you can now snap memorable moments and your reaction to them in one extraordinary photo or video by simultaneously shooting with the front and rear cameras.

Improved imaging is also introduced through Video Highlights, which combines your photos and videos to create a mini movie complete with the soundtrack and visual theme of your choice. And with the HTC One max, your Video Highlights can now be any length you want.

Design at its Best
Available in Glacial Silver, the HTC One max shares the same premium design credentials as the rest of the HTC One family, providing an all round exceptional experience.

Global Availability
The HTC One max will begin rolling out across the globe from mid - end October. See specific regions for details.


About HTC
Founded in 1997, HTC Corp. (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC's portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by the HTC Sense® user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit www.htc.com.

 

Samsung provides more users with enhanced flexibility and freedom via extended Galaxy Gear compatibility


Seoul, Korea - Oct 23, 2013 - Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. today announced that more Samsung devices will be compatible with Galaxy Gear, a perfect companion device that makes mobile communication easier and more enjoyable. 

Galaxy Gear will be available for use with Galaxy S4, S III, and Note II through the Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) update. The update came first to Galaxy S4 devices in Germany in October. Samsung will also extend Galaxy Gear compatibility to other GALAXY devices – including Galaxy S4 mini, S4 Active, Mega 5.8, Mega 6.3, and S4 zoom – through a separate software update beginning at the end of October. Software update schedules for each device will vary by country and carrier.

“Extending Galaxy Gear compatibility to more Galaxy devices reflects our deep commitment to continuing to deliver enriched mobile experiences to our consumers,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile division, Samsung Electronics. “Through a significant effort to enhance and enrich the Galaxy experience, Samsung continues to empower our users in their mobile lives and enable smart freedom with Galaxy Gear.”


Samsung Galaxy Gear
Galaxy Gear will enable Galaxy S4, S III, and Note II users to make and answer calls and view incoming messages and notifications with just a glance. For a closer look at more important messages, users can simply pick up their master device and the Smart Relay feature instantly reveals the full content. Users can also find major social apps on Samsung Apps to maintain connections to their social networks via Galaxy Gear.

With a 1.9 Megapixel camera, users can snap a visual memo by simply tapping Galaxy Gear’s screen. Photos are then easily and automatically saved in the master device’s gallery. Users can enjoy a built-in Pedometer app and use Galaxy Gear to control the music played on their master devices. Of course the device also functions like a watch, with the option to change the face with 10 different clock options and even more options available via Samsung Apps.

Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) **Update schedule and features may differ by country and carrier.
Samsung Galaxy S4, S III, and Note II will get the Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) update. For Galaxy S III and Note II, new capabilities provide easier text input, and updated graphics and multimedia, as well as new updates to Samsung features and applications, including:

  • Smsung KNOX, a secure and comprehensive mobile solution for enterprises and consumers. (Galaxy S III 3G 
     version will get Samsung KNOX with a platform security only in select countries.)
  • Smart Switch to seamlessly transfer content from other smartphones to Samsung devices
  • HomeSync to store, share and enjoy content securely wherever you are
  • Group Play 2.5 with shared video support 


About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 270,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion. To discover more, please visitwww.samsung.com.