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Phone News: Sprint Releases Green Rumor by LG for St. Patty's Day
      #29767 - 03/11/08 10:19 AM

Sprint customers can get the luck of the Irish just in time for St. Patrick's Day as Sprint and LG announce the availability of Rumor by LG in green. Here is more info:


"As Sprint's official wireless phone of St. Patrick's Day, Rumor by LG helps customers celebrate the holiday with the ability to:

-Sham-rock it out with the built-in MP3 player offering a 4 GB capacity microSD card slot
-Dance a jig to your local parade using Sprint Navigation with GPS-enabled turn-by-turn driving directions, one-click traffic rerouting and more than 10 million business listings.
-Access social networking sites or text message your friends to make plans to meet at a local Irish pub
-Take pictures of your local parade, celebration or even a Leprechaun sighting using the 1.3MP camera
-Keep track of your children, or "leprechauns," using Sprint Family Locator
-Download your favorite Irish-spirited ringtone
-Check your stock quotes to see if you are "in the green"
-"Go Green" by recycling your old phone using the postage-paid return envelope enclosed in the environmentally-friendly packaging for your new Rumor by LG in green
-Avoid getting pinched for not wearing green just by carrying the new Rumor by LG



The green-colored Rumor by LG is the first device from both LG and Sprint to use environmentally-friendly packaging. The non-bleached, recyclable box is approximately 70% post-consumer waste and has an eco-friendly aqueous coating. Sprint encourages customers to recycle old wireless phones through Project Connect by using the postage-paid return envelope enclosed with the Rumor by LG. Not only will you be helping to keep these devices out of the waste stream, 100 percent of the net proceeds from Sprint Project Connect go to support Internet Safety for kids through the 4NetSafety program. For additional examples of efforts underway at Sprint to help the environment, including details on Sprint's wireless recycling programs, please visit: www.sprint.com/citizenship.

Green marks the third color option for the popular and affordable Rumor by LG with black and white options available already. Offering a full QWERTY slide keyboard for easy text, email and instant messaging, it provides quick access to instant messaging services including AIM, MSN and Yahoo! as well as several popular social networking communities. To personalize the text messaging experience, Rumor by LG offers the ability to assign "text tones" to address book entries for audible identification of text message senders.

Sprint's unlimited text messaging plans are very affordable, starting at just $10 for individuals or $20 for families. Unlimited texting is also included in the new $99 Simply Everything plan launched by Sprint last month. The number of Sprint customers using text messaging increased by more than 20 percent in 2007. More than 18 billion text messages were sent each month in the United States in 2006, according to CTIA, the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry.

Sprint offers a variety of messaging options beyond text including Voice SMS, which allows customers to record a voice message and send it to any mobile phone, email address, or landline phone just like a text message. Sprint also offers text to landline allowing customers to quickly send a text message to a landline phone where it is automatically converted to a voice message.

Rumor by LG is packed with essential features including integrated GPS, a 1.3 megapixel camera/camcorder with a 2x digital zoom, Bluetooth(R) technology and an MP3 player. It works seamlessly with Sprint Music Manager, available through an easy software download, to allow users to quickly transfer unprotected songs from a PC to the handset and manage songs on a PC through an intuitive interface.

Measuring 4.3" x 2.0" x 0.7", Rumor by LG weighs just 4.13 ounces. This device is currently priced at $49.99 with a two-year service agreement, after a $30 instant rebate and a $50 mail-in rebate. All three color options - green, black and white - are now available at www.sprint.com, 1-800-SPRINT1 and all Sprint retail channels."


To read our LG Rumor review visit:
http://www.mobiletechreview.com/phones/LG-Rumor.htm




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