Sprint today announced the immediate availability of the Samsung Instinct in a new, fashionable pink hue. Purchasing Instinct is now easier than ever with a limited time price drop to just $99.99 with a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate.
Within a few days after its release, Instinct became the fastest-selling EVDO handset in Sprint history. Instinct accounted for more than one-fifth of all Sprint handsets being sold during the first two weeks of availability and continued to sell at a record pace through the 2008 holiday season. Instinct users consume data at a rate of approximately five times more than any other Sprint device, especially music and other downloads, text messaging and GPS navigation.
Much of the success of Instinct can be attributed to its industry-leading features including Visual Voicemail, allowing users to listen to messages in their order of preference and manage them with a simple tap of the screen. Additional features include advanced stereo Bluetooth(R) 2.0, SMS voice and text messaging with threaded text, a true HTML Web experience, picture caller ID, a 2.0 megapixel camera with camcorder, haptic feedback and expandable microSD memory of up to 8GB.
Instinct users recently gained access to corporate calendar functionality on Instinct at no additional charge. Sprint Mobile Email Work, which already provided access to corporate email and contacts, allows Instinct users to view and update their work calendar, create and delete appointments and more, right on their phone from Microsoft Exchange Server 2000, 2003 or 2007 accounts, or IBM Lotus Domino accounts.
Sprint's Simply Everything Family plan with unlimited voice, data and messaging for two customers is $960 less costly per year than AT&T's similar plan. Sprint's family share plans begin at $99.99 and offer an annual savings of $240 vs. Verizon and AT&T, allowing two customers to share 1,500 minutes (includes unlimited nights starting at 7 p.m. and weekends) and unlimited messaging, including texting, picture sharing and video messaging, for $99.99.
Everything Data plans are a great value at just $69.99 for 450 minutes of talk time with unlimited data, including texting, email, Web browsing, GPS navigation and exclusive content such as NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile. Unlimited mobile-to-mobile calling to other Sprint customers and free nights and weekends starting at 7 p.m. are included in these affordable plans.
The new pink color is available now in all Sprint retail channels including 1-800-SPRINT1, www.sprint.com and several retail partners including Best Buy.