Cincinnati Bell Launches New BlackBerry Curve 8900 and BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Smartphones
"Consumer demand for style, function, and ease of use in smartphones continues to gain momentum, and the sleek, powerful BlackBerry Curve 8900 and BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 offer winning combinations on all fronts," said Tim Bracken, director of consumer wireless for Cincinnati Bell. "We are excited to offer these best-in-class BlackBerry smartphones and believe they will appeal to a broad range of customers."
Exclusive Fusion WiFi and Family-Share Data Plans
The Wi-Fi-enabled BlackBerry smartphones allow customers to take advantage of Cincinnati Bell's Fusion WiFi service, which uses both wireless and Wi-Fi Internet signals to deliver outstanding reception, call clarity, and faster data downloads. In addition, calls made over a Wi-Fi network do not use wireless plan minutes, which means customers can gain additional cost-saving benefits. Fusion WiFi access is available at more than 300 Cincinnati Bell/ZoomTown hotspots and through home or business Wi-Fi routers optimized for the service.
The Cincinnati Bell Smart Phone Family Plan includes a standard voice plan and unlimited data and text messaging options for all plan users. A family of three can save up to $540 a year1 as compared to similar offerings from the national carriers. In addition, Cincinnati Bell offers its customers the peace of mind that comes from not having to sign a multi-year contract.
BlackBerry Curve 8900 Features
The thinnest and lightest full-QWERTY BlackBerry smartphone yet, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 comes with a brilliant 2.4-inch high-resolution display. Other features include:
BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Features
The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 smartphone is the first BlackBerry smartphone to come in the popular flip form factor and has a spacious SureType(R) QWERTY keyboard that makes typing messages and dialing numbers fast and easy. Other features include:
For full handset details and rate plans, visit any Cincinnati Bell retail store, call 1-800-500-1229, or go to www.cbwireless.com.
1 Based on smartphone rate plans from AT&T and Verizon Wireless as of Jan. 30, 2009.
* Video recording requires microSD memory card, which may be sold separately.
** Certain music files may not be supported, including files that contain digital rights management technologies.
About Cincinnati Bell Inc.
With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell provides integrated communications solutions--including local, long distance, data, Internet, and wireless services--that help keep residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each other and with the world. In addition, businesses ranging in size from start-up companies to large enterprises turn to Cincinnati Bell for efficient, scalable office communications systems as well as complex information technology solutions including data center and managed services. Cincinnati Bell conducts its operations through three business segments: Wireline, Wireless, and Technology Solutions. For more information, visit www.cincinnatibell.com
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SOURCE: Cincinnati Bell Inc.
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