Press Release Summary:
Customizable with user's choice of ring tones or pictures, Model 1803 dual-band GSM cell phone is available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Dutch languages. Candy-bar style phone, powered by rechargeable lithium ion battery, includes features such as SMS messaging and 4 games in addition to memory for 50 phone book entries and 15 ring tones.
Original Press Release:
Hop-on Introduces a $36 Cell Phone at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, France
CANNES, France, Feb. 15 -- Telecommunications insiders and customers that were surprised by Motorola's announcement of its plans to introduce a cell phone for less than US$40 will be shocked when they hear that Hop-on already has a dual-band (900/1800 MHz) GSM cell phone available for only US$36 in quantities of at least 10,000 units. Hop-on's Model 1803 is a candy-bar style phone that includes such features as SMS messaging, 50 phone book entries, 15 ring tones, 4 games, and a rechargeable lithium ion battery. You can also customize the phone by downloading your own ring tones or pictures. Available languages include English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Dutch. For more information on this model and the rest of Hop-on's product line, please go to www.hop-on.com/.
Dan Gannon, Chief Executive Officer of Hop-on commented, "Motorola's entrance into the low-cost cell phone market further validates what we see as a sizeable market opportunity to extend the wireless market to the emerging markets. We're competitive in this entry level market due to our low cost structure and because we outsource our manufacturing to strategic partners with the economies of scale comparable to the major handset manufacturers. Our hope is that with increased attention to this important market segment, consumers will finally be offered high quality, affordable handset solutions. We are currently in discussions with carriers attending the 3GSM World Congress Tradeshow and can offer volume production today. Samples are available at the show to provide to prospective buyers."
The 3GSM World Congress is the market leader in providing an audience of GSM decision-makers from across the globe. The GSM Association represents over 600 GSM operators globally and unites the industry in pursuing the expansion and development of GSM technology (http://www.gsmworld.com/).
About Hop-on.com, Inc.
Hop-on develops and markets wireless phones and accessories as well as wireless surveillance systems. Its product line includes the next generation CDMA2000 handsets designed by its Dallas R&D team as well as GSM/GPRS handsets. Hop-on targets its phones to both emerging market carriers and other domestic carriers and resellers needing an entry level priced phone. In addition, Hop-on offers a line of innovative and attractively priced wireless accessories for both Hop-on phones and other leading manufacturers as well as affordable, wireless surveillance systems. Hop-on is also known for developing the world's first disposable cell phone. It was an IS-95 CDMA phone that was sold to consumers with prepaid airtime and included the capability to add on additional minutes. For more information, visit www.hop-on.com/.