Press Release Summary:
Able to operate on 800 and 1,900 MHz frequencies, CDMA2000 tri-mode handset features built-in audio feedback in any language for error-free dialing. Phone has rechargeable lithium ion battery and does not have LCD screen. Suited for use by CDMA carriers and Mobile Virtual Network Operators, phone can be programmed to play customized message along with phone number.
Original Press Release:
Hop-on to Exhibit Next Generation CDMA2000 Disposable Phone at CES
IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 3 -- Hop-on.com, Inc. today announced that it will exhibit its next generation Model 1905 CDMA disposable phone at the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show, which runs from January 6 to 9, 2005 in Las Vegas. This new CDMA2000 version is a tri-mode handset that operates on the 800 MHz (AMPS & CDMA) and 1900 MHz (CDMA) frequencies. It is Hop-on's lowest cost CDMA handset with the distinguishing characteristic of not having an LCD screen. Instead, Hop-on has built in an audio feedback feature when dialing numbers to ensure error free dialing. The audio feedback is available in any language and the phone has a rechargeable, lithium ion battery. Since there is no LCD screen, this handset is ideal for promotional applications because there is a sizeable area for advertising or co-branding and it can be programmed to playback a customized message along with the phone number. This phone is targeted to CDMA carriers and Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO's) in North America, South America, Asia, Africa and portions of Eastern Europe and Russia. For more information about this phone, please visit the Company's website, http://www.hop-on.com/.
Hop-on's Model 1905 is a replacement to its original IS-95 disposable handset that was introduced in late 2002. However, in contrast to the Company's original product offering (that also included 60 minutes of airtime), this next generation disposable phone will initially be sold only to carriers and Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO's) for them to add airtime and resell to consumers.
Dan Gannon, Chief Executive Officer of Hop-on commented, "Hop-on has made significant progress over the last two years since launching out first phone. We have added next generation CDMA2000 handsets, a CDMA module, fixed wireless phone, GSM handsets, wireless surveillance systems and cell phone accessories to our product portfolio. With this product lineup, we believe Hop-on is now well positioned to provide a compelling value proposition to its customers and we look forward to showing our products to leaders from the world's most prominent retailers, carriers, distributors and investors at CES."
The International CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology tradeshow, will run January 6-9, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada (http://www.cesweb.org/).
About Hop-on.com, Inc.
Hop-on develops and markets wireless phones and accessories as well as wireless surveillance systems. It 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 http://www.hop-on.com/.
David Pasquale, 646-536-7006 or Andrew Rodriguez, 646-536-7032
Both with The Ruth Group, http://www.theruthgroup.com/