Samsung Ace - Another World Phone for Sprint Customers

It's a well-known fact that Verizon and AT&T pretty much have the wireless market covered, and for a huge company like Sprint, it means it has to go out of its way to keep its current customers from converting to the other two giants. One of the key problems with CDMA-based technologies has been the inability to support world-roaming phones. So there's some good news for the Sprint customers as the company announced the arrival of Samsung Ace, a Samsung BlackJack look-alike, that offers dual-mode CDMA/GSM functionality so you can use your smartphone internationally.

Before, Sprint had introduced the RIM BlackBerry 8830 World Edition for its business customers. But being a smartphone, it wasn't much use for the other people who just travelled for leisure and need a world phone that's not a blackberry. Samsung Ace seems to be an answer to their prayers! The Ace will use Sprint's CDMA network for all domestic calls, and then you can use the included SIM card to make calls on GSM networks abroad. In addition, the SIM is unlocked so you're not restricted to the one packaged with the smartphone. That means travelers can buy a local SIM card at their destination and save some money on calling rates.

The look and appeal of the Samsung Ace bears a notable resemblance to the first BlackJack. It's slightly taller, narrower, and has a redesigned more user-friendly QWERTY keyboard The smartphone runs a Windows Mobile 6 Standard Edition with Windows Live integration and has Bluetooth, a 1.3-megapixel camera, and push e-mail. It's also a EV-DO capable handset with support for Sprint TV and On Demand.

And even better news is that The Samsung Ace for Sprint is available now for a decent price tag of $199.99 with a two-year contract (after rebates and discounts). Will this be the saving grace for the depleting Sprint sales?? Only time will tell, but looks like the company is definitely trying to hold on to its customer base by taking note of their needs!


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1 comment:

Rose said...

looks good, but this sure wouldn't account for the high charges and worst customer service that Sprint gives!

-Rose