Pantech Expands Quick Messaging Portfolio With Renue at AT&T

         Pantech Expands Quick Messaging Portfolio With Renue at AT&T

Built With 67-percent Recyclable Components, Pantech Renue is Designed to
Withstand Everyday Wear and Tear for Only $69.99

PR Newswire

DALLAS and ATLANTA, July 30, 2012

DALLAS and ATLANTA, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Now available at AT&T*
authorized national retailers and online at, the Pantech Renue is
a Quick Messaging Phone that delivers a durable and stylish mobile experience
to anyone committed to being more sustainable through product purchases. With
its physical keyboard and compact design, Renue has been optimized for
messaging and updating your status. It is constructed from 67 percent
recyclable components, while the packaging is made from 95 percent recycled
paper and non-POV soy ink. Renue is currently available for $69.99** with a
two-year service agreement and mail-in rebate.

As Pantech expands its line of Quick Messaging Phones, the Renue still boasts
the popular features and unique qualities that have contributed to its
continued leadership in this device category. The combination of a full
sliding keyboard and 3.2" capacitive touch screen display allow for a faster
and more convenient messaging experience. Powered by the Qualcomm Brew Mobile
Platform, Renue provides customers advanced performance and the flexibility to
customize the look and feel of the phone with their favorite apps. Additional
key features include a 3-megapixel camera with video recorder, along with
one-touch access to social media, messaging, music, pictures and games.

Additional features include:

  oEco-conscious: Renue has a sustainable exterior which is UL Environment
    certified and complies with RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances)
    standards to reduce exposure to hazardous materials and harmful toxins
    including Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd), Hexavalent chromium
    (Cr^6+), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and Polybrominated diphenyl ether
    (PBDE). The preloaded Powersaver app and Energy Star 2.0 charger helps
    consumers optimize their battery performance, and use energy more
    efficiently. With Renue's eco calendar and alarms, users receive alerts
    for Earth Day, Arbor Day and other important events.
  oDurability: Renue stands up to life's rigors throughout long trips,
    weekend getaways and taxing daily routines. With a MIL Spec 810 G design,
    Renue is resistant to sand, dust, high and low temperatures, humidity,
    vibration, and solar radiation, making it the ideal option for those
    seeking an affordable, practical and sturdy device for everyday mobile
  oCustomization: Renue allows users to customize up to four home screens
    with their favorite photos, contacts, apps and bookmarks. It also features
    an eco-themed lock screen to provide swift access to the most-used apps.
    This slim and compact messaging phone delivers a personalized and
    convenient way to organize one's mobile life.
  oValue: Whether AT&T customers are looking for a handset to further
    complement their sustainable lifestyle, or for a durable and reliable
    messaging phone, Renue is a perfect add-a-line phone for any member of the
    family. For only $69.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and 2-year agreement,
    Renue is a good value.

Price and Availability

The Pantech Renue is currently available for $69.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate
with a two-year agreement. The handset can currently be purchased at AT&T
authorized national retailers and online at Renue will be
available in AT&T company-owned retail stores and authorized dealer locations
on October 7.


"This device comes to market just as our eco-ratings system is beginning to
appear on packaging. Our goal is to empower consumers to make informed
decisions about the technology they use by giving them information on how a
device performs against targeted environmental criteria," said Jeff Howard,
vice president – mobile device portfolio, AT&T Mobility.

"With Renue, we combined two company priorities: Pantech's ongoing commitment
to environmental responsibility and delivering AT&T customers a durable
messaging phone complete with the features they use most," said Wyatt Whaley,
vice president of product marketing at Pantech Wireless.

More information on AT&T's sustainability efforts and AT&T eco-rating system
is available at:

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and
affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

**Prices may differ at non-AT&T owned outlets.

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About Pantech Wireless, Inc.

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researches, markets and develops wireless handsets and telecommunications
products throughout North America as part of the Pantech Group. For additional
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Contact: Warner May, AT&T, +1-404-986-1807,, or Jeff
Bratton, Pantech Wireless, Inc., +1-212-651-4210,
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