Feature-Packed Smartphone in an Affordable Package - the Pantech Discover
Arrives at AT&T Jan. 11
AT&T's Second Smartphone to Feature "Easy Experience" Mode Provides Robust
AT&T's 4G Network Now Covers 288 Million People; LTE Network Covers More Than
170 Million People
DALLAS, Jan. 7, 2013
DALLAS, Jan. 7, 2013/PRNewswire/ -- Kicking off 2013 with one of Pantech's
most impressive Android smartphones to date, AT&T* announces the Pantech
Discover™, available for $49.99** with a two-year agreement, in all AT&T
channels beginning Jan. 11. Pantech Discover will be the first AT&T
smartphone pre-loaded with the AT&T DriveMode® application, an app designed to
help prevent texting while driving.
A 4G LTE smartphone, the sleek Discover boasts a large 4.8-inch HD display
(1280 x 720) and an impressive 12.6-megapixel camera with 4X zoom, as well as
the ability to record and playback video in HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) at 30
frames per second. The Discover's dual 3D surround sound speakers provide a
rich audio experience, ideal for listening to music and watching movies, while
the built-in near field communication (NFC) technology allows users to share
content, read smart tags, or pay for goods and services right from their
phone. Packed with high tech features for an affordable price, the Discover
provides tremendous value, fast data speeds, and high performance to
entertainment seekers and business professionals alike.
The Discover features AT&T DriveMode®, an app that helps curb texting and
driving . The app can be set-up to automatically send a customizable reply to
incoming messages once a vehicle starts moving 25 mph. The auto-reply message
is similar to an "out-of-office alert" and can reply to texts, emails and
wireless callers letting your friends know that you are driving and unable to
respond. The app will automatically send all calls directly to voicemail;
however, the user has the option to create an "allow list" or it can also be
turned off manually at any time if the user needs to make a call immediately.
"The Pantech Discover combines a feature-packed experience – complete with a
12.6-megapixel camera and HD display – with a cost-effective price point,
giving AT&T customers yet another strong option in our 4G LTE portfolio," said
Jeff Bradley, senior vice president- Devices, AT&T. "AT&T is dedicated to
educating customers about the dangers of texting while driving and providing
real solutions to help prevent the behavior. With DriveMode pre-loaded on the
Discover, we hope that users will be less likely to text and drive."
First announced for AT&T on the Pantech Flex in September 2012, Pantech's
exclusive Easy Experience and Standard Experience modes, are also available on
the Discover. The Easy Experience mode prioritizes customers' apps on the home
screen in a clearly organized and easy-to-read format. Customers can easily
switch between Easy Experience and the Standard Experience, a classic Android
format available for users who prefer to access Discover's wide range of
features – social media, video, email – in a highly customizable interface.
In addition, the Discover is a great option for business users as it comes
with full VPN and EAS support, plus device encryption for secure access to
corporate email and intranets. Its 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 16 GB
on-board memory plus SwiftKey app allow for maximum efficiency, while its
2,100 mAh battery makes it easier to be productive all day.
"Pantech is taking 2013 by storm with the launch of Discover," said Gary
Cherner, vice president of marketing and sales at Pantech. "By launching
products at very competitive price points, Pantech is continuing to prove that
high quality smartphones don't need to come with a high price tag."
AT&T customers have access to the nation's largest 4G network , covering 288
million people. AT&T's 4G LTE network covers more than 170 million people.****
More information on the Pantech Discover can be found 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.
** Requires 2-yr wireless agreement with qualified voice and data plans or
Mobile Share. Other charges and restrictions apply.
***Data and text messaging charges may apply for download and app usage.
Standard messaging rates apply to auto-reply messages. AT&T DriveMode is free
to AT&T customers only. Compatible device required.
**** 4G speeds not available everywhere. Limited 4G LTE availability in select
markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.
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About Pantech Wireless, Inc.
Pantech Wireless, Inc., an Atlanta, GA based subsidiary of Pantech Co., Ltd.,
researches, markets and develops wireless handsets, tablets and
telecommunications products throughout North America as part of the Pantech
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