T-Mobile USA : Xperia® Z from Sony to Make a Splash at T-Mobile this Summer
Xperia^® Z from Sony to Make a Splash at T-Mobile this Summer
T-Mobile is the only U.S. mobile provider of Sony's flagship water-resistant
BELLEVUE, Wash.- June 18, 2013 - Continuing to offer customers a wide
selection of hot 4G LTE smartphones, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) today
announced it will be the exclusive U.S. wireless company to carry the Xperia^®
Z from Sony.
The Xperia Z packs the best Sony has to offer into a premium Android-powered
smartphone. T-Mobile will offer the device on its Simple Choice Plan with no
annual service contract plus unlimited talk, text and Web on a screaming fast,
nationwide 4G network with 4G LTE rolling out across the country.
"T-Mobile customers traveling this summer will love the Xperia Z with its big,
beautiful HD screen, water-resistant design and advanced camera features,"
said Jason Young, vice president of product marketing, T-Mobile. "This is an
outstanding combination: a premium 4G LTE smartphone with Sony's best features
coupled with T-Mobile's unlimited data and speedy nationwide network."
Simple Choice Plan
With T-Mobile's Simple Choice Plan, Xperia Z customers design their plan based
on the number of lines and amount of high-speed data they want. Unlimited
talk, text and Web with up to 500MB of high-speed data is $50 per month (plus
taxes and fees) for the first line. Customers can add another 2GB of
high-speed data at up to 4G speeds for $10 per month per line or get unlimited
4G data and up to 500MB of tethering for an additional $20 per month per line.
A second phone line can be added for $30 per month and each additional line is
just $10 per month. There are no caps, no overages and no restrictive annual
T-Mobile's 4G LTE Network
The Xperia Z will seamlessly connect to T-Mobile's high-speed nationwide 4G
HSPA+ network and advanced 4G LTE network wherever it is available, which is
expected to reach 100 million people by midyear and 200 million nationwide by
the end of the year^1. T-Mobile's 4G LTE rollout complements its existing
nationwide 4G network covering 228 million people, which third-party tests
show already rivals or beats existing competitive LTE networks in many
markets. T-Mobile's 4G LTE network is currently available in seven
metropolitan areas: Baltimore; Houston; Kansas City; Las Vegas; Phoenix; San
Jose, Calif.; and Washington, D.C.
"With Xperia Z, we are thrilled to bring a breakthrough smartphone to
T-Mobile, the breakout carrier in the U.S.," said Timothy Hernquist, North
America Vice President of Marketing, Sony Mobile Communications. "Xperia Z
offers customers a beautifully designed, water-resistant premium Android
smartphone ready to handle whatever life throws at it."
Sony went with a stylish and durable physical design with unique technology,
content and connectivity all bundled into the Xperia Z. A 5-inch 1080p HD
Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA^® Engine 2 provides super brightness and
clarity. The highly-durable design features tempered glass and anti-shatter
film on the front and back and the highest levels of dust- and
water-resistance^2 (IP55 and IP57) in a premium smartphone. A 13-megapixel
camera with Exmor RS^(TM) for Mobile, the world's first image sensor with HDR
(High Dynamic Range) video for smartphones, delivers stunning photos and
videos in any condition. And its STAMINA mode is designed to greatly improve
battery standby time by automaticaly shutting down battery-draining apps when
the screen is off.
The Xperia Z is expected to be available nationwide at T-Mobile retail stores,
select national retailers and dealers and online via www.T-Mobile.com in the
coming weeks. The smartphone will be available in a black finish and a
limited-time only purple finish (while supplies last). For more information,
Broad LTE coverage planned for 2013; See www.t-mobile.com for coverage
details. Qualifying service required. LTE is a registered trademark of ETSI.
^2In compliance with IP55 and IP57, Xperia Z is protected against the ingress
of dust and is water resistant. Provided that all ports and covers are firmly
closed, the phone is (i) protected against low pressure jets of water from all
practicable directions in compliance with IP 55; and/or (ii) can be kept under
1 meter of freshwater for up to 30 minutes in compliance with IP 57.
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