OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ) announced today that EMBARQ(TM) Wireless Press & Talk(SM), a walkie-talkie style communication option featured on the Sanyo 2400 wireless phone, is available now to its customers.
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EMBARQ(TM) Wireless Press & Talk(SM) allows users to operate their wireless phone as a walkie-talkie-like device with the push of a button, without using valuable voice anytime minutes. For a low monthly additional fee of $5.95 to a wireless service plan, customers can use the unlimited walkie- talkie feature to communicate with up to five other EMBARQ(TM) Wireless Press & Talk(SM) subscribers while on the wireless network. The same phone number is used for EMBARQ(TM) Wireless Press & Talk(SM) and wireless voice calls.
"The Sanyo 2400 equipped with EMBARQ(TM) Wireless Press & Talk(SM), is a great device for both mobile families and business professionals seeking connection with the touch of one button," said Dennis Huber, senior vice- president, Product Development, EMBARQ. "Offering our customers EMBARQ(TM) Wireless Press & Talk(SM) gives them another, practical, way to reach friends, family and business associates quickly and easily and save their voice anytime minutes."
The Sanyo 2400 is a stylish and affordable wireless device priced at $29.95 with purchase and activation of a new line of service on a two-year agreement. In addition to EMBARQ(TM) Wireless Press & Talk(SM), the phone's features include:
-- EMBARQ(TM) Wireless Internet
-- Parental Control
-- Built-In Speakerphone
-- Wireless Backup
-- Text Messaging
-- Voice Activated Dialing
-- Voice Memo
-- Built in Personal Tools and Planners
Another practical, common sense feature is parental control, which allows parents to manage how and when the phone is used. At the same time, this feature allows the user to add special numbers that are always accessible, even when the phone is locked.
"EMBARQ(TM) Wireless Press & Talk(SM) also helps give parents peace-of- mind by making it easy and affordable to keep in touch with their children, while the parental control feature gives kids, especially teens, a safe communications environment," said Huber.
EMBARQ(TM) Wireless has a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, which provides a risk-free way to try its services.
For more information about the Sanyo 2400 with EMBARQ(TM) Wireless Press & Talk(SM) and other wireless devices, customers may visit their local EMBARQ store or visit the web at http://embarq.com .
Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ), headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, offers a complete suite of common sense communications services. The company has approximately 20,000 employees and operates in 18 states. EMBARQ, which is expected to rank among the Fortune 500, is included in the S&P 500.
For consumers, EMBARQ offers an innovative portfolio of services that includes reliable local and long distance home phone service, high-speed Internet, wireless, and satellite TV from DISH Network(R) - all on one monthly bill.
For businesses, EMBARQ has a comprehensive range of flexible and integrated services designed to help businesses of all sizes be more productive and communicate with their customers. This service portfolio includes local voice and data services, long distance, Business Class DSL, wireless, enhanced data network services, voice and data communication equipment and managed network services.
EMBARQ believes that by focusing on the communities the company serves and by employing common sense and practical ingenuity, it is able to provide customers with a committed partner, dedicated customer service and innovative products for work and home. For more information, visit http://embarq.com .
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