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Samsung Galaxy S hits Cellular South for $200

Chris Ziegler

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular all decided to give their respective versions of the Galaxy S fancy trademarks, but not lil' Cellular South: the regional is just sticking with Sammy's original name for a change of pace. This would also seem to be the closest North American Galaxy S to its European cousin, featuring the standard industrial design and what appears to be a fairly stock TouchWiz load (if you can really call TouchWiz "stock") atop Android 2.1. Oh, there is one nice bonus, though: this version's got an LED flash for the 5 megapixel camera, a feature many variants left out. It includes a 16GB microSD card pre-installed to complement the 2GB of internal storage, and it's available right now for $199.99 on contract after a $50 rebate. Follow the break for the full press release.

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The Samsung Galaxy S™ Android Smartphone is Now Available Online and In-Stores at Cellular South

The Highly-Anticipated Device, Powered by the Android 2.1™ Platform, With a 4-Inch Super AMOLED Touchscreen Display and 1 GHz Application Processor, Builds On Cellular South's Robust Android Offerings – Including Six Android Devices Available This Holiday Season

Samsung Galaxy S Comes Equipped with Original Discover Apps app Only Available to Cellular South Customers – Begging the Question: "Where'd You Get That App?"

RIDGELAND, Miss.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cellular South, the largest privately owned wireless carrier in the U.S., today announced the availability of the Samsung Galaxy S™ smartphone. The Android™-powered Galaxy S (SCH-i500), from Cellular South, is available online and in stores for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.

"For years we've been pricing our wireless plans and services in a way that wireless users don't have to manage minutes or usage. Wireless users should not have to think before they press send or worry about surprise bills that may come after"

"As an industry leader in Android-powered device offerings, Cellular South is at the forefront of the Android revolution and understands how the Samsung Galaxy S and other advanced Android devices are changing the landscape of the wireless industry. That's why we're so excited that our customers can experience this device and all it has to offer," Kevin Hankins, chief operating officer for Cellular South. "With its Super AMOLED touchscreen technology with SWYPE, super fast processor, integrated social networking and sleek design, the Samsung Galaxy S offers one of the best Android experiences available today."

Samsung Galaxy S Features

The Galaxy S is the fourth Android device Cellular South has introduced to consumers and businesses in the last 12 months. The Galaxy S will bring users a fully integrated entertainment, messaging and social networking experience packaged in a stunning design. Powered by the open Android platform, The Samsung Galaxy S is built on Google Mobile Services™ including Google Search™, Google Maps™, Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Talk™, Android Market™ and more. Among its many cutting-edge features is Galaxy S' vibrant and durable 4-inch Super AMOLED display screen and virtual QWERTY keyboard featuring SWYPE technology. Plus, with its lightning-speed 1 GHz Samsung Hummingbird Application Processor, users won't experience slowdowns.

Additional Samsung Galaxy S features include the following:

* Android 2.1 platform – With support for Google Mobile Services and Android Market
* Full HTML Web browsing capabilities
* Preloaded with Bing Maps and Bing Search
* 3G Mobile Hotspot capabilities
* Six-axis sensor that works with the smartphone's accelerometer
* Full suite of messaging options
* 5.0-megapixel camera/camcorder – Auto-focus and LED flash with HD video recording and playback (720p) capabilities
* Wi-Fi Connectivity (802.11 b/g/n)
* Stereo Bluetooth® Technology
* Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound
* Music and video players and 3.5-millimeter headphone jack
* 2GB internal memory, including 1.5 GB for third-party apps
* 16GB microSD™ memory card included with handset, expandable to 32GB

Where'd You Get That App?

"The Samsung Galaxy S smartphone is the must-have Android-powered device going into the holiday season and is the 'icing on the cake' for our 2010 Android line-up," said Hankins. "However, our Android offering doesn't stop with just the device. With access to more than 100,000 apps on Android, it is our mission to help our customers find the right apps for them. That's why we've created Discover Apps, designed to help customers find the best apps for their individual interests."

Unlike other smartphone app experiences that provide access to thousands of apps, but leave customers overwhelmed and unsure of the best ones for them, Cellular South's Discover Apps tool gives consumers easy and quick access to the very best Android apps available today. Cellular South Discover Center specialists comb through the growing list of thousands of Android apps on a regular basis and pick the very best, most useful, and most fun Android apps, and then provide a list of reviews. The recommended apps will help smartphone users get the most out of their wireless device – creating the optimum app experience not available at any other provider.

Best Plans for Smartphones

While AT&T and Verizon's unlimited plans continue to confuse consumers with data limitations and additional charges, Cellular South understands that talk isn't enough for most consumers today. They want to talk, text, e-mail and use the Web at an affordable, flat-rated, simple price. Many also want plans that make smartphones accessible to everyone in the household. That's why, over a year ago, Cellular South created the nationwide Smartphone Unlimited Plan for individuals and families.

"For years we've been pricing our wireless plans and services in a way that wireless users don't have to manage minutes or usage. Wireless users should not have to think before they press send or worry about surprise bills that may come after," said Hankins. "Cellular South customers don't have to worry about calling circles, rollover minutes, roaming networks, days of the week or the time of day. All our customers need to think about is who they want to connect to next."

Cellular South's Smartphone Unlimited Plan is the industry's most robust and affordable smartphone plan and includes unlimited talk, text, Web, and e-mail for just $79.99, compared to $119 per month for the same services from AT&T or Verizon. The plan from Cellular South also includes a second line, including all of the same unlimited services, for just $39.99. Customers can get two Smartphone Unlimited Plans for the price of only one from AT&T or Verizon with equivalent unlimited services.

"Our industry-leading unlimited, nationwide plans are just one of the reasons Cellular South is the best wireless provider for smartphone users," said Jim Richmond, director of corporate communications. "Coupled with our sophisticated and reliable high-speed wireless data network, Cellular South is allowing our customers to do more with their devices than ever before."

Cellular South has plans to continue to expand its Android device offerings adding two new touchscreen smartphones to its premier Android portfolio – the HTC Wildfire and the LG Axis – just in time for the holidays. Plus, with access to more than 100,000 apps and counting, Discover Apps to help customers find the right apps for them, as well as the best value for smartphones, it's shaping up to be an exciting holiday for Cellular South customers.

For more information about The Samsung Galaxy S Showcase and Cellular South's Discover Apps, visit

About Cellular South

Cellular South is a diversified mobile communications company passionately committed to helping customers get the most out of their wireless devices and services. The nation's largest privately owned wireless communications provider accomplishes this goal by optimizing customers' app experience through Discover Apps, providing the most reliable and advanced high-speed nationwide wireless voice and data network, offering industry-leading family and unlimited flat rate voice, text and mobile web plans, and through its online and in-store Discover Centers, which give customers easy, simple and convenient tools, tips, advice and information on how to get the most out of their mobile phone. For more information about Cellular South and its products and services, visit

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