Virgin Mobile USA – the wireless company that made Topping Up fun – is announcing the New Wild Card by Kyocera Wireless. Last year the Switch_Back featured a QWERTY keyboard and the Wild Card expands on this with its attractive clamshell casing and full texting keyboard capabilities. The internal 65k color screen at 128 x 160 is designed for emailing, texting, IMing, gaming, browsing online, and streaming full music tracks. With the clamshell closed up the external 65k color 128 x 128 is perfect for accepting phone calls. Listen to your favorite music on your phone and finally be able to use Bluetooth(r) with a Virgin Mobile device! There’s a 1.3 megapixel camera with 3x digital zoom and images effects. The Wild Card features an integrated speakerphone, “Real-music” ringtones, and a WAP 2.0 Web browser.
“Wild Card is an elegant and refined version of last year’s Switch_Back. With multiple upgrades, streaming music through our Headliner application and the new, affordable $19.99 monthly unlimited messaging pack offer, this is another Virgin Mobile phone that appeals to so many of our customers’ interests — especially those who love to text and listen to music,” said Howard Handler, chief marketing officer for Virgin Mobile USA. “At $99.99, our customers are getting a superior handset at an affordable price.”
The new Wild Card is being paired with the newest messaging offer from Virgin Mobile USA – unlimited domestic messaging including text, IM, email and picture messaging for $19.99 per month. When customers activate their Wild Card and purchase their first month of unlimited messaging, they will receive their second month free.
In addition to these exciting features, the Wild Card also offers Virgin Mobile customers peace of mind with “Contact Vault” which allows those with the Wild Card, Cyclops and Switch_Back handsets the ability to store, retrieve, delete and transfer their personal contacts list in the event the phone is lost, stolen, damaged or upgraded. Customers can easily input up to six phone numbers per contact in the address book and store up to 140 contacts in total, depending on the phone model. The Contact Vault costs $1.99 per month, or $9.99 for a six-month subscription.
A talented and Emmy-winning digital special effects technician by trade, Cecilia has also made her mark over the years as a writer in video editing magazines. Her CV includes HBO’s "From the Earth to the Moon" and SciFi Channel’s "Frank Herbert's Dune" and "Children of Dune". The most recent Visual Effects work was done for an online film: "Eye of the Bennu". This project was notable for being the first film made entirely by people only communicating over the Internet. No one has ever actually met in person. A virtual film made by virtual people. Cecilia is currently making props for a short film project about a violent monk. Hmm.