Alltel Wireless Debuts Two LG Handsets with Touch2Talk Capability

Alltel Wireless and LG Electronics MobileComm USA have announced two new handsets equipped with Alltel's Touch2Talk walkie-talkie service. The LG AX390 and AX355 handsets are exclusively available from Alltel Wireless.

The AX390 features enhanced Touch2Talk capabilities, including the ability to upgrade walkie-talkie calls to regular wireless calls when circumstances require an extended conversation; the ability to send a text message to all members of a Touch2Talk group, and the ability to receive "buddy alerts" when friends or co-workers become available for Touch2Talk calls.

The AX390 also features a one-touch speakerphone, voice recognition (no matter who's talking) and large, forward-firing speakers, all of which allow users to multitask while communicating. In addition, the AX390 is Axcess Web capable and works on Alltel's Axcess MobileLink network, which delivers speeds of 40 to 70 kbps with bursts up to 144 kbps.

The AX355, in addition to delivering Touch2Talk service, features a 1.3 megapixel camera, Axcess picture and video messaging, built-in speakerphone and voice-activated dialing. It also features hands-free Bluetooth wireless technology and BREW 2.1. It is Axcess Web capable and works on Alltel's Axcess MobileLink network.

The AX355 comes equipped with Axcess Instant Messaging. Axcess Instant Messaging from Alltel Wireless allows users to chat while they're on the go with AOL Instant Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger. Alltel customers can use an existing IM account or sign up for a new one. Standard text messaging rates apply.

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