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Press Release -- May 19th, 2011
Source: nTelos
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nTelos Wireless Helps Parents Meet Teen’s Desires For Smartphones

Affordable Smartphone And Pay-­As-­You Go Plans Give Peace Of Mind To Parents

WAYNESBORO, VA – “Can I have a smartphone?” It’s a question that many parents are hearing from their teenagers and Virginia-based nTelos Wireless, known for providing highspeed, dependable, nationwide voice and data services, also wants to also be known for helping parents meet teen demands without breaking their budget.

According to an October 2010 report from the wireless association CTIA, approximately onethird of children ages 13 to 17 said that it was “absolutely essential/very important” or “important” to have the latest and greatest cell phone for their purposes.

“As a parent myself, I know that teenagers are asking for the latest and greatest wireless technology,” said Conrad Hunter, president of nTelos Wireless. “In response, we are offering the Samsung Gem, one of our best Google Android smartphones, for an affordable entry price, and coupled with an aggressive Nationwide Unlimited rate plan so that parents always know what they are paying upfront, and never have to worry about surprise charges.”

nTelos Wireless is offering the Samsung GEM, an Android smartphone, for only $129 and a nationwide prepaid unlimited voice and data plan. The company offers a variety of prepay services and options for monthly, daily or by-the-minute plans.

Equipped with an integrated social media hub, the Samsung Gem would allow teen users to post photos, messages or emails to any social networking sites with the touch of one button. It also keeps track of contact info and email addresses, which can be scanned in a single view. And, teens and parents will have access to the Google Market, and thousands of free applications ranging in topic from games to education.

More information on the Samsung Gem and other phones, as well as prepaid plans can be found at

Additional statistics from CTIA regarding teen cell phone use include:

  • 57% of teens somewhat or strongly agree that having a mobile phone has improved the quality of their life.
  • 18% of teens said they somewhat agreed or strongly agreed that the mobile phone has positively influenced their education.
  • According to a 2010 Pew Internet survey, 72% of all teens — or 88% of teen cell phone users — are text-messengers. Teens make and receive far fewer phone calls than text messages on their cell phones.

NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:NTLS, news, filings) is an integrated communications provider with headquarters in Waynesboro, VA. NTELOS provides products and services to customers in Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Maryland and North Carolina, including high-speed nationwide wireless voice and data services, local and long distance telephone, high capacity transport, networking and high-speed Broadband data services and IPTV-based video products. Detailed information about NTELOS is available at

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