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MetroPCS Selects ZTE Handsets

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    Press Release Source: ZTE USA, Inc.


    MetroPCS Selects ZTE Handsets
    Wednesday December 19, 8:30 am ET
    Leading U.S. Carrier to Offer ZTE's High Quality CDMA AWS and PCS Handsets to Subscribers in All Markets It Serves


    DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ZTE USA, Inc., a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today announced that MetroPCS Communications, Inc. has signed an agreement to purchase its CDMA PCS and AWS handsets from ZTE USA. MetroPCS, the nation’s leading provider of unlimited wireless communications service for a flat rate with no signed contract, will begin selling ZTE’s high quality, award-winning handsets in stores starting in January, 2008. MetroPCS has approximately 3.7 million subscribers and offers service in the Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Tampa, Daytona, Melbourne, Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento metropolitan areas.

    “MetroPCS looks forward to working with ZTE and offering their handsets to our customers,” said Tom Keys, Chief Operations Officer of MetroPCS.

    ZTE USA manufactures high quality handsets that are designed in partnership with its carrier customers. The company draws on its in-house design center to create award-winning, innovative handsets that are attuned to the needs of U.S. subscribers.

    “Today’s news reflects ZTE’s ongoing commitment to equipping the U.S. market with handsets that strike the right balance between innovation, quality and affordability,” said Dr. George Sun, CEO of ZTE USA. “We see this as the first step towards forging a long-term business relationship with MetroPCS.”

    ZTE USA offers a full portfolio of end-to-end wireless handset and networking solutions in the U.S. The company’s handsets have won numerous design awards, and its flexible product design and manufacturing cycle enables ZTE USA to quickly deliver affordable products to customers.

    About MetroPCS Communications, Inc.

    Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS - News) is a provider of unlimited wireless communication service for a flat-rate with no signed contract. MetroPCS owns, licenses or has access to wireless spectrum covering a population of approximately 140 million people in 14 of the top 25 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. As of September 30, 2007, MetroPCS had approximately 3.7 million subscribers and offers service in the Miami, Orlando, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Sarasota, Tampa, Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento metropolitan areas. For more information please visit Unlimited Wireless Service - MetroPCS.

    About ZTE USA and ZTE

    ZTE USA Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, is headquartered in Dallas, TX, with offices in Iselin, NJ, Chicago, IL and San Diego, CA. ZTE USA is leveraging ZTE's proven strength in IP and wireless technologies, strong R&D capability, and strategic industry partnerships to bring innovative wireless and wireline solutions and mobile handsets to the U.S. market. Untitled Document

    ZTE delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to customers in more than 120 countries, helping them achieve continued revenue growth and shape the future of the world's communications. ZTE commits around 10 percent of annual turnover to research and development and takes a leading role in a wide range of international bodies developing emerging telecoms standards. It is the fastest-growing telecoms equipment company in the world and is China's only listed telecoms manufacturer, with shares publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges. ZTE was the only Chinese IT and telecoms manufacturer listed in Business Week's 2005 Information Technology 100 and was included in its 2006 ranking of China’s Top 20 brands. For more information, please visit ÖÐÐËͨѶ¹É·ÝÓÐÏÞ¹«Ë¾.



    Contact:
    ZTE USA, Inc.
    Kathryn Gonia, 214-420-8443
    Kathryn.gonia@zteusa.com
    or
    Bite Communications
    Elissa Ehrlich, 212-857-9397
    elissa.ehrlich@bitepr.com

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    Source: ZTE USA, Inc.
     
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    I wonder if Metro PCS would offer the R-UIM option.
     

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