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Telecom bringing customers the future of wearable technology

Telecom bringing customers the future of wearable mobile technology


Telecom customers can access a whole suite of new Samsung devices from today, with the launch of wearable technology - the Gear 2 and Gear Fit, as well as the flagship smartphone - the Samsung Galaxy S5.

Telecom Retail CEO Chris Quin says, “wearable devices are and will continue to play a huge part in the way our customers use mobile technology.

“Samsung is showing some great innovation in this field with the latest version of its smart watch, the Gear 2 along with the Gear Fit - a wrist device that will keep you connected while on the move and allows its user to take advantage of a number of health-related features.”

The new water and dust resistant Gear Fit comes with a heart rate monitor and a pedometer and is able to keep its user connected by receiving pop-up email, text and call notifications when paired to the new Galaxy S5.

Mr Quin says the waiting’s over for customers wanting to get their hands on the Galaxy S5 today.

“We’ve had a lot of customers pre-order the Galaxy S5 and they’ll be the first to get the new device today.

“We know our customers won’t be disappointed; the Galaxy S5 has a number of new features like its IP67 rating making the smartphone water and dust resistant.”

The Samsung Galaxy S5 also features the ‘Download Booster’ pairing 4G mobile data and WiFi bringing customers a faster network experience.

“Telecom customers can take advantage of over 900 free WiFi hotspots on our WiFi Network to pair WiFi and their mobile data to bring them more of what they want online, quicker,” said Chris.

Pricing and Availability

Customers can purchase the Samsung Galaxy S5 for $1,049 outright on any Telecom Prepaid or Ultra Mobile plan.

The Gear 2 can be purchased from selected stores and online for $399 outright and the Gear Fit can be purchased for $299 online from launch.

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