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Helio Launches With Additional Innovations

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May 1, 2006, 11:00 PM   by (staff)

Helio this evening updated their website, launching online sales of its handsets and service. In addition to MySpace integration, Yahoo! search from the home screen and gifting and begging for content, the MVNO also announced other innovative new features. Helio On Top (HOT) allows users to choose pre-selected news feeds to be delivered to their home screen automatically, similar to Motorola's SCREEN3 technology. For those who want more than one phone, Helio will let you switch your account from device to device daily, syncing your contacts and content between the two over the air. The Hero is available online for $275 and the Kickflip for $250, they will also be avilable in limited quantities in select retail stores as of Tuesday. Helio expects up to 1000 retail locations will sell the service by the end of the month. Service includes unlimited data, picture and text messaging, video streaming, free night and weekend calling and more and is priced at $85 monthly for 1000 anytime minutes, $100 for $1500 minutes and $135 for 2500 minutes. A la carte plans - without unlimited data and messaging - start at $40 monthly and include 500 anytime minutes.



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May 4, 2006, 8:07 PM

how is service? anyone?

can you tell me how you like the servie and the phones?


May 2, 2006, 10:40 AM


I was hoping that that was not true. It is like crack and now you can not get away from it.
tell me about it

May 3, 2006, 6:56 PM

Java or Brew?!

Nobody has mentioned yet, and I am extremely curious, do these phones support J2ME/MIDP java applications, or is it proprietary BREW ala verizon's Get It Now service?
If I have -unlimited- data, I want to be able to use it for -whatever-. 🙂
however the TOU contract says unlimited data is not unreasonable data, so no applications that keep data streams open like virgin radio or whatever
Invader J

May 1, 2006, 11:47 PM

Goddam credit check...

$150 deposit! That means I can't order it _right this minute_ and have to wait for the morning! ARGH! I'm dying here.
I dont know, can you really blame them hedging against high credit risk customers?

May 2, 2006, 9:51 PM


Hey there, I go to UD too. I think you're on hofo...but was just wondering.
yeah I'm on hofo and cdmaforums How do you like UofD? I still live in the area but I graduated a few years ago now

May 1, 2006, 11:08 PM


For the average consumer, this will be too expensive. No average person is going to leave their network for this. Of course, us wireless dorks might! Most people are still amazed that I can check my email on my phone haha.
the news blurb on here only mentioned there multimedia plans all this is included in their pricing All-In Memberships which are price pointed at $85 for 1000 minutes $100 for 1500 & 135 for 2500 now that might seem expensive if you compare to regu...

Unlim/Mob Web
Unlim/GIN Surfing
Unlim/V Cast Videos
Unlim/IN TXT + 500
Unlim/IN PIX
Unlim/MYSPACE (via mob web)
Unlim/V Cast Music Browsing, DL songs FROM your phone!

900 Anytime Mins
Unlim/IN Calling
NO ...
helio wants to be the network for us wireless dorks. they aren't going after the average user. they aren't going after the free-phone crowd. helio is specifically targetting technology freaks. they've said that all along. and although you might think ...
Personally, I think Helio is right on par with the other carriers. I was thinking the samething in comparing them to Verizon Wireless.

With Helio's pricing, EVERYTHING is included PLUS MORE MINUTES! 😲

I am seriously considering converting w...
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