SouthernLINC Wireless Introduces Motorola i867, the Newest Android-powered Push To Talk Smartphone for iDEN

ATLANTA, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorola i867, the newest Android™-powered smartphone with Push To Talk for the Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN), is now available from SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO).

Using Motorola's iDEN technology that offers immediate, private communications, SouthernLINC Wireless combines Push To Talk (PTT) two-way radio, cellular service, mobile Web access, and text and picture messaging into one, hand-held device.

The new Motorola i867 is a slim, tablet-style smartphone that combines the immediate communication of Push To Talk with the power of Android™. The MOTOROLA i867 will keep users connected to their lives when they are on the go. With a simple and intuitive interface, Android 2.1, integrated GPS capabilities, corporate connectivity and built-in Wi-Fi®, the MOTOROLA i867 is ideal for on-the-go professionals, mobile families who want to stay connected, and social networkers who want to stay plugged in.

"The new i867 smartphone with PTT is the best of both worlds," said Rodney Johnson, vice president of sales and distribution for SouthernLINC Wireless. "Whether you choose the i867 for work, play, or both, the Motorola i867 lets you manage it all with best-in-class PTT and Android mobile technology."

The i867 is also packed with features, including voice commands, a music player, stereo Bluetooth® technology, a 3.5-millimeter stereo headset jack and a 3-megapixel camera. Store images, videos and music on the included 2-gigabyte microSD HC memory card, or replace it with up to a 32 GB card, sold separately, to hold even more data.

More than 400,000 applications are available to browse and download from Android Market™, and with five display screens providing quick access to frequently used items, there's room to personalize Motorola i867 with widgets and shortcuts.

The Motorola i867 can manage Microsoft® Exchange and POP3 mail accounts so users can connect to both personal and business email accounts. It also has dual microphones with noise cancellation to help make conversations clearer in noisy environments.

In addition, the rugged Motorola i867 is designed to meet Military Specification 810G for shock, vibration, temperature extremes, low pressure and solar radiation, giving users reliability and durability in some of the harshest environments.

"Another amazing thing about this phone is the price," stated Johnson. "We're giving customers the opportunity to experience the Motorola i867 for just $39.99 after mail-in debit card rebate with a 2-year service agreement on a So Easy service plan with unlimited data. At this price, why wouldn't you get a smartphone?"

Now through April 30, 2012, SouthernLINC Wireless is celebrating the launch of the Motorola i867 by offering one month of service on the So Easy Plus plan free with purchase of a Motorola smartphone and a 2-year agreement on the plan. The Motorola i867 can be purchased from SouthernLINC Wireless sales and service locations, through participating authorized SouthernLINC Wireless dealers, from SouthernLINC Wireless direct sales associates and online. Visit Additional Terms may apply.

About SouthernLINC Wireless

SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), is an Atlanta-based regional wireless carrier with network coverage in the major metro and rural areas of Alabama, Georgia, southeast Mississippi and northwest Florida. SouthernLINC Wireless combines multiple communication options, including Push To Talk two-way radio (PTT), cellular service, wireless Internet access, wireless data, and text and picture messaging, into one hand-held device. In addition to regional network coverage, the company offers nationwide access through roaming agreements for cellular, PTT, data, and text and picture messaging services in more than 540 cities throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 1-800-818-LINC (5462) or visit

About Southern Company

With 4.4 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company was named the World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility by Fortune magazine in 2011, and is consistently listed among the top U.S. electric service providers in customer satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Visit our website at  

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SOURCE SouthernLINC Wireless

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