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AT&T Expands Portfolio of Ruggedized Mobile Devices with Launch of Kyocera DuraForce XD and DuraXE

Addition of Large-Screen Android Smartphone and Flip-Style Feature Phone Ensure AT&T Business And Consumer Customers Can Choose the Right Device for the Task At Hand


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January 4, 2016Kyocera Communications, Inc. is rolling out two new rugged Kyocera devices to complement AT&T’s1 existing rugged portfolio.  The new DuraForce XD, a ruggedized2 4G LTE Android™ smartphone with a large 5.7-inch high-definition display, and the new DuraXE feature phone, join Kyocera’s DuraForce smartphone to offer AT&T customers an unprecedented range of rugged devices designed to withstand harsh conditions.  The DuraForce XD and its large display are ideal for viewing documents, forms, schedules and other critical information on the job. The DuraXE is a Push-To-Talk device designed for active people who wish to stay connected in tough work environments. Both devices feature dedicated side buttons supporting AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk (EPTT) 3.

 

Both devices are available starting January 8th. The Kyocera DuraForce XD is as low as $14.97/month with $0 down for well-qualified with AT&T Next244 when they activate it on qualified service. It also is available for $49.99 with a two-year wireless service agreement (CRU Only5) and the purchase of AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk6. The DuraXE is available for $13.50 per month for 20 months on an AT&T Installment plan7, $49.99 with two-year wireless service agreement (CRU only) and the purchase of AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk.

 

Both the DuraForce XD and the DuraXE are certified for use in hazardous work locations where flammable gases, vapors, or mists are not normally present in an explosive concentration but may accidentally materialize (Non-incendive, Class I, Division 2, Groups A-D, T4).8

For more information on Kyocera’s DuraForce XD, DuraXE and complete portfolio of durable and rugged devices for business, along with accessory and where-to-purchase information, visit http://www.kyoceramobile.com/business.  For the complete array of AT&T offerings, visit www.att.com.

1AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

2Meets US MIL-STD-810G to withstand dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity and water immersion. Certified waterproof for IPX5, protection against water jets and IPX8, protection against water immersion in up to 6 ft (1.8 m) for 30 minutes. Phone will not operate under water and should be dried as quickly as possible when wet. To ensure that your phone is waterproof, make sure the charger/data port, audio jack and card slot covers are properly seated, with no foreign objects obstructing the seals and battery door screw is locked tight. Shock-resistant when dropped from ≤ 4 ft onto flat surface. Device may not perform as shown in all extreme conditions.

3AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk is available to Customers with a qualified AT&T business or government agreement and their associated corporate responsibility users (“CRUs”) and individual responsibility users (“IRUs”).  It may not be available for purchase in all areas, and not all service features and functionality are available on all supported devices. Use of AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk requires eligible AT&T voice and data services, and acceptance of the End User License Agreement. Additional hardware, software, subscription, and/or special network connections may be required.  Availability, security, speed, timeliness, accuracy and reliability of service are not guaranteed by AT&T.    Go to http://att.com/eptt for more details.

4Requires 30 month 0% installment agreement and well-qualified credit. Additional purchase options available.  Wireless service is required and is extra. Tax due at sale. If wireless service cancelled, device balance due. Other charges and restrictions apply. Visit att.com/next for AT&T Next requirements.

5Two-year wireless service agreements remain an option for CRUs on FAN accounts and Customer IRU accounts. Cannot be serviced in AT&T Retail or Authorized Retail Stores. Customers must be directed to Premier to complete their upgrade or activation. Custom IRU customers are serviceable in IRU Care.

6Recognizes touch input while wearing gloves up to 3mm thick. The material, texture and thickness of the glove, as well as how it fits your hand, will impact performance. Individual results may vary. Touchscreen is not designed to operate while phone is fully submerged.

7While supplies last.  Avail. only to business/gov’t customers w/ a qual. AT&T wireless svc agmt (Svc Agmt) for their Corporate Responsibility User (CRUs) lines of svc and to their Individual Responsibility Users.  Must purchase Kyocera DuraForce XD w/ 2-yr agmt/svc commitment & activate it w/ qualified AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk service.  May not be combinable with other equipment promotions, discounts, or other offers.  Pricing subj. to change/discontinuation at any time.  Additional charges and terms and conditions apply.  Standard contract terms and conditions apply. 

8Warning: Do not charge, use USB / audio jack or open the battery door in Division 2 hazardous areas. For additional warnings see http://www.kyoceramobile.com/business/key-technologies/.

See more at: http://about.att.com/story/ruggedized_devices_kyocera.html#sthash.iSInxUln.dpuf

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