Customers Receive a Free Palm Treo 650 Smartphone With a Paid, Qualifying Roundtrip or One-way Flight of $500 or More and Activation of Qualifying Cingular Wireless Service Plan
CHICAGO, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — United, Palm and Cingular Wireless are helping to keep customers connected when they travel. Customers will receive a free Palm(R) Treo(TM) 650 smartphone when they book a paid, qualifying roundtrip or one-way flight of $500 or more on United(R), United Express(R) or Ted(SM), and activate a qualifying Cingular Wireless service plan.
Beginning today through Dec. 31, 2005, United customers have the opportunity to receive a free Treo 650 smartphone that combines a compact mobile phone with email, an organizer, messaging, access to the Internet, a camera and a MP3 Player**. The offer requires customers to activate the Treo 650 on a qualified Cingular Wireless data and voice plan*** with a two-year agreement.
“Our partnership with Palm and Cingular Wireless provides our customers with a great opportunity to stay connected when traveling for business or pleasure,” said Dennis Cary, United’s senior vice president-Marketing. “This promotion enables us to continue offering our customers the best of everything – the latest technology, the best frequent flyer program and the most comfortable seating in Economy Plus.”
“One of the toughest aspects of business travel is not just losing touch with the office and knowing that you’ll return to a mountain of email and work, but also losing touch with family and friends,” said Page Murray, Palm vice president of marketing. “The Treo 650 combined with Cingular Wireless’ strong voice and high-speed network allows travelers to stay on top of things at the office and at home.”
To register for this offer, customers must be a Mileage Plus(R) member and log on to http://united.com/Treo . Once registered, customers should complete a paid, qualifying roundtrip or one-way flight on United, United Express or Ted between Sept. 6, 2005 and Jan. 6, 2006 at a value of $500 or more. Customers can register to become a Mileage Plus member by visiting http://united.com/joinmileageplus .
To book a flight, customers may visit united.com, call 1-800-UNITED-1 or a travel agent. Customers who book and fly a paid, qualifying roundtrip flight through united.com or flyted.com anytime by Dec. 31, 2005, also earn a booking bonus of 1,000 bonus miles. united.com continues to guarantee the lowest United fares and has no booking fees.
About Palm, Inc.
Palm, Inc. (formerly palmOne, Inc.) — a leader in mobile computing — strives to put the power of computing in people’s hands so they can access and share their most important information. The company’s products include smartphones, under the Treo(TM) brand; mobile managers, under the LifeDrive (TM) brand; handheld computers, under the Tungsten (TM) and Zire (TM) brands; as well as software and accessories.
Palm(R) products are sold through select Internet, retail, reseller and wireless operator channels throughout the world, and at Palm Retail Stores and Palm online stores ( http://www.palm.com/store ).
More information about Palm, Inc. is available at http://www.palm.com/ .
About Cingular Wireless
Cingular Wireless is the largest wireless carrier in the United States, serving more than 49 million customers. Cingular, a joint venture between SBC Communications Inc. (NYSE:SBC) and BellSouth Corporation (NYSE:BLS) , provides services on its ALLOVER(sm) network, the largest digital voice and data network in the nation. Cingular is the only U.S. wireless carrier to offer Rollover(SM), the wireless plan that lets customers keep their unused monthly minutes. Details of the company are available at http://www.cingular.com/ . Get Cingular Wireless press releases e-mailed to you automatically. Sign up at http://www.cingular.com/newsroom .
United Airlines (BULLETIN BOARD: UALAQ) is the world’s second largest airline and operates more than 3,400 flights a day on United, United Express and Ted to more than 200 U.S. domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C. With key global air rights in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Latin America, United is one of the largest international carriers based in the United States. United is also a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to nearly 800 destinations in 139 countries worldwide. United’s 58,500 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world. News releases and other information about United can be found at the company’s Web site at http://united.com/ .
*Terms and Conditions of Palm Treo 650 smartphoneOffer:
Wireless service plan required. Email and Web require wireless data services and ISP, and additional charges apply. Wireless coverage may not be available in all areas. **MP3 player requires an SD card, sold separately.
Terms & Conditions of Offer: Customer must purchase one paid qualifying roundtrip or one-way flight on United(R), United Express(R) or Ted(SM) between 9/6/05 and 12/31/05 to earn a free Palm(R) Treo(TM) 650 smartphone after mail- in rebate. Roundtrip travel is defined as two each-way trips that depart from and return to the same co-terminal booked in a single reservation under one qualifying ticket number. Tickets purchased through United Reservation offices are $5 per ticket higher and tickets purchased at airport ticket counters are $10 per ticket higher. Fares purchased through other distribution channels may also be higher. When purchasing from United, always go to united.com to find United’s lowest fares. Offer requires customer to activate the Palm Treo 650 smartphone on a qualified Cingular Wireless data and voice plan with a two-year agreement. Other monthly charges apply. See Cingular Wireless terms below for details. Offer is restricted to residents of the 48 contiguous United States and Hawaii. Travel on flights operated by other airlines, such as United marketed codeshare and Star Alliance flights, does not qualify for this offer. Offer is combinable with other United offers. You will be e-mailed a promotional code to access and activate your offer 4 to 6 weeks after completion of your trip. The promotional code may be used one time and is transferable. Customer can qualify for this offer up to three times and only one Palm Treo 650 smartphone per qualifying reservation. Palm Treo 650 smartphones are limited; offer available while supplies last. Customer must reside within Cingular’s wireless coverage area. A combined minimum of the ten thousand (10,000) Palm Treo 650 smartphones will be available for this promotion. Qualifying Travel Dates: Travel must take place between 9/6/05 and 1/6/06. Qualifying Booking Classes: Qualifying travel may be booked in any booking class in United First, United Business or United Economy with a minimum roundtrip or one-way fare purchase of five hundred US Dollars ($500) or more, inclusive of applicable taxes and fees. The fare purchased must be a valid, published fare. United Mileage Plus Membership Requirement: Customer must be a member of United’s Mileage Plus frequent flyer program for travel and flights must be credited to the customer’s Mileage Plus account by 2/6/06 to qualify. Membership in Mileage Plus is free, join now at united.com. Ticketing: E-ticket purchase is required. Registration Requirement: Register by 12/31/05 at http://united.com/treo . By taking advantage of this offer, you give United, Palm, Inc. and Cingular permission to send you e-mail regarding this promotional offer including, without limitation, instructions to complete fulfillment of the offer and information regarding the device and wireless service. Your e-mail must remain valid until 10 weeks after the promotion ends in order to remain eligible for the award. If valid e-mail is not available to United at time of offer fulfillment, no award will be given.
Global Wireless Data Terms: The free Palm Treo 650 smartphone offer is for new Cingular service only and is fulfilled by Global Wireless Data. However discounts on the Palm Treo 650 smartphone are available for existing Cingular customers who are adding data services to an existing voice account. Customer may choose a one-year agreement or a lesser priced voice plan, however, the Palm Treo 650 smartphone will not be free. The cost may fall between $104.99 and $154.99, depending on the term of the contract and/or the rate plans selected. Customer will receive a rebate for the amount of the Palm Treo 650 smartphone from Global Wireless Data. Customer must provide a valid credit card at time of order and activation. Customer will be charged the full amount of the Palm Treo 650 smartphone by Cingular Wireless but will receive their rebate from Global Wireless Data within 6 weeks of the date their activation is confirmed. Rebate amount is subject to the term selected and/or the rate plans selected. Rebate only applies to the purchase of the Palm Treo 650 smartphone and not towards any other fees charged by Cingular Wireless. Customer must maintain the service agreement with Cingular Wireless for a minimum period of 180 days or may be subject to a charge to their credit card for the full amount of the qualifying Palm Treo 650 smartphone rebate. Please see discount options and offer details outlined on the registration Web site at http://united.com/treo or call 1-866-370-3123 M-F 9:00-6:00 EST for more information. Sales tax calculated based on price of unactivated Palm Treo 650 smartphone. Sales tax is sole responsibility of customer based on $499.99. Price before rebate is a maximum of $499.99. Standard 3-day shipping fees of up to $10 may apply.
***Cingular Wireless terms: For free Palm Treo 650 smartphone offer customer is required to activate new Cingular service on a qualified PDA Connect plan of $44.99/month and a voice plan of $99.99/month or above, each with a two-year agreement. This device may not function on other carriers’ networks and will work only with select Cingular rate plans, features, billing services, and other service offerings. Cingular also imposes monthly a Regulatory Cost Recovery Fee of up to $1.25 to help defray costs incurred in complying with State and Federal telecom regulation; a gross receipts surcharge; and State and Federal Universal Service charges. These are not taxes or government-required charges. Credit approval as well as a two-year agreement is required for the free Palm Treo 650 smartphone. A one-time activation fee of $36 and up to $200 early termination fee apply. (Data plan is unlimited and the voice plan includes 2,000 minutes with unlimited nights and weekends.)
Billing: Usage rounded up to the next full minute or kilobyte, at the end of each call or data session, for billing purposes. Nights and Weekends: 9 am to 6 pm Mon-Fri; weekends 9 pm Fri to 6 am Mon.
Cingular’s network is comprised of the Cingular digital U.S. coverage area and the coverage area of Cingular’s U.S. roaming partners. Data coverage is available in all areas that offer voice coverage, with the exception of select roaming areas. In order to use a Cingular product, you must be within a Cingular coverage area.
Other Conditions: Offer is subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. To make reservations, visit united.com, call 1-800-UNITED-1, or your travel professional and refer representative to Profile Name: MPI/Treo.
Palm, Treo and their respective logos are the trademarks or registered trademarks owned by Palm, Inc. United and Mileage Plus are registered service marks. (MPDC15)
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