SAMSUNG UNVEILS WORLD’S 1st UNLOCKED CDMA “OMH” MOBILE PHONE

SAMSUNG UNVIEL WORLD'S FRIST UNLOCKED CDMA OMH MOBILE PHONESamsung, a leading CDMA mobile handset market player, today announced the launch  of the world’s first OMH™ phone,  “Mpower 699”, in the Indian market in co-operation with Qualcomm. The revolutionary OMH technology, available on the CDMA platform, gives mobile customers the flexibility to buy a CDMA handset and SIM cards from various CDMA operators of their choice.

Samsung’s “Mpower 699” is the world’s first CDMA phone to offer this flexibility to customers since the network settings for the CDMA connection have shifted from the phone to the OMH SIM card. In fact, all Indian CDMA operators are providing a free OMH* SIM card with distinct OMH mark along with this Samsung OMH handset in the initial phase.

Announcing the launch of Samsung Mpower 699 in the Indian market

Mr. Jung Soo Shin, President & CEO, Samsung South West Asia HQ stated, “This OMH launch represents a paradigm shift in the dynamics of the CDMA ecosystem with consumers now having the flexibility to choose an operator at their will at any point in time. OMH empowers a CDMA customer as never before and will serve to fuel the growth in the CDMA handset market. We at Samsung are proud to be leading this innovation with Qualcomm and appreciate the support given by CDMA operators towards popularizing OMH.”

“Qualcomm congratulates Samsung for pioneering the world’s first OMH handset as well as our CDMA operator partners for launching OMH SIM cards,” said Kanwalinder Singh, Senior Vice President of Qualcomm Inc and president of Qualcomm India and South Asia. “OMH handsets, such as Samsung’s feature rich Mpower 699, play a central role in offering Indian subscribers the freedom, flexibility and choice to easily change or upgrade their handsets. With currently more than 100 million CDMA subscribers, we expect OMH to play a key role in driving the growth of CDMA in India.”

The switch over process to new OMH SIM cards from existing R-UIM/SIM connections is very easy, and the new OMH phone also supports the existing R-UIM/SIM for voice and SMS as well as data services. In addition, the OMH SIM too is backward compatible to support all previously launched CDMA handsets which support R-UIMs/SIMs.

“At Samsung, last year we took the first step towards giving consumers flexibility in CDMA by launching our Mpower series handset to work with CDMA connections from operators Reliance Mobile, Tata Indicom and Virgin Mobile, MTNL and BSNL. Today, true to our ‘Next is What’ philosophy, we have taken a significant step forward with the launch of the OMH compliant Mpower 699,” stated Mr. Sunil Dutt, Country Head, Samsung Telecom Division, Samsung India Electronics Ltd.

The introduction of OMH will lead to common development standards and interoperability for all CDMA network operators globally. “Supporting OMH significantly expands the choice of handsets available to CDMA consumers and leads to faster, new product introduction within the CDMA space,” stated Mr. Shin. All future Samsung CDMA handsets in the open market will support OMH.

In addition to supporting OMH, the Samsung Mpower 699 comes with a 1.3MP Camera with video recording and advanced multimedia features such as audio player, video player and stereo FM radio. The new OMH handset also comes with an advanced Mobile Tracker, dedicated camera key, and a 2GB MicroSD card. The OMH compliant Samsung Mpower 699 is priced at Rs 7100/-

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RANJAN NAYAK
RANJAN NAYAK
November 16, 2011 5:27 pm 5:27 PM

Hy,

I am using a Nokia 6235 CDMA Hand set since 2006. It has open CDMA service that mean you can use any CDMA SIM. I test it in Reliance & TATA. Whether it is a OMH.

ashok jain
ashok jain
April 27, 2010 6:28 pm 6:28 PM

any think new model in reliance cdma hand set

saket
saket
March 15, 2010 11:08 pm 11:08 PM

easily avbl at TVH

salimk
March 15, 2010 3:24 pm 3:24 PM

Samsung SCH-F699.

Unfortunately, I am not able to use the data services. On checking with Samsung, I am informed that reliance must have given me a SIM with the OMH logo on it. Surprisingly, the team at the TVH and also the call centre reprsentatives are not aware of such a Card.

It is almost a month now since I did the upgradation and reliance personnel are yet to solve my the issue.

rajesh p.r
rajesh p.r
March 11, 2010 10:38 am 10:38 AM

recently upgraded my handset from non-sim based LGAD6335 to sim-based Samsung SCH-F699.

TVH, Paras Towers Chennai gave me a new sim card to be used with the new phone.

Unfortunately, I am not able to use the data services. On checking with Samsung, I am informed that reliance must have given me a SIM with the OMH logo on it. Surprisingly, the team at the TVH and also the call centre reprsentatives are not aware of such a Card.

It is almost a month now since I did the upgradation and reliance personnel are yet to solve my the issue.

NoEL
NoEL
January 27, 2010 4:20 pm 4:20 PM

OMH Supported ruim have not been launched by any cdma operators like tata ,reliance, so you cannot use the data services like mms, internet, except the voice features, so have to wait till the cdma operators lauch the OMH supported ruim or force samsung to negotiate with the cdma operators. But Samsung After sales Service is Pathetic they wont respond to your query, they are more interested in sales

saket
saket
January 3, 2010 9:30 am 9:30 AM
Pramod : Rajesh..I am also in the same boat.Got a New Corby Speed just to see the same message.I contacted Samsung folks and they confirmed that the phone expects some settings which will be embedded in the OMH card.This omh card should have been given to you n me by the dealer we got our phone from.I am yet to get one from my dealer,however,u can also get it from Reliance webworld by explaining what i mentioned. Hope it helps u mean ur existing sim doen’t support even voice calls also??? but anyway how is phone and it’s all function,… Read more »
Agnivo
January 3, 2010 9:14 am 9:14 AM

Anyone getting OMH SIM from MTS yet?

Rahul
Rahul
January 3, 2010 4:24 am 4:24 AM

I have faced the same problem with Samsung Corby speed handset, the reliance people don’t know much about it.
They sold me the RUIM and didn’t suggest me the OMH sim.
i have spent almost 3 hours at webworld ( Mumbai lokhandwala ) and 1.5 hours with customer care but they don’t have a single clue about it
then i checked it with Samsung customer support and they asked me to get the OMH sim card.
I will go to webworld once agan and check if i can get the right card.
But overall it’s another pathetic experience with RCOM.

Pramod
Pramod
January 2, 2010 12:23 am 12:23 AM

Rajesh..I am also in the same boat.Got a New Corby Speed just to see the same message.I contacted Samsung folks and they confirmed that the phone expects some settings which will be embedded in the OMH card.This omh card should have been given to you n me by the dealer we got our phone from.I am yet to get one from my dealer,however,u can also get it from Reliance webworld by explaining what i mentioned.
Hope it helps

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