First Brick & Mortar Retailer To Carry NUU Mobile’s Unlocked Android Phones with 4G LTE
ROCHESTER, Minn. – June 23, 2015 – NUU Mobile is launching four of its unlocked Android phones at 165 Meijer stores throughout the upper Midwest. NUU Mobile will offer the first unlocked phones sold at Meijer. The phones are compatible with T-Mobile and AT&T networks including Cricket Wireless, H20 Wireless, Lycamobile, Metro PCS, Net10 Wireless, Red Pocket Mobile, Simple Mobile and TracFone.
“We’re excited to partner with Meijer stores throughout the upper Midwest,” said Chris Rutherford, vice president of consumer sales for NUU Mobile. “Having a presence for NUU Mobile in store allows us to be closer to our consumers and help meet the growing demand for feature-rich unlocked phones.”
Pricing and Availability
Meijer stores will feature four NUU Mobile phones – the NU2S, NU3S, X1 and X3. The range of devices, priced $99.99 – $229.99, represent features that appeal to consumers new to the smartphone and unlocked market as well as current smartphone users looking for a cost-effective unlocked device.
“As consumers look to save money on their wireless service each month and move away from lengthy contracts with high subsidies, unlocked Android smartphones from NUU Mobile offer a great value to meet this demand, without compromising on the quality and features one would expect, at a fraction of the price,” said Rutherford.
The NUU Mobile unlocked phones are being sold in 165 select Meijer stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
The X Series – X1 and X3:
- Features 4G LTE speeds up to 150 Mbps
- Supports LTE networks on bands 2, 4 and 17 (T-Mobile and AT&T networks and their MVNOs)
- Built on Android’s 4.4 KitKat operating system
- Designed with a sleek black outer shell
The NU Series – NU2S and NU3S:
- Features 4G HSPA+ speeds up to 21 Mbps
- Supports T-Mobile and AT&T networks including Cricket Wireless, H20 Wireless, Lycamobile, Metro PCS, Net10 Wireless, Red Pocket Mobile, Simple Mobile and TracFone
- Built on Android’s 5.0 Lollipop operating system
- Dual SIMS supports 4G & 2G
- Designed with a durable outer shell in black
Functionality and Flexibility
Equipped with dual SIM slots, consumers can have two phone numbers on one device, eliminating the need to carry separate phones for work and personal life. Also, the NUU Mobile devices boast expandable memory with microSD (up to 32 GB) and removable lithium-polymer batteries.
“Many consumers still want to touch and feel devices prior to making a purchase,” said Rutherford. “Not only are the features and functionality important in the buying process, the weight and feel of phones is also critical so having a presence in Meijer will help us meet that consumer need.”
Clarity and Sharpness
The phones all feature crisp HD displays with wide-angle views, making the screens come to life with crystal clarity and vivid graphics when watching movies, videos or gaming.
“Our mission is to design and manufacture smartphones that match the best performance of leading brands, all at reasonable prices,” said Rutherford.
Customize and Accessorize
Consumers can personalize phones with protective cases and tempered glass screen protectors, which will be available for $19.99 each through Meijer stores and at select online retailers.
To learn more about the NUU Mobile devices, visit www.nuumobile.com.
About NUU Mobile
Headquartered in Hong Kong and launched in 2012, NUU Mobile designs, engineers and manufactures high quality unlocked Android™ smartphones. The company provides an alternative option to rigid, long-term contracts for mobile consumers by offering smartphones with the latest technology, increased flexibility and exceptional quality at more accessible prices. The brand expanded to the United States in 2014, with offices in Rochester and Mendota Heights, Minn., and is currently growing its distribution in North and South America.
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 217 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. As a pioneer of the “one-stop shopping” concept, Meijer stores have evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, garden centers and electronics offerings. Additional information on Meijer and the ability to shop for more can be found at www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.