All Hy-Vee Food Stores in the United States will carry Hy-Vee Mobile phones and plan cards with prepaid minutes. The low-cost minutes plans will run from $20 to $125 and all phone accounts will come with free features such as:
- Keep your unused minutes.
- Free unlimited nights and weekend minutes.
- Free domestic long distance.
- Free nationwide coverage.
- Text message.
- Caller ID.
- Three-way calling.
Additionally, customers may purchase phones that can send three picturemails for 18 cents a day, browse the wireless Web for 20 cents a day and be walkie-talkie capable for only 50 cents per day. Calls to Mexico are as low as 2.5 cents per minute. The stylish Hy-Vee phones will be competitively priced from $50 to $200.
"With today's fast-pace lifestyles, cell phones quickly keep families, friends and businesses connected," said Tom Watson, Hy-Vee vice president of general merchandising. "To keep things extremely simple, there are no credit checks, no long-term contracts and no hidden fees. Getting your phone and minutes at a Hy-Vee checkout line is about as easy as it gets."
Hy-Vee's technology partner in this groundbreaking venture is wireless industry leader Fusion Mobile located in Austin, TX. For more details about Hy-Vee Mobile powered by Fusion Mobile products and services, go to www.hy-veemo bile.com.