AT&T will offer a new option for customers looking for sustainable features in a smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate. The Exhilarate will be available in all AT&T channels for $49.99 with a two year agreement and is the first AT&T 4G LTE smartphone to obtain UL Platinum certification.
This phone is also set to be one of the first to go through AT&T’s eco rating system, which will be unveiled later this summer.
AT&T customers have access to the US largest 4G network, covering more than 260 million people. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. That means AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you’re on a much slower 3G network.
The Exhilarate features a rear casing made from 80 percent recycled (post consumer waste) material and is packaged with a low load, energy efficient charger that alerts customers when the device is fully charged.
In addition, the Exhilarate is the first 4G LTE smartphone to receive platinum certification from UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories). Since 2011, AT&T has joined UL Environment and other sustainability stakeholders in working towards the development of requirements to identify leading mobile phones from an environmental and human health perspective. UL Environment sets minimum requirements for “environmentally preferable” mobile devices by measuring environmentally sensitive materials, energy management, manufacturing and operations, impact to health and environment, product performance, packaging and product stewardship.