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UTStarcom Launches Cell Phone for Older Adults

SAN FRANCISCO and HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
UTStarcom Personal Communications, a division of UTStarcom, Inc.
(Nasdaq: UTSI), a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions
and services, announced the availability of the CDM8630. With large,
easy-to-read on screen type; a distinct, clearly labeled keypad; ten one-touch
speed dialing entries; and a special 'In Case of Emergency' directory of
emergency contacts, the CDM8630 makes mobile communications simple and easy
for older adults. Recently earned the Good Housekeeping Seal, the CDM8630
will be distributed to various CDMA carriers in North America, and is
currently available through Verizon Wireless as the Coupe. The CDM8630 is
currently being exhibited at CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment at the UTStarcom
Personal Communications booth (# 509).

UTStarcom Launches Cell Phone for Older Adults
UTStarcom Launches Cell Phone for Older Adults

The CDM8630 Offers Many Practical Features that Mature Consumers Will Find Beneficial; Earned Good Housekeeping Seal


'The CDM8630 was specifically developed with senior-aged consumers in
mind, meeting their needs for a reliable mobile phone that's easy to use,'
Philip Christopher, President of UTStarcom Personal Communications. 'This
cell phone brings mobile communications and peace of mind to older consumers
and their families.'

The clamshell-style CDM8630 incorporates many functions that fit the
lifestyle of senior consumers. The handset's two-inch 262 Color TFT (176 x
220) main display screen features an easy-to-use menu with large fonts. An
additional one-inch monochrome STN (96 x 96) external display is designed for
easy viewing of incoming calls, alerts, digital clock, battery life and signal

The dual-band (800/1900 MHz CDMA) CDM8630 has a special one-touch 911
button for emergencies and has a special 'In Case of Emergency' menu where
users can store their emergency contacts and personal information for easy
access. The handset is e911 supported. A special speed dial feature lets
CDM8630 users designate up to ten numbers for one-touch calling. The phone is
designed with a built-in speakerphone and is equipped with advanced voice
activated-dialing making it simple to communicate with friends and family
hands-free. Text messaging on the CDM8630 is also easier with its large
keypad and fonts as well as T9(R) predictive text capability.

Weighing only 3.3 ounces and measuring 3.8' (h) x 1.8' (w) x 0.8' (d), the
CDM8630 is light to carry yet has a solid and compact form factor. The unique
handset is designed with a clearly visible, bright red charger jack located on
the right hand side of the device so mature consumers will have no trouble
recharging it. The CDM8630 comes with a Lithium Ion 920 mAh battery that
lasts up to 221 minutes of talk-time, and 229 hours on stand-by.

Additional features include enhanced phone book (up to 500 entries),
vibrating alert mode and TTY/TTD capable.

About UTStarcom Personal Communications

UTStarcom Personal Communications is changing the way the world
communicates through innovative wireless devices that deliver advanced
communications solutions to improve personal lifestyles.

UTStarcom Personal Communications provides wireless communications devices
including handsets, PocketPCs and wireless broadband modems to carriers
throughout North and South America and supplies every CDMA carrier in the U.S.
and Canada. The company's products are manufactured by its parent company,
UTStarcom, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI), and by third-party original equipment
manufacturers. UTStarcom Personal Communications Division is based in
Hauppauge, New York, and maintains offices and support facilities throughout
the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Korea and India.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995

The statements contained in this press release that are not purely
historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of
the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements
regarding UTStarcom's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies
regarding the future and including, without limitation, the anticipated
functionality, features, and benefits to users of the CDM 8630; the rapidly
changing nature of the telecommunications market; and changes in government
regulations of the handset industry.

All forward-looking statements included in this document are based upon
information available to UTStarcom as of the date hereof, and UTStarcom
assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.
Forward- looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause
actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks and
other risks relating to UTStarcom's business are set forth in the documents
filed by UTStarcom with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically
its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and
Current Reports on Form 8-K, and amendments thereto.

SOURCE UTStarcom, Inc.