April 06, 2010 13:21 ET
PlatinumTel and Embee Mobile Launch PlatinumTel Mobile Wallet Facebook Application
Consumers Will Earn "Embee Minutes" Towards Their Mobile Phone Service
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - April 6, 2010) - PlatinumTel, a nationwide prepaid wireless provider that operates on a 3G network that reaches 280 million people, has partnered with Embee Mobile, a leading e-commerce provider for Social Media to launch the PlatinumTel Mobile Wallet Facebook application. PlatinumTel and Embee Mobile are offering a Facebook application for the growing number of prepaid wireless consumers.
Similar to earning frequent flyer miles on an airline, the PlatinumTel Mobile Wallet allows users to redeem points for top-up (adding minutes) on their mobile phone account from the convenience of Facebook. After installing the application on Facebook, users provide basic account information that links their PlatinumTel mobile phone account to the application. Users then complete offers and surveys to accrue Embee Minutes, which can be redeemed for prepaid mobile top-up.
"Money is tight and consumers are curbing spending by moving to prepaid wireless which offers less expensive prepaid service plans without contracts and credit checks," says SVP of Operations for PlatinumTel Omar Abhari. "The 'PlatinumTel Mobile Wallet' service combines the popularity and convenience of Facebook with the growing consumer trend towards prepaid wireless. We are excited to offer consumers the chance to earn 'Embee Minutes' towards their mobile phone service, and add value to our customers."
"Embee Mobile is one of the first social media companies to allow people to convert virtual currency into mobile services. We give mobile users greater spending power that can be applied towards talk and text, and our users are really responding to that," said Russell Tillitt, CEO of Embee Mobile. "Mobile operators are looking to keep subscribers engaged. By working with Embee Mobile, PlatinumTel is leveraging social media to extend their brand where customers receive greater value for their time."
To download the application click here, http://apps.facebook.com/mobilewallet/?opcode=USA_PTEL.
For more information on PlatinumTel prepaid wireless, please visit www.PlatinumTel.com.
In business since 2001, PlatinumTel has successfully grown into a thriving nationwide pay-as-you-go wireless service provider. The company is uniquely based on highly advanced market research and an efficient, innovative development operation that has enabled PlatinumTel to offer simple yet competitive prepaid products in a dynamic and ever-changing wireless industry. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and works with distributors across the country.
About Embee Mobile
Embee Mobile (www.embeemobile.com), a privately held company, is a leading e-Commerce provider for prepaid mobile on social networks. The Embee Mobile Wallet on Facebook allows customers to earn, redeem, and share their Embee Minutes to pay for their prepaid mobile phone service. Embee Minutes are points that can be used for voice minutes, text and picture messages, and even data to browse the Internet from your mobile phone. Embee Mobile currently supports 30 mobile operators in the United States, including AT&T, Boost Mobile, PlatinumTel, T-Mobile USA, Tracfone, Verizon Wireless, Virgin Mobile, and others.