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Thwapr Expands National Carrier FootprintPartnership With Leading SMS Provider 4Info Adds More Than Three Dozen National and Regional Carriers (December 13, 2011)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 12/13/11 -- Thwapr, Inc. (OTCBB: THWI), a service for mobilizing and monetizing branded video content, today announced it has received approval and activation with more than three dozen additional national and regional carriers. While Thwapr has had major carrier approvals since its launch in 2010, its partnership with 4Info expands the level of service among popular local and regional carriers and this now brings the company's carrier approval to 43.
"The expansion of our carrier network allows us to further increase our footprint for brands in every area of the country through reliable carriers in all parts of the U.S. while providing the highest quality of mobile video possible," said Bruce Goldstein, CEO of Thwapr. "4Info is a best-in-breed partner for us in our SMS subscription model and now they have enabled us to go beyond the big four mobile carriers to broaden our coverage in the U.S."
Thwapr now has carrier approval on the following mobile networks:
Cellular One of East Illinois (ECIT)
Cellular One of Montana (MTPCS Cell One)
Cellular One of NE PA
Cricket (formerly Pocket)
East Kentucky Network
Hawkeye (Chat Mobility)
Hawkeye (NW Missouri Cellular)
Illinois Valley Cellular
West Central Wireless
Carrier approval is important to mobile video delivery as there is no one single standard among carriers for file formats. This has made mobile video marketing very difficult. Lack of carrier standards has given mobile video solutions like Thwapr the opportunity to showcase its technology as a carrier-agonistic solution. Thwapr's technology cuts across carriers and devices to consistently deliver quality mobile videos to more than 325 different types of mobile devices including smartphones, feature phones, tablets, iPods, Blackberries and iPads to name a few.
About Thwapr, Inc.
Founded in 2007, Thwapr empowers brands to mobilize, monetize and socialize content, extending distribution reach while delivering the highest possible quality and user experience regardless of device, network or carrier. Founded by digital video pioneers from Apple, Avid and MTV, Thwapr's patent-pending technology is revolutionizing mobile video. Thwapr is making branded mobile video sharing easy and reliable so marketers can reach the hundreds of millions of consumers with Web-enabled mobile devices. Visit us at www.thwapr.com, follow us at www.twitter.com/thwapr or Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/thwapr.
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