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Collaboration enables distribution, content swap and co- marketing

Fareham and Lancaster, England, 3rd May 2005: Symbios Group and Monstermob PLC announced today, a non-exclusive digital distribution agreement. The digital alliance takes effect immediately and enables both companies the benefit of marketing and distributing each others digital products, currently these are offered through a portfolio of sales channels, off and on-line, via platforms such as Mobile handsets and the web

This new association will allow for the sell -through of content to new and existing channels, integrating new customer content offers placed through network operators via MOB.TV and Symbios Group content channels.

Both Symbios Group and Monstermob customer loyalty and database will be unaffected by the coalition. Each company will retain its own customer and subscription data and billing. Both will work in co-operation of products for marketing and distribution purpose, enabling both companies to increase user base and revenue, whilst delivering a content rich portfolio to users.

The agreement will allow for a rich mesh of products, these include trend lines such as: full length audio in the form or Realtones, Polyphonic Ringtones, video games and wallpapers covering genres such as sport, TV, Film and Music.

Symbios Group and Monstermob PLC will continue to work collectively on ideas, and co-operate on new inventive product services for download platforms such as RealToneMix. RealToneMix is a radical Ringtone application that allows users to create bespoke ‘edits’ taken from any secure music file, convert it, then deliver a Ringtone directly to a customers mobile phone via point of purchase.

Martin Montague, CEO Symbios Group said “We are delighted to be working with Monstermob on this digital alliance, it offers all concerned scalable revenue opportunities whilst building huge customer subscription across our key portals on the web, by combining and bringing our existing expertise and brand assets to the table. This will allow both companies to provide an ever increasing range of content to consumer, whilst strengthening market share and position in market.

Martin Higginson, CEO, Monstermob Group PLC said

“Symbios Group has an unparalleled understanding of digital marketing as well as an early mover advantage with products such as RealToneMix. We have hit the ground running on this partnership due to our successful completion of trails on both sides of the Atlantic last month. We look forward to broadening and deepening our digital marketing channels globally as we continue to evolve Monstermob into the leading mobile entertainment and internet player worldwide”

About Monstermob

Monstermob markets differentiated and easily accessed mobile phone entertainment and personalisation services. These include ringtones, java games, colour wallpapers and videos as well as community chat, competition and gaming products. The Company focuses on products that appeal to the most prolific adopters of mobile content - the 16-30 age group.

Monstermob has a dual business model - Consumer Services and Network Services:

•    Monstermob has established itself as one of the leading mobile entertainment players marketing products and services directly to end consumers through the Monstermob brand

•    Through Phunky in Europe and 9 Squared in the Americas and Asia, Monstermob will market its products and services through mobile network operators on a global scale

•    Monstermob has global billing and delivery solutions in place and will determine which combination of business models is most profitable for each territory

For further information, please contact:

Martin Higginson, CEO                 Niccolo de Masi COO                        

Monstermob Group plc                Monstermob Group plc

Tel: 01524 586 722                Tel: 07909 914 494

Emma Kane / Wendy Timmons                

Redleaf Communications

Tel: 0207 955 1410

Further information on Monstermob can be found on the Company's corporate


About Symbios Group

Symbios Group was established in 2000 as a specialist mobile content provider, launching one of the first websites on the planet to sell Ringtones using the internet as a sales platform. Symbios Group founded by brothers Martin and Steve Montague would see the company develop through the original "mobile dotcom" to a market position as one of the leading providers of Ringtones on the worldwide web. Today, Symbios Group core competencies lie in its internet presence and competitive product portfolio; including the licensed and proprietary mobile entertainment content (Ringtones, graphics and games) in its mobile content library.

In addition the Group has developed several leading applications for web and mobile and more recently has entered several strategic partnerships in the US and Australia. For more information visit:

For further information on Symbios Group please contact

Martin Montague

Sales Director

+44(0)1489 889 821

Gavin White

Group Marketing Manager

+44(0)1489 889 898


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