MobileSphere and XE Mobile Announce Marketing Partnership

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XE Mobile to deploy MobileSphere’s CarrierILD™ solution for low-cost, direct dial international wireless calling; XE Mobile services to be promoted through MobileSphere’s extensive university channel.

XE Mobile provides its customers with fun and affordable mobile phones including the Nokia 6102 and the Motorola RAZR, nationwide coverage and access to the nation’s largest student discount program, which offers discounts at 20,000 locations across the country

MobileSphere, a leading provider of global wireless communications solutions, and XE Mobile, a pay-as-you-go MVNO targeting college students, today announced a marketing agreement that calls for XE Mobile to deploy MobileSphere’s CarrierILD™ solution for international wireless calling to its subscriber base. MobileSphere will also promote XE Mobile services through MobileSphere’s extensive university channel.

"We are pleased to have been selected by XE Mobile to provide its subscribers with low-cost, direct dial international long distance,” commented Gavin Macomber, executive vice president of marketing for MobileSphere. “We also look forward to marketing XE Mobile phones and plans through MobileSphere’s extensive university partnerships.”

Under the agreement, XE Mobile will offer MobileSphere’s innovative international long distance (ILD) solution to its subscriber base. MobileSphere's fully-integrated CarrierILD™ service will enable direct dial international calling from any XE Mobile phone at significantly reduced rates.

MobileSphere will also promote XE Mobile services through MobileSphere’s web portals located on more than 20 major university websites. MobileSphere provides a suite of telecommunications solutions to major universities across the country, including a number of ivy league schools and large state institutions. XE Mobile services allow students to obtain the most cost effective wireless rates by simply activating a phone, setting up an account and adding prepaid minutes. The no contract, no commitment “pay as you go” service is attractive to students and others across the county.

“XE Mobile provides its customers with fun and affordable mobile phones including the Nokia 6102 and the Motorola RAZR, nationwide coverage and access to the nation’s largest student discount program, which offers discounts at 20,000 locations across the country,” commented Mark Ghermezian, CEO of XE Mobile. “Now, through our partnership with MobileSphere, we can provide our customers further price discounts and flexibility by offering the lowest international wireless rates on the market today.”

MobileSphere’s CarrierILD™ solution has been successfully deployed by a number of MVNOs and wireless carriers and is available for widespread adoption. Typical provisioning time is one to two weeks. Those interested in learning more about MobileSphere’s services can contact the company directly at sales @ mobile-sphere.com or by calling +1-888-337-0317 x 102.

About XE Mobile

XE Mobile, a pay as you go service, is a division of Triple Five Group of Companies (http://www.triplefive.com). Through its extensive distribution channels across the nation, XE Mobile provides students with cutting edge wireless service, stylish yet affordable mobile phones, from both Nokia and Motorola including the Motorola RAZR, nationwide coverage, and straight-up rates as low as 10 cents per minute. In addition to wireless service, XE Mobile provides its customers with exclusive discounts of up to 50% off at more than 20,000 retailers and services around campuses, online and at many national businesses, including Armani Exchange, Urban Outfitters, Foot Locker, Dell and Microsoft. For more information, visit http://www.xemobile.com.

About MobileSphere

With headquarters in Boston and offices in Los Angeles and Paris, MobileSphere has been a leading provider of global wireless communications solutions since 2001. Utilizing its patent-pending softswitch technology, coupled with its global Tier 1 network, MobileSphere provides its customers with innovative, highly-competitive, market-proven solutions. Serving customers worldwide with its CarrierILD™ solution, the company uniquely focuses on the international long distance needs of mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), wireless carriers, medium-to-large enterprises, universities and consumers. MobileSphere is a member of the Rural Cellular Association (RCA) and the Association for Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education (ACUTA). For more information, visit http://www.mobile-sphere.com.

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Contacts:        

Tracy Wemett        

BroadPR                    

617-868-5031

tracy @ broadpr.com        

Becki Allen

XE Mobile

646-291-6667

becki.allen @ xemobile.com

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