Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) July 7, 2008
3Cinteractive, a leading mobile marketing agency and application development company, announced it has completed a successful 9-month trial of the company's patent pending Text Collect™ service. As a result, 3Ci is announcing an immediate full scale launch of the product. Text Collect combines Interactive Voice Response, SMS and Premium SMS (PSMS) mobile billing, producing the only service that allows collect calling and operator services providers to complete collect calls to mobile phones.
Prior to Text Collect™, the ability to complete collect calls to mobile phones has been a major challenge for the collect calling industry. With the number of mobile lines quickly outpacing the number of landlines in the U.S., the solution could not have come soon enough. Collect call completion ratios have been steadily declining for years due to the rapid growth in mobile phone usage. According to David Ellerstein, 3Cinteractive's Text Collect™ General Manager, "Text Collect™ has driven significant positive results for collect calling providers and all of the major mobile carriers participating in the trial."
Text Collect™, the mobile industry's only patent pending premium billing application for collect calls, has been live on nearly all U.S. mobile carriers for the last 11 months. "Text Collect™ revenues have grown more than 150% per month since January. The trial produced solid, detailed statistics concerning settlement rates, bad debt ratios and customer service inquiries. All are performing better than our initial projections for the product," said Mr. Ellerstein.
The service features 3Ci's proprietary Loss Prevention System (LPS™), the mobile industry's first standalone risk and fraud management system for Premium SMS mobile payments. In addition, the offering also provides consumers with a real-time purchase receipt in the form of a text message.
Based in Boca Raton, Florida, 3Cinteractive is an industry leading mobile marketing agency and application development company. The Company's focus is powering relevant, interactive conversations between brands and the 260+ million mobile consumers in the U.S. The 3Ci service portfolio includes mobile marketing creative services, SMS text messaging, custom application development, campaign and compliance management, content delivery, and IVR integration. 3Ci is a Mobile Marketing Association Member and is listed as one of the top Application Service Providers by the Common Short Code Administration (CSCA).