Arterra Mobility Partners with 1-800-COLLECT® to Enable the First Prepaid Mobile Collect Calling Service

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Agreement adds ‘safety-net’ feature previously restricted to landlines

The ability to make a collect call from a prepaid mobile phone has simply been unavailable until now. In conjunction with 1-800-COLLECT, we’ve made it possible for this essential service to be easy to use, regardless of one’s account status.

Arterra Mobility (http://www.ArterraMobility.com) today announced a collaboration with 1-800-COLLECT, the premier provider of collect calling services, to enable Arterra prepaid subscribers to make a mobile collect call, even when they are out of minutes or balance on their cell phones.

Wireless subscribers can use 1-800-COLLECT service from their mobile phones to place collect calls to both landlines and other cell phones. Until now, 1-800-COLLECT service was available only from landlines and payphones.

“The ability to make a collect call from a prepaid mobile phone has simply been unavailable until now. In conjunction with 1-800-COLLECT, we’ve made it possible for this essential service to be easy to use, regardless of one’s account status. We believe our customers will be pleased that this service is now available,” said Ben Weintraub, COO and Founder.

Arterra Mobility powers a variety of unique and differentiated brands, including education providers, Internet direct sales firms, M2M providers, Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs), mobile Lifeline providers and others.

Arterra Mobility is a leading provider of back-office services to several MVNOs offering prepaid mobile service. Through this agreement, subscribers served by kajeet and Arterra will have access to 1-800-COLLECT.

1-800-COLLECT makes it easy for Arterra customers to place a reverse-charge call from their Arterra-supported cellphone. The caller simply dials *182, and is routed to the 1-800-COLLECT platform. The caller then enters the phone number they want to call, states their name and the operator does the rest. When charges are accepted, the call is connected. If the call is not accepted or the called party is unavailable, there are no charges to either the caller or the number called.

“1-800-COLLECT is an easy to use service that fulfills a need in the fast growing prepaid market,” said Alfred Clemesha, Vice President of Marketing at 1-800-COLLECT. “1-800-COLLECT provides a safety-net for callers who run out of minutes or can’t otherwise make a call.”

For more information about Arterra Mobility, the easiest way to go wireless™, please visit http://www.ArterraMobility.com. To learn more about 1-800-COLLECT, the most trusted and recognizable brand in its market, please visit http://www.1800COLLECT.com.

About Arterra Mobility

Arterra Mobility — the easiest way to go wireless™ — powers a wide range of innovative wireless services, including kajeet®, the safest cell phone for kids™, and Airlink Mobile®, sold in more than 5,000 retail locations nationwide. With a highly-scalable, carrier-grade platform that provides network services; OSS; BSS; logistics support; customer care; and marketing, Arterra Mobility helps companies to develop, launch and optimize their wireless services faster and more cost-effectively than anyone else. Arterra Mobility is a Division of Kajeet, Inc. For more information about Arterra Mobility, please visit http://www.ArterraMobility.com.

About 1-800-COLLECT®

1-800-COLLECT Inc., headquartered in San Diego, offers collect calling service from landlines, payphones and now mobile telephones. The Company operates one of the largest casual calling services, with collect and other calling services. The Company has implemented a large-scale distributed network that takes full advantage of the converging technologies of VoIP, IP networks, and the Internet. The technology platform is based on open systems, which provides a wealth of opportunity to design, develop, and deploy extensions to call processing or reporting with minimal effort. For information on terms of service, go to http://www.1800COLLECT.com.

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Jill Tecler
Arterra Mobility
(240) 482-3484
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Alfred Clemesha
1-800-COLLECT
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