Karma Selects Simplexity MVNO Services to Provide Facebook Users Access to Clearwire’s 4G Data Network

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Simplexity MVNO Services and Karma announce strategic relationship to launch Karma’s revolutionary ‘social bandwidth’ data sharing concept with pay-as-you-go mobile hotspots in the United States later this year.

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When looking for a partner to support our roll out on Clearwire' network, Simplexity impressed us early on. We share a common vision of how the telecom industry will evolve and their carrier agnostic approach is in line with our future expansion plan.

Karma (http://www.yourkarma.com), a new wireless data provider that is redefining mobile connectivity with its revolutionary pay-as-you-go mobile hotspots and ‘social bandwidth’ data sharing concept, and Simplexity MVNO Services (http://www.simplexity.com), a leading fully integrated Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE), today announced the formation of a strategic relationship whereby Simplexity will provide Karma access to Clearwire’s 4G network. Karma’s customers can receive free data on mobile hotspots across the country, allowing them to stay connected while on-the-go. Karma expects to roll out their ground-breaking product in the United States by the end of 2012.

On a mission to reinvent mobile connectivity with simple technology and honest service, Karma is introducing a new approach to data plans with straightforward, and, more importantly, affordable pricing. Its innovative pay-as-you-go data packages allow users to stay connected with a 4G mobile hotspot at a fraction of the cost of traditional monthly data plans and without the 2-year commitment. Karma takes it a step further with its unique ‘social bandwidth’ approach to data-sharing by allowing users to turn their Karma hotspots into open Wi-Fi networks. When a new user joins, they are taken to a personalized page about the owner of the nearby hotspot. Strangers can then sign in with their Facebook account and immediately get 100MB of free browsing to connect to the ‘borrowed’ hotspot. For every user who does that, the owner of Karma gets 100MB of free data credited to his account. The more a user shares his Karma connection, the more free data he earns.

As an authorized MVNA and preferred MVNE for Clearwire, Simplexity will provide Karma with access to Clearwire’s 4G network and support for Karma’s ongoing operations. Karma chose Simplexity for its flexible solution set that enables companies, like Karma, to successfully launch fully customizable MVNOs with minimal investment in both time and money. By leveraging Simplexity’s proprietary technology platform and Clearwire’s wholesale network services, Karma plans to package and sell its unique data plans with mobile hotspots and reward its subscribers with free data at substantial savings and all without contracts, deposits, credit checks or early termination fees.

Terry Hsu, President of Simplexity MVNO Services, said, “Karma brings innovation to the wireless industry in several ways. From a technology point of view, they will enable data to be shared based on a user level rather than a device level. From a distribution point of view, Karma is truly leveraging the power of social media to distribute the benefits of mobile connectivity. Simplexity is excited about the opportunity to partner with companies, like Karma, that bring true innovation and thought leadership to the industry.”

Under the terms of this agreement, Simplexity will also provide Karma with the infrastructure to perform activations, suspensions, restorations, deactivations, service changes, service inquiries, and device changes on the Clearwire network.

Commenting on the new partnership, Steven van Wel, Co-founder Karma said, "Clearwire's focus on data and 4G wholesale has been a great fit for our company. We were looking for a partner to support our roll out on their network, and Simplexity impressed us early on. We share a common vision of how the telecom industry will evolve and their carrier agnostic approach is in line with our future expansion plan. Their focus on providing the right integration and tools, while letting us engage directly with our customers, lets us focus on our core principles: simplicity and honesty. We could not be more excited to work with both Clearwire and Simplexity."

About Karma
Karma is a simple and honest mobile provider. With Karma you pay for data as you go, and take it with you on a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. The more you share your connection, the more free data you earn. Karma calls this: social bandwidth. The company was part of TechStars New York, and has received investment from Werner Vogels, Kal Vepuri, Chang Ng, Jerry Neumann, David Tisch, David Cohen, BOLDstart Ventures, 500 Startups, and Collaborative Fund. For more information about Karma, please visit http://www.yourkarma.com.

About Simplexity MVNO Services
Simplexity MVNO Services is a subsidiary of Simplexity, the leading provider of solutions for the wireless industry. Using its proprietary integrated technology platform, Simplexity MVNO Services provides turnkey and customized Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE) solutions for MVNOs, as well as third-party branded wireless offerings. Its services include sales and order acquisition, activation and provisioning, distribution and logistics, billing and subscriber lifecycle management, customer care and management analytics. For more information about Simplexity MVNO, please go to http://www.Simplexity.com.

Megan E. Murray

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