University of Utah Selects MobileSphere’s Long Distance Calling Solution

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MobileSphere’s Utalk™ provides prepaid domestic and international calling for students from any phone.

We're also pleased to be able to offer such a competitive domestic long distance service to our students, particularly those who live in campus housing.

MobileSphere , a leading provider of global communications solutions, today announced the University of Utah has selected its Utalk™ long distance calling solution, which will provide the University with prepaid domestic and international calling for students to use from both residence hall phones and their personal cell phones.

“Approximately 1,800 University of Utah students come from outside of the U.S. MobileSphere's prepaid service provides an inexpensive way for them to make international calls,” stated Office of Information Technology manager Syndi Haywood. “We're also pleased to be able to offer such a competitive domestic long distance service to our students, particularly those who live in campus housing."

The University selected Utalk™, the company's next-generation virtual long distance solution that is used by a number of other universities and campuses nationwide. It enables students, faculty and staff at the University of Utah to place low-cost, prepaid domestic and international long-distance calls from residences, cell and office phones, as well as from any off-campus phone throughout the continental United States.

"We are extremely pleased that the University of Utah has selected MobileSphere to provide its prepaid domestic and international calling services,” stated Gavin Macomber, MobileSphere’s executive vice president of marketing. "As with many universities, the University of Utah felt it was critical to provide services that facilitate communications for international students and those studying abroad. University telecommunication departments are facing difficult decisions on how to provide such long distance services to students in a cost-efficient manner, and our Utalk solution makes it easier for them to implement and maintain.”

MobileSphere currently works with over twenty major university partners across the country to provide its portfolio of communications services to both large public institutions and small private colleges, reaching over 450,000 students nationwide. Through its university portal, MobileU (, the company provides multiple communications services, including highly cost-effective domestic and international long distance from a residence hall and international long distance from any cell phone, prepaid mobile phone service, free domestic text messaging, international text messaging and more.

For campuses nationwide, MobileSphere’s line of products eliminates their need to engage in the lengthy process of securing new business partners as technologies continue to emerge in student communications services. MobileSphere’s web-based interface can be hosted on a university’s website and fully-integrated with other student service offerings, or a university can put a direct link to the MobileU portal from their website.

About MobileSphere

Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, 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, 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’s services include CarrierILD™ for MVNOs, CellularLD™ for consumers and small businesses and MobileU™ for universities and educational institutions. MobileSphere is a member of the Association for Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education (ACUTA). For more information, visit

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