Embee Mobile Users Earn Over 1.5 Million Minutes; Expands Mobile Wallet Partners
A Facebook application that allows virtually anyone in the U.S. with a prepaid mobile phone plan to earn, redeem, and share mobile minutes
San Francisco, CA - April 22, 2010 - Embee Mobile (www.embeemobile.com) today marked its first year of operations by announcing that its customers have earned over one and a half million prepaid mobile minutes. Since launching the Embee Mobile Wallet on Facebook in April 2009, Embee Mobile has helped customers earn points that work like frequent flyer miles for mobile phones. Users complete offers and surveys to earn points, called Embee Minutes. Users then redeem Embee Minutes for prepaid mobile services (talk, text, music, games and more).
Embee Mobile also announced new Earn and Redeem options for the Embee Mobile Wallet. First, Embee Mobile has added Super Rewards to its roster of monetization partners to further enhance the options for users to Earn Embee Minutes. Embee Mobile also expanded coverage to five more mobile operators: Appalachian Wireless, Liberty Wireless, Ready Mobile PCS, Simple Mobile and STi Mobile. The company now supports 36 mobile operators in the United States.
"Embee Mobile is proving out a model that is taking hold at the intersection of mobile and social media," said Drew Reynolds, senior vice president of corporate development, ATG (Art Technology Group, a global commerce solutions firm and an early supporter of Embee Mobile). "ATG is glad to have contributed to Embee Mobile's early growth and we are especially proud to be associated with a team that is committed to innovation in both mobile and social commerce."
"Super Rewards is excited to be partnering with Embee Mobile to provide consumers with a valuable ad-sponsored payment alternative for purchasing prepaid mobile minutes. As Embee expands into other areas of content and services we look forward to continue our industry-leading alternative payments knowhow and experience to bare," commented Jason Bailey, GM Virtual Currency, Adknowledge.
Russell Tillitt, CEO of Embee Mobile stated, "We're thrilled to have helped so many people with their Fundamental need to have mobile phone service. Our customers have told us how Embee has kept them connected with the people they need to the most. Embee has some exciting projects in the pipeline for 2010, and we look forward to delivering the next million minutes to our customers."
About Embee Mobile
Embee Mobile, a privately-held company, is a leading eCommerce provider for prepaid mobile on social networks. The Embee Mobile Wallet on Facebook allows customers to earn, redeem, and share their Embee Minutes to pay for their prepaid mobile phone service. Embee Minutes are points that can be used for voice minutes, text and picture messages, and even data to browse the Internet from your mobile phone. Embee Mobile currently supports 36 mobile operators in the United States, including AT&T, Boost Mobile, PlatinumTel, T-Mobile USA, Tracfone, Verizon Wireless, Virgin Mobile, and many others.
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