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Firethorn Provides Mobile Banking Application to MetroPCS

Downloadable Mobile Banking Application Helps Customers Access and Manage Accounts with Top Financial Institutions

– October 08, 2009 – Firethorn Holdings, LLC, a Qualcomm company (Nasdaq: QCOM), today announced an agreement with MetroPCS Communications, Inc. whereby MetroPCS will offer mobile banking services to its customers through Firethorn's Mobile Banking application. Firethorn's Mobile Banking platform can now be downloaded for free by MetroPCS customers from the @Metro storeSM.

“The addition of Firethorn's Mobile Banking application can provide millions of customers the opportunity to receive a balanced picture of their personal finances on their mobile device, so they can make real-time, informed purchase decisions,” said Tripp Rackley, president of Firethorn.

Consumers will be able to view their bank and credit card balances and history, make transfers between their accounts, and pay their bills securely from their mobile phones using a single PIN. They can also check rewards information and review targeted, timely offers from their financial institutions as part of the application's evolving mobile commerce capabilities.

About MetroPCS Communications, Inc.
Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications, Inc. is a provider of unlimited wireless communications service for a flat-rate with no signed contract. Currently, MetroPCS is the fifth largest facilities-based carrier in the United States and has access to licenses covering a population of approximately 145 million people in the largest metropolitan areas in the United States, including New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Detroit, Boston, Miami, Las Vegas, Orlando, Tampa and Sacramento. As of June 30, 2009, MetroPCS had approximately 6.3 million subscribers. For more information, please visit www.metropcs.com.

About Firethorn
Firethorn, a Qualcomm company (Nasdaq: QCOM), is the crucial link in the emerging mobile commerce ecosystem. As a pioneer in mobile banking, Firethorn is transforming the traditional wallet into a streamlined, efficient and protected mobile revenue channel that will bridge relationships among financial institutions, retailers, wireless operators and consumers. Firethorn's innovative technology creates easily accessible, branded and personalized mobile commerce channels that give consumers access to their accounts, offers and transactions while on the go. For more information about Firethorn, visit www.firethornmobile.com.

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