Mar 31, 2009SAN ANTONIO, Texas and SAN DIEGO
- Pocket Communications, a San Antonio-based wireless voice and data service provider, providing service in Texas and New England, today announced an agreement with Qualcomm to offer BREW®-based services to Pocket customers beginning in summer 2009. Using Qualcomm's BREW managed service, Pocket customers will be able to shop for, and download, a wide variety of mobile applications and services on their mobile device, ranging from ringtones and wallpapers to 3D games.
The BREW managed service is designed to allow operators to provide a dynamic mobile application shopping experience for their customers, driving wireless data growth at low operational costs. With the hosted service, mobile operators can offer their subscribers a full catalog of BREW applications that are hosted by Qualcomm.
“Pocket continues to be dedicated to bringing a wide variety of content, location-based and other data services to its subscribers,” said Paul Posner, president and CEO of Pocket. “The BREW managed service allows us to quickly provide our customers with reliable and affordable data services.”
“We are looking forward to offering our customers an enhanced portfolio of services and a wide variety of content through a very intuitive shopping experience,” said Amir Rajwany, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Pocket.
“Qualcomm is committed to offering operators a turnkey solution that allows them to quickly and effectively generate revenue through mobile content sales,” said Arvin Chander, vice president and general manager of BREW. “We recognize Pocket's commitment to providing its subscribers valuable services and look forward to helping them achieve this goal.”
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 100 Index, the S&P 500 Index and is a 2008 FORTUNE 500® company. For more information, please visit www.qualcomm.com.
Pocket Communications, a privately held company, offers a flat rate service that allows customers to place and receive unlimited wireless calls within a local service area for a flat monthly fee without the burden of the one or two year contract typically required by traditional wireless companies. Pocket Communications, debuted in Texas in 2006, and is Texas' fastest-growing flat-rate wireless company, with more than three hundred thousand subscribers. Pocket Communications has also launched its unlimited flat rate monthly services in the New England markets of Hartford, Connecticut; Springfield, Massachusetts; with New Haven, Connecticut; and Poughkeepsie, New York targeted to launch in 2009. For more information, please visit www.pocket.com.