Leading national MVNO will offer ClearSky’s array of mobile data services to compete with national carriers.
ClearSky Mobile Media, Inc., a leading provider of managed services and content to wireless carriers and their subscribers, today announced a new long-term contract with Consumer Cellular to deploy its full suite of wireless content services. Consumer Cellular, a national GSM-based MVNO headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is one of the nation’s largest MVNOs.
Under the terms of this multi-year agreement, within the next few months Consumer Cellular will deploy ClearSky’s downloadable content bundle of products and services that includes ProPortal™, ProVantage™, ProVision™, and RevShare integrated support systems. Taken together, this portfolio of products and services will enable Consumer Cellular to offer its subscribers a broad range of downloadable content including ringtones from major labels such as Universal Music Group, SonyBMG, EMI and Disney, as well as wallpapers, screen savers, games and video clips.
“Consumer Cellular has been eager to implement comprehensive mobile data services in an effort to provide our customers with the best possible mobile experience,” said John Marick, Consumer Cellular CEO. “However, as an MVNO, we must consider the technical complexity required to achieve full integration between our underlying carrier, our content services partner (ClearSky), and ourselves. For this reason, it was imperative for Consumer Cellular to select a service provider that not only had a compelling content catalog, but also the experience and technical expertise required to effectively integrate their products and services with a top tier, national carrier.”
“We are delighted to welcome Consumer Cellular to our growing client community comprised of wireless carriers, MVNEs and MVNOs,” said ClearSky’s executive vice president of sales, Tony Tagliareni . “By enabling strong MVNO performers such as Consumer Cellular to offer branded data services including web and WAP content store fronts, we help them realize their growth objectives by effectively competing in a fiercely competitive market.”
About ClearSky Mobile Media
With its innovative, high-quality portfolio of mobile data and entertainment solutions for carriers and MVNOs, ClearSky Mobile Media provides compelling, market-specific content solutions that drive the growth of data subscriptions and ARPU. Since 1995, ClearSky Mobile Media has pioneered mobile data offerings with its carrier-grade, private-branded portal that includes downloadable content, mobile web browsing, MMS, and managed data services across all wireless technologies. Today, ClearSky Mobile Media provides its unique mix of mobile data services and mobile content to a combined subscriber base of more than 60 million. To learn more about ClearSky Mobile Media, visit www.csky.com.
About Consumer Cellular
Consumer Cellular was founded in 1995 on the belief that everyone should have affordable access to the safety and convenience of cellular service. The Company provides its customers with simple, affordable cell phones and calling plans, guaranteed satisfaction, and top-ranked customer support staff all located within the United States. Plus, Consumer Cellular customers never have to sign a long-term contract in order to start service.
The Portland, Ore.-based company is privately held and utilizes the nation’s largest voice and data network, covering more than 296 million people – or 97 percent of the U.S. population. As one of the nation’s leading wireless wholesalers, Consumer Cellular is able to purchase wireless service in large volumes, providing its customers with the best of both worlds: great low rates and the best cellular network available.
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