Acton, MA, July 28, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- TeleMessage Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Messaging International Plc, the AIM traded provider of innovative messaging services, has signed an agreement with Claro Guatemala (‘Claro’) to launch its Text-to Landline service. Claro, a subsidiary of America Movil Group, is the largest mobile carrier in Guatemala with over 4 million users. This agreement to launch Text-to-Landline services will allow Claro subscribers to send a text message from a wireless phone to any landline phone in Guatemala.
By enabling Claro wireless customers’ text messages to be instantly converted to voice messages for the landline recipients, TeleMessage is simplifying the communications process. The recipients can then respond by voice to the wireless customers, who will receive the reply messages in the form of a text. The wireless customers will also receive a status text message confirming if the message was delivered directly to a person or to a voicemail system.
“With SMS to Landline, Claro customers can quickly touch base with someone on a landline phone even when a voice call might not be convenient,” said Marvin Par, General Manager of Claro Guatemala. “As more and more people begin to rely on text, IM and chat services for quick communication, this offers just one more way that Claro is making sure our customers have a wide range of options to meet all their messaging needs.”
Guy Levit, CEO of Messaging International, said, “Text-to-Landline is an easy to use and convenient method of quick communication which is increasingly seen as a must-have by many mobile operators and their customers. We are delighted that Claro has chosen to launch this application, as millions of its customers will benefit from our innovative technology, and importantly, through this agreement, TeleMessage will gain exposure and recognition in the rapidly expanding Latin American telecommunications market.”
Messaging International Plc: Messaging International Plc joined AIM in August 2005 with the objective of becoming a leading provider in the rapidly growing multimedia messaging market. Its 100% owned subsidiary, TeleMessage Ltd (www.telemessage.com), provides cross-platform media messaging management systems and applications. These are designed to enable PC, browser, mobile phone and wireline telephone users to send, receive and manage voice messages, email, SMS, IM and MMS across various media platforms. It supports multiple languages, text to speech conversion, e-mail notification, unlimited SMS length, and direct reply to SMS capabilities, all illustrating the uniqueness of the service. The Company has a number of contracts with major blue chip companies including Rogers Wireless, the largest wireless provider in Canada and Sprint/Nextel, one of the largest wireless providers in the US.
Claro Guatemala has nearly 4 million users and the largest coverage nationwide, offering its clients the best service experience and the widest range of communication possibilities through a variety of technologies available in the market.
About America Movil
America Movil is the leader provider of wireless services in Latin America. As of June 30th 2008, it had 169.2 million lines in the Americas.