World’s first national rollout of caller ID services for mobile devices expected to attract more than 25 million users, $21 million annually
Privus Mobile’s unique data validation technology will deliver reliable caller ID service to mobile users by matching numbers with names, regardless of whether or not the caller is in the recipient’s contact list.
Privus Mobile’s application, which launched in U.S. smartphone app stores in Aug. 2008, works on smartphones with Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and Windows Mobile operating systems.
ALLEN, Texas—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Privus Mobile, the world’s first true caller ID service for smartphones, is now powering the world’s first national rollout of mobile caller ID. The mobile caller ID leader has completed an agreement to make caller information available to 25 million of Vietnam’s wireless users. The contract, which is between Privus Mobile and Vietnamese digital media and communication companies Media Hub and Smart Media, is expected to generate more than $ 21 million in revenue for Privus Mobile annually.
“Vietnam’s strong carrier system allows us to apply our technology across nearly every handset in the nation with unprecedented accuracy and effectiveness.”
In recent years, Vietnam has emerged as one of the global leaders in wireless infrastructure. The country boasts complete 3G coverage and was listed by AdMob as one of the ten largest consumers of mobile Internet advertising data in the world. Nearly 80 percent of the country’s population uses a mobile phone, while only one-third uses landline phone services. Offering caller ID services for mobile phones allows the country to maintain its leading position in global telecommunications as well as to stay ahead of the globe and on top of growing mobile trends and user needs.
“Vietnam has shown incredible growth in its telecommunications infrastructure over the past few years, to the point that it’s now introducing concepts and capabilities unlike any other country in the world, and we’re excited to be a part of it,” said Greg Smith, president of Privus Mobile. “Vietnam’s strong carrier system allows us to apply our technology across nearly every handset in the nation with unprecedented accuracy and effectiveness.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Media Hub and Smart Media will provide Privus Mobile with the caller names for both mobile and landline numbers within the country. This will allow Privus Mobile to apply its unique data validation technology to deliver reliable caller ID service to mobile users by matching numbers with names, regardless of whether or not the caller is in the recipient’s contact list.
“We did a lot of research concerning what is available in the wireless industry. Privus Mobile clearly had the best application for us,” said Smart Media CEO Tuan Anh Nguyen. “We have enjoyed working with them and are very excited about bringing this unique application to our users.”
Privus Mobile’s application, which launched in U.S. smartphone app stores in Aug. 2008, works on smartphones with Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and Windows Mobile operating systems. For users in the U.S., it can be downloaded from popular application storefronts or by visiting Privus Mobile’s website, www.privus.mobi, www.privus.mobion a smartphone.
For more information regarding Privus Mobile’s complete line of applications or to check your smartphone’s compatibility, visit the Privus Mobile website at www.privusmobile.com. In addition, users and fans can connect with Privus Mobile on Facebook or Twitter.
About Privus Mobile
Privus Mobile, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accudata Technologies, launched the mobile industry’s first smartphone caller ID service, allowing mobile users greater control over who they talk to and when. Privus Mobile’s smartphone application is available for Windows Mobile, Android, Symbian and BlackBerry devices through Appia, Handmark, AT&T Marketplace, the Privus Mobile website, Windows Mobile Market and BlackBerry App World. In addition, Privus Mobile’s iPhone application, iPrivus, is available in Apple’s App Store.
Privus Mobile, which is focused on providing the world’s most comprehensive mobile caller ID service, is headquartered in Allen, Texas. For more information, visit www.privusmobile.com.