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TMCNet:  New Prepaid Brand, PTel Mobile, Launches Flexible and Affordable $40/Month Unlimited Everything Plan on Nationwide 4G Network

[December 20, 2012]

New Prepaid Brand, PTel Mobile, Launches Flexible and Affordable $40/Month Unlimited Everything Plan on Nationwide 4G Network

CHICAGO, IL, Dec 20, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Just in time for the holidays, consumers now have an affordable, reliable and flexible choice and no longer have to lock themselves into multi-year wireless contracts. Today, PlatinumTel Communications, one of the pioneers in prepaid wireless, will launch PTel Mobile, a new brand offering customers the flexibility and affordability demanded in today's marketplace.


PTel Mobile offers three flexible and affordable plan options: $40/month Unlimited Everything, $50/month Unlimited Everything and Real Paygo, giving customer the opportunity to save as much as $700 annually versus expensive, long-term wireless plans. Further, PTel Mobile utilizes the nationwide 4G network of T-Mobile USA, Inc.

T-Mobile's network allows customers to have fast and dependable access nationwide.

"We have seen this industry grow significantly over the past few years as Americans are looking to get out of long-term and expensive contracts. In fact, of the phones purchased in 2011, market research firm NPD Group estimates that 27 percent were prepaid and the sales of smartphone devices with prepaid plans have tripled. With the launch of PTel Mobile, we are excited to offer a reliable, affordable 4G experience to anyone looking to save money," says Omar Abhari, SVP Operations for PTel Mobile.

"No contract wireless plans continue to see rapid adoption throughout U.S. households," said Jeremy Korst, T-Mobile's vice president of wholesale marketing. "As a strong part of the new PTel Mobile offering, T-Mobile's network affords PTel Mobile customers the ability to make fast and reliable connections from nearly anywhere in the U.S." The End of Wireless Contracts Your wireless bill doesn't have to be one of your highest monthly household expenses and you shouldn't be penalized hundreds of dollars if you wish to change carriers or plans. PTel Mobile believes consumers shouldn't have to lock themselves into long-term plans and specific mobile devices.

Consumers will have three flexible and affordable plan options with the new PTel Mobile offering: -- NEW - $40/month Unlimited Everything - talk, text, MMS, International text, 411, and web (first 250 MB up to 4G/3G speeds) on all 4G enabled phones and smartphones.

-- NEW - $50/month Unlimited Everything - talk, text, MMS, International text, 411, and web (first 2GB up to 4G/3G speeds) on all 4G enabled phones and smartphones.

-- Real Paygo Plan - customers will continue to leverage the industry's lowest pay-as-you-go plan for 5 cents per minute, send/receive text messages for 2 cents each, and surf the web for only 10 cents per MB.

Bring Your Own Device Every consumer should have flexibility and options to choose the mobile device that best suits their individual needs and desires. PTel Mobile supports unlocked GSM devices allowing customers the ability to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) -- from Android and iOS to other platforms. In addition, consumers are able to purchase devices directly from PTel Mobile such as the Samsung Galaxy S III, LG Optimus G2x, and Samsung Exhibit 4G.

About PTel Mobile Based in Chicago, PTel Mobile is one of the original prepaid wireless companies in the United States and has been serving its customers since 2001. As a true pioneer in prepaid wireless, PTel Mobile was the first in the industry to introduce the $10 airtime card and continues to offer the most competitive rates in prepaid with their Unlimited Everything plans starting at $40/month.

The company continues to offer its industry low pay-as-you-go Real Paygo plan for 5 cents per minute, send/receive text messages for 2 cents each, and surf the web for only 10 cents per MB.

PTel Mobile leverages the fast and dependable nationwide 4G network of T-Mobile USA, Inc., which reaches approximately 96% of Americans.

Customers value and benefit from PTel Mobile's 100% U.S.-based, live and highly-trained customer service specialists. PTel has a long track record of consumer and industry advocacy in prepaid wireless.

PTel Mobile is owned by PlatinumTel Communications and works with distributors across the country. For more background, or to find out how to save hundreds of dollars on your wireless plan visit www.ptel.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Thar Aqel 708-870-7279 Email Contact Matt Batt 312-869-9352 Email Contact SOURCE: PlatinumTel Communications http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/emailprcntct id=508BAABBADDD4635 http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/emailprcntct id=441519FBE6EB43D7

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