Wmode to manage ringback tones music service for Cricket Communications in the U.S. market



    ORLANDO, FL, March 27 /CNW/ - Wmode, the developer and operator of the
ClearMode(R) managed service, announced today that Cricket Communications has
selected Wmode to manage its ringback tone music service on its CDMA network,
which operates in 22 states across the U.S. Under the terms of the multi-year
agreement, Cricket Communications will completely outsource the content
management, website and mobile storefront development, as well as all aspects
of merchandizing and promotions for the new service to Wmode. Wmode will also
provide billing and settlement services for all music and content purchased by
Cricket customers from their flex bucket. Cricket Communications will launch
these services with NMS Communications MyCaller(TM) ringback solution.
    The Cricket(R) ringback tone service will make communications for
subscribers personal and fun, enabling users to express themselves by
replacing the standard system tones that their callers hear with favorite
music tracks from a rich content portfolio. Such entertainment and
personalization services are highly popular with consumers around the world.
    "We are very excited to launch ringback services with Cricket
Communications in the U.S market," said Tom Beaman, SVP Global Marketing and
Sales at Wmode. "The management of ringback tones is provided as a turnkey
solution through our ClearMode offering. Cricket will benefit from Wmode's
experience in other markets where we operate and manage ringback tone
services."
    "Music and personalization is very important to Cricket and its
subscribers, and customizable ringback tones gives our customers a new way to
express themselves," said Larry Atwell, Director, Product Development at
Cricket. "We selected Wmode because they are an industry leader in operating
and managing content services. The ClearMode solution from Wmode will enhance
our subscribers' experiences through its rich features and functionality, and
its effective merchandizing tools."

    About Cricket Communications

    Cricket is the operating subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, a
customer-focused company providing innovative mobile wireless services
targeted to meet the needs of customers who are under-served by traditional
communications companies. With a commitment to predictability, simplicity and
value as the foundation of its business, Leap pioneered Cricket(R) service, a
simple and affordable wireless alternative to traditional landline service.
Cricket(R) service offers customers unlimited anytime minutes within the
Cricket(R) calling area over a high-quality, all-digital CDMA network. For
more information, please visit www.leapwireless.com.

    About Wmode

    Wmode operates ClearMode(R), a digital media distribution service that
provides for the recruitment, management, discovery, delivery and payment of
digital content. Wmode offers a complete suite of technologies and services as
a managed service to enable triple and quad play service providers, broadband
operators, mobile carriers, MVNOs, content providers and media companies to
deliver a broad range of digital content and services to their consumers.
ClearMode, the first complete digital media distribution solution, has been
operated as a managed service since 2002. Wmode, founded in September 2000, is
a privately held company with offices in Calgary and Toronto, Canada and Bern,
Switzerland. Further information about Wmode can be found at www.wmode.com.





For further information:

For further information: Marty Savoy, Director, Marketing and
Communications, Wmode, Inc., (403) 210-8327, Marty.Savoy@wmode.com

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