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Singaporean telco to launch groundbreaking mobile travel service
LOS ANGELES, CA (September 12, 2008) - SingTel, one of Asia's largest mobile network operators with over 198 million subscribers, has signed a regional exclusive agreement to bundle WorldMate Live™, the industry leading mobile travel service, as a value-added service for its postpaid customers on September 13, 2008.
"We're very proud to be working with SingTel, one of the world's largest, most innovative telecom companies," said Nadav Gur, CEO of WorldMate. "SingTel's customers include a demanding business clientele, so this is an ideal pairing of WorldMate Live's best-of-class services like itinerary management, real-time alerts and last second booking, for the most discriminating of business travelers."
"As the market leader, SingTel is pleased to offer WorldMate Live, the gold standard in travel services", said Mr. Quek Peck Leng, chief executive officer of SingTel Mobile and SingTel's executive vice president of Consumer. "WorldMate Live complements the lifestyles of our customers who are busy executives and frequent travelers, empowering them with the convenience of a personal mobile travel advisor for a stress-free trip."
WorldMate Live serves as a personal travel companion, allowing frequent travelers to manage their entire itinerary - flights, hotels, meetings and ground transportation - all within a single service, accessible any time from a smartphone or computer. In partnership with Hotels.com®, WorldMate Live recently introduced an integrated hotel booking service, which automatically recommends the best hotel options for people based on their whereabouts and preferences. WorldMate Live members can then select and book a room directly on their device.
About WorldMate, Inc.
Based in Los Angeles, CA, privately held WorldMate® has been developing award-winning mobile travel software since 2000. Removing stress and paperwork from the travel experience, WorldMate turns a mobile device into a personal travel companion, providing frequent travelers all the services they need at home, work or on the go. Dubbed a traveler's "guardian angel," the newest addition to the WorldMate product family, WorldMate Live, tracks every trip and sends real-time "push" alerts about itinerary updates and changes, including flight delays and cancellations. WorldMate products also feature travel resources including flight schedules, weather forecasts, travel directories, maps, world clocks, a currency converter and much more. For more information, visit www.worldmate.com. WorldMate® is a registered trademark of MobiMate Ltd. All other trade names and trademarks are the property of their respective holders.