BEIJING and DALLAS, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NQ Mobile (NYSE: NQ) a leading global provider of mobile Internet services, today announced it has again grown its U.S. retail partnerships, bringing the company's award-winning apps to customers in more than 100 Cricket and Metro PCS authorized dealer stores, including Gratis Cellular (50 Cricket retail locations), Exclusive Wireless (40 Cricket retail locations) and I-Communications (24 Metro PCS locations).
"Through our valued partners like Gratis Cellular, Exclusive Wireless and I-Communications, we are able to introduce NQ Mobile to consumers when they are most interested in learning about mobile security and privacy – when they are purchasing a new smartphone," said Chris Stier, Managing Director, Americas, NQ Mobile. "With these retail partnerships we are now able to directly reach customers who are on carriers such as Cricket and Metro PCS. These along with other business development agreements, give us more opportunities to expand our footprint beyond app stores and be better situated for long-term growth around the world."
NQ Mobile's successful retail dealer program now includes nearly 2,000 mobile retailers in the U.S. These dealers provide in-store marketing and point-of-sale promotion for NQ Mobile's top-selling mobile security, privacy and family protection solutions.
About NQ Mobile Security
NQ Mobile's premier flagship application, NQ Mobile Security, detects and deletes viruses, malicious URLs, and other threats. NQ Mobile Security outperformed all competitive mobile security platforms in a West Coast Labs Comparative Test. NQ Mobile Security was also a top performer in effectiveness in research conducted by AV-TEST Institute, a leading international and independent service provider in the fields of IT security and anti-virus research.
About NQ Mobile Vault
Since its 2012 launch, NQ Mobile Vault for Android has become a top app on Google Play with millions of downloads and an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. The app allows consumers to password protect and encrypt photos and videos on their smartphones.
About NQ Family Guardian
Newest to NQ Mobile's line of flagship products is NQ Family Guardian, a unique suite of services for safety and monitoring which comprises a mobile app that is downloaded and installed on a child's smartphone along with a web-based control center that is accessible by a parent or guardian from any desktop or mobile browser. The app is currently available for Android devices, while the control center is compatible with any web browser. NQ Family Guardian has earned the Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) seal of approval.
NQ Mobile Security, NQ Family Guardian and NQ Mobile Vault for Android are also available on the Google Play store.
About NQ Mobile
NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) is a leading global provider of mobile Internet services. NQ Mobile is a mobile security pioneer with proven competency to acquire, engage, and monetize customers globally. NQ Mobile's portfolio includes mobile security and mobile games & advertising for the consumer market and consulting, mobile platforms and mobility services for the enterprise market. As of December 31, 2012, NQ Mobile maintains a large, global user base of 283 million registered user accounts and 98 million monthly active user accounts through its consumer mobile security business, 65 million registered user accounts and 13 million monthly active user accounts through its mobile games & advertising business and over 1,200 enterprise customers. NQ Mobile maintains dual headquarters in Dallas, Texas, USA and Beijing, China. For more information on NQ Mobile, please visit http://www.nq.com.
About Gratis Cellular
Founded in 2005, Gratis Cellular, Inc. is an exclusive Authorized Cricket Wireless Retailer specializing in wireless communication services. Currently, Gratis Cellular has over 50 locations throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Baltimore, Maryland. Gratis Cellular currently employs over 200 full-time employees and is one of the nation's largest Authorized Cricket Wireless Retailers in the South and Mid-Atlantic markets. Consistent with past performance, the company is expected to continue to increase production and profits while looking to expand within current and new markets. Long-range goals are controlled expansion in the Cricket Wireless markets throughout the United States.
About Exclusive Wireless
Founded in 2006, Exclusive Wireless is an exclusive Authorized Cricket Wireless Retailer specializing in wireless communication services. Currently, Exclusive has over 40 locations throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Illinois. Exclusive Wireless currently employs over 150 full-time employees and is one of the nation's largest Authorized Cricket Wireless Retailers in the South and Midwest Markets. Consistent with past performance, the company is expected to continue to increase production and profits while looking to expand within current and new markets. Long-range goals are controlled expansion in the Cricket Wireless markets throughout the United States.
Established in 2007, I-Communications is a Master Dealer that exclusively sells MetroPCS wireless products. I-Communications currently operates 24 locations in the Atlanta, GA metropolitan area.
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