COSTA MESA, Calif. and NEW YORK, March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Available today via the App Store and Google Play, as part of a public beta, mobile communication app Primo sets a new standard in next generation communication by allowing users to connect with each other across multiple devices and platforms worldwide. The App was created by startup Primo Connect, Inc., a mobile communications company incubated by sister company Ultra Mobile; which earned the #1 ranking on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of 2015's fastest growing private companies.
With Primo, users no longer need multiple apps to connect with different people, and instead are able to use a single app to connect with everyone. Incorporating voice, video, file sharing and messaging all in one place, users can connect App-to-App, App-to-mobile, and even App-to-landlines anywhere in the world.
Primo Connect aims to leapfrog its competitors to become the world's leading Over-The-Top (OTT) mobile carrier by allowing users to connect free to any other App user worldwide, as well as to any mobile or landline across 33 major countries, combined Primo users are able to reach nearly four billion people for free. The Primo App provides unparalleled reach when it comes to communicating with the rest of the world. Both Primo Connect and Ultra Mobile are founded by mobile communications visionaries David Glickman and Chris Furlong.
"Primo aims to achieve one simple task: connecting friends and family no matter where they are or what device they use," says David Glickman, CEO of Primo Connect and sister company Ultra Mobile. "Primo goes far beyond previous messaging apps and their limitations, by offering free global communication to over 4 billion people. Our goal is to continue growing from there. We like to say that reaching half of the world is a great starting point."
As the founder of five industry leading telecom companies, Glickman brings 20+ years of telecommunications expertise to the Primo leadership team. David's unique approach to hyper-growth of companies has earned him an incredible title as the only CEO to rank #1 on Inc. Magazine's list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America twice, for two separate companies (first in 1998 for Justice Technology and for Ultra Mobile in 2015). Ultra Mobile, a nationwide mobile carrier offering competitive international telecom services, generated a recent revenue growth of 100,849 percent across a three year period. David's dual CEO roles with Primo and Ultra Mobile are complementary and strategic.
Primo App Breaks Down Borders; Redefines an Essential Market
One hundred and forty years from the date when Alexander Graham Bell made the world's first phone call, the launch of Primo is a part of a significant next step in the history of communication, and a growing shift in the global telecommunications market. Thanks to the increasing quality of cellular data and ubiquitous Wi-Fi, the communication app industry as a whole is seeing user growth and valuations soar. With WeChat being valued at $83.6 billion, WhatsApp sold to Facebook for $19 billion, Snapchat being valued at $16 billion, and Line being valued at $10 billion (Bloomberg), OTT communications apps are becoming some of the most valuable apps on the market. Primo is positioned to benefit from this industry trend, creating a new opportunity for anyone looking to invest in a communications company.
"This is the perfect time to take free communications to the next level," Glickman adds. "We think our product will appeal to global callers from a wide mix of demographics from young to old, male or female, and even cell or landline users. Primo is for everyone."
Primo Calls on the World to Own a Part of its Journey
In tandem with the launch of the company, Primo is also testing the waters with a potential offering to sell shares to the general public with a Regulation A+ equity crowdfunding campaign, allowing accredited and non-accredited investors alike the chance to invest in Primo's goal to break down borders and connect globally. Primo intends to use the campaign to turn their customers into investors, offering the opportunity for anyone to share in the company's vision to move beyond borders and connect the globe.
"With every one of my companies, I have used the most innovative technology to set us apart and be successful," says Glickman. "When it comes to financing, equity crowdfunding is innovative, and uniquely offers the chance to open the doors of investing to anyone, so for us, it's the ideal way to build this company."
Individuals interested in learning more about Primo Connect, Inc.'s equity crowdfunding campaign opportunity can visit https://www.startengine.com/startup/primoconnect
No money or other consideration is being solicited, and if sent in response to Primo Connect, will not be accepted. No offer to buy the securities of Primo Connect can be accepted and no part of the purchase price can be received until the offering statement filed by Primo Connect with the SEC has been qualified by the SEC. Any such offer to buy securities may be withdrawn or revoked, without obligation of any kind, at any time before notice of its acceptance is given after the date of qualification. an indication of interest in Primo Connect's offering involves no obligation or commitment of any kind.
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Testing the Waters
Primo Connect is "Testing the Waters" under Regulation A under the Securities Act of 1933. This process allows companies to determine whether there may be interest in an eventual offering of its securities. Primo Connect is not under any obligation to make an offering under Regulation A. It may choose to make an offering to some, but not all, of the people who indicate an interest in investing, and that offering might not be made under Regulation A. If Primo Connect does go ahead with an offering, it will only be able to make sales after it has filed an offering statement with The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the SEC has "qualified" the offering statement. The information in that offering statement will be more complete than the information Primo Connect is providing now, and could differ in important ways. You must read the documents filed.
About Primo Connect
Primo Connect is a wholly owned subsidiary service company of Ka'ena Corporation dedicated to creating innovative communication services that break down barriers and bring people together. Since 2006, Founder and CEO David Glickman and team have been creating communications products that enrich lives and make staying in touch more affordable. For more information, please visit Primo.me.
About Ultra Mobile
Founded in 2011, Ultra Mobile is a nationwide carrier that focuses on delivering innovative, cost-effective mobile voice, text and data services for people living in the United States who regularly call or text internationally. Its international services reach over 200 countries. The company's mission is to provide convenient and affordable solutions that connect people with their extended families, friends, and colleagues living around the world. Ultra Mobile is co-headquartered in New York City and Southern California, with hundreds of employees / associates based in the USA, Europe, and Asia. The company supports its customers in English, Chinese, and Spanish. In February 2016, Ultra took over management of the Univision Mobile brand. For more information, visit Ultra.me.
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