Assist America, Inc., Launches 'Assist America Mobile' for BlackBerry

Travel Assistance Company Now Provides Optimized Mobile Web Experience on BlackBerry and iPhone

Jan 13, 2010, 15:24 ET from Assist America, Inc.

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Assist America, Princeton, N.J., the premier provider of global emergency services through employee benefit plans, has launched Assist America Mobile, an optimization of the company's website for users of the BlackBerry.

Members of Assist America who have a BlackBerry can now view and navigate the Assist America website seamlessly on their mobile devices, without need for resizing or extensive scrolling.  The site is fully functional on all modern BlackBerry models that are running a minimum of BlackBerry OS 4.6 or higher including the Tour, Bold, Bold 2, Curve 8900, Curve 8500, Storm, Storm 2 and all future units.  Members can view service descriptions and extensive on-the-go travel information such as visa and inoculation requirements, cultural tips and recent media stories for any of the 194 sovereign nations recognized by the U.S. State Department, from anywhere in the world.  The Assist America Mobile application does not require a program download - it will detect if a visitor to the Assist America website is using a BlackBerry and automatically display the optimized version.  The innovation is part of Assist America's ongoing commitment to its customers to provide the highest level of quality and relevance for our services.  

"Our members are always on the move, and their phones are what keep them connected," says George Howard, President of Assist America.  "We developed Assist America Mobile with their needs in mind - providing a rapid way to activate our services, and practical, relevant information for their travels presented in an easy-to-navigate format."  He adds, "Our company is a pioneer in the assistance industry, not only with our services, but with the mobile optimizations for iPhone and now, BlackBerry.  We hope our members and insurance company partners take full advantage of these technological enhancements."

Founded in 1990, Assist America, Inc. is the world's largest provider of global emergency assistance in partnership with insurance benefit plans.  Its worldwide network of professionals responds quickly to any eligible participant who becomes medically compromised while traveling more than 100 miles from home.  From simple doctor referrals to complex intercontinental evacuations and more, Assist America saves lives every day.  The company, headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, serves more than 27 million members and over 300,000 enterprises through benefit programs from the country's most prominent insurance providers.  More information about Assist America is available at

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