SOURCE: Options Media

Options Media

August 24, 2010 10:00 ET

Encompass Communications to Provide Distribution Network With Options Media Group Holdings, Inc.'s PhoneGuard Anti-Texting-While-Driving, Mobile Security and Anti-Spyware Product Line

LONGVIEW, TX--(Marketwire - August 24, 2010) -  Encompass Communications, L.L.C. and Options Media Group Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: OPMG) today announced Encompass Communications is adding Anti-Texting-While-Driving, Mobile Security and Anti-Spyware for mobile applications to their premiere prepaid product suite. Texting and driving is deadly, and identity theft and financial losses are a huge risk for global mobile and smart phone users. With these cutting-edge products, Encompass hopes to provide its consumers with purchasing options for enabling safe texting and identity theft protection. Encompass is scheduled to provide demonstrations of these products in booth 224 at the upcoming Prepaid Press Expo that will take place from August 24th through August 26th at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Larry Luna, President and Chief Executive Officer at Encompass Communications, commented, "We believe our distribution network partners will be very excited about carrying this state of the art mobile product suite. We join many others in our support of initiatives that will improve public safety by discouraging texting while driving and we believe this product goes a long way toward accomplishing this important goal. We also see a strong revenue opportunity relative to offering products that protect consumers' mobile devices from spyware, viruses and cyber hacker activities. We believe this is a strong product suite and look forward to moving it into our sales channels." 

The Products at a Glance:

  • Anti-Texting-While-Driving: PhoneGuard's SAFE 2 TEXT "safe driving mobile application" is easy-to-use software that helps ensure the safe and legal use of mobile phones while driving.
  • Mobile Security & Anti-Spyware: PhoneGuard Mobile Security 3.2 protects users against ID theft and subsequent financial losses. Enables users to surf the web and download applications without concerns of a virus attack. Detects and removes leading mobile threats and optimizes resources for better device performance.

Under the terms of the agreement, PhoneGuard Anti-Texting-While-Driving, Mobile Security and Anti-Spyware will be sold exclusively through the Encompass network to several notable retailers with whom Encompass presently does business with but not limited to including 7-Eleven, BJ's Wholesale Inc., Costco, CVS, Dollar General, Duane Reade, RadioShack Franchise, Rite Aide, Sam's Club, Target and Walgreens, among others.

"This represents one of the most significant events in our Company's history. This agreement will allow us to accelerate the distribution of our PhoneGuard antivirus software," commented Scott Frohman, CEO of Options Media Group. "We believe Encompass is a perfect partner for us, as they are a very well established supplier of prepaid long-distance phone cards and a multitude of other prepaid services. The PhoneGuard product suite fits well into their current distribution portfolio and we believe this leading distributor will be highly successful in marketing our products."

The PhoneGuard Mobile Security product is powered by technology provided by NetQin Tech Co., the incontestable worldwide leader in mobile security, including mobile antivirus, anti-harassment, and privacy protection, with tens of millions current subscribers in more than 200 countries and regions. The NetQin software currently commands an approximate 65% market share in the large and growing Chinese market where mobile phone viruses are a growing threat. While most personal computer users have already protected their systems from viruses, spyware and other attacks, most cell and smart phone users, on the other hand, are relatively unaware of the risks presented by a new breed of cyber criminals.

About Encompass Communications L.L.C.

Encompass Communications is a leading national provider of prepaid products and marketing services including long distance calling cards, debit Master Card, wireless refills, live computer technical support, broadcast and text messaging. Encompass Communications reaches 100,000+ retail locations through direct and indirect distribution channels. Founded in 1999, and breaking into the fast-paced and sometimes volatile prepaid communications world, Encompass has rapidly established its presence in the ranks of both distribution networks and end users by offering products and services that perform at high levels while offering great value. Encompass is now "at it again" in a new decade where lightning fast communication and data information is the standard of the day.

About Options Media Holdings, Inc.

Options Media Group Holdings, Inc. is a growing force in mobile marketing and mobile social media. The Company provides an email service for on-demand email marketing to create, send and track professional and permission-based email marketing campaigns. Additionally, Options Media Group provides precision direct marketing solutions including email marketing, sms/mobile marketing, sms/keyword marketing, custom lead generation and creative services. Options Media provides clients with access to software, hardware, bandwidth and exclusive domains and IP addresses, as well as the ability to upload and manage subscribers and review and upload campaigns and track results for a 360-degree full-service customer marketing solution.

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