SOURCE: Shaka Mobile

May 04, 2010 01:25 ET

Shaka Mobile and Prepaid Innovations Partner to Offer Prepaid Wireless Voice to Diaspora Africans in the US

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - May 4, 2010) -  Shaka Mobile, the first prepaid mobile service for African immigrants in the US, has successfully launched its tailored voice plans powered by Prepaid Innovations.

Diaspora Africans based in the US now have a wireless service provider that will specifically focus on their calling needs. Shaka Mobile will have plans that include International Long Distance (ILD) calling to home countries. This will help Diaspora Africans to stay in touch with their loved ones back home. Shaka Mobile will also integrate Mobile Money Transfer and Airtime Top Up making it much easier and cheaper for Diaspora Africans to remit money & airtime.

"We are pleased to power the Shaka Mobile brand that will focus on the Diaspora Africans' niche market that has been ignored for a very long time. Shaka Mobile's value proposition is unmatched in the market," said Garvin Garmo, CEO of Prepaid Innovations™.

"Shaka Mobile will have nationwide coverage on both GSM and CDMA platforms. Our strategy is to fully service the calling needs of Diaspora Africans with a mix of relevant cutting-edge value added services," says Dhidha Timona, President of Shaka Mobile. Diaspora Africans send approximately $40 billion to their home countries annually.

Shaka Mobile and Prepaid Innovations will continue to unveil services that are rooted in market research and also offering a value proposition that support the lifestyle of the Diaspora Africans. One key differentiator is that Shaka Mobile will support "Bring Your Own Handset" making it convenient for the subscriber to utilize their existing handsets and to port their existing services to Shaka Mobile without any hassles.

About Prepaid Innovations™
Prepaid Innovations™ is a nationwide wireless service provider and distributor based in San Diego, CA. For more information, please visit the following website: www.prepaidinnovations.com.

About Shaka Mobile
Shaka Mobile is the first prepaid mobile services company offering tailored plans to Diaspora Africans in the US. For more information, please visit the following website: www.shakamobile.com.

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