January 18, 2006 03:00 ET

AirG: Social Networking on Mobile Phones is Exploding

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 18, 2006) -

AirG Acquires 2.5 Million New Users in Q4 2005

AirG, the global leader in powering mobile communities and wireless social networking, announced today its mobile community acquired 2.5 million new users in Q4 of 2005 - adding more than 27,000 new community members each day. The company's mobile community products were released more than 4 years ago, and are currently licensed to more than 85 mobile operators around the world. This growth marks a dramatic increase in consumer demand for social networking on mobile phones.

AirG powers social networking on mobile phones with interest-based communities that are interconnected across global operators and media companies. Users can chat, flirt, date, make new friends, and participate in fun promotions and contests using key product features such as instant messaging, photo profiles, powerful search tools, and public and private messaging lounges. As people are increasingly on the go in their busy lives, AirG offers consumers a convenient and affordable way to socially interact with others.

"Our mobile community has begun to reach a tipping point," said Frederick Ghahramani, director, AirG. "It is now the largest and fastest growing social network on mobile phones, and it is really exciting to see how our community users form groups and interact with seven million other users from around the world."

The majority of the growth in AirG's user base recorded in Q4 2005 came from organic customer acquisition with existing mobile operators and successful business development initiatives that resulted in several mobile community launches in new geographic markets. In Q4 2005 AirG announced product launches with Orange, Bell, Boost Mobile, and MTV. The company anticipates it will roll out at least ten additional micro-communities with tier-1 carriers and media companies in the next fiscal quarter. Based on the phenomenal growth of its community over the last quarter, AirG believes that 2006 will be the year that social networking on mobile phones grows to be a mainstream activity in North America.

AirG presents the entire mobile community experience through one unified User Interface on WAP, SMS, Java and BREW, and maintains regulatory compliance in all markets through compliance software, 24x7x365 live human monitoring and customer service support.

About AirG

AirG powers mobile communities and wireless social networking. The company's products and services have a proven track record of increasing customer affinity for more than 85 mobile operators and media companies globally including Sprint, Virgin Mobile, Orange, and MTV. AirG's mobile community has more than seven million registered users worldwide and is available on more than 85 mobile operators. Based in Vancouver, Canada, the company also has offices in the UK and Australia.

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