SOURCE: Clickatell


April 22, 2014 08:30 ET

Clickatell Announces Winners of the Second Annual MOBILE TOUCH Awards

Awards Recognize Companies Making Waves With Mobile SMS

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2014) - Clickatell, a global leader in mobile messaging and transactional services, announced the winners of the Second Annual MOBILE TOUCH Awards. Clickatell developed the MOBILE TOUCH Awards to highlight the infinite uses for SMS messaging. The awards celebrate companies that have used mobile SMS in creative and innovative ways to improve the lives of those around them.

The MOBILE TOUCH Awards are the embodiment of Clickatell's passion for the power of text messaging and its ability to make a difference in peoples' lives. The winners and finalists come from a variety of industries and were selected based on the best new uses for mobile SMS. All winners exemplified the six core values of Clickatell: passion, collaboration, innovation, performance, excellence and leadership.

The College of Westchester won the People's Priority Award, an award chosen by voters that honors a company that has impacted customers' lives by being an agent of change. The College of Westchester received the award for their use of SMS to securely and efficiently communicate with the student body. Using Clickatell's API they were able to create an application to allow teachers to contact students using SMS, thus reaching the students in a faster and more tech savvy manner. The two finalists for the People's Choice Awards were JBK and FireQ.

Braintree Payment Solutions received the High Five Award given to a company that has come up with a disruptive solution linking mobile SMS to a common problem. Braintree developed Send A Script to help connect customers and their pharmacies to streamline the prescription refill process. Send A Script allows customers to save their time by receiving a text when their prescription is ready to be picked up, as well as gives them an option to pay via SMS. In addition, Imagine Room and ECI were finalists in the High Five category.

Kubatana was given the award for Community Service, honoring a non-governmental organization that has used mobile to protect and empower their community. Kubatana is a Zimbabwean company that used SMS to share important information in a country where the mainstream media is strictly controlled and monitored. Subscribers are able to enjoy their right to knowledge and to be informed by receiving instant news via SMS. Txt4Adherance was the runner-up in this category.

"We are excited to see that people are thinking outside the box to use mobile SMS to make positive changes in the lives of others," said Pieter de Villiers, CEO of Clickatell. "Many people underestimate the power of mobile SMS and we applaud these companies for setting great examples for the rest of the world.

"As the world's largest provider of mobile SMS services, we believe that every business must be able to easily, effectively and securely engage their mobile customers and employees on a personal level."

About Clickatell, Inc.
Clickatell is a global leader in mobile messaging and transaction services, which enables its customers to connect, interact and transact with their business partners and communities on the mobile phone.

Clickatell's global footprint means that it can deliver short message services (SMS) through its next-generation Clickatell Messaging eXchange (CMneXt) to over 960 mobile networks in over 220 countries and territories, with the potential to reach 6 billion mobile phone users - more than 80 percent of the world's population. In addition, with Clickatell Transaction eXchange (CTX), it provides the essential link between mobile consumers and their financial institution, with services like airtime top-up.

More than 15,000 enterprise, government, medium and small business customers and application developers have embraced Clickatell's technology solutions. Founded in 2000, Clickatell is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif. To learn more, visit

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