SOURCE: Options Media Group

May 16, 2011 10:36 ET

Justin Bieber and PhoneGuard Team in Effort to Stop Texting While Driving -- Bieber to Endorse PhoneGuard's Drive Safe™ Providing Major Financial Support to Foundations and Charities

BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwire - May 16, 2011) - Options Media Group Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: OPMG), which recently announced it is changing its name to PhoneGuard, Inc., is pleased to announce that two-time Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Justin Bieber is supporting its initiative to make the world's roads a safer place through their acclaimed Drive Safe anti-texting while driving software application suite which disables the texting, emailing and keyboard functions of a mobile phone while in a vehicle moving faster than 10 miles per hour. The Company and Justin Bieber will partner on a series of promotions to save lives through the prevention of distraction caused by mobile devices while driving and to raise money for related charities.

Justin Bieber commented, "It is tragic that almost on a daily basis there are reports of deaths and severe injuries caused by drivers who are texting and driving. We need to change the attitudes in our society toward texting and driving and I am making it one of my personal goals to make this happen. Every night we perform we have a banner that goes up that says 'Don't Text and Drive' so it really means a lot to me. We are planning to continue to give $1 from every ticket sold to this cause and the addition of PhoneGuard to this team will help us expand our efforts even further."

The issue of distracted driving is a major concern as it is estimated by the U.S. Department of Transportation that more than 15 people die each day within the U.S. due to accidents caused by texting while driving. Working with PhoneGuard on this important initiative reinforces Justin Bieber's long standing commitment to increasing public awareness of this issue while at the same time providing important financial support for charities such as the Remember Alex Brown Foundation, organized by the family of teenager Alex Brown, who tragically lost her life to texting while driving.

"We are looking forward to working with Justin on this important issue," commented Scott Frohman, CEO of PhoneGuard. "Our society is quickly learning just how dangerous it is to text and drive. While many state and local authorities have passed regulation against text and driving, this dangerous activity continues. I think many who follow this issue agree with all of us at PhoneGuard that legislation is not enough and that ultimately a strong, but flexible technology solution is needed to save lives and change the public's attitude."

PhoneGuard's revolutionary Drive Safe anti-texting while driving software application suite disables the texting, emailing and keyboard functions of a mobile phone in a vehicle is in motion. By using GPS to track speed and coordinates, the Don't Text Don't Drive Mobile Application automatically turns off certain functionalities of the driver's mobile phone when the phone is in a moving vehicle. Thus, the user will no longer be able to text, email, surf the web or instant message while driving. When the car is stopped for more than 5 seconds, however, the phone will automatically allow texting and other data functions to resume. Any missed text messages will be waiting for the user. Once the user starts driving again, the software will automatically block these activities again.

About Options Media Holding Group, Inc.
Options Media Group Holdings, Inc. recently announced the Company is changing its name to PhoneGuard, Inc., a leading provider of mobile application software. The Company's flagship product, Drive Safe anti-texting while driving software application suite, is a next-generation software suite with the most robust set of features and functions available today. The software product, which is easily downloadable to mobile phones, allows for global positioning satellite tracking of the mobile device in order to calculate the rate of speed of travel. Above certain predetermined speeds, the Drive Safe Software will lock the keyboard and prevent the user from emailing, surfing the web or texting. While Drive Safe Software is designed to prevent texting while driving, it also offers parents and employers the ability to monitor the driving habits of mobile phone users in order to prevent speeding. PhoneGuard is also one of the mobile industry's leading providers of anti-virus software.

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