SOURCE: Options Media Group Holdings, Inc.

September 12, 2011 11:26 ET

PhoneGuard and Aon Risk Solutions Announce Alliance to Promote Responsible Texting and Smart Phone Usage

BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2011) - PhoneGuard, Inc., a subsidiary of Options Media Group Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: OPMG) (OTCQB: OPMG), a leading provider of mobile applications software, today announced a new alliance with Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON). PhoneGuard has teamed up with Aon Risk Solutions-Florida to distribute PhoneGuard responsible texting and personal safety solutions.

Available for Blackberry, Android and iPhone smart phones, PhoneGuard's Drive Safe™ application enables global positioning satellite (GPS) tracking to calculate the speed of travel while a vehicle is in motion. Once vehicle speed reaches 10 miles per hour, the Drive Safe™ application either locks the smart phone, preventing the user from emailing, surfing the web or texting while driving or reminds the driver of the dangers of distracted driving.

According to the Department of Transportation, those who text message while driving are 23 percent more likely to get into an accident, and more than 1,000 deaths result from texting and driving each year. Additionally, distracted driving causes more than 600,000 accidents and 448,000 injuries a year, making responsible texting imperative for drivers today.

"Responsible texting directly relates to managing risk," said Aon Risk Solutions Managing Director of Southeast Region Michael Parrish. "As a risk management company, offering PhoneGuard products supports our objective of helping our clients manage and mitigate risk."

"Entering into this marketing alliance with a global player like Aon presents endless opportunities for our distribution and enterprise business channels. PhoneGuard sees this alliance as a great fit as it will allow us not only increased abilities to market our products, but it also holds the promise to prevent injury and death that tragically often occurs as the result of distracted driving," said Chairman of Options Media Group Holdings, Inc. and PhoneGuard Keith St. Clair.

Two-time Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Justin Bieber commented, "Aon's alliance with PhoneGuard demonstrates their awareness of the risk and dangers involved in texting while driving. Their dedication to creating safer drivers is great!" PhoneGuard and Justin Bieber developed the Drive Safe™ application as a simpler free version of a larger application suite.

The October 2011 PhoneGuard's Drive Safe™ Pro paid product suite will include a host of safety and convenience-oriented applications that will significantly enhance the user's smart phone experience including: GeoFencing, which will allow the phone's administrator to select geographic boundaries and receive a text message if the phone strays outside of the boundaries, Panic Button, which is a preselected and programmed emergency call function that is activated by the user simply hitting one key, Speed Control enables the phone's administrator to receive text message alerts showing the location and speed of the user's mobile phone, Locator, which allows easy GPS tracking of a lost or misplace handset, Auto-Reply, which allows users to set up customized responses that will automatically be sent to those who send text messages to the user while the phone is in motion, and Tracking, the ability to see where the phone was on certain dates and times. The PhoneGuard's Drive Safe™Pro will also contain a set of robust administrative tools, such as Admin Override that lets the administrator allow full use of the mobile phone at all times and Request Permission, which allows a family member or employee to request permission from the administrator to use the mobile phone even while it is in motion. PhoneGuard, Inc. hope to make Drive Safe™ accessible to as many drivers as possible.

For more information regarding PhoneGuard's Drive Safe™ responsible texting application, as well as Justin Bieber's joint campaign, visit www.PhoneGuard.com, www.facebook.com/PhoneGuard or on Twitter at @Phone_Guard. For more information regarding Aon Corporation, visit www.aon.com.

About Aon Corporation
Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON) is the leading global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human capital solutions and outsourcing. Through its more than 60,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to deliver distinctive client value via innovative and effective risk management and workforce productivity solutions. Aon's industry-leading global resources and technical expertise are delivered locally in over 120 countries. Named the world's best broker by Euromoney magazine's 2008, 2009 and 2010 Insurance Survey, Aon also ranked highest on Business Insurance's listing of the world's insurance brokers based on commercial retail, wholesale, reinsurance and personal lines brokerage revenues in 2008 and 2009. A.M. Best deemed Aon the number one insurance broker based on revenues in 2007, 2008 and 2009, and Aon was voted best insurance intermediary 2007-2010, best reinsurance intermediary 2006-2010, best captives manager 2009-2010, and best employee benefits consulting firm 2007-2009 by the readers of Business Insurance. Visit http://www.aon.com for more information on Aon and http://www.aon.com/unitedin2010 to learn about Aon's global partnership and shirt sponsorship with Manchester United.

About PhoneGuard, Inc.
PhoneGuard, Inc., a subsidiary of Options Media Group Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of mobile applications software. The Company's flagship product, the 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, or will remind the driver of the dangers of driving while distracted. 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. More information on PhoneGuard is at www.PhoneGuard.com.

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