SOURCE: MobileSphere

October 14, 2008 09:00 ET

slydial Unveils National YouTube Contest: "How sly Are You?"

User-Generated Videos Showcase Creative and Practical Uses for MobileSphere's Popular Voice Messaging Service

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2008) -

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MobileSphere, a leading-edge provider of global wireless communications solutions, today launched its "How sly Are You?" YouTube video contest. The company's free voice messaging service, slydial, connects users directly to someone's mobile phone voicemail, allowing them to skip lengthy phone conversations and enjoy the convenience of communicating when and how they want.

To date, slydial has been used by hundreds of thousands of people who all have a story to tell -- are you one of them? The contest details are as follows:

-- MobileSphere invites you to submit videos sharing your favorite slydial situations. Whether canceling a date or confirming appointments with business contacts, users have come up with countless reasons to slydial. What's your slydial story?

-- You are free to submit as many videos as you want before the deadline of Tuesday, December 9 at 5:00 p.m. EST. To qualify, you are required to first join MYslydial -- if you haven't already! Then you can start submitting your videos, which can be up to 90 seconds in length.

-- The best video will win the "How sly Are You?" Overall Grand Prize of $3,000. slydial will also award a $500 prize to the winner of each of the following categories:

- Most Viewed

- Most Creative/Unique

- Best slydial Use -- Short on Time

- Best slydial Use -- Avoid an Awkward Convo

- Best slydial Use -- When a Text Message Just Won't Cut It

-- The Overall Grand Prize winner and each category winner (with the exception of the Most Viewed category) will be judged and determined by MobileSphere. Winners will be announced on Monday, January 5, 2009.

-- Need some inspiration? Check out MobileSphere's slydial videos for ideas. There are many uses for the service, from the sly to the practical, including:

- Checking in with a boss or professor

- Avoiding a lengthy conversation with chatty friends or relatives

- Relaying information without interrupting contacts

- Saving cell phone minutes with quick voice messages

- Ending a bad relationship

- The way you use it!

-- To view complete contest details please visit the slydial Video Contest: "How sly Are You?" Group on YouTube.

Have you slydialed someone yet? Simply dial 267-SLYDIAL (267-759-3425) and follow the voice prompts. slydial is easy to use, connects to all major U.S. wireless carriers and calls can be placed from any mobile or landline phone.

Quote, attributed to Rima Patel, Marketing Manager, MobileSphere

"Since MobileSphere launched slydial, we've received incredible feedback from our user community detailing all the great uses for the service. It seemed obvious that the next step was to launch a YouTube contest, where creativity and originality are all tied together. To capture the universal appeal of slydial, we created categories that reward the most 'sly' scenarios as well as the most practical. We can't wait for the slydial community to show us their stuff!"

About MobileSphere

MobileSphere is a leading-edge provider of global wireless communications solutions leveraging the migration from fixed to mobile communications. MobileSphere focuses on providing mobile messaging and telephony solutions to service providers, enterprises, universities and consumers. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Boston, Mass., MobileSphere's products and solutions include slydial™ for mobile voice messaging, Joopz™ for web-to-mobile text messaging and CellularLD™, TravelCall™, Utalk™, CarrierILD™ for international wireless long distance. For additional information, visit

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