SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

March 04, 2011 07:30 ET

TeleCommunication Systems Extends Agreement With U.S. Cellular Wireless for "Your Navigator"

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - March 4, 2011) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that U.S. Cellular has extended its agreement to offer "Your Navigator," powered by TCS. Your Navigator is a leading Location Based Services (LBS) application that transforms any GPS-enabled mobile phone into a personal navigation device with real-time, turn-by-turn visual and audio directions for people on the move. Since 2007, TCS has worked with U.S. Cellular to enhance their customers' mobile experience with precise LBS.

The contract is a two-year Software License Agreement for TCS to provide Your Navigator through U.S. Cellular's feature (BREW) phones. Chicago-based U.S. Cellular is the nation's sixth-largest, full-service wireless carrier, serving 6.1 million customers nationwide. With Your Navigator, users can access business listings and directories, movie theaters and show times, event venues, hotels, landmarks, gas stations -- along with 14 million other points of interest within the U.S. -- with the touch of a button. They may access traffic conditions and weather information 24/7, no matter where they are located.

"We know that our customers are busy and on-the-go, and we love having their backs with helpful applications like Your Navigator," says Joe Settimi, senior director of data strategy and services for U.S. Cellular. "Thanks to the partnership with TCS, we continue to meet our customers' needs by placing user-friendly navigational tools right at their fingertips."

"Our years of service through U.S. Cellular contribute to our growing experience base as a leading provider of location-based services to millions of wireless subscribers," says Steve Petilli, vice president of TCS' navigation and telematics group, TCS. "Throughout this two-year extension, we'll continue to innovate and expand Your Navigator's features and options, offering the very best 'must have' services for U.S. Cellular's customers."

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology. TCS infrastructure forms the foundation for market leading solutions in E9-1-1, text messaging, commercial location and deployable wireless communications. TCS is at the forefront of new mobile cloud computing services providing wireless applications for navigation, hyper-local search, asset tracking, social applications and telematics. Millions of consumers around the world use TCS wireless apps as a fundamental part of their daily lives. Government agencies utilize TCS' cyber security expertise, professional services, and highly secure deployable satellite solutions for mission-critical communications. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, TCS maintains technical, service and sales offices around the world. To learn more about emerging and innovative wireless technologies, visit www.telecomsys.com. For more information on LBS offerings specifically, go to www.telecomsys.com/LBS.

About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular recently unveiled The Belief Project, an array of industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Belief Project, recently named Frost & Sullivan's Customer Value Enhancement of the Year, complements the Chicago-based carrier's growing catalog of cutting-edge phones that are all backed by its high-speed nationwide network. U.S. Cellular was recently named a J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Customer Service Champion and was also named one of Forbes Magazine's 2010 "Most Trustworthy Companies." To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. You can also check out U.S. Cellular on Facebook.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and are based upon TCS' current expectations and assumptions that if incorrect would cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Risks include without limitation the possibility that the full contract value is not realized, and those detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the reports on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2010.

Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, or otherwise.

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