‘Flint Mobile' to introduce Innovative Nationwide and International Calling Services for the United States Market
OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS - August 16, 2010 - Flint Telecom Group, Inc. (FLTT.OB), a Telecoms Technology and Services Organization, today announces that following completion of strategic partner agreements and systems integration, it will enter the rapidly growing U.S. Prepaid Wireless Communications market. This will allow Flint Telecom to offer nationwide cell phone services in the United States - including Voice, Text and Data - as an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) under the ‘Flint Mobile' brand.
According to Ovum, a leading independent global research company, the total mobile revenue in North America today is approximately $189 Billion, of which $41 Billion is prepaid, represented by more than 39 million customers. By 2015, they estimate that the total mobile revenue in North America will be $208 Billion, $52 Billion of which will come from Prepaid. The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) states that the US prepaid Calling Card market generates $1.9 Billion annually, of which over 70% is international calling.
The wireless plans offered by Flint will be based on both SIM and CDMA technologies, providing ultimate flexibility in creating innovative products.
Flint expects to bring an innovative new approach by allowing customers make domestic & international calls at the same rates as calling cards on mobile phones that do not require a credit check and relieve the consumer of the need to dial cumbersome access numbers and codes.
CEO, Vincent Browne said today: "We are very excited with this latest development set to enhance our existing product line in the markets we address in the Unites States. When starting out, MVNO companies usually face expensive and time consuming brand building and customer acquisition costs. Our substantial local market knowledge and existing distribution channels will allow us get better and faster results at significantly less costs, giving us greater profit margins. We expect the first handsets to ship in Q4 this year. In addition, based on market research conducted through our existing channels, we believe our target of over 50,000 handset sales by the end of our current fiscal year in June 2011 is fully obtainable. We look forward to our formal launch later in the year."