4SmartPhone Focuses on Individuals with XPress Plan

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4SmartPhone, a provider of mobility solutions that enable businesses and individuals to access anything, anywhere, anytime, announced today that it has redefined personal mobility by offering its 4SmartPhone XPress Service plan, the most affordable, highly available and portable mobility solution exclusively for individuals using Microsoft Windows Mobile Smartphones, Pocket PC Phones, or compatible devices.

4SmartPhone XPress, powered by the Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 platform, delivers seamless and secure access to contacts, email, calendar and documents and requires no software to install on the device or on the user’s PC. At the introductory price of $3.99 per month, and with web-based and over-the-air automated setup, 4SmartPhone XPress offers the most affordable and convenient service to individuals who desire a complete wireless mobile office solution today.

“Due to customer feedback and the overwhelming response from the SMB market for our mobility solutions since launching our Professional and Enterprise services last month, we have turned our attention to individuals with 4SmartPhone XPress,” said Patrick Gilbert, president and CEO, 4SmartPhone. “With recent announcements such as AT&T releasing its Audiovox Windows Mobile smartphone available for free after rebates through Amazon.com, and the Microsoft/Palm agreement a few weeks ago that will allow the Palm Treo 650 to synchronize with the Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 platform, our service is now able to benefit many more people. Individuals who buy a Windows Mobile or compatible device can truly access all of its features and maximize its mobility for just $3.99 month. This is an incredible and unique value for those who want to stay connected all the time.”

Up and Running in Less than 4 Minutes

4SmartPhone XPress offers Windows Mobile customers a complete solution for full mobility, wherever they may be, including:

    a. Triple 5 Plan: It takes less than five minutes to register on the 4SmartPhone website, less than five seconds to setup, and less than five dollars a month    b. One week free trial period, or extra month of service if annual subscription paid during plan enrollment    c. Usage of their own email addresses    d. Seamless interface with any POP3 email account    e. 100MB of mailbox space on a hosted Exchange Server 2003     f. Over the Air (OTA) synchronization of email, contacts and calendar    g. Mobile access using Outlook Smart Access    h. Secure access from any connected PC using Outlook Web Access     i. Over the Air smartphone setup    j. NO SOFTWARE to install on the phone or the PC    k. Virus checking    l. SSL Encryption and security    m. Spam filtering    n. Daily backups    o. Online (email, chat, knowledge base) 24x7 support     p. Only $3.99/month introductory price - $4.99/month regular price.  

“I searched for a long time for a complete turn-key solution that would allow me to leave my laptop at my office when I travel. After trying and eventually discarding other solutions such as the Blackberry, I was very excited to discover 4SmartPhone,” said Scott A. Blystone, a project manager for a Fortune 500 company. “I was up and running very quickly and I can now send and receive important business mail whenever and wherever I like. In addition, my e-mail, contacts and appointments are always synchronized between my mobile device and my desktop, thanks to 4SmartPhone.”

Momentum Behind Microsoft Windows Mobile Benefit 4SmartPhone Customers

Several recent industry developments demonstrate traction for Windows Mobile devices and benefit 4SmartPhone customers, including:

    a. On October 6, PalmOne announced an agreement with Microsoft to utilize Microsoft Exchange Server's ActiveSync function with future Palm-based Treo smartphones. The integration of Microsoft's software with Palm will enable Treo 650 users to benefit from 4SmartPhone's solutions.    b. AT&T began selling the Audiovox SMT 5600 smartphone on October 12. Less than a month later, potential smartphone users could purchase the phone for under $199, and if buying through Amazon.com, the phone could be purchased for free with rebates. With the ability to purchase a smartphone for free, customers only need to pay for the monthly service from AT&T plus $4.99 a month for the XPress Service from 4SmartPhone.    c. Sprint and Cingular also released a Windows Mobile device last week: a Samsung i600 and Motorola MPx220 respectively. These devices instantly work with 4SmartPhone's service.    d. Half a dozen other Windows Mobile devices have been released outside the US in the last two months, with more to come before the end of the year.  According to recent industry research, 20 percent of the new mobile devices shipped worldwide run Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system, placing Microsoft in the No. 2 position. (Source: Canalys).    e. In addition, smartphones are rapidly gaining popularity as a mobility solution and productivity tool. Industry predictions hold that by 2008, 40 percent of the mobile handset market will be smartphones, equivalent to shipments of 272 million units per year.    

“With the continued growth of smartphones with recent announcements from Sprint, Cingular, AT&T and Palm, more and more people are enjoying the information convergence that smartphones provide,” said Allen Nogee, principal analyst, In-Stat/MDR. “What’s interesting about 4SmartPhone is how they enable smartphone owners to utilize all the capabilities of their phones like over-the-air email synch, and constant updating with contacts and calendars. Mobility for businesses and individuals is definitely on the rise.”

About 4SmartPhone

4SmartPhone offers mobility solutions that enable small and medium-size businesses to maximize their productivity and enjoy enterprise-class mobility at an affordable price. With 4SmartPhone, companies can share corporate information reliably, across any device from a central platform, allowing them to more effectively capitalize on business opportunities regardless of worker location. 4SmartPhone, a division of Presence IT, Inc., is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information visit www.4smartphone.net or send email to info@4smartphone.net.



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