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airG Powers Mobile Community for Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile Canada connects customers to over 10 million mobile users worldwide

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - February 21, 2007 - airG, the global leader in powering mobile communities and wireless social networking, and Virgin Mobile Canada announced today the availability of the Red Light Lounge mobile community on the Virgin Mobile network.  The Red Light Lounge is available to Virgin customers across Canada and has been fully customized by Virgin in the Virgin Mobile brand.  With the Red Light Lounge, Virgin Mobile customers benefit from an instant community where they can connect with mobile users across Canada and around the world based on their interests and demographics. 

 

"airG is pleased to be working with Virgin Mobile Canada in powering the Red Light Lounge and bringing the most innovative, feature rich and engaging private labeled mobile community to Virgin Mobile customers,” said Frederick Ghahramani, Director, airG.  “airG has been successfully powering mobile communities for the past six years, enabling mobile users around the world to interact in new and innovative ways.  With our comprehensive wireless social networking solutions, we can easily customize to support features that appeal to our client’s customers.”

 

The Red Light Lounge reflects Virgin Mobile’s brand and look and feel of their choice, which is engaging and attractive to the youth-oriented culture of Virgin’s customers.  With integrated features like instant messaging, picture profiles, powerful search tools, photo sharing, presence and blogging, the Red Light Lounge has something for everyone and lets Virgin Mobile customers manage their busy social lives 24x7 right on their mobile phone.

 

Leveraging the growing popularity of social networking on mobile phones, Red Light Lounge is available to all Virgin Mobile Canada customers with wireless web enabled handsets.  During the month of February, anyone who joins the Red Light Lounge will be eligible to win a Nintendo Wii, the hottest mobile game console around.  Virgin Mobile customers can access the Red Light Lounge from their handsets by going to VXL and selecting Chat & Dating from the home menu, and then selecting the Red Light Lounge.

 

About airG

airG powers mobile communities and wireless social networking.  The company’s products and services have a proven track record of increasing customer affinity for leading mobile operators and media companies globally including Sprint Nextel, AT&T, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile and MTV Asia.  airG's mobile community has more than 10 million registered users worldwide and is available on more than 85 mobile operators.  Based in Vancouver, Canada, the company also has offices inthe UK, Italy, Australia, the Philippines and India.  www.airG.com

 

About Virgin Mobile

Launched in 2005, Virgin Mobile is Canada’s first wireless service created for and defined by youth.  The country's first mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), Virgin Mobile's customers have access to a portfolio that includes monthly price plans, a full range of phones and a broad array of messaging, music and mobile content offerings -- without long-term contracts.  J.D. Power and Associates has recognized Virgin Mobile as Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Prepaid Wireless Service for two years in a row*.

 

The Virgin Mobile group of companies has attracted close to 10 million customers worldwide.  Virgin Mobile phones are available at more than 4,000 locations with Top-Up cards available at more than 10,000 locations nationally.  Virgin Mobile products can also be purchased online at http://www.virginmobile.ca or by calling 877-662-2824.

 

*J.D. Power and Associates 2005-2006 Canadian Wireless Customer Satisfaction StudySM.  2006 study based on 5,784 total responses from consumers with prepaid wireless service surveyed in October 2006. jdpower.com.

  

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airG

Allison Webb

Tel: +1-604-408-2228 ext. 125

allisonw AT airG.com