Emida Partners With H2O Wireless to Offer the H2O SIM Starter Kit Program

FOOTHILL RANCH, California, September 30, 2010 (Business Wire) – Emida, a leader in the global prepayment and value transfer market, has partnered with H2O Wireless to offer the H2O SIM Starter Kit program which provides merchants and distributor partners with a flexible and profitable prepaid solution.

“Due to the growth we have seen on the H2O unlimited prepaid products, making a SIM card option available to our distribution channel is a natural fit.  Already we have seen a tremendous initial response from partners who are quickly recognizing the financial benefits of the SIM card program. Further they are excited that the SIM program is so easy to manage and that it can become revenue generating so quickly” explains Traci Benincosa, Director US Sales Operations.  “Merchants who previously were apprehensive about managing handset inventory are finding this to be a flexible means by which to enter that arena.”

Through the H2O SIM Starter Kit program, Emida partners can purchase product in orders of 25 or more. The H2O SIM Starter Kit works with any unlocked GSM phones, including the iPhone. H2O Wireless provides freedom of choice for customers to pick their own calling plans and mobile handsets. The calling plans are easy to activate through a 24/7 website or automated-IVR. The Unlimited Nationwide plans start from $40 a month that comes with Unlimited Talk, Unlimited Text and $10 of Free International calling. For those who want access to data service, $49.99 a month plan comes with Unlimited talk, text, MMS plus $20 of FREE International Calling and 50 MB of web which can be used to browse the Internet, access webmail or link up with friends on social network sites.

“We [H2O Wireless] are proud to be expanding our successful H2O SIM Starter Kit program with Emida, the industry-leading prepaid solutions provider.  Our relationship with Emida makes H2O Wireless service extremely accessible throughout the US,” commented Jack Woo, Director of Wireless at Locus Telecommunications. He added, “H2O SIM Starter Kit is an innovative product that allows consumers to reuse their existing GSM phones and receive exceptional value H2O Wireless offers including the ever-growing unlimited talk and text plans.”

The SIM Starter Kit is a proven and easy way to build revenue and increase in-store traffic by offering a true inventoried product. H2O Wireless provides dealers with a web portal for provision, top up, troubleshooting, live chat and more.

About Emida

Emida is a leader in the global prepayment and value transfer market, operating in 36 countries throughout North, Central and South America, the extended Caribbean, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East and Europe. We support a network of more than 46,000 retail points with an annual dollar payment volume in excess of $1B, processing more than 180 million annual payment transactions.

Our network technology enables the domestic and international distribution and value transfer of many types of prepaid products and payment services. Our strategy is to build profitable, robust distribution networks for many prepaid products in targeted operating geographies, and to introduce unique cross border value products between regions. Our payment processing platform provides robust revenue solutions for distributors, ISOs, retailers, carriers and service providers alike.

For more information, please visit www.emida.net or email info@emida.net.

Media contacts: Martyn Fricker, Emida; + 949-699-1401 x 1322; mfricker@emida.net
Traci Benincosa, Emida; +1 949-699-1401 x1311; tbenincosa@emida.net

About H2O Wireless

H2O Wireless is a nationally recognized no-contract wireless service and a registered trademark of Locus Telecommunications, Inc.  Locus, headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, is an established, leading provider of long distance, wireless, point-of-sale and carrier services and a subsidiary of KDDI, a $40-billion global leading carrier. H2O always puts its customers first, delivers reliable access to advanced, affordable telecommunications products and services that meet their needs at home and around the globe. Currently, the prepaid wireless and calling card products reach consumers through more than 70,000 locations nationwide. Locus serves more than 300,000 wireless customers and generates over 500 million network minutes per month.

For more information, please visit www.h2owirelessnow.com.

Media contact: Grace Hahn, Locus, + 201-585-3654; graceh@locus.net

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