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Author:  yorktown [ Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:16 am ]
Post subject:  Jumbuck - Mobile social network now in Portuguese

Jumbuck's Mobile Social Networking Services Now Speak Portuguese


MELBOURNE, Australia, May 24 -- Jumbuck Entertainment Ltd. has launched its 'Chat do Mundo' service with Vivo, the largest mobile phone service provider in Brazil and the Southern Hemisphere. As a result, Vivo subscribers can now interact using a Portuguese-language version of Jumbuck's popular mobile chat service. Initially, Chat do Mundo will use the WAP protocol, with an SMS version following soon to offer compatibility with a wider range of handsets.

The agreement represents a significant expansion for Jumbuck into a new geographic area that offers attractive subscriber and
revenue growth opportunities. This new Portuguese-language service adds to Jumbuck's already extensive language capabilities offered to subscribers that speak English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian and Spanish.

Furthering its reach, Jumbuck will shortly deploy 'Chat do Mundo' with leading carriers in Portugal, including Optimus, TMN and Vodafone. The Brazilian mobile phone market has shown substantial growth in recent years and has recently surpassed 100 million users.

"The launch of the Chat do Mundo service means we can offer our youth subscribers a differentiated and interactive social networking service in which they can experience other communities and expand their interests," said Roger Sole, premium offer director, Vivo.

"Our agreement with Vivo is a significant step in establishing Jumbuck as a leading provider of Portuguese-language chat," said Olivia Hilton, CEO of Jumbuck. "Our extensive experience with other foreign languages such as Chat del Mundo, Jumbuck's Spanish-language chat service, means we can efficiently implement and scale services that enable carriers to offer high-value data services to their subscribers. We look forward to working with Vivo, Optimus, TMN and Vodafone to expand the range of mobile social networking services they offer to their subscribers."

About Jumbuck

Jumbuck Entertainment Ltd. is the world's leading provider of mobile community and social networking services. Jumbuck[/u delivers a range of innovative, high-quality community messaging services to carriers and their mobile users. Jumbuck's mobile community is the largest in the world, with more than 15 million users accessing its hugely popular services that include Power Chat, Fast Flirting, Chat del Mundo, Text Chat, and Jumbuck Island. Jumbuck has relationships with more than 80 carriers in the USA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Canada, Europe, South America, and the Middle East. Jumbuck is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia with offices in San Francisco, London, Cologne, and Kiev. [u]http://www.jumbuck.com.

Source: Jumbuck Entertainment Ltd.

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