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M5 Networks Announces 600th Client, 100 Million Phone Calls and 1,000 Locations

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2007

M5 Networks, the market leader in delivering phone system functionality as a service, today announced it has achieved three major milestones. M5 has added its 600th client, the West Point Association of Graduates (WPAOG), the alumni association of the United States Military Academy (USMA). In addition, M5 now serves over 1,000 client locations throughout the country and has placed more than 100 million phone calls in its seven year history.

The West Point AOG’s staff of 75 employees benefits from M5’s recently-launched, innovative “Voice as a Service” model. In particular, M5’s [Embedded Continuity, which goes beyond basic business continuity, was a major factor in attracting the organization to M5. “It is very comforting to know that we are prepared with a plan in place to redirect our phone calls in case of an emergency situation,” said Tom Mulyca, VP of Information Systems for West Point Association of Graduates. “Non-stop dial tone from M5 ensures that we not only have protection in critical situations, but also allows us to improve overall productivity within the organization.”

Established in 1869, the WPAOG is the alumni association of the USMA. As a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation, the WPAOG engages in philanthropic pursuits and is dedicated to promoting the welfare of the USMA, supporting and serving its graduates.

“Our goal, first and foremost, is to serve West Point’s graduates, who are based all over the country and the world. M5 provides a reliable means of communications, which helps us to provide graduates with effective services and gives us the time and resources to better serve alumni,” said Mulyca. “M5’s client focus and service orientation is by far the best we’ve encountered from a service provider.”

M5 recently pioneered a new paradigm for business communications, “Voice as a Service,” which is driving the company’s explosive growth. Within one year, M5’s staff has nearly doubled, and the customer base has increased by 35 percent. In the first five years of operation, M5 grew its revenues by 4,445 percent.

Counting more than 100 million phone calls and serving over 1,000 locations across the U.S., M5 was recently named by AMI-Partners as one of the largest providers of hosted VoIP in the country and one of the first providers businesses consider for hosted VoIP services. M5 boasts one of the highest average seat numbers per location when compared with other major hosted VoIP providers, while maintaining the strictest SLAs, including 99.99 percent location uptime and a less than five percent annual churn rate.

“For the first seven years in M5’s history, we were the poster child for rock-solid, quality business communications, offering the best hosted VoIP service available on the market,” said Dan Hoffman, president & CEO, M5 Networks. “But that was the beginning. We believe Voice as a Service will transform the way mid-size companies do business, and we are poised to ride the wave of growth over the next seven years.”

About the West Point Association of Graduates

The West Point Association of Graduates is the alumni association of the United States Military Academy. Its mission is to serve West Point and its graduates. The West Point Association of Graduates was founded in 1869 to reunite Academy graduates who found themselves on opposing sides during the American Civil War. Today, the Association continues to strengthen the bonds of the “Long Gray Line” through assistance to graduates, West Point Societies, and USMA Classes worldwide. Located in the recently completed Herbert Hall Alumni Center, the Association is the focal point for returning alumni. As a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation, its philanthropic pursuits maintain a margin of excellence for Cadets attending the Academy. For more information, please visit http://www.aogusma.org/.

About M5 Networks

M5 Networks is the market leader in “Voice as a Service,” a breakthrough solution for business phone communications. Industry experts tell us that in ten years, no business will have a phone system – they will acquire phone system capabilities as an on-demand, managed service over the Internet – in other words, Voice as a Service. M5 pioneered Voice as a Service in 2000. Today we serve a rapidly growing base of mid-sized businesses. Our solution is distinguished by the rich capabilities and unmatched service that you would expect from an industry leader.

M5 Networks has received considerable recognition and was named to the 2006 Inc. 500 (#272) and both the 2006 Deloitte Technlology Fast 500 (#54) and New York Technology Fast 50 (#5). M5 was recognized by CRN as one of the top 15 Key VoIP Players in 2007 and received Frost & Sullivan’s 2004 Entrepreneurial Company Award. M5 has also been included on the Pulver 100 list for five consecutive years and Fierce VoIP’s Fierce 15 list in 2005 in addition to receiving numerous other accolades.

To learn more about M5, please visit http://www.m5net.com.

For more information contact:

Jeff Silbert

M5 Networks


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ReCellular Named Exclusive Cell Phone Recycling Partner for Consumer Cellular

Dexter, Mich. (PRWEB) November 4, 2007

ReCellular Inc., the world’s foremost collector, reseller and recycler of used cell phones and accessories, today announced it has entered into a partnership with Oregon-based Consumer Cellular, one of the oldest and largest mobile virtual network operators, to collect wireless handsets for recycling from their customers across the country. Proceeds from the new program will benefit Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, the oldest full-service children’s hospital in Oregon.

The cell phone recycling program features a unique pre-paid, take home mailer that allows Consumer Cellular customers to mail their used and/or unwanted cell phones directly to ReCellular for recycling or reuse. In addition, customers can take their used cell phones to Consumer Cellular for drop off in on-site collection boxes. Proceeds from the program will go directly to benefit the children’s hospital and help meet the special needs of children seeking medical attention.

“As one of the industry’s largest and oldest mobile virtual network operators, Consumer Cellular is thrilled to have partnered with ReCellular to launch a customized cell phone recycling program. From an environmental standpoint, we believe it is critical that our customers have an easy way to properly dispose of their old cellular phones. With our program, customers simply place the phone in an envelope and drop it in the mail. There is no cost and very little effort required. And the fact that Consumer Cellular and our customers can also support such a worthy cause as Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in the process is simply amazing,” said John Marick, President, Consumer Cellular.

Companies and consumers alike are facing increased pressure to diminish their environmental impact. Consumer Cellular and ReCellular offer a trusted, environmentally responsible option for disposing of unused cell phones. ReCellular is certified to ISO 14001 certification. Approximately half of the phones collected will be reused — considered the ultimate form of cell phone recycling. These phones are reconditioned and reprogrammed before being sold to wholesalers from more than 40 countries. Used cell phones that cannot be resold are dismantled and recycled under ReCellular’s corporate “zero landfill” policy.

Protect the environment and help heal a child at Doernbecher today. Recycle your used cell phone at any Consumer Cellular location or visit ConsumerCellular.com to print a pre-paid shipping label!

About Consumer Cellular:

Consumer Cellular is one of the oldest and largest mobile virtual network operators of cellular phone service in the United States. Established in October 1995, the company specializes in meeting the underserved needs of individual consumers who are looking for the benefits of cellular service (safety and convenience) but have only causal usage needs — and thus do not want to pay the high monthly fees associated with traditional carrier price plans. Additionally, they are one of the few post-paid wireless providers that do not require a long-term contract with their service. Everything about Consumer Cellular is designed to make the service and customer experience simple. Consumer Cellular’s core customer base is mature individuals 50+ years old with services marketed jointly through such organizations as AARP and AAA Automobile Club. The company is privately held and headquartered in Portland, Oregon. To learn more about Consumer Cellular, visit ConsumerCellular.com or call 800-686-4460.

About Doernbecher:

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, the first full-service children’s hospital in Oregon, offers a full-spectrum of pediatric care for hospitalized children. Children from Oregon, Southwest Washington, and surrounding states make more than 155,000 visits to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital annually. Doernbecher is a beautiful facility dedicated solely to the special needs of children. From sculpted birds overhead in the lobby to open courtyards with waterwheels, every detail is focused on children and the people close to them. Funds raised through this program will help support the greatest area of need decided by hospital staff.

About ReCellular Inc. and Cell Phone Recycling:

With offices in the United States, Hong Kong, and Brazil, ReCellular Inc. is the world’s foremost collector, reseller and recycler of used cell phones and accessories. We provide solutions for the collection, reuse and recycling of used personal electronics that generate financial return for our partners, quality products for our customers, funding for charity organizations, and protection of the environment. Corporate and wholesale information is available at ReCellular.com. Consumer information, including the Cell Phone Data Eraser and charity fundraising information, is available at WirelessRecycling.com.

Press contacts:


Meredith Newman



Consumer Cellular

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Finkelstein & Partners Introduces Free Smart Phone App

Newburgh, NY (PRWEB) February 11, 2011

No one ever plans on being involved in a motor vehicle accident, but if you are, Finkelstein & Partners, LLP, is proud to introduce a new smart phone application that will help protect your interests and capture the details of the accident scene to help you receive maximum compensation.

The F&P Car Accident Toolkit is a free application that can be easily loaded onto any iPhone or Android mobile phone. The app includes a camera, voice recorder, notepad, drawing board, built-in GPS, and contact sheet for important personal information.

“In the event of an accident, looking after the medical needs of those involved should always be handled first,” said Andrew G. Finkelstein, managing partner of Finkelstein & Partners, one of New York State’s largest personal injury law firms. “The appropriate authorities should also be called to assess the scene. Then, if you’re able, you can record all the important details of the accident site with the new F&P car accident toolkit app. This fact collecting function is key to ensuring our clients receive the compensation to which they’re entitled following an accident,” adds Finkelstein.

As the parent of a new driver it is also comforting to know that if my child is in a fender bender he has a tool that will walk him through the process of collecting the other drivers insurance information and other details critical to making an insurance claim. continued Finkelstein.

Using the smart phone app you can take pictures of the scene, record your recollection of the incident, note the weather, lock in the location and once you are done, email it all directly to your attorney at F&P.

The F&P car accident toolkit includes:

1. Built-in utilities, such as camera, voice recorder, text notepad, and drawing pad.

2.Data sheet to collect information from multiple parties, such as the other driver, witnesses, and Injured .

3. Automatic GPS location identifier to automatically retrieve street names, city, and state

4. Email access to easily send your information to F&P through a single email report.

5. One button dialing for 911 emergency assistance or instantly connecting with your F&P legal team.

6. FAQ section – Contains important information that you would need to know before and after a car crash.

For detailed download instructions and links to the App stores to download Finkelstein & Partners’ new Car Accident Toolkit application, visit the firms website at http://www.lawampm.com.

The link to the iPhone version is: http://itunes.apple.com/in/app/car-accident-toolkit-by-f-p/id398187753?mt=8.

The link to Android version is: http://www.androidzoom.com/android_applications/productivity/car-accident-kit-by-fp-v50_nwgi.html.

“It’s important to remember that drivers should never use their smart phone applications or text while driving,” cautions Mr. Finkelstein.

Headquartered in Newburgh, NY, Finkelstein & Partners, LLP has been successfully serving clients for more than 50 years. Offices are located throughout New York and New Jersey and services include: Personal Injury, Social Security Disability Benefits, Workers’ Compensation, Veterans Services, and a complete range of personal legal documents and letters. To learn more, visit the firms website at http://www.lawampm.com or call 1-800-Lawampm / 1-800-529-2676.


e-Cycle to Donate $1 to JDRF for Every Mobile Phone Recycled in Celebration of America Recycles Day and American Diabetes Month

Hilliard, OH (PRWEB) November 03, 2011

Wireless mobile buyback and recycling company e-Cycle LLC is launching an e-Cycle for Juvenile Diabetes campaign and will donate $ 1 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) for every mobile phone sold or recycled from Nov. 14 through the 23.

e-Cycle CEO,Chris Irion, said the goal of the promotion is to help raise awareness and support for two causes that are close to his heartAmerica Recycles Day (Nov. 15) and American Diabetes Month (November). Irion said that he hopes the campaign will encourage organizations to recycle their used mobile devices responsibly in November and also help support a critical research fund dedicated to finding a cure for the debilitating disease.

As a father with a child suffering with Childhood Diabetes, I know first hand the difficult challenges that families face in fighting a deadly and life-changing disease, while also trying to maintain a normal and healthy family life, Irion said. e-Cycle was founded on three principals: a love of technology, environmental protection, and charitable giving. Our e-Cycle for Juvenile Diabetes promotion touches all three of our passions and I hope businesses will join us in our cause.

How the e-Cycle for Juvenile Diabetes promotion works:


iiNet Gets Smart with Mobile Phone Safety and Security

(PRWEB) March 07, 2012

iiNets Compliance Manager, Rebecca Moonen, said that while mobile phones provide convenience, peace of mind and a wealth of information, guidelines, that both parents and their children agree on, should be set from the get go.

Its as simple as sitting down together and talking through the features and functions of the phone to minimise any risk when your kids are surfing the Internet or if their phone is lost or stolen, Ms Moonen said.

Reverse Cell Phone Search Helps Moms and Dads Lookup Kid’s Phone Records

Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) November 06, 2012

Reverse cell phone search is a new way that parents can learn exactly who is calling their kids. The http://www.reversephonelookupapp.com website is offering access to this lookup search that parents can now use to find out more information about the numbers that come into a childs cell phone. These online reports are generated that include first name, last name, GPS maps, street address and other helpful information to inform parents about the owner of a phone number.

Bullying is one threat that some children face at school and away from school. While schools all over the country are aware of this problem, little has been done to protect mobile phone bullies from Cyberstalking other children. There are stalking crimes on the books in many states that prevent the illegal stalking of minor children although some parents are fighting back using other means. The Reverse Phone Lookup App website is one form of help that is now available on the Internet.

One method that some users of cell phones use to block caller identification is by using third party agencies to mask the original number. Many of these services are available for free and easily accessible. Mobile phone apps have been created to help some mobile phone users mask outgoing calls.

The Reverse Phone Lookup App website search system is helping to combat the use of masking by allowing its free and premium phone searches to be conducted from any city in the U.S.

Sex offenders are one group of people that have used phone contact to meet minor children online. Social media websites do what is possible online to prevent children from creating social media accounts although some children have been successful using these websites. News reports have made public some information that revealed sex offenders frequent social media websites in an effort to meet children.

The reverse mobile phone search system is able to give out phone user information that is entered into its database. This database now has over one billion phone records from U.S. agencies. These agencies include retail, utility and other agencies that share user information with data management companies.

Parents can use the online search function of the Reverse Phone Lookup App website 365 days a year to conduct private searches online. Both free and annual subscriptions are available for parents that want daily access to search unlimited mobile phone numbers online.

About Reverse Phone Lookup App

The Reverse Phone Lookup App database includes over one billion records that help identify individuals and entities that own cell phones, landline phones and voice or PBX phone systems worldwide. Some of the data in the database is extracted from third party sources that could include creditors or agencies that share consumer information. Both free and premium phone tracing services are available to anyone in any country in the world. The efforts to fight privacy are now underway and the Reverse Phone Lookup App website, powered by Phone Detective, is helping to lead the charge online.

ProtectCell Membership Plans Ensure Safety of Holiday Phone Purchases

Novi, MI (PRWEB) November 21, 2012

As shoppers prepare for the Black Friday frenzy that is as much a Thanksgiving tradition as turkey and cranberry sauce, ProtectCell reminds consumers that purchases of mobile devices should be accompanied by replacement protection covering both the device and everything the recipient will do with it.

Chances are there is a mobile device of one kind or another on your shopping list, said ProtectCell President and Chief Marketing Officer Scott McLaren. There was a time when that meant the gift was a phone. But today, with almost any device, it means the lucky recipient is also getting a camera, a calendar, a way to send instant messages and the ability to play Words with Friends all day long. A smart gift-giver will also include a ProtectCell replacement plan with that gift to ensure that the device as well as all of its content is protected.

ProtectCell was founded in 2006 out of a desire to offer reliable alternatives to traditional coverage products, while better servicing customers needs within the wireless marketplace. But the company provides much more than that. With the focus on developing customer-centered solutions, ProtectCell became an industry leader, offering a suite of integrated products and services designed to enhance, optimize and protect the customers wireless lifestyle. The company not only protects the customers mobile device, by providing a device when needed, but also safeguards everything that is in the device, such as personal data, contacts and pictures.

It doesnt matter if the mobile device is a gift for an accident prone cousin, a child who sometimes treats a phone like a baseball, or your very reliable mother, said McLaren. The truth is, things happen. And when they do, ProtectCell will ensure the user gets connected again quickly. Having a ProtectCell membership plan is about reclaiming peace of mind in the event that anything happens to the mobile device. And we all know, no one wants to miss out on Words with Friends.

About ProtectCell

ProtectCell safeguards consumers wireless lifestyles by offering valuable services and protection compared to limited warranties and standard insurance. Known for its strong alliances with industry-leading partners, ProtectCell continues to evolve in order to meet the growing demands of both consumers and independent wireless dealers. For more information, please visit http://www.protectcell.com.

Reverse Mobile Search for Unlisted Numbers Added Online to Cell Phone Registry

Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) December 27, 2012

Cell Phone Registry has added an unlisted reverse mobile phone number search tool to its website online. This new tool is helping to locate unpublished and unlisted numbers through this new database. This service is now offered as an alternative to a regular Caller ID system that could be incomplete or have outdated data. The new search tool available here is now available for adults to use online.

Over 300 million mobile phone subscribers now exist in the U.S. according to mobile data. These users make calls, send texts and some can lookup information from a mobile browser. Privacy acts in some U.S. states allow a person to opt-out of communication mailing lists and other actions that could make phone numbers available to the public.

The CellPhoneRegistry.com website is helping to provide its database of numbers as a secondary option to other types of phone lookup companies. The information that is gathered, sorted and stored inside of the new company database is acquired from private and from public sources. There are now over 200 million numbers that are marked as unlisted, unknown or unpublished in other caller identification databases.

The new reverse phone search tool for unlisted numbers can be used in more than one way. As a lookup tool, the data that is supplied can be used to screen calls that come in to a person’s phone. Numbers that do not display on cellular Caller ID systems can be searched online. A person that receives prank calls or suspicious phone calls could now use the search tool to retrieve phone carrier information, mailing address and first or last name data of a caller.

Parents can search the phone records of a minor child that is on a shared phone plan using this new tool available. An assortment of criteria can be used to search for the owner of a number using this new system. A premium plan is now offered that makes it possible to search unlimited records for an entire year. This affordable plan is a cost effective solution to have the protection that these public records can provide.

About Cell Phone Registry

The Cell Phone Registry website was launched in 2009 to provide immediate access to public phone records for online searching. This company has expanded its services and now includes more detailed reports, millions of numbers and an easy to use online interface. The preliminary and premium search features that are offered by this company help adults to locate, verify and compare a range of U.S. citizen data. The Cell Phone Registry website offers its online services as an alternative to traditional Caller ID services that can often have incomplete data.

Private Detective Manchester Offer Parental Phone Monitoring in Light of Sky News Article 4th Feb 2013: Paedophiles Targeting Smartphone Apps

(PRWEB UK) 6 February 2013

According to the Sky News article a report from the University of Birmingham and the Ceop the number of children targeted by online sex abusers is on the increase while online sex offenders targeting children with a view to meet has declined.

The article goes on to say that factors such as parental or carer input into the childs online activates and personal issues like loneliness, self-esteem and sexuality confusion can all have an impact on the childs protection online and therefore some children are more at risk than others. Children who have their online life monitored and talk feely with their parents or carers are better protected than adolescents who take risks with sex chats or exchange of sexual images are more prone to the tricks of the online paedophile.

With smartphones being more easily available and with new apps released almost daily paedophiles are finding more ways to trick children into sexual abuse. Detectives at Private Detective Manchester are offering parental mobile phone monitoring to help in the fight against online sex predators. Parental mobile phone monitoring can give parents and carers an insight into the childs online life as it will enable monitoring of communication through emails and social networking sites, photographs and video shared and call logs.

A spokesperson from Private Detective Manchester said: Parental phone monitoring is a great tool for giving parents a warning if anything untoward is happening to your child online. We have had great success in keeping children safe on their phones.

Private Detective Manchester along with their sister company Private Detectives are a team of highly trained professional and discreet private investigators and detectives with over 35 years experience in the industry. Their understanding and approachable team of male and female detectives are available 24/7 to conduct matrimonial, corporate and private investigations.