LONDON, ENGLAND and BEDMINSTER, NJ — FUN Technologies plc ("FUN"), a leading provider of skill games, fantasy sports and online sports information, announced today that its subsidiary, SkillJam Technologies Corporation ("SkillJam"), now offers several of its leading mobile games to Verizon Wireless Get It Now® customers. With SkillJam Arcade at their fingertips, mobile gamers can practise for fun, as well as develop their skills for competitive tournaments against other SkillJam Mobile users across Verizon Wireless' nationwide network.
Ideal for the computer-gaming addict on the move, SkillJam Arcade provides Verizon Wireless customers who have Get It Now-enabled phones with a multi-pack of exciting classic and popular online games - including HexTwist, BlackJack Solitaire and Memory Match - for the regular price of one game.
The mobile online tournament play offered by SkillJam Arcade is a new feature which allows Verizon Wireless customers with select Get It Now-enabled phones to create an account from their mobile handset, or on the Internet at www.SkillJamMobile.com. Players can log in and play any of the games in the SkillJam Arcade suite, either one-on-one or against three other players. The winner of the game is awarded "FunPoints", with player rankings and leader boards available on the mobile handsets and at www.SkillJamMobile.com.
Lorne Abony, the CEO of FUN Technologies, commented: "The growth potential relating to mobile applications is incredible. In offering our application through Verizon Wireless's Get It Now service, we are not only putting ourselves at the forefront of mobile skill gaming, but we are also tapping into a huge market of potential SkillJam customers."
SkillJam Arcade is currently available for US$4.99 per month (unlimited access) on select Verizon Wireless Get It Now-enabled phones in the getGAMES shopping aisle of the Get It Now virtual store. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary, and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled handset and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual Store. Visit www.verizonwireless.com/getitnow for additional information.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 47.4 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ - News) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD - News News). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About Get It Now
Get It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone and lets customers download applications over the air and purchase them directly from their phones. Virtual shopping aisles, including getGAMES, getTONES, getGOING, getPIX, getFUN and getMESSAGING, are organized to help customers find what they want, when they want it.
About FUN Technologies plc
FUN Technologies plc is a leading provider of skill gaming, fantasy sports and online sports information. FUN's strategy is to provide its cutting-edge, person-to-person gaming systems to top, licensed distribution partners in regulated markets around the world. FUN is a public company, incorporated in England and Wales, and is listed on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange under the symbol "FUN".