BEDMINSTER, NJ & SEATTLE — mPoria, the leading provider of mobile e-commerce solutions, and GameStop Corp, a leading global video game retailer, have joined to provide 'EB Games by mPoria' to Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0SM customers. Customers of the nation's leading wireless service provider can now access the most comprehensive mobile store for gaming directly from their Mobile Web 2.0-enabled wireless phones.
'EB Games by mPoria' provides the ultimate mobile store for gamers by giving shoppers the ability to buy new, not-yet-released and pre-played games through Mobile Web 2.0's intuitive and easy-to-use shopping deck.
With 'EB Games,' Verizon Wireless customers with Mobile Web 2.0-enabled phones will be able to:
- Browse a broad range of games and accessories for a variety of gaming platforms
- View screenshots of popular games
- View pictures, details and specifications of gaming products
- Pre-order games not yet released
- Receive additional savings on pre-played games
In addition to the convenience of using 'EB Games,' customers will receive 8% off the online price for products they purchase directly from the Mobile Web 2.0 virtual store.
"By delivering a comprehensive mobile store to Verizon Wireless gamers across America, we are providing an extensive customer base with rich descriptions of thousands of products, as well as discounts off the online prices," said Dan Wright, CEO of mPoria. "This allows our Mobile Web 2.0 customers to be able to receive the best deals on games and accessories anytime, anywhere."
'EB Games' is available now from Verizon Wireless on Mobile Web 2.0-capable handsets in the Shopping category. Mobile Web 2.0 can be self provisioned, eliminating the need for customers to call customer service or visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store to sign up for the service. Customers simply register for Mobile Web 2.0 on their Mobile Web 2.0-capable handset and get access to information and content right from their wireless handsets. Mobile Web 2.0 is available for a $5.00 monthly access, plus airtime. The EB Games application is a premium application and is available for an additional monthly fee of $2.49.
For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
mPoria is the leading provider of mobile e-commerce solutions. The company builds and markets mobile stores for leading retailers and service providers, enabling them to increase revenues and extend their brand reach by utilizing the mobile channel. mPoria provides a full suite of mobile e-commerce solutions to merchants such as EB Games, GiftTree and others. mPoria is a privately owned company based in Seattle, WA. Please visit www.mporia.com for more information.
About GameStop Corp.
GameStop Corp. is one of the world's largest video game and entertainment software retailers. On October 10, 2005, Electronics Boutique merged with GameStop Corp of Grapevine, TX. The combined company operates over 4,200 retail stores throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The company also owns commerce-enabled Web properties, GameStop.com and EBgames.com, and Game Informer® magazine, a leading video and computer game publication. GameStop Corp. sells the most popular new software, hardware and game accessories for the PC and next generation video game systems from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. In addition, the company sells computer and video game magazines and strategy guides, action figures, and other related merchandise. General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained via the Internet by visiting the company's corporate Website: www.gamestop.com/investor-relations/.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 49.3 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE:VOD)(LSE:VOD). 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.