U.S. Cellular® Expands Relationship with NQ Mobile(TM), Offering Award-winning Mobile Security and Privacy Android Apps to its 5.2 million Customers
BEIJING and DALLAS, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — NQ Mobile, (NYSE: NQ) a leading global provider of mobile Internet services, has reached agreement with U.S. Cellular to offer NQ Mobile’s award-winning NQ Mobile Security(TM) and NQ Mobile Vault(TM) products to its 5.2 million customers. The apps will be marketed under the names U.S. Cellular Mobile Data Security powered by NQ Mobile(TM) and U.S. Cellular Privacy Protector powered by NQ Mobile(TM), respectively.
The new agreement follows a successful retail distribution program for the NQ Family Guardian(TM) parental control suite, which has been marketed under the name U.S. Cellular Family Protector powered by NQ Mobile(TM) since May 2013.
“U.S. Cellular has proven to be a leader in providing consumers with much-needed education on and solutions for protecting their mobile devices,” said Chris Stier, Managing Director, Americas, NQ Mobile. “We are happy to be a fundamental part of their pro-active efforts to raise awareness of mobile safety issues, from family protection to safeguarding against malware, ensuring data security and privacy.”
U.S. Cellular Mobile Data Security powered by NQ Mobile(TM) provides consumers with comprehensive data protection, detecting and deleting viruses, malicious URLs, and other threats. The application is powered by NQ Mobile’s proprietary mobile security engine that was the first to discover approximately 90 percent of all known Android mobile malware in 2011 and identified more than 65,000 new malware threats in 2012. U.S. Cellular customers who use these data security services will join NQ Mobile’s base of consumers, which is the largest in the industry in terms of registered user accounts. The app is also the most feature-rich mobile security app on the market today.
U.S. Cellular Privacy Protector powered by NQ Mobile(TM) is a robust tool that offers customers invaluable assurance that the private information saved on their devices remains secure from unauthorized access. Since its 2012 launch, NQ Mobile’s privacy app has been a top app on Google Play, with millions of downloads and an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. The app gives consumers a password- protected and encrypted place in which to safeguard data including photos, videos and even Facebook messages on their smartphones.
About NQ Mobile
NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) is a leading global provider of mobile Internet services. NQ Mobile is a mobile security pioneer with proven competency to acquire, engage, and monetize customers globally. NQ Mobile’s portfolio includes mobile security and mobile games & advertising for the consumer market and consulting, mobile platforms and mobility services for the enterprise market. As of March 31, 2013, NQ Mobile maintains a large, global user base of 327 million registered user accounts and 111 million monthly active user accounts through its consumer mobile security business, 77 million registered user accounts and 14 million monthly active user accounts through its mobile games & advertising business and over 1,250 enterprise customers. NQ Mobile maintains dual headquarters in Dallas, Texas, USA and Beijing, China. For more information on NQ Mobile, please visit http://www.nq.com.
About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular rewards its customers with unmatched benefits and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by its high-speed network that has the highest call quality of any national carrier. Currently, 58 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds and 87 percent will have access by the end of 2013. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Service Champion in 2012 for the second year in a row. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.
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