June 17, 2008
FusionOne and EMBARQ to Provide Unified Address Book Capabilities
FusionOne, the leading provider of mobile phone backup and restore services, and EMBARQ, a provider of a complete suite of communications services, today announced a relationship that will enable EMBARQ to offer one of the industry's first centralized, native address book solutions that integrates with the company's current and future communications services. EMBARQ will be the first communications company to roll out this FusionOne service.
"Offering innovative solutions to our customers is the key to our success," said Dennis Huber, senior vice president of corporate strategy and development for EMBARQ. "We value our relationship with FusionOne and look forward to working with them to develop new services for our customers."EMBARQ expects to launch the service in tandem with FusionOne's industry-leading MightyBackup mobile content protection solution, which provides subscribers the added benefit of being able to restore their mobile address book data if their phone is ever lost, stolen, or upgraded. All FusionOne services are hosted on the company's secure, carrier-grade data centers.
"The FusionOne Network Address Book is a natural progression from our traditional backup and restore service offerings," said Tamara Steffens, senior vice president of customer operations for FusionOne. "We believe that this experience, coupled with EMBARQ's commitment to providing innovative products and services to its customers, will make the availability of the FusionOne Network Address Book a huge success."
EMBARQ Corporation (NYSE:EQ), headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., offers a complete suite of communications services. The company has approximately 18,000 employees and operates in 18 states. EMBARQ is included in the S&P 500.
For consumers, EMBARQ offers an innovative portfolio of services that includes reliable local and long distance home phone service, high-speed Internet, wireless, and satellite TV from DISH Network(R) -- all on one monthly bill. EMBARQ(TM) High-Speed Internet customers also have access to the myembarq.com portal featuring premium services including EMBARQ(TM) Unlimited Music and broadband video on demand.
For businesses, EMBARQ has a comprehensive range of flexible and integrated services designed to help businesses of all sizes be more productive and communicate with their customers. This service portfolio includes local voice and data services, long distance, Business Class High Speed Internet, wireless, satellite TV from DIRECTV(R), enhanced data network services, voice and data communication equipment and managed network services.
For more information, visit embarq.com.
FusionOne offers a suite of premier mobile applications that help consumers protect and manage the personal content on their mobile phones, including contacts, calendar, photos, music and messages. FusionOne pioneered mobile phone backup and offers the industry's leading backup service supporting millions of customers, currently offered on 15 wireless carriers worldwide. FusionOne is an established leader of mobile content backup through its patented wireless synchronization platform and its memberships with key industry associations including the Open Mobile Alliance, Elite member of Qualcomm's BREW Alliance Program and the Symbian Connectivity Partner Program. Founded in 1998, FusionOne is headquartered in San Jose, California with additional offices in Tallinn, Estonia. For more information, visit www.FusionOne.com.