NII Holdings and Motorola Mobility Partner to Launch PRIP™ Push-to-Talk in the
PRIP connects U.S. wireless subscribers to Nextel Mexico and other Nextel
subscribers in Latin America via Push-to-Talk (PTT)
RESTON, Va. and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., July 8, 2013
RESTON, Va.and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --NII Holdings,
Inc. [NASDAQ: NIHD], a provider of differentiated mobile communication
services under the Nextel brand in Latin America, and Motorola Mobility, today
announced the launch of PRIP^™, an advanced Push-to-Talk (PTT) service, in the
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PRIP is now available for download from Google Play, providing users in the
U.S. with instant PTT connections to NII's 11 million subscribers in Mexico,
Brazil and across Latin America as well as other PRIP users in the U.S.
Compatible with more than 95 percent of Android smartphones on the market,
PRIP offers fast and immediate connections allowing users to communicate from
anywhere in the world with a wireless or Wi-Fi connection.
"After the successful launch of PRIP in Mexico in April, we are pleased to
roll out this service to users in the U.S.," said Greg Santoro, executive vice
president, chief strategy and marketing officer for NII Holdings. "With PRIP,
NII and Motorola Mobility are expanding the ecosystem of PTT users and
providing those affected by the recent iDEN^® shutdown in the U.S. with an
affordable and instant PTT alternative to stay in contact with their business
colleagues, friends, family and with our 11 million subscribers in Mexico,
Brazil and our other markets in Latin America."
Built upon Motorola Mobility's Push-to-Talk technology, the gold standard for
PTT services, PRIP works on any wireless carrier network and Wi-Fi. The
application is currently available for Android devices with the Gingerbread
version (Android 2.3) or later, and is expected to be available on the iPhone
in the coming weeks.
"We are excited to continue our strategic partnership with NII as we launch
PRIP in the U.S," said Greg Page, vice president and general manager for iDEN,
Motorola Mobility. "PRIP continues Motorola Mobility's longstanding history of
providing the highest quality PTT services for customers who demand instant
Unlimited PTT calls are available on PRIP for $7.99 per month on Google Play.
For a limited time only, customers who sign up will receive their first month
free. For further information on PRIP, we invite you to visit http://prip.me.
About NII Holdings, Inc.
NII Holdings, Inc., a publicly held company based in Reston, Va., is a
provider of differentiated mobile communication services for businesses and
high value consumers in Latin America. NII, operating under the Nextel brand
in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Peru and Chile, offers fully integrated wireless
communications tools with digital cellular voice services, data services,
wireless Internet access and Nextel Direct Connect^® and International Direct
Connect^SM, a digital two-way radio. NII is a Fortune 500 and Barron's 500
company, and has also been named one of the best places to work among
multinationals in Latin America by the Great Place to Work^® Institute. The
company trades on the NASDAQ market under the symbol NIHD. Visit the company's
website at www.nii.com.
Nextel, the Nextel logo and Nextel Direct Connect and International Direct
Connect are trademarks and/or service marks of Nextel Communications, Inc.,
and are used by NII's subsidiaries under license in Latin America.
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About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, owned by Google, creates smartphones and tablets; wireless
accessories that simplify, connect and enrich people's lives. For more
information, visit motorola.com/mobility.
MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered trademarks of Motorola
Trademark Holdings, LLC. Android is a trademark of Google, Inc. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2013 Motorola
Mobility, LLC. All rights reserved.
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