V'Phone Does Bebo in New Zealand

Bebo Open Mobile Messaging is now available to Vodafone New Zealand customers

April 6, 2009

1 Min Read

NEW YORK -- People Networks today announced that Bebo Open Mobile Messaging is now available to Vodafone New Zealand customers. Officially launched in February of this year, Bebo Open Mobile is a global program for mobile operators, handset manufacturers and mobile software developers. The initiative offers Open Mobile partners a suite of tools to support the delivery of the Bebo social networking experience to mobile users.

Bebo Open Mobile has achieved considerable industry adoption with the initiative’s Open Mobile Messaging driving rapid uptake since initial market availability in December 2008. Bebo has reported that use of the service increased by 13%* in January alone.

Sean Kane, Global Head of Mobile, Bebo, says: “Text messaging is a primary lifeline for everyone and everything that Bebo users want to connect with on their phones. Bebo Open Mobile Messaging drives great value for operators and users worldwide as it unites ubiquitous text messaging with the Bebo community and the content they care about.”

Vodafone New Zealand

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