SEATTLE--(http://www.ontela.com), provider of an award-winning camera-phone picture-saving service for wireless carriers, today announced that more than two million wireless customers will now be able to automatically save their camera-phone pictures with PhotoCopter from Ontela. The simple cell phone service can save photos to the user’s PC hard drive, e-mail inbox and Web sites like Blogger, Flickr, Photobucket, and Snapfish. This unlimited photo-saving service is available from members of the ACG for $2.99 per month. The newest carriers to deploy Ontela technology are Alaska DigiTel, Appalachian Wireless, Bluegrass Cellular, Carolina West Wireless, Cellcom, Cellular 29Plus/Lyrix Wireless, Golden State Cellular, Illinois Valley Cellular, Inland Cellular, Leaco Rural Telephone, Northwest Missouri Cellular, Panhandle Regional Wireless Network, Thumb Cellular and United Wireless. They join existing Ontela customers Alltel, Cellular South, Cincinnati Bell and nTelos.)--Ontela, Inc. (
“Now their subscribers can rest easy knowing that their memories will no longer be trapped in their camera phones.”
“We are delighted to launch our PhotoCopter service with carriers that are so keenly focused on the customer experience,” said Dan Shapiro, CEO of Ontela. “Now their subscribers can rest easy knowing that their memories will no longer be trapped in their camera phones.”
“The member carriers of the ACG strive to provide the best services in the wireless industry to our customers,” said Russ Lipinski, executive director of the ACG. “PhotoCopter is a fantastic service that allows them to have all their photos where they want them, and we are delighted to make it available to our wireless data customers.”
Earlier this year, Ontela raised $10.3 million in venture funding and won the CTIA award for best consumer application in mobile entertainment and social networking.
Ontela provides technology infrastructure to wireless carriers that allows consumers to unlock the photos in their camera phones. Currently available on 18 carrier networks, including Cellular South, Alltel, Cincinnati Bell, and nTelos, PicDeck™ technology allows consumers to automatically save their photos to their PC, email address, and/or favorite imaging web sites. Ontela is backed by Steamboat Ventures, Oak Investment Partners, Hunt Ventures, and Voyager Capital and headquartered in Seattle, WA. For more information, visit www.ontela.com.
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