MetroPCS and Jibe Mobile to Open Rich Communications Services to All North American Wireless Subscribers

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Jibe Mobile

Jeff Lettes, Global Media Strategy

Communications

jlettes@globalmediastrategy.com

(408) 406
-
1161


MetroPCS

Drew Crowell, GolinHarris for MetroPCS

dcrowell@golinharris.com

(972) 341
-
2581



MetroPCS

and Jibe Mobile
to
Open

Rich Communications

Services


to

All North American
Wireless Subscribers


Jibe’s Global

Communications Cloud

Enable
s

joyn


by MetroPCS

Subscribers to Invite Friends on
Any Network

in

Canada, Mexico and the U.S.

to

Share and
Experience Enriched Mobile
Services




BARCELONA

February
26
, 2013


MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) and
Jibe Mobile
(www.jibemobile.com),
the

Silicon Valley cloud
-
based global communications provider,
today announced
that
Jibe’s
Global Communications Cloud

will
enabl
e

MetroPCS subscribers to
connect with friends and
family

across any network in North America

using the unified and intuitive features of

Rich
Communication Services (R
CS
)
.


joyn™ is a certification trade mark of the GSMA and the consumer facing
-
brand for
Rich Communication
Services. When consumers see the joyn brand they will know that the device is RCS enabled, which means
it automatically ‘knows and shows’ ways to share with contacts via chat, video, call or files, at any
moment in time
, regardless of th
e network or device used.



Last year
, MetroPCS became the first
U.S. mobile
operator
to offer RCS 5.0

services
on a 4G LTE
network under the joyn

brand

and
has now
joined leading global operators in receiving provisional GSMA
joyn accreditation.



Our
goal with joyn by MetroPCS was to give consumers a new intuitive and unified communications
experience and we are

excited about the potential that now exists, through Jibe, for subscribers outside the
MetroPCS network to adopt and
experience the full range

of features and services made possible by RCS,”
said
Roger Linquist
,
CEO and Chairman,

MetroPCS. “We are committed to working with operators and
over
-
the
-
top
providers
to
demonstrate the benefits of joyn,
ensure that true interoperability from any
device
and carrier is achieved

and ultimately see mass adoption of RCS services on a scale similar to SMS
or text services
.”


Jibe enables subscribers to invite contacts in their address books who are on any

North American

network

to download a joyn

-
compliant
client onto their phone
, tablet,
or device

and begin connecting with
enriched services like Wi
-
Fi

calling

and video calling
,
enhanced

instant messaging or chat

and simplified
content
sharin
g.

The downloadable client helps bridge the interoperability gap an
d address the
fundamenta
l
challenge of mass adoption by enabling carriers that have yet to deploy RCS to offer joyn’s
enriched features to their subscribers.



MetroPCS’ adoption of
Jibe

Mobile
is a major step forward in advancing
our

commitment to help bridge
the worlds of traditional standards
-
based telecommunications and Silicon Valley
-
style rapid application
development to let carriers and developers connect, and ultimately enhance, the experience of mobile
consumer and business su
bscribers around the world,” said Amir Sarhangi, CEO, Jibe Mobile.

Services are expected to rollout later this year.


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About MetroPCS

Dallas
-
based MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) is a provider of no annual contract, unlimited
wireless communications service for a flat rate. MetroPCS is the fifth largest facilities
-
based wireless
carrier in the United States based on number of s
ubscribers served. With Metro USA(SM), MetroPCS
customers can use their service in areas throughout the United States covering a population of over 280
million people. As of December 31, 2012 MetroPCS had approximately 8.9 million subscribers. For more
inf
ormation please visit
www.metropcs.com
.


About Jibe Mobile

Jibe Mobile, the global communications cloud company, provides an open technology platform for the
new era of telephony. Bridging the worlds of traditional standards
-
based telecommunications and Si
licon
Valley
-
style rapid application development, Jibe is empowering phone companies, developers, and
consumers everywhere to build the world’s next global phone network.
The

Silicon Valley
cloud
-
based
communications provider
, Jibe has developed
the world’
s first open technology platform
leveraging the
most advanced telecom industry standards


including GSMA joyn™ and RCS 5


and open APIs
enabling developers to rapidly incorporate real
-
time, ‘rich communications’ into mobile applications. Jibe
Mobile is h
eadquartered in Mountain View with offices in London, Düsseldorf and Tokyo.
www.jibemobile.com