First-of-its-Kind Mobile Commerce Service Launches in the United States

First-of-its-Kind Mobile Commerce Service Launches in the United States

Innovative cross-border service converges Banking, Commerce, and Telecom industries providing consumers with a virtual wallet


Miami, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–November 15, 2007–CELEXPRESS today announces its official launch as the first company to provide commercial transactions via mobile and virtual platforms. The company will allow stateside consumers to perform commercial transactions, transfer money abroad, and download applications and digital content at any time from any place through any virtual network or mobile handset.

Combining a legacy of proven success in banking and telecommunications, and through the convergence of the banking, commerce, and telecom industries, CELEXPRESS is poised to be a market leader in mobile commerce by offering a safe and valuable cross-border service in the U.S. With decades of experience, CELEXPRESS was built with an innovative technology platform currently available in Asia and Europe that synergizes media, payment, and mobile phone trends to simplify the end user’s commercial, financial, and payment habits.

“Through our extensive research and development efforts, CELEXPRESS capitalizes on the latest technological advances to maximize mobile functionality – ultimately affording consumers the capacity of using a virtual wallet,” said Josh Gilinski, CEO of CELEXPRESS. “Beyond simply connecting people, CELEXPRESS evolves mobile phone usage to a whole new level which empowers consumers in every aspect of their lives – from sending money to paying a cab ride to even closing a restaurant tab – all at the touch of a fingertip.”

The new CELEXPRESS mobile payment services offer consumers the ability to easily perform various types of transactions using their mobile phone – regardless of the carrier, or manufacturer. Among the many benefits, CELEXPRESS will offer its end users and corporate partners:

1. Mobile remittances: international and national person to person money transfer services either cell phone to cell phone, cell phone to cash or cash to cash mode.

2. Mobile payments: payment services which facilitate the instant purchase of cell phone airtime or long distance minutes, vending machines items, parking meters minutes and concert tickets. It also includes the ability to make payments at POS in stores, restaurants and cabs.

3. Mobile content: interactive service of online and easily accessed mobile, commercial, and marketing-oriented digital content.

4. Mobile banking: micro banking services and bill payment.

As the first company to launch an extensive portfolio of viable solutions that foster commercial transactions, and given the fact that Miami is well known as the gateway to Latin America, CELEXPRESS will unveil the first of its services in South Florida and in Colombia: a ground-breaking money transfer method catering to the needs of Hispanics living in the U.S. This service, the first of 15 different mobile commerce products to be introduced in the U.S. and Latin America, comes at a time when the rate and volume of remittances sent to Latin America continues to flourish. In fact, $4.2 billion were sent to Colombia in 2006 alone which constituted for 3.25 percent of the country’s gross domestic product.

“It is a very exciting time for CELEXPRESS and the millions of Hispanics, both in the U.S. and in Latin America who will benefit from our new mobile payment service,” said Gilinski. “We believe our service will connect loved ones, and contribute to their personal prosperity as well as the communities in which they reside.”

CELEXPRESS will expand its reach in 2008 by rolling out in other key U.S. Hispanic markets as in the rest of Latin America.


Phone1Globalwide, Inc., known internationally for providing commercial and wholesale telephony services worldwide, has officially changed its name to CELEXPRESS.

First-of-its-Kind Mobile Commerce Service Launches in the United States