FT. LAUDERDALE, FL– iTalk Inc. (OTCQB: TALK) (OTCBB: TALK) (“iTalk” or the “Company”), a global provider of advanced communications and mobile broadband services, is pleased to announce that it has signed a binding Letter of Intent to acquire New Zealand based Idataroam International Limited and its subsidiary Australian based Idataroam International Pty Limited (IDR).
Idataroam provides data roaming solutions to travellers through the use of innovative technology and software solutions. IDR offers robust white label mobile Wi-Fi access services to the vehicle rental and passenger transport industries in Australia and New Zealand.
“The proven Idataroam technology and its established client base of multinational customers will permit iTalk to diversify its data business in the North American market and also expand into international markets,” commented Clive Raines, iTalk’s New Zealand based Director of Australasia and Europe Operations. “The acquisition of proven and tested intellectual property and platform from Idataroam will allow the rapid development of services for new global markets and existing iTalk services can be offered to the Australasian market.”
David F. Levy, Chief Executive Officer of iTalk, concluded, “Through this potential acquisition, iTalk will take another step toward becoming a truly global wireless voice and data service innovator. The Idataroam travel industry focused services perfectly complement the mobile Internet access, cloud based applications, and international calling services currently offered by the iTalk family of companies.”
This potential acquisition remains subject to, among other things, iTalk Inc. and Idataroam completing customary pre-closing due diligence and entering into a stock Purchase Agreement. The stock Purchase Agreement is expected to be signed by all parties on or before the end of September 25th, 2013. There can be no assurance that any transaction will be completed as proposed or at all.
IDR is a leading Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) providing specialist mobile data services to regional and multinational clients in Australia and New Zealand from its Head Office in Auckland, New Zealand. Through technology, software, and cloud based services developed by IDR, a number of mobile data and Internet access services are provided that are not available from other carriers. Clients rent portable 3G/4G Wi-Fi Internet access devices to their customers by the day with flexible included data allocation and real time billing options. Customers can purchase additional data at any time. Each device can support 6-8 users providing Internet access for a number of mobile phones, tablets, and other Wi-Fi capable devices saving on high data roaming and hotel rates. The battery powered pocket sized Hotspots are supplied with 110-240 volt and 12 volt vehicle adaptors.
iTalk, Inc. (OTCQB: TALK) (OTCBB: TALK) is a publicly traded global provider of advanced communications and mobile broadband services. The Company utilizes innovative and disruptive technologies, including Voice-over-IP (VoIP), nationwide 3G/4G mobile broadband networks, smartphones, and mobile applications (“apps”) to offer consumers the highest-quality low-cost no-contract alternatives to voice, data, and mobile services from major national carriers. Through our access to an extensive network, iTalk is able to offer nationwide voice and data coverage to 280 million people in more than 12,900 cities. iTalk’s current and planned products, services, and brands include, RocketVoIP.com, (www.rocketvoip.com), 1-800-GET-VOIP, ITG long distance calling cards, iData 3G/4G Mobile Broadband, iTalk Unlimited Nationwide Talk, and the iTalk iPod Touch Sleeve smartphone adapter. For further information, visit www.italkmobility.com.
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