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This is the reason why the Hop-On Tourism phone solution = unexploited GENIUS!
Hop-on Successfully Launches World Tourism Phones into Cancun, Mexico Hop-on Mobile ingeniously added a US and Mexican cell number attached to a sim card and billing MVNE platform!
Press Release: Hop-on, Inc. – Mon, Feb 27, 2012 11:22 AM EST
TEMECULA, Calif., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hop-on, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HPNN.PK - News) today announced the first "World Tourism Phone" through its subsidiary, Hop-on Mobile, S. DE R.L. DE C.V. The Company can now have a US or International phone number, with a local Mexican cell number.
Peter Michaels, Hop-on CEO, stated, "Hop-on Mobile Mexico has successfully launched its MVNE (Mobile Virtual Network Enabler) program into the Mexican Market. Now international travelers can use our phones to make local and long distance calls to loved ones back home or use them as a business solution. Hop-on is targeting the "Mega Resorts" and travel industries in Mexico. Hop-on's efforts have been successful in the Cancun area where Hop-on is working with 3 Mega Resorts and one travel provider. Positive responses are resulting in further expansion in Cancun and targeting other tourist areas within Mexico.
"While roaming on my Sprint iPhone in Mexico, I am paying over $2.27 + taxes a minute for a phone call to the US," Michaels said. Sprint does not have a roaming agreement in Mexico. For consumers who do have roaming deals with their current carriers, Hop on's rates are much cheaper. Plus, the customer will not have to worry about losing their US or International cell phone and data plans.
Current Hop on customers traveling in Mexico and needing to know how to add time to their phones can visit www.hop-onmexico.com, according to Michaels. If a customer does not know the phone number for their phone, customers can simply remove the phone's battery and log in their IMIE number into our database and get access to their airtime and call history. They also can add airtime to their phones on the site. Plus, they can use their Visa or Master Card to securely pay for the added minutes.
The Mexican Ministry of Tourism reported the number of air arrivals in December 2011 was up 13 percent compared to the same period in 2010. More than 1.07 million international travelers visited Mexico in December 2011, a record for that month.
Rodolfo Lopez-Negrete, Chief Operating Officer of the Mexico Tourism Board stated previously, "We envisage 2012 will be a record-breaking year for Mexico in terms of tourism numbers. Mexico's tourism industry is undergoing a stunning transformation - based on a bold strategy of diversification -- focused on promoting a broader range of tourism products (i.e. cultural tourism, adventure travel and health related-tourism) aimed at attracting a new breed of global consumer."
About Hop-on, Inc.
Hop-on, Inc. is a leading international manufacturer of electronics. Since the company's inception, it has been known for developing the world's first $10 disposable cell phone. Today, Hop-on remains one of the few U.S. based manufacturers of cellular technology. The Company currently develops and manufactures electronic cigarettes and cigars for distributors throughout the U.S. and internationally. Hop-on also offers multi-media services and has secured licensing agreements from essential patent holders for GSM, CDMA and WiFi technologies.
Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933, and are subject to Rule 3B-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. All statements, other than statements of fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential future plans and objectives of the company, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and other results and further events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Future events and actual results could differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying the forward-looking statements.
Hop-on: Danny Coleman