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Slingshot Communications, Inc., Innovator of Pay-as-You-Roam® Internet Access, Appoints Greg Smith as President
By: Business Wire
Jan. 4, 2010 04:22 PM
Slingshot Communications Inc., innovator of the highly popular Pay-As-You-Roam® Internet access service, has appointed Greg Smith as President. Widely recognized as an industry pioneer, through its patented technology, Slingshot enables users to obtain instant wired and mobile broadband Internet access while allowing them to pay only for what they use, anywhere and anytime, avoiding lengthy contract commitments.
Greg Smith has served as Chairman and held various executive positions in the banking, aviation, securities and automobile industries in both public and private companies. Mr. Smith will be based at Slingshot headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona.
“Greg Smith is expected to help us strengthen and reposition the company,” explained Slingshot Chairman John Hendrick. “We were the first to offer Pay-As-You-Go/Pay-As-You-Roam Internet access based on our proprietary, patented technology, and our customers responded very positively. Our prepaid mobile product has also been greeted with enthusiasm by users. We are excited about the prospects as we move forward with strategic partners in the pre-paid mobile Internet sector.”
“It’s an honor to be chosen to lead Slingshot to the next stage, building on the successful efforts of my predecessors that have made Slingshot a leading consumer brand in the pre-paid mobile industry,” said Greg Smith, newly appointed President. “We are confident that Slingshot’s patented, proprietary technology will enable the right strategic partners to have a significant advantage in maintaining a huge portion of the prepaid mobile broadband sector.”
Slingshot’s technology enables users to establish Internet access accounts – either via wireless or wired connections – in a wide variety of service plans, and to easily re-charge their account when they choose.
“We are convinced that Slingshot’s technology represents the future of the pre-paid Internet access market,” said Greg Smith, president. “We think Internet access should be available to people of all cultural and economic backgrounds. Slingshot technology enables users to access the Internet without the burden of annual contracts or high annual fees, thus significantly expanding Internet access. We look forward to launching our customer friendly service in Q1 of this year.”
Slingshot Communications Inc. is a privately held company based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Slingshot has developed patented, proprietary technology enabling Slingshot to offer Pay-As-You-Roam® Internet service that charges customers only for the time they use, involving no long-term contracts or recurring charges. Pay-As-You-Roam® is a registered trademark of Slingshot Communications Inc.
Slingshot Communications Inc.
Tel: 480-626-8625 8723 East Via de Commercio, Suite A-203, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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