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April 14, 2009

Qik, Cubic Telecom Team to Offer Low Cost Data Roaming to Users

Qik, Inc., a live mobile streaming video service provider, is reportedly partnering with Cubic Telecom to offer streaming video service to its users on the go.

Qik lets users easily stream live video from their handsets, sharing their moments in real-time with selected friends and family or the entire world. It’s a PRO member of Forum Nokia, the world's largest mobile developer support organization, and receives tools and technical information to implement the seamless integration.

The new partnership with Cubic Telecom will give Qik users the opportunity to purchase Qik-branded SIM cards enabling them to stream video live from all corners of the planet - without coming home to an astronomical phone bill.

The Qik SIM also provides massive savings on voice calls, email, web browsing and texting while users are travelling. Under the tagline "Go mobile, not broke," Qik is offering its users a simple, inexpensive way to share live video no matter where they are.

“We are excited to partner with Cubic Telecom to offer Qik SIM cards to our users," said Ramu Sunkara, Qik CEO, in a release. "With the Qik pre-paid SIM cards, Qikkers across the world can now share their moments when they are traveling without having to worry about voice or data roaming costs. It's like sending a live video postcard to your friends and family from wherever you are."

Company’s network spans more than 213 countries around the world. In addition, users can access full data services for Qik live streaming, email, browsing and more in over 139 of those countries.

The Qik pre-paid SIM cards with full voice and data can be purchased from http://qik.com/roam. Customers can even manage their accounts; including buying local phone numbers for countries they are travelling to and tying them to their Qik SIM card.

"Travelers can now share their world journeys with videos, photos, text, and calls from their mobile device without it costing the earth." said Pat Phelan, Cubic Telecom CEO. "We've all heard horror stories of travelers returning from a trip abroad to cell phone bills in the thousands of dollars. The Qik SIM eliminates this worry for our customers."

Cubic Telecom claims to provide global low cost telecommunications with a particular emphasis on mobile cellular global roaming. Its back-end infrastructure powers the Qik Roam product and other innovative services for businesses and consumers in more than 200 countries.

Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for MobilityTechzone. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard

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