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Best Buy Connect(SM) Offers New Prepaid Mobile Broadband Service With Telespree Communications

MINNEAPOLIS, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Best Buy Connect, Best Buy's mobile broadband service, and Telespree Communications, a leading provider of wireless service enablement and on-device customer experience solutions, introduced a new prepaid mobile broadband offering for Best Buy Connect subscribers.  Telespree enables subscribers to sign up and manage mobile broadband service in real time, then purchase additional plans as needed, providing Best Buy Connect customers exceptional flexibility and ease of use.  

Best Buy Connect, a Sprint mobile virtual network operator, provides 3G service on the Nationwide Sprint Network. The service will initially be available on the Rocketfish® Intelligent Mobile Hotspot and USB broadband device.

"Best Buy Connect's new prepaid mobile broadband offers more choice and flexibility for our customers," said Jed Stillman, vice president of Best Buy Connect. "Telespree provides what we believe is an unprecedented on-demand mobile broadband functionality, making it easy for our customers to take advantage of our no contract, no overages, and no activation fee prepaid services."

With Telespree, subscribers can immediately activate their devices over the air and enroll in the Best Buy Connect service.  Subscribers can then conveniently monitor their real-time data with Telespree's desktop usage meter without interrupting their wireless Internet experience or going to a separate web page. Interactive on-screen alerts also provide low balance and expiration status. For mobile hotspots, the data meter is displayed on active devices and multiple users can concurrently view their data usage.  All data for the single account is synchronized.

"Best Buy Connect is uniquely poised to capture the growing prepaid data market with its strong brand presence, dedicated Reward Zone loyalty program, robust mobile broadband ecosystem and myriad of mobile computing devices," said Ellen Schwab, chief executive officer of Telespree. "Telespree is excited to partner with Best Buy to provide a dynamic and scalable mobile broadband solution to meet the increasing needs of the prepaid data market and its customers."

About Best Buy Connect

Best Buy Connect is a Best Buy-owned mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that provides high-speed Internet on-the-go. The mobile broadband service operates on the Nationwide Sprint 3G network and Clearwire 4G network, and is available through laptops, netbooks, and other external devices, powering the connectivity for a wide range of consumer electronic devices. With flexible rate plans and a variety of contract options, Best Buy Connect helps customers find a solution that best fits their mobile needs. The service offers one-stop support for all things mobile networking – activation, billing, hardware and connection support – creating a seamless experience from a trusted hardware and service provider – Best Buy. For more information, visit www.bestbuyconnect.com.

About Best Buy Co., Inc.

Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is a leading multi-channel global retailer and developer of technology products and services. Every day our employees - 180,000 strong - are committed to helping deliver the technology solutions that enable easy access to people, knowledge, ideas and fun. We are keenly aware of our role and impact on the world, and we are committed to developing and implementing business strategies that bring sustainable technology solutions to our consumers and communities. For information about Best Buy, visit www.bby.com.

About Telespree Communications

Telespree is a leading provider of wireless service enablement and on-device customer experience solutions. Telespree enables service providers to effectively manage and monetize mobile data services while reducing distribution, customer support and logistics costs. Telespree solutions cover the mobile life-cycle, including activation and service enrollment, account management, usage metering and data session control, enhancing the subscriber Quality of Experience. Telespree solutions are available on all major wireless device types and open new opportunities for carriers, retailers and other businesses to offer wireless services. For more information visit www.telespree.com.    

SOURCE Telespree Communications

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