"We're very excited to support the world's first launch of Wherifone-enabled family safety phone services at Entel PCS, a market innovator and key operator in the Chilean telecommunication market," said Timothy Neher, Founder and CEO of Wherify. "We believe that Wherify-enabled location services can enhance people's lives and help Entel PCS' customers stay in touch and locate each other, giving them extra peace of mind and security."
"We see a real market opportunity in Chile, and the Wherifone will add to our existing suite of services for consumers and small and medium businesses, answering their safety needs," said Hernan Mario, CEO of Entel PCS. "Whether it's helping an average consumer in their daily life with location-enabled concierge and safety services, or helping delivery firms better manage their dispatches, we believe our services will offer real benefits to the Chilean public."
About The Wherifone
The Wherifone is the world's first GSM/GPS locator cell phone designed for children and seniors. The two-way cell phone has built-in Aided-GPS location and "managed dial" features that give on-the-go parents the peace of mind of being able to quickly locate and communicate with their young children and elderly relatives, while also controlling who they can call and how much it will cost. Wherify's Aided-GPS performance will vary, but often provides location results in places where conventional GPS solutions may have performance issues, such as in many types of wood frame buildings and vehicles, and under dense foliage. The Wherifone's patented Aided-GPS location solution is supported by the Wherify Global Location Service Center, which maintains information on all the GPS satellites in space through a series of GPS Reference Receivers, and applies location information into Wherify's mapping and location management system to let users see a device's position displayed on a map or aerial photograph.
About Entel PCS
Entel PCS is the mobile company of Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones S.A., the largest listed Telecommunication Company in Chile, providing mobile, data, Internet, local telephony, long distance and integration services. The company also has operations in Peru.
Entel is listed on the Chilean Stock Exchange (Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago) under the ticker symbol ENTEL and its headquarters are based in Santiago, Chile. For more information, visit Entel's web site at www.entel.cl and www.entelpcs.cl.
About Wherify Wireless, Inc
Wherify Wireless, Inc. (OTCBB: WFYW) is a leading developer of patented wireless location products and services for family safety, communications, and law enforcement. The company's portfolio of intellectual property includes its proprietary integration of the US Government's Global Positioning System (GPS) and wireless communication technologies; its patented back-end location service; the Wherifone(TM) GPS locator phone which provides real-time location information and lets families with pre-teens, seniors, or those with special needs, stay connected and in contact with each other; and its FACES(R) industry-leading facial composite technology, which is currently being used by thousands of public safety agencies worldwide. Founded in 1998, the company is located in Redwood Shores, California.
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