INFONE LAUNCHES NEW SERVICE FOR PURCHASE OF MOVIE TICKETS
(Portland, OR --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 9, 2004) – Metro One Telecommunications, Inc. (Nasdaq:INFO - News), the leading provider of Enhanced Directory Assistance® and other enhanced telecom services, entered into an agreement with MovieTickets.com, the leading Internet movie ticketing service, to launch a new service which provides Infone customers with access to the MovieTickets.com movie ticketing inventory.
Infone's new movie ticketing service enables callers to access movie tickets for hundreds of theaters by connecting with an Infone operator through their phone. Operators have the ability to purchase movie tickets in advance when customers call Infone®, its premium enhanced directory assistance and personal assistant service, at 888-411-1111.
"We are excited to expand the capabilities of Infone. Now, even on your way to the theater you can call an Infone operator and buy your tickets," said Timothy Timmins, president and chief executive of Metro One Telecommunications. "This gives Infone consumers the opportunity to buy movie tickets even if their personal computer is not immediately accessible."
Joel Cohen, Director, Business Development, MovieTickets.com commented, "MovieTickets.com is pleased to provide Infone customers with access to our exhibitor's ticketing inventory as we continue to extend the benefits of our movie ticketing solution to more moviegoers."
About Metro One Telecommunications
Metro One Telecommunications, Inc. is the leading developer and provider of Enhanced Directory Assistance and other enhanced telecom services. The Company operates a network of call centers located strategically throughout the U.S. Metro One handled approximately 434 million requests for information in 2003. In May 2003, the Company launched Infone, a premium personal assistant telephone service, for which consumers can sign up by visiting www.infone.com or by calling 888-411-1111. Infone® is a registered trademark of Metro One Telecommunications, Inc. For more information, visit the Metro One Telecommunications website at www.metro1.com.
MovieTickets.com (www.movietickets.com), the leading Internet movie ticketing service in terms of technical performance, percentage representation of the highest grossing theaters, and the number of movie theater exhibitors served when compared to its nearest rival, provides consumers with the ease of a virtual box office from the convenience of their home or office. Formed in Spring 2000, MovieTickets.com is a joint venture between AMC Entertainment (AMEX:AEN - News), Hollywood Media Corp. (Nasdaq:HOLL - News), National Amusements, Famous Players, Marcus Theatres (NYSE:MCS - News), Hoyts Cinemas, Viacom (NYSE:VIA - News), and America Online, and leverages the collective exhibitor expertise to deliver consumers a premium movie ticketing experience. MovieTickets.com enables consumers to buy tickets online for movie screens across the United States, Canada, and the U.K. Its elite collection of partner theaters consistently represents over 50% of the top 50 and over 50% of the top 100 grossing theaters in North America on any given weekend.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, factors detailed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The forward-looking statements should be considered in light of these risks and uncertainties.
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