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Firefly Mobile: Mobile Phones for Mobile Kids™

Firefly Glow Phone

Firefly will feature its kid-friendly, age-appropriate mobile phones in Booth #72101G (Sands Convention Center) in the Kids@Play Summit at 2009 International CES

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 2, 2009) – Firefly Mobile, the leading provider of mobile phones for mobile kids, designed their kid-friendly glowPhone™ and flyPhone™ to combine the age-appropriate features children and tweens want with the parental controls and affordable pay-as-you-go service plans parents need.

"At Firefly Mobile, we put the same focus on ease-of-use and child safety into the design of our glowPhone and flyPhone as we did with our original award-winning Firefly Blue phone," said Kyle Cox, President, Firefly Mobile (www.fireflymobile.com). "Both phones offer features that today's technologically advanced kids want and controls parents need to monitor usage and keep costs down."

The glowPhone and the flyPhone both come standard with easy-to-use parental controls that allow parents to limit calls and, with the flyPhone, texts to only those numbers they have pre-programmed into their child's phone. This provides parents with the peace of mind that comes from knowing they can contact their child when necessary, while maintaining control over who else is capable of doing so.

The glowPhone, designed for kids ages 5-8, offers dedicated Mom, Dad and emergency speed-dial keys, and a five-way navigation key to scroll through the phonebook or play games. The glowPhone also features a full color screen, built in games, and customizable ringtones and wallpapers.

The more advanced multi-media flyPhone is designed for tweens ages 9-12. Notable features include a unique electro-luminescent morphing keypad that can switch automatically between a number keypad and game, MP3 or video controller, as well as a built-in camera and MP3 player. The flyPhone lets tweens text and chat, and includes built-in games, ringtones, wallpaper and sample music and video.

The included flyKicks™ software makes it easy to manage content and personalize the flyPhone by downloading music, videos, games, ringtones and wallpaper.

"To keep things affordable, parents can choose from several flexible pay-as-you-go and monthly rate plans. When more minutes are needed, they can easily be added on the Firefly website," said Cox. "Best of all, no long-term contracts or activation fees are required."

Both phones are available online at Target.com and Wal-Mart.com, or can be ordered online at the Firefly Mobile website, www.fireflymobile.com.


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About Firefly Mobile
Firefly Mobile is the first pay-as-you-go service provider to design mobile phones specifically for mobile kids ages 5-12 and the people closest to them—their family and friends. The original Firefly Blue phone is winner of the 2007 Red Herring 100 Award, 2006 Consumer Electronic Association "Best of Innovations" Award, 2006 Kid Power Breakout Award and 2005 CTIA Wireless Widget Award for Coolest New Wireless Device. For more information, visit www.fireflymobile.com.