AT&T and Firethorn Bring Mobile Banking to iPhone Customers
Dallas, Texas, Atlanta, Georgia, November 3, 2008
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) and Firethorn Holdings, LLC, a Qualcomm company (Nasdaq: QCOM), announced today the availability of their market-leading mobile banking application for iPhone.
Mobile Banking on AT&T lets users securely and efficiently manage their finances, including checking balances and transaction history, transferring funds, receiving offers, viewing and paying bills, and tracking rewards points.
The service is now available for all Firethorn financial institution partners, including America First Credit Union, Arvest Bank, BancorpSouth, Carolina First, FirstBank, Mercantile Bank, SunTrust, Synovus, USAA and Wachovia. Additionally, iPhone customers will have access to any new financial institution added in the future.
"Our customers are increasingly using their mobile phones as a hub from which they can manage nearly all aspects of their lives, and in addressing that trend, we've made it a priority to give them flexibility and control in managing their finances," said David Christopher, chief marketing officer, AT&T Mobility & Consumer Markets. "The extension of this convenience and functionality to iPhone customers is further delivery on our commitment to this space."
AT&T and Firethorn have collaborated since 2006 to provide best-in-class usability and reliability in mobile banking.
"Mobile Banking on AT&T with iPhone embodies the exciting evolution that mobile financial services must undertake to keep pace with consumers' busy lifestyles," said Tripp Rackley, chief executive officer, Firethorn. "Our partners expect us to offer them the best technology available to help their users manage their finances. The Mobile Banking application promises ease of use, security and high visibility — all strategically designed to achieve mass market adoption — and we are proud to help make it a reality."
The Mobile Banking on AT&T application is now available as a free download from Apple's App Store on iPhone or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.
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Firethorn, a Qualcomm company (Nasdaq: QCOM), is a mobile commerce enabler chosen by some of the nation's leading financial institutions and wireless operators. The Firethorn mobile wallet is a single, secure, certified application embedded on select wireless handsets. It enables financial institutions to deliver branded services to consumers via the mobile device; wireless operators to deliver consumer-convenient, mass-market applications to subscribers; and mobile device users to access and add multiple financial relationships with one password. For more information on Firethorn, visit www.firethornmobile.com.
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