NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband Gives Away Free Wireless Data to Participating Facebook® Members

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NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband Gives Away Free Wireless Data to Participating Facebook® Members

NetZero 4G Data Share Program Gives Each Participant One Gigabyte of Free Wireless Data To Give Away To Friends Via New Facebook App

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NetZero Wireless, Inc., a subsidiary of United Online, Inc. (NAS: UNTD) , today announced the launch of the NetZero 4G Data Share program. Through this new program, any of Facebook's® millions of U.S. members can sign up at www.netzero.net/datashare and receive one free gigabyte of wireless data per month to give away to their friends via Facebook. All of the free wireless data that is given away can be claimed by the Facebook member's friends through the NetZero 4G Data Share app and can be used by NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband subscribers with any data plan, including the 200MB/month free plan.


"With the launch of this innovative program, we are remaining true to our commitment to bridge the digital divide and bring the power of the Internet to more Americans," said Rusty Taragan, President of NetZero Wireless. "This program has the potential to deliver an enormous amount of free data at 4G speed to NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband subscribers to use online without being tethered to a home Internet or public Wi-Fi connection. Through this program, Facebook's millions of U.S. members will have the opportunity to give away a significant amount of free data to their friends, claim free data from other program members, and, if they become a NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband subscriber (even those who choose to sign up for our free service), use the data to access the Internet wirelessly anywhere within our network."

NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband launched in March 2012 as a secure, mobile, super-fast 4G Internet service for laptops, iPads® and other tablets, and netbooks. Unlike public Wi-Fi, where personal information may be exposed to hackers and data thieves, NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband delivers a private, protected Internet connection. NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband subscribers are not required to sign a contract, can join on a month-to-month basis, can cancel at any time, and can upgrade their data plan at will without facing overage charges. New subscribers can also try the service for free for up to a year with the purchase of one of the two NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband devices: the NetZero 4G Stick or the NetZero 4G Hotspot. Each plan delivers 4G mobile broadband service with very fast download speeds of up to 10Mbps and upload speeds of up to 1.5Mbps.

NetZero 4G Data Share ProgramDetails:

  • Who can participate?
    • Anyone with an active Facebook account can join the program and share data or claim data from their friends. To use the data, participants must sign up for any NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband data plan (including the FREE 200MB/month plan) and purchase either the NetZero 4G Stick or the NetZero 4G Hotspot connection device.
  • Signing up:
  • How does it work?
    • When a Facebook member signs up for the program, the app creates a Data Share bank for that participant.
    • Every month, NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband gives each participant one gigabyte of wireless data and posts a status update on their wall inviting friends to claim the data.
    • When friends click on the status update, they are invited to join the program. The app walks them through the data claiming process, creates a Data Share bank for them, deposits 200 megabytes of data into the bank, and gives them one gigabyte of free data to in turn share with their friends.
    • Each NetZero 4G Data Share participant can claim 200 megabytes of data per month from up to five friends, and if they are NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband subscribers, use it with their NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband data plan.

There are five NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband data plans to choose from:

  • Free: 200MB/month
  • Basic: $9.95 for 500 MB/month
  • Plus: $19.95 for 1GB/month
  • Pro: $34.95 for 2GB/month
  • Platinum: $49.95 for 4GB/month

Each data plan works with both the NetZero 4G Stick or the NetZero 4G Hotspot connection device. Through the month of October, new subscribers can purchase the NetZero 4G Stick for $24.98 (regularly $49.95) and the NetZero 4G Hotspot for $49.98 (regularly $99.95). The NetZero 4G Stick is designed for those who use a laptop, notebook computer or a netbook. The NetZero 4G Hotspot allows up to 8 devices to be connected simultaneously and is designed to connect iPads® and other tablets, smartphones, laptops, notebooks and netbooks, as well.

To read the NetZero 4G Data Share Program FAQ click here. To purchase the NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband service, consumers can go to www.NetZero.com or call 1-800-NETZERO.

Members of the press can access the NetZero Media Room at http://www.untd.com/netzero.

About NetZero Wireless

NetZero Wireless, Inc., a subsidiary of United Online, Inc., is a provider of 4G mobile broadband Internet access with service coverage in over 80 cities in the U.S. NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband offers high-speed, affordable Internet access to consumers using a PC, Mac® computer, iPad® mobile digital device or other tablet, or netbook. Consumers can purchase a NetZero 4G Stick™ to connect a single modem enabled device such as a PC or a Mac® computer, or a NetZero 4G Hotspot™ to connect up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously. For more information or to sign up, please visit www.NetZero.com.

About United Online

United Online, Inc. (Nasdaq: UNTD), through its operating subsidiaries, is a leading provider of consumer products and services over the Internet, where their respective brands have attracted a large online audience that includes more than 60 million registered accounts. The company's FTD segment provides floral-related products and services (FTD and Interflora) for consumers and retail florists, as well as other retail locations offering floral and related products and services. The company's Content & Media segment provides online nostalgia products and services (Memory Lane and Classmates) and online loyalty marketing (MyPoints). Its primary Communications segment service is Internet access (NetZero and Juno).

United Online, NetZero, Juno, FTD, Interflora, Memory Lane, Classmates and MyPoints are trademarks or registered trademarks of United Online, Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other company or product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

Cautionary Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the launch of the new NetZero 4G Data Share Program, including, without limitation, management's expectations regarding the planned service offerings, pricing, marketing strategies and additional revenue streams. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future events, performance or results and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual events, performance and results to differ materially from those described in this release. Potential factors that could adversely affect NetZero Wireless, Inc.'s ability to perform as anticipated and, consequently, adversely affect the business, financial condition and results of operations of United Online, Inc. and its Communications segment include, without limitation, the compliance by NetZero Wireless, Inc. and its 4G mobile broadband network supplier with, or the operation of, contractual provisions; that the expected or planned implementation of the marketing initiatives and services may be delayed or limited, or might not ultimately be implemented, or if implemented, may not be accepted or commercially successful; changes in consumer demand, tastes and preferences, or that consumers might not utilize the services as expected; failures, interruptions, delays, technological issues, expenses or other problems associated with the NetZero 4G Data Share Program or systems, products or services of NetZero Wireless, Inc. or its affiliates or its third-party suppliers or their systems, products or services; changes to pricing, marketing strategies or the business model; that the anticipated benefits to the Communications segment and United Online, Inc. might not be realized; unanticipated events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof; and other factors that may cause actual events, performance and results to differ materially from those predicted as described in United Online, Inc.'s annual and quarterly reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (http://www.sec.gov), including, without limitation, information under the captions "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and "Risk Factors".

Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc.



Media Inquiries:
NetZero
Scott Matulis
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(818) 451-8918 (m)
pr@untd.com
or
Finn Partners for NetZero
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(312) 519-1180 (m)
davids@finnpartners.com
or
Investor Inquiries:
NetZero
David Bigelow
(818) 287-3560 (o)
dbigelow@corp.untd.com

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