Teletouch Returns as Official Cellular Sponsor for the 10thAnniversary ESPN 2012 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl
Provides Free Global Calling & Photo Center for Troops
FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Teletouch Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: TLLE), a leading U.S. wireless services, cellular and consumer electronics distributor, today announced that it is returning for the 7th year as the Official Cellular Sponsor of the 10th anniversary Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, being played on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 10:45 a.m. Central. The post-season game will feature qualifying teams from the Mountain West Conference and Conference USA NCAA divisions and will be televised by ESPN and heard on ESPN Radio broadcasting from TCU's recently completed $164 million renovation of the Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.
Teletouch-Hawk Electronics will once again host a free Global Calling and Photo Center for visiting troops attending the game. Having proved very popular with the troops each year, the Center allows men and women of the armed forces in attendance at the game to call and send professionally made photos to their friends and family across the globe, at no cost to them.
"We appreciate what Teletouch-Hawk Electronics once again brings to our game," said Brant Ringler, executive director of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. "Providing the opportunity for our warriors to communicate with and send pictures to their friends and loved ones anywhere in the world during the holiday season is just a small 'thank you' for their dedicated service to our country, and represents what the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl is all about."
"We are proud to once again be part of this great team of ESPN partners that honor our men and women in uniform," said T. A. 'Kip' Hyde, Jr., Teletouch President and Chief Operating Officer. "With several thousand expected active military, reserve and wounded warrior guests, we are pleased to be able to provide our free calling and photo center. There is no better way to ring in the New Year than by watching a great football game and honoring our great American heroes."
Owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television (ERT), the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl has featured the "armed forces" theme since 2006. Patriotic overtones recognizing all five branches of the service are prevalent throughout the game. Past Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowls have included fan-fest areas showcasing armed forces hardware; flyovers; demonstrations by several of the military's top skydiving teams; the awarding of custom homes to wounded warriors; on-field induction ceremonies; armed forces bands and honor guards; the Teletouch-Hawk Electronics Free Global Calling & Photo Center; and the awarding of the annual "Great American Patriot Award" presented by Armed Forces Insurance. For additional information about the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, please visit: ArmedForcesBowl.com, Facebook.com/ArmedForcesBowl or Twitter.com/ArmedForcesBowl.
About Teletouch Communications
For over 48 years, Teletouch has offered a comprehensive suite of wireless telecommunications solutions, including cellular, two-way radio, GPS-telemetry and wireless messaging. Today, Teletouch is a leading Authorized Services Provider and billing agent of AT&T (NYS: T) products and services to consumers, businesses and government agencies, operating a chain of retail and authorized agent stores in North and Central Texas under its "Hawk Electronics" brand, in conjunction with its direct sales force, call center operations and various retail eCommerce websites including: www.hawkelectronics.com, www.hawkwireless.com and www.hawkexpress.com.
Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Progressive Concepts, Inc., Teletouch operates a national distribution business, PCI Wholesale, primarily serving Tier-1 (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint) cellular carrier agents, Tier-2, Tier-3 and rural carriers, as well as auto dealers and smaller consumer electronics retailers, with product sales and support available through www.pciwholesale.com and www.pcidropship.com, among other B2B oriented websites.
Teletouch's common stock is traded Over-The-Counter under stock symbol: TLLE. Additional information about the Teletouch family of companies can be found at www.teletouch.com.
All statements from Teletouch Communications, Inc. in this news release that are not based on historical fact are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the PSLRA of 1995 and the provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. While the Company's management has based any forward-looking statements contained herein on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are outside of our control, that could cause actual results to materially differ from such statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, but are not necessarily limited to, those set forth under the caption "Risk Factors" in the Company's most recent Form 10-K and 10-Q filings, and amendments thereto, as well as other public filings with the SEC since such date. The Company operates in a rapidly changing and competitive environment, and new risks may arise. Accordingly, investors should not place any reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. The Company disclaims any intention to, and undertakes no obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statement.
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