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MediaG3, Inc. Announces the Launch of Imperial Wireless IW4G Mobile Broadband Wireless Internet Service to Salem and Keizer, Oregon

10/26/09 - MediaG3, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MDGC) announced that/ it has officially rolled out under the Imperial Wireless brand IW4G's super fast mobile broadband wireless Internet service to Salem and Keizer, Oregon. Consequently, consumers and businesses alike can now access the Internet wirelessly, at true broadband speeds at home, in the office, and on the go, anywhere in the IW4G coverage area.

"MediaG3, Inc. is excited to bring IW4G, our exclusive trademark, to Salem and Keizer, Oregon residents, businesses, students, and mobile professionals. It's the Company's mission to deliver a super fast mobile Internet experience nationwide," said Val Westergard, Chairman, MediaG3, Inc. He continues, "We're very pleased to provide this community with a valuable new category of Internet service. By delivering connection speeds at up to four times faster that of 3G, we have designed our services to make people's lives more productive and enjoyable, wherever they choose to access service within our coverage area."

"Our WIMAX service roll out strategy and plan is developing seamlessly, and we have very high expectations that subscriber demand will be exceptional for our 4G services in Salem and Keizer," added Joseph L. Anzalone, MediaG3, Inc. President & COO. Mr. Anzalone added: "As we reported previously, we are moving forward aggressively in the delivery of 4G WIMAX services in markets and communites poised for strong broadband internet growth. These markets in Oregon are a good representation of the type of emerging markets we will be positioning the Company to serve. As you look at MediaG3's portfolio of products and services, we believe our timing is excellent for building our presence and market share throughout the United States."

MediaG3's Imperial Wireless IW4G, a New Generation of WIMAX

The 4G customer experience is similar to that provided by Wi-Fi, but without the short range limitations of a traditional Internet hot spot. The companies are all using a wireless 4G technology that differs from Wi-Fi called WiMAX, which provides service areas measured in miles, not feet. Further, IW4G gives you average mobile download speeds of 3 to 6 mbps with bursts over 10 mbps.

As the Internet integrates deeper into daily life, the opportunities to stay connected and be increasingly productive are enhanced by IW4G in numerous ways:

  • A busy parent who wants full Internet connectivity for kids studying or playing games in the back of the family minivan;
  • A college student or retiree looking for one affordable Internet service provider to meet their needs at home, on campus and on-the-go;
  • A mobile professional who is unsatisfied with the speeds and limitations of 3G modem cards or the need to seek out Wi-Fi hotspots;
  • A commuter interested in working or accessing entertainment sites like Hulu or Pandora on the way home.

For these and many other recipients, IW4G's simple and innovative pricing structure provides ultimate flexibility. IW4G's mobile and residential plans can be purchased by the day or by the month, and with several no service contract options available. Home Internet service plans start at $25 per month, while mobile Internet plans start at $35 per month, or customers can purchase a convenient day pass for $10. Additional savings are available for customers by purchasing a combination of services that could include home-and-mobile or mobile-and-mobile Internet plans starting at $50 for both, or by signing up for a two-year service agreement. The dual-mode 4G/3G plan is available for just $70 per month with a two-year service agreement. Customers can find full details about pricing options, business plans and purchase the service online at , or by visiting other authorized Imperial Wireless dealers.

IW4G offers several simple choices for broadband connectivity.

  • IW4G USB Modem and IW4G+ Mobile: Mobile users simply plug-in IW4G's compact, mobile WiMAX-enabled USB modem into their laptop to get online. The USB modem, from Motorola, is available for only $49.99 for a limited time or leased for just $4.99 per month. Customers can purchase the modem from a store or online. Customers who travel across the U.S. may purchase the IW4G+ mobile USB, a dual-mode (4G/3G) modem from IW4G. The dual-mode capabilities give the truly mobile user access to nationwide 3G network service whenever the IW4G service is not available. The IW4G+ mobile USB is available to lease for only $5.99 per month.
  • Residential data & voice services: For residential service, IW4G offers customers a wireless high-speed modem, about the size of a small book. Customers simply plug the modem into a power outlet anywhere in their home or office and connect the modem to their PC or wireless router. This enables consumers and businesses to install high-speed Internet service without the need to schedule an appointment, drill holes in their walls, or otherwise disrupt their day. The IW4G Modem, a residential modem from Motorola, can be purchased for $69.99 for a limited time or leased for just $4.99 monthly. Residential customers can also add in-home voice service with purchase of the IW4G Voice Adapter for $15, and receive unlimited local and long distance service for just $25 per month.
  • IW4G Spot: With the IW4G Spot, any existing, off-the-shelf Wi-Fi device (compatible with 802.11b/g) can connect to IW4G's mobile WiMAX network. The IW4GSpot creates a personal Wi-Fi hotspot that travels with consumers anywhere they happen to be within IW4G's mobile WiMAX service area. This $139.99 device is a portable, battery-powered router that seamlessly connects up to eight standard Wi-Fi-enabled devices (computers, mobile phones, portable gaming, consoles, cameras, etc.) to the Internet via a IW4G USB modem to access IW4G's mobile WiMAX network. The IW4G Spot is compatible with both the IW4G and IW4GG+ mobile USB dual-mode service options.
  • Intel Embedded WiMAX Laptops: Numerous IW4G-compatible embedded WiMAX laptops based on Intel® Centrino® 2 processor technology are now available directly from their manufacturers and through other channels. From Dell, these include the Studio 17, Studio XPS 16, Latitude E4300, Latitude E6400, Latitude E6400 ATG, Latitude E6500, Precision M2400, Precision M4400 and Vostro 1220. From Fujitsu, this includes the LifeBook P8020. WiMAX-ready laptops from Lenovo include the ThinkPad line: SL500, X200, X200s, X200 Tablet, X301, T400, T500, W500, W700. From Samsung, this includes the X460 notebook as well as the NC10, the first WiMAX-enabled netbook based on the Intel® Atom™ processor, available in the U.S. -- Samsung Mondi: The Samsung Mondi is a mobile, WiMAX-enabled handheld device that combines the abilities of a PC with the size and portability of a phone.

By Robert Hoskins

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