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History of Advanced Telecom Services (ATS)

We Were Doing Interactive Telemedia Since Before Most of Our Competitors Were Out of Kindergarten

July 15, 1989 | ATS Mobile founded to provide business-to-business 900 number applications using AT&T MultiQuest. Incorporated in Delaware. Offices in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

1989 | Invents Crossword Puzzle Answer Line which ran in over 1500 newspapers in the USA, Canada, UK, and Ireland.

1990 | College Sports Hotlines debut with University of Florida 900 line. This product eventually includes 65 major universities, 20 NFL teams, 2 NBA teams, and 4 MLB teams.

1991 | Hulk Hogan Hotline becomes the single biggest 900 number in the nation, according to AT&T.

1992 | ATS becomes first American IVR company to expand overseas when it opens its office just outside the Blackfriars tube stop in the Bank of America building in London, United Kingdom.

1993 | Answers 800 number calls for Michael Jackson’s Heal the World Foundation during Super Bowl XXVII. ATS involved in creation of 900 number rules for Canada and opens its initial Canadian office co-located with Maritime Telephone & Telegraph in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Enters newspaper voice personals business. Grows business to over $50 million in annual revenues.

1997 | Opens office in Prague, Czech Republic to introduce voice personals to the new premium rate services market.

1998 | Opens office in Taipei, Taiwan to introduce voice personals to the new premium rate services market.

1999 | Moves Canadian office from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Vancouver, British Columbia in partnership with BC Telus.

2001 | Begins first membership based ringtone site Ringingphone.com. The site eventually has over 60,000 paying members.

2001 | Becomes AT&T’s largest 900 number provider with 900 number revenues in excess of $61 million annually.

2002 | Becomes first provider of voice personals to The New York Times. Operates toll free number for ABC’s The Bachelor television show.

2004 | Sold a portion of the London office to managing partners.

2005 | Purchases Evanston, Illinois-based Spark Network Services, providers of voice personals to radio stations, from Infinity Broadcasting. Operates text message voting programs on ABC’s Wide World of Sports.

2006 | Sells ringtone sites Ringingphone.com and MonsterTones.com to Ottawa, Ontario-based Zim Corporation. Creates Advanced Mobile division to offer mobile marketing services to the newspaper, auto, and real estate industries. Sold Prague, Czech Republic office to a publicly traded Polish company One-2-One S.A. and MCI Management S.A. for $4.45 million.

2007 | Advanced Mobile division secures largest mobile database of apartments in the country with provision of mobile app for Apartments.com. Secures contract for supplying mobile websites for classifieds sections for the entire Hearst Publications Group. The first digital newspaper to start is Houston Chronicle’s Chron.com.

2008 | Completes production on do-it-yourself text message marketing site 84444.com. Spins off Advanced Mobile to investors, including Ben Franklin Technology Partners.

2009 | Celebrates 20 years in style with a massive party. Introduces new Pound Code technology in Canada. Eliminates newspaper voice personals product in favor of an online dating solution for newspapers. The New York Times voice personals, active at ATS since 2000, is our final operating newspaper partner.

2010 | Creates new partnership with Match.com for sales of online dating solutions to digital newspapers and radio stations. The online dating affiliate service now has over 150 affiliates. Advanced Mobile debuts its Cars2Go mobile marketing product and app which is now used by over 900 auto dealers.

2011 | Expands do-it-yourself text message marketing site to Canada with introduction of 84444.ca. Creates apps for all NBC Sports properties including Comcast SportsNet, The Golf Channel, and Versus Network. CNN names 2 of our Custom QR Codes as the 23 Coolest QR Codes.

2012 | Advanced Mobile wins 2 prestigious awards for Best Mobile Website and Best Mobile App at the AutoCon 2012 show for auto dealers.

2013 | After 24 years in Wayne, Pennsylvania, ATS moves its headquarters to larger space in King of Prussia at the Valley Forge Casino complex. ATS spinoff company Advanced Mobile is sold to publicly traded AutoByTel (ABTL).

2014 | ATS celebrates its 25th Anniversary on July 15. Introduces new Purple Gator brand.

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