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American Red Cross tsunami disaster relief – Cellhire contributes to the Gift in Kind Program

New York, NY, January 28, 2005 – Cellhire USA LLC, the world’s leading supplier of international cellular phone rental solutions, recently joined the tsunami disaster relief efforts in Southern Asia and Eastern Africa. Cellhire is contributing to the Gift in Kind Program by providing the American Red Cross with long term satellite, GSM and GPRS voice/data solutions, allowing them to stay connected throughout the nine affected countries and other remote areas of the operation.

By donating the airtime rental and offering heavily discounted call rates; Cellhire takes great pride in helping the American Red Cross. Currently, the main focus of the ARC is on the tsunami relief, they are positioned throughout the region helping victims of the disaster. Providing airtime that will work in the most remote regions of the disaster area will have a significant positive impact on their efforts.

Cellhire has estimated the overall donation totals to be a minimum of $50k. Jon Grabow, Cellhire’s Senior Vice President of Sales; Steven Douglas, DC General Manager of Cellhire USA LLC facilitated the deal with Sara Gable of In Kind Donations, American Red Cross. Steven Douglas commented, “Cellhire USA recognizes the hard work and dedication the American Red Cross has pledged to this tragic event. Supplying our services to the Gift in Kind Program will not only aid the American Red Cross’ efforts but also allow Cellhire to contribute to this important cause.”

Established in 1987, Cellhire is a world leader in mobile communications providing clients and partners with innovative and competitive wireless solutions. Cellhire is an independent company providing service on various networks worldwide. Through the strength of global relationships, Cellhire offers customers a broad range of world class rental services. Cellhire’s commitment to innovation makes it possible for clients to take advantage of the most sophisticated voice and data technology enabling them to stay connected whenever and wherever they travel.

Cellhire is represented around the world with offices throughout the US (New York, Washington, DC, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle), throughout the UK (London, Manchester, York), in France (Paris, Cannes) and Sydney, Australia.

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