Photobucket introduces instant photo uploader for T-Mobile phones

T-Mobile Customers Can Now Send Mobile Photos to Multiple Destinations Including Photobucket, Home PC and Email

San Francisco, Calif. — March 18, 2009 — Photobucket (http://photobucket.com), the Web’s premiere standalone photo and video-sharing site, today announced the availability of an innovative mobile photo service exclusively for T-Mobile that enables users to send photos directly from mobile handsets to several destinations: a Photobucket album, a PC hard drive, or any an email address. 

“T-Mobile is pleased to be working with Photobucket to expand the offerings that help our customers stick together,” said Venetia Espinoza, Director, Mobile Applications and Partner Programs, T-Mobile. “Partners play an essential role in ensuring that our customers have access to new, innovative experiences and Photobucket provides a great experience for sharing spur-of-the-moment photos with family and friends.”

 “Photobucket is excited to work with T-Mobile to make photo sharing on mobile handsets even easier,” said Alex Welch, President of Photobucket.  “By broadening the options that T-Mobile customers have in porting their photos, the Photobucket Mobile Uploader for T-Mobile gives users the most complete photo sharing experience possible.”

To utilize the application, T-Mobile subscribers can download the application for a free 21-day trial to select handsets, including Blackberry Curve, Blackberry Pearl and three Windows Mobile devices.          T-Mobile subscribers that do not currently have a Photobucket account can create one for free at http://photobucket.com, and then link their T-Mobile phone to their Photobucket online photo album via the new service.   Once the mobile uploader software has been downloaded, the application allows users to choose where photos taken from their mobile phones should be automatically uploaded to: a Photobucket album, their PC’s hard drive or directly to an email address. 

The Photobucket Mobile Uploader for T-Mobile is available initially on five select handsets in both free and premium versions.  Following the 21-day trial, users can continue using the free version or purchase the full software for a special holiday one-time purchase price of $19.99.  The expired trial version allows users to upload only to Photobucket, while the premium version gives users access to Photobucket, as well as the ability to send photos to their home PC or to any email address.    For more information, please visit http://photobucket.com/mobile .

About Photobucket
Photobucket is the premier standalone photo and video sharing site, with almost 49 million unique monthly users* around the world linking billions of personal photos, graphics, slideshows and videos daily to hundreds of thousands of Web sites, including Bebo, Blogger, Craigslist, eBay, Facebook, Friendster, Hi5, MySpace, Orkut, Xanga and many others. In addition to linking content, Photobucket users share their personal digital media by email, instant messaging, and mobile devices. Every day, over 11 million personal photos, graphics and videos are uploaded to Photobucket for sharing with family, friends and the online world. The company actively moderates content to create a safe environment for its users, partners and advertisers.  Photobucket has offices in San Francisco, California and Denver, Colorado and is located online at http://photobucket.com. For the latest feature announcements and news, please visit the Photobucket blog at http://blog.photobucket.com.
*comScore Media Metrix, January 2009

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Contacts:

For Photobucket:
Talia Yates
Fox Interactive Media
310.969.7145
Talia.yates@fox.com

 

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