NetZero® Mobile and Home Wireless Broadband Now Available in Retail Locations for the First Time

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Customers Can Buy Both Connection Devices and Prepaid Data

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NetZero Wireless, Inc., a subsidiary of United Online, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNTD), today announced that NetZero® Mobile and Home Wireless Broadband products and services are now available in up to 1,500 wireless retail locations in Texas, California and Florida. Previously, NetZero Mobile and Home Wireless Broadband could only be purchased via the company's website or by phone at 1-800-NETZERO.

 NetZero's entrance into the retail market comes through an agreement with Volante Mobile, a master agent for mobile products and services.

"This agreement with Volante Mobile is a great thing both for NetZero and for our customers," said Rusty Taragan, president of NetZero Wireless. "It gives us another distribution channel to reach people who want value-priced, secure broadband. But more importantly it gives our customers, especially those who prefer to pay with cash, a way to buy that service in person, economically and with a minimum amount of hassle. They can buy the device, buy the amount of data that meets their needs and they are ready to go. When they run out of data, they can easily buy more online or, if it's more convenient, they can return to the retail store and buy it there."

Retail customers can choose between the NetZero HotSpotTM, which can connect multiple WiFi-enabled devices simultaneously, the NetZero StickTM, which connects one device via a USB port, and the NetZero Home Wireless Broadband device, which is a modem and WiFi router in one. They can also purchase pre-paid data in various denominations to use with the device.

Customers who purchase the NetZero Stick or the NetZero Hotspot can choose from the following data denominations:

  • $15 for 1GB
  • $25 for 3GB
  • $50 for 8GB

Customers who purchase the NetZero Home Wireless Broadband modem can choose from the following data allotments:

  • $15 for 2GB
  • $25 for 5GB
  • $50 for 12GB

NetZero has been providing reliable, value-priced Internet access since 2001. NetZero Mobile and Home Wireless Broadband subscribers are not required to sign a contract, can join on a month-to-month basis, can cancel at any time, and never have to pay overage charges.

For more information on NetZero Home Wireless Broadband and NetZero Mobile Broadband, consumers can go to or call 1-800-NETZERO.

About NetZero Wireless

NetZero Wireless, Inc., a subsidiary of United Online, Inc., is a provider of value-priced wireless broadband products and services. NetZero Mobile Broadband and NetZero Home Wireless Broadband offer high-speed, affordable Internet access to consumers using a PC, Mac® computer, iPad® mobile digital device or other tablet, or netbook. NetZero DataShield is a personal VPN (Virtual Private Network) service that encrypts and protects users' personal data and identity while they are connected to public WiFi hotspots. For more information on NetZero wireless products and services or to sign up, please visit

About United Online

United Online, Inc. (Nasdaq: UNTD), through its operating subsidiaries, provides consumer products and services over the Internet, where their respective brands have attracted a large online audience that includes more than 100 million registered accounts worldwide. United Online's Content & Media segment provides social networking products and services (Classmates and StayFriends) and loyalty marketing (MyPoints). Its primary Communications segment service is Internet access (NetZero and Juno), including NetZero Mobile Broadband (NetZero Wireless).

United Online, NetZero, Juno, Classmates, StayFriends and MyPoints are trademarks or registered trademarks of United Online, Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other company or product names are trademarks of their respective owners.


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