Companies to jointly market distracted driving solution targeting the Insurance Vertical, Auto-Dealership Channel and Independent Mobile Retail Stores throughout Canada
Delray Beach, FL (Dec. 20, 2013) – Protext Mobility, a solutions developer of innovative and trusted applications to the mobile communications market, has announced it has entered into a partnership and distribution agreement with Waggoner Insurance in which DriveAlert-Canada has been created to market and sell the Company’s latest DriveAlert product offering, a text blocking and distracted driving solution utilizing OBD-II technology, aimed at curbing the distracted driving epidemic.
“We’re excited to partner alongside this seasoned executive team with a demonstrated and well established operating history within the Insurance vertical,” commented CEO Steve Berman. “Our initial focus will be the public and private sector insurance carriers, auto-dealership groups and independent mobile retail stores throughout Canada. The agreement provides Protext Mobility the ability to leverage the experience and expertise of the insurance broker channel across Canada in partnership with traditional auto-insurers.”
He continued, “The Waggoner team brings over 30 years combined insurance industry experience, led by Brian Kreitz and Peter Tessier whom oversee the day to day operations of Waggoner as well as DriveAlert Canada. Mr. Tessier has been a recent President of the Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba and just finished his term as Director on the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada where he chaired the Technology Committee. Brian and Peter bring invaluable market insight, connections and relationships within the insurance industry across Canada which we believe will allow Protext to enter markets and access potential end users not easily reachable.”
“We both are very excited with this opportunity,” said Brian Kreitz, President of DriveAlert Canada. “By partnering with Protext, we are able to do our part in hopefully reducing and curbing the dangerous activity of using mobile devices inappropriately while driving. We look forward to implementing technology with the goal to save lives and provide insurance companies the ability to reduce claims costs and control premiums. As the global epidemic of distracted driving knows no geographic boundaries, we believe there is an unmet demand for the Protext distracted driving solution not just in the U.S, but in Canada as well. Waggoner brings to Protext the benefit of access to the best insurance companies that distribute the most auto-insurance products from coast to coast across Canada.”
About Waggoner Insurance
Waggoner Insurance is privately held P&C broker operating in the province of Manitoba since 1995. As one of the largest auto-insurance brokers (by transaction volume) in Manitoba it has experience and expertise with all aspects and nuances of the auto-insurance marketplace with private and public insurers. Please visit www.waggonerinsurance.ca for more information.
About Protext Mobility, Inc.
Protext Mobility (OTCQB: TXTM) develops innovative applications and trusted solutions for consumers and businesses operating in the mobile communications marketplace. The Company’s mobile communications service offering provides consumers with mobile solutions to monitor text activity and curb device usage while driving, as well as businesses solutions’ to help manage mobile communications activities amongst employees. Protext Mobility markets its services under the SafeText, DriveAlert and CompliantWireless brands. For more information on the Company and its suite of mobile solutions for consumers and businesses, please visit www.protextmobility.net.
SOURCE: Protext Mobility, Inc.