Teletouch Communications, Inc. (OTC: TLLE), a leading U.S. provider of AT&T (NYSE: T) and T-Mobile (NYSE: DT) cellular services, two-way radio, consumer electronics and the Official Cellular Sponsor of the 2009 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial PGA TOUR Golf Tournament, today announced that the Company, in conjunction with the Fort Worth Air Power Council (FWAPC) is pleased to provide troops visiting the tournament an opportunity for some much earned ‘R&R,’ watching great golf, playing Nintendo Wii Golf and making free cellular calls to their families and fellow soldiers around the world in the XTO Energy, Inc. sponsored XTO Military Chalet at the upcoming 2009 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial PGA TOUR Golf Tournament, Monday, May 25th through Sunday, May 31, 2009 at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.
"At last year’s Colonial, we added an entertainment center featuring Nintendo Wii Golf to our free-for-the-military Hawk Worldwide Calling Center. Not only did the soldiers and other visitors to the XTO Military Chalet have fun, but even 2007 Colonial champion, Rory Sabbatini stopped by to play, all in support of our troops,” stated T. A. "Kip" Hyde, Jr., President and Chief Operating Officer of Teletouch, and CEO of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Progressive Concepts, Inc. dba Hawk Electronics. “As a Director of the FWAPC, I believe that Memorial Day is a time for all of us to remember the great sacrifices made by our soldiers and their families, so that all of us can truly, ‘Let Freedom Ring’ and we thank all of the sponsors of this event for allowing us the honor of supporting our troops."
Information and pictures from the 2008 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial event can be found at www.hawkelectronics.com/pages/colonial2008.aspx.
About Fort Worth Air Council (FWAPC)
The Fort Worth Airpower Council is the nation’s oldest continuously operating military support organization, founded in 1958 by Fort Worth business leader, Frank Kent. The FWAPC, and its affiliated Fort Worth Airpower Foundation (a 501(c)(3) non-profit), helps to support military families stationed at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS-JRB) Fort Worth, and severely injured soldiers recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Americans who leave their civilian jobs to fight the war on terror or to deploy to disasters around the world often take severe pay cuts, up to 50% or more. Making ends meet for their families left behind quickly becomes difficult. Because of the many generous Americans attending Airpower events, the Fort Worth Airpower Council is able to offer financial assistance and volunteers to respond to many of those needs. For more information about the FWAPC and its Foundation, the annual Sky Ball and other events, go to www.fwapc.org.
About Teletouch Communications
For over 40 years, Teletouch has offered a comprehensive suite of telecommunications products and services under the Teletouch®, AT&T® and T-Mobile® brands, including cellular, two-way radio, GPS-telemetry, wireless messaging and public safety/emergency response vehicle products and services. Teletouch operates a chain of retail stores under the “Teletouch” brand, including product and service offerings from T-Mobile and its own two-way radio network. Teletouch’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Progressive Concepts, Inc. (PCI), is a leading provider of AT&T Mobility services (voice, data and entertainment), as well as consumer electronics products to individuals and smaller retailers, as well as specialized communications solutions to businesses and government agencies in Texas. For over 35 years, PCI has offered these products and services through its own chain of retail stores under the “Hawk Electronics” brand; as well as through its own network of Hawk-branded sub-agents, direct sales force and on the Internet at various sites including: www.hawkelectronics.com and www.hawkexpress.com. In addition, PCI operates a national wholesale distribution business, “PCI Wholesale” which serves major carrier agents, smaller retailers and rural cellular carriers, as well as automotive retailers and auto dealers throughout the country. Ongoing product and sales support is provided through a dedicated sales staff, call center, www.pciwholesale.com and www.pcidropship.com, among other sites. Teletouch also sells safety and emergency response vehicle products and services under the brand “Teletouch Emergency Vehicle Products” directly and through www.teletouchevp.com. Teletouch periodically acquires minority equity positions in various cellular-related technology companies, including most recently, Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone mobile applications developer/provider, Mobui Corporation (www.mobui.com). Teletouch's common stock is traded Over-The-Counter under stock symbol: TLLE. Additional information about the Teletouch family of companies can be found at www.teletouch.com.
All statements from Teletouch Communications, Inc. in this news release that are not based on historical fact are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the PSLRA of 1995 and the provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. While the Company’s management has based any forward-looking statements contained herein on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are outside of our control, that could cause actual results to materially differ from such statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, but are not necessarily limited to, those set forth under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s most recent Form 10-K and 10-Q filings, and amendments thereto, as well as other public filings with the SEC since such date. The Company operates in a rapidly changing and competitive environment, and new risks may arise. Accordingly, investors should not place any reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. The Company disclaims any intention to, and undertakes no obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statement.
The registered trademarks of AT&T, T-Mobile, and each, any and all brands, products or service names discussed in relation to contractual relationships with Teletouch Communications, Inc., Progressive Concepts, Inc., Hawk Electronics and affiliates, are the property of their respective owners. Wii, Wii Golf and families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties of Nintendo of America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo Co., Ltd. (OTC: NTDOY).
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