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triOS Becomes First College to Eliminate the Cost of Calling for Students and Graduates with triOS Voice by Fongo

Fongo and triOS College launch school's official communication app, making cross-country calling and messaging free for students and graduates

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO, April 29, 2013 -

triOS College Business Technology Healthcare, the award-winning private career college, and Fongo Inc., Canada's fastest growing mobile telecommunications company, today announced the launch of triOS Voice by Fongo, a free mobile calling and texting app for Android and iPhone/iPod touch that will be available to students and graduates of triOS College.

triOS Voice enables triOS students and alumni to send and receive free text messages, as well as place and receive free calls to landline or mobile phones, without using their voice minutes or incurring long distance charges. Users can take triOS Voice with them anywhere in the world, connect to 3G or WiFi (to avoid roaming charges if out of country), and place calls or send messages to most of Canada for free.

"triOS is committed to providing value add services that help all of our students succeed—graduates and current students alike," said Frank Gerencser, Chairman and CEO of triOS College. "Graduation is not the end of a student's relationship with triOS, and triOS Voice is an exciting addition to our ever-growing alumni program. triOS Voice helps our alumni reduce one of the biggest monthly costs they struggle with—the calling and texting fees on their mobile phone bill."

With the release of the app, triOS College became the first university or college in North America to provide students and alumni with Fongo's free mobile calling service, reinforcing its position as an innovator in the education sector. triOS graduates sign up for the triOS Voice service by visiting www.trios.com/alumni while current students can sign up at www.triosvoice.com.

triOS Voice for Android and iPhone/iPod touch provides:

  • A free local Canadian phone number or users can keep their existing phone number
  • Unlimited free calls to most of Canada from anywhere in the world
  • Unlimited free text and media messages
  • Free voicemail, caller ID, call waiting and call forwarding
  • Worldwide calls for as little as 2 cents a minute

"triOS Voice helps students and new graduates save their money for the things they truly need to be successful at school and in their careers, instead of wasting it on their mobile phone bills," said Dave Bullock, President of Fongo. "Fongo partners with industry leaders to offer innovative mobile services, and we’re thrilled to launch with triOS College as our first partner in the educational market."

About triOS College Business Technology Healthcare
Since its inception in 1992, triOS College has prepared over 20,000 job-ready graduates for rewarding careers. triOS originated as a technology education provider and has now grown to offer programs in business, technology, healthcare, law and supply chain. Students receive a career-focused approach to education and have internships included in most programs.

triOS is the proud recipient of numerous distinctions including being named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies three years in a row. triOS has nine campus locations across Southern Ontario and is registered as a Private Career College under the Private Career Colleges Act of Ontario, 2005. More information about triOS College may be found at www.trios.com, Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/trioscollege/ Or Twitter: www.twitter.com/trioscollegeBTH.

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