4D Interactive, the UK social media company, has today announced the launch of a mobile web portal for Chatbox, its interactive chat and dating TV channel on Sky channel 877.
Chatbox Mobile, which is free for women users, will enable UK singles to create profiles, upload pictures and swap messages from the web browser on their mobile phones. Chatbox TV viewers will be able to use their existing nicknames on the mobile service which will also provide ‘click & call’ access to Chatbox Voice, one of the UK’s largest chat phone lines. All user-generated content, including free profile picture uploads via MMS, will be moderated 24/7 for copyrighted and unwanted material.
Delivered in co-operation with mobile technology specialists Isomob, the new mobile website includes a mobile store that offers both free and premium content such as Bio Rhythms and Love Compatibility Tests. All transactions on Chatbox Mobile are carried out using the Payforit mobile billing system.
Commenting on the development, Chris McLellan, 4D Digital Media Manager, said, “There’s no question that the mobile internet will play a huge part in the future of social networking and so the launch of Chatbox Mobile is critical to our long-term strategy. In fact, when the Chatbox website launches early next year we’ll have one of few brands in the world to offer an integrated social networking experience that spans all major interactive media.”
Chatbox Mobile will sit alongside Chatbox Voice (Dial-Up Interactive Voice), Chatbox TV (UGC channel on Sky Channel 877) and the Chatbox Online website (planned for launch in December, 2008).
Alisdair Anderson, Isomob Commercial Director, said; “We’re delighted to be working with 4D on the Chatbox brand. Our mobile dating platform has a mobile-optimised UI allowing users to easily find and interact with prospective partners, while the back-end smoothly integrates matching, billing, reporting and moderation. The imminent introduction of our alert and notification engine will further utilise device capabilities, keeping users engaged with the product, and growing revenues for Chatbox.”
For a free link to Chatbox Mobile please text the key word ‘flirt’ to short code 83388 or point mobile browsers to http://www.chatboxuk.mobi