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Silent Circle Expands Encrypted Services With Global 'Out-Circle' Calling

July 10, 2014

GENEVA, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Silent Circle>

, the private communications firm revolutionizing mobile device privacy for

organizations and individuals alike, today announced the expansion of

Out-Circle Calling (OCC) encrypted hybrid calling that enables Silent Circle

members to make and receive encrypted, private voice calls through the

company's Silent Phone service to non-Silent Circle subscribers in 79 total

countries. The launch of global Out-Circle Calling represents a major

disruption to wireless carriers' traditional mobile calling models, which

impose steep roaming fees on consumer and business subscribers. In contrast,

Out-Circle Calling gives Silent Phone users a high-fidelity VoIP option for

calling standard mobile and public switched telephone network (PSTN) lines

across the world while benefiting from the combined privacy, utility and value

of having Silent Circle's global encrypted mobile communications available

anywhere they find cellular and Wi-Fi networks.>

Starting today, subscribers who enroll in Silent Circle's encrypted

international calling plans will be given unique ten-digit Silent Phone numbers

letting them complete calls "outside the Circle" to and from a significantly

expanded number of geographic regions – four to five times more than its

closest non-secure competitors like Skype and Viber. Out-Circle encrypted

calling plans (>) start at $12.95 USD for 100 minutes,

which provides unlimited Silent Phone member to member calling, unlimited

Silent Text messaging around the world, the ability to receive calls to your

Silent Phone number from anyone in the world, plus 100 minutes to make calls to

non-subscribers in any of the regions covered (>).

Plans with additional minutes (>) can be purchased at $19.95 for 250

minutes,$24.95 for 500 minutes and $39.95 for 1000 minutes. Calls can be

received from anywhere in the world at the calling party's standard

long-distance rates.

"Silent Circle's Out-Circle encrypted international calling plans are a major

step forward in bringing private encrypted communications capabilities to all

corners of the world. Silent Phone and Silent Text already offer unmatched

advantages, but with today's expansion we are giving our members a tremendous

increase in cost and flexibility benefits," saidMike Janke, Silent Circle CEO.

"The facts are that Out-Circle Calling provides a low-cost, private alternative

to traditional mobile calling plans that everyone from your neighbor to

traveling multinational executives can use. The expanded geographic reach -

combined with the superb call quality and unsurpassed built-in privacy features

of Silent Phone - further extend Silent Circle's lead in helping individuals

and enterprises safely communicate across town or around the world."

"With Out-Circle Calling, Silent Circle is directly challenging the legacy

model of mobile carriers by offering an alternative to costly mobile roaming

fees. This is an especially important issue for our enterprise and government

customers around the world," saidVic Hyder, Silent Circle's Chief of Revenue.

"International fees and roaming charges account for a significant portion of

European and Latin American business overhead. Our encrypted international

calling service completely eliminates roaming charges while protecting members'

privacy with the use of Silent Phone."

Silent Circle is changing how the world communicates in the face of

increasing criminal, state-sponsored, commercial, and internet-wide privacy

threats impacting people around the world. Silent Circle members use Silent

Phone to place high-quality, private voice and video calls on iOS and Android

devices and use Out-Circle Calling to dial conventional phone numbers where

communications are encrypted between the Silent Phone user's device and Silent

Circle's private network. Silent Circle's Silent Phone for Desktop offers

additional, private videoconferencing features for users on Windows laptops and

desktops. Silent Text allows members to exchange private mobile messages,

including large attachments up to 100MB with a burn feature that securely

auto-deletes sent messages and attachments at a predetermined time from both

senders' and receivers' devices.

Silent Circle's unique private communications apps are also available in

Blackphone>, the world's first smartphone placing

privacy and control directly in the hands of its users. Developed by SGP

Technologies, a Swiss-based joint venture between Silent Circle and Spanish

mobile phone developerGeeksphone>, Blackphone

devices began shipping to customers in June and feature PrivatOS, a

privacy-enhanced operating system built on Android™>

and a full suite of privacy-enabled applications, including Silent Phone and

Silent Text.


Silent Circle is a private communications service headquartered in Switzerland

, providing a revolutionary device to device platform enabling encrypted

communications services via voice, video, text and file transfer on mobile

devices. Silent Circle was co-founded by Mike Janke, former Navy SEAL and

security expert;Phil Zimmermann, the world famous creator of internet

encryption for voice and data and 2012 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame;

andJon Callas, creator of Apple's whole disk encryption and co-founder of PGP

Corporation.  For more on Silent Circle, go to:>

Press Contacts:

For U.S.:

Tom Resau

W2 Communications>


For U.K. and E.U.:

Dulcie McLerie

Eskenzi PR Ltd.>

+44 2071 832 837

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