SCVNGR's LevelUp Mobile Payment Solution Leverages T-Mobile Nationwide 4G Network

San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - Nov 2, 2011) - SCVNGR today announced that it has successfully deployed its new LevelUp mobile payments solution to consumers and businesses over T-Mobile's nationwide 4G network. The combination of a smartphone; the unique, free downloadable LevelUp application; personalized QR codes; and America's Largest 4G Network® brings loyalty, rewards and payments together into one seamless pay-by-phone system.

With LevelUp, consumers can download the free Android or iPhone application, link to any credit or debit card, head to any participating merchant, and pay by phone. The first time a consumer visits a participating merchant, credit is available. With return visits, the customer automatically progresses towards additional "rewards" just by paying with their phone. Instant digital receipts show exactly how much was paid, saved and how much was applied towards "rewards." It's simple, secure and fast.

For businesses of all sizes, LevelUp provides a simple, yet sophisticated way to engage customers and simultaneously fight back on onerous credit card processing fees. LevelUp is currently available at hundreds of merchants in Boston, Philadelphia, and most recently New York City and San Francisco. Merchants using LevelUp can get real-time insights into customer visitation and purchasing patterns, increase customer loyalty, and attract and retain new customers.

"We're in the process of building something big... really, really big!" said Seth Priebatsch, Chief Ninja at SCVNGR/LevelUp. "We've mashed together transactions with game mechanics to reward consumers, grow merchants and make transactions fun. With T-Mobile's help, we're bringing this new transactional infrastructure nationwide."

"Amazingly, the 2011 holiday retail season is rapidly approaching. We're thrilled that T-Mobile's 4G-capable Android smartphones and our reliable nationwide 4G network enables our business customers, like SCVNGR/LevelUp, to improve the overall retail experience, saving both merchants and consumers time and money... valuable commodities this time of year," said John Diefenbach, Vice President and General Manager, New England at T-Mobile USA.

About LevelUp
LevelUp is the smarter way to pay. Pay with your phone. Save time. Save money. It's 100% free and easy to use. Get started at

For merchants, LevelUp is like a high-tech loyalty program, meets mobile payments, meets customer analytics cornucopia of awesome-sauce. Learn more at

SCVNGR + LevelUp is funded by Google Ventures, Highland Capital Partners and Balderton Capital.

Contact Information:

Media Contacts:
LaunchSquad for LevelUp
Mike Farber or Chantal Reisman
levelup [at] launchsquad [dot] com