Tech Data Offers a Streamlined Route to the Mobile Market With TDMobility

Agreements With T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint; Company Simplifies the Selling, Delivery and Support of Mobile Services for VARs Serving Enterprises and Small-to-Medium Businesses (SMBs)

CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For today's Value Added Resellers (VARs), the rise in mobility means the opportunity to sell new hardware and software to the masses. Yet without a standing relationship with today's leading mobile carriers, VARs are stopped short of offering customers a complete mobile solution encompassing hardware, software and activation. Challenged by increased complexity and inefficient manual processes, companies are looking for a simple, profitable route to the mobile market. Today, Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) is bridging the gap with the announcement of the general availability of its TDMobility™ offering in the United States.

TDMobility is a revolutionary offering for the IT channel, removing the barriers and simplifying the process for entry into the mobile market. TDMobility provides the industry's first end-to-end platform – standardizing how VARs sell mobile services to end users – encompassing mobile hardware, software, service plans, activation and billing, regardless of the carrier. Tech Data has key agreements in place with today's leading wireless carriers, including T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint, enabling resellers to activate lines on behalf of each mobile carrier.

"Today's announcement exemplifies our commitment to strategic diversification and reinforces Tech Data's vision for the importance of mobility in the IT channel," said Joe Quaglia, senior vice president, U.S. Marketing and president, TDMobility at Tech Data. "TDMobility is a groundbreaking offering that changes the way the IT channel in the United States can access mobile devices and solutions. With the continual rise in mobile technology and personal devices, TDMobility provides an unprecedented opportunity for our reseller customers to package a complete mobile solution and achieve success in the growing mobility space."

TDMobility features two flagship offerings, CellManage™ and TDActivateTM, designed to streamline end-users' wireless infrastructure and save customers both time and money. CellManage is the industry's first platform that allows VARs to provide a managed services offering to their clients, allowing them to manage multiple cellular lines through a single portal which provides easy access to manage bills, deployments, asset tracking and procurement of cellular devices. TDActivate subsidizes hardware and pays a portion of the commission up front to each reseller, ensuring positive transactional cash flow for VARs and a supply chain for mobile products and activations that is consistent with other products sourced from Tech Data. Additionally, the Company is arming its customers with the tools needed to be successful by providing access to TDMobility University, which includes sales and product training and access to a demo program.

"As more and more traditional IT products converge with wireless, T-Mobile continues to examine how we can streamline mobility adoption and deliver amazing 4G experiences for businesses of all sizes," said Matt Millen, vice president of Small and Medium Business Sales at T-Mobile USA. "Tech Data's impressive TDMobility platform will allow more than 65,000 resellers to offer the latest T-Mobile mobility solutions – from tablets and mobile hotspots to plans and services, delivering tremendous value to the customer's bottom line."

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About Tech Data

Founded in 1974, Tech Data Corporation is a global leader and innovator in technology distribution. Its advanced logistical capabilities and value-added services enable 125,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Posting record earnings for three consecutive years, Tech Data generated $24.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ending January 31, 2011, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500. With increased growth, the company is actively recruiting top talent to join its dynamic team. For career opportunities, connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, or visit To learn more about Tech Data, sign up for RSS feeds at or visit

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