You’ve Been Framed On Your Mobile – New Website Lets Users Create Customised Pictures for Phones

From: Stampster
Published: Mon Sep 05 2005

Manchester, 5 September, 2005 -, a no-subscription picture editing and customising website for mobile users is launching today. Stampster users can upload digital photos and customise them via the site’s easy-to-use interface by overlaying a range of fun frames. They can then ‘stamp fun on their phone’ by sending the photos as mobile wallpaper to their own phones or to friends’ for just £1.50 per image.

The Stampster service has no ongoing subscription costs whatsoever, unlike many other mobile content services which have come under fire from both the public and telecoms watchdog ICSTIS for their complicated and expensive subscription-based charging structures.

Stampster offers a wide range of overlays, frames, add-ons and text for customising uploaded pictures. Users can send finished pictures to their own phone as wallpaper, or to a friend for a one-off charge to the user’s mobile bill of £1.50 per image. They can also send Stamped images for free to their personal weblogs, and store created images in a free online Stampster album.

The founders of the service believe it will capitalise on the boom in picture-based mobile content as the majority of mobile users own handsets with integral cameras and picture messaging capabilities.

Stampster co-founders Dominic Conlon and John Risby say that the service can be white-labelled by major brands who want to introduce fresh, fun mobile content as promotional tools for key audiences – with the attraction of a pure-play pay-as-you-go service with no subscription charges.

Conlon said: "The market for mobile ringtones is reaching saturation point, and mobile users are exploring newer functions on their phones, like photo messaging and wallpaper – and they are looking for tools that let them personalise these functions. Stampster is leading the way in letting them do this easily for a pay-as-you-go charge, without ongoing, opaque subscription pricing models. "

Jupiter Research, a consultancy, estimates that worldwide spending on mobile phone content will rise to €3.7bn in 2007, a seven-fold increase from 2003.

Users can explore the site’s functions for free at The service is entirely web-based, with no need to download software to a PC.
Company: Stampster
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