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Special bonus on international top ups of Telcel mobiles in Mexico on HablaMexico.com: local and national calls to landlines and mobiles, text messages and browsing



HablaMexico.com helps you be a strong supporter!


New offer for Mexicans worldwide on HablaMexico.com. They can send up to MXN $ 400 extra and free mobile credit to the Telcel mobiles of their family and friends in Mexico. The bonus applies only on top ups of minimum $ 10. The offer is available until December 30. Besides the initial amount of the top up, the person in Mexico gets the bonus balance ranging from MXN $ 20 to MXN $ 400 according to the initial top up amount. The bonus applies instantly to the Telcel mobile in Mexico, and to fill in the ordering form takes less than 1 minute on: http://hablamexico.com/buy/mobile_recharge    

Besides the person in Mexico who receives the extra credit, the sender is also awarded mobile credit. The person sending the airtime gets loyalty points. On the website, they can be found as Thank You points. What they bring is free credit for international calls to Mexico or any other destination. How? On each purchase, a customer gets a number of such Thank You points and once they 1000 are collected, they can be converted into Voice Credit for calls and SMS.

The current offer on HablaMexico.com is dedicated to all 100,000+ Mexican expats worldwide, willing to support their relatives and friends in Mexico, or send them a quick gift. The service on HablaMexico.com was build on expats’ feedback, collected all through several years. Why? To fit realistic credit-transfer real needs of real people.

Talking about numbers, most Mexicans who left home for a better life abroad are now living in the USA according to migrationmappolicy.org. But this is not the only place they call “home.” In the mid-2013 there were 12,951,000 Mexicans in the USA, but also 47,000 in Spain, 16,000 in Bolivia, 12,000 in France and 11,000 in UK just to mention the big numbers.

Here is how the current Bonus works. For example, if someone refills a Telcel mobile with $ 10, the beneficiary in Mexico will receive MXN $ 20 Bonus. For $ 15 airtime, bonus is of MXN $ 40, and so on. The maximum refill amount allowed is $ 50, which brings a bonus of MXN $ 400 Bonus. Anyone can find more details on MobileRecharge.com: http://hablamexico.com/buy/mobile_recharge?operator=telcel

There is one exception though. Telcel users in Mexico following plans like Cobro por Llamada and Combinado 20 get MXN $ 250 bonus instead of MXN $ 500 when recharged $ 50 as the initial balance.

The only time promotional balance does not apply is for subscribers to plans like: Amigo Optimo, Amigo Tú, Amigo On Life and Amigo por Segundo.

Besides Mobile Recharge or airtime, HablaMexico.com facilitates international calls and text messages to Mexico. The product is called Voice Credit, and it helps one make calls and send SMS to Mexico at really low rates. This is mainly due to the VOip technology it uses and the great deals they the HablaMexico team has negotiated with local providers.

Using Voice Credit, anyone holding a free account on HablaMexico.com can make a call at rates as low as 0.7 cents/minute through:

access numbers (no Internet needed), from any phone to any phone in Mexico
KeepCalling app for Android and iOS
Web Call, a desktop app available in each HablaMexico.com online account.

Highly talkative people benefit from really good deals. They can pay only 2.9 cents/minute on calls to mobiles and landlines in Mexico. HablaMexico.com makes available 3 monthly plans or subscriptions: Mexico 250, Mexico 500 and Mexico 1000.

To wrap up things, Mexicans who want to save money on their top ups of Telcel mobiles in Mexico have now the chance to do so. All they need is get on HablaMexico.com, take few seconds and send an amount of minimum $ 10 until December 30 (23:59 GMT), the latest, to a Telcel number. The bonus will apply automatically to the number in Mexico, and will be available for national and local calls to landlines and mobiles, as well as national text messages and Internet use.

About HablaMexico.com:

HablaMexico.com is an interactive website designed by KeepCalling, a global telecommunications company registered in 2002 in USA. Presently, KeepCalling provides its services to hundreds of thousands of consumers and businesses, with a focus on customer satisfaction. KeepCalling has been listed by Inc 5000 in top 20 telecom companies in the USA for the last 4 years. In 2014 the company was designated the 18th fastest growing company in the telecommunications industry in USA with a revenue increase of over 600% from 2010 to 2013.







Peltz Shoes New Warehouse Management Proves 5x Efficiency and Local Jobs


Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) April 15, 2015

Peltz Shoes announced today that its new corporate headquarters and warehouse are both fully up and running. Peltz has purchased the previous Staples building located at 10900 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33764 to call their new home. The employees have positively embraced the move and growth, and are excited about the opportunities to come. To date, as a result of the move, there has been an increase in productivity in the warehouse and the office, due to the increased space and working environment. Inside the warehouse, employees are now working at a 5x efficiency rate with the addition of a new warehouse management system, conveyors, mobile receiving units, and motorized picking trucks. Alongside the warehouse, the offices were designed from scratch to offer the best working environment for all current and future employees.

In addition to the increased efficiency, Peltz Shoes has been able to increase the local job opportunities available in Pinellas County. The additional staffing has helped to create a smooth transition in moving more inventory into the warehouse. Peltz is still continuing to use their second warehouse in Gaffney, SC to offer quicker shipping to many of the US states. Peltz Shoes will continue to add more inventory to their main warehouse in Clearwater, FL and in turn they will be able to offer more employment opportunities and growth in Pinellas County. Not only will there be opportunities for warehouse personnel but the office staff is growing just as fast. With the increased needs of their e-commerce business on http://www.PeltzShoes.com, there will be many local jobs available, in Pinellas County, at Peltz Shoes.

About Peltz Shoes

Peltz Shoes is a multichannel merchant of high quality, styled and comfort-oriented footwear at a fair price. In 1957 Peltz Shoes first location opened in St. Petersburg, FL and has been providing customers with “A perfect fit” every time by providing sizes, service, savings and selection. Peltz Shoes carries products from more than 150 top brands including Clarks, Sperry, Merrell, New Balance, Asics, Rockport, Ecco, Dockers, Naot, La Plume, Bernie Mev, Bostonian, BOC and more.

The modern 9,000 to 15,500 square-foot retail stores house over 300,000 pairs of shoes. The quality of the products and the knowledge of the staff are the reason that Peltz Shoes is the #1 shoe store in Pinellas County since 1957. Peltz Shoes has retail locations in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Brandon, Bradenton, Sarasota, Ft. Myers Florida, and online at http://www.PeltzShoes.com.







Local Entrepreneur Relaunches TruBlue Total House Care of Brooklyn


Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) April 09, 2015

Michelle Marecheau is looking forward to helping people in her community spend more time with their family and friends through the company she’s bringing back to the area, TruBlue Total House Care of Brooklyn.

TruBlue Total House Care of Brooklyn specializes in providing complete house care, including maid services, lawn care, home improvements and emergency repairs. By having a property manager to take care of all these takes, home and business owners can avoid the hours spent on property maintenance.

Marecheau originally opened the business in 2013, but was stalled by a variety of personal challenges. Now the single mom of three is ready to get back on the entrepreneurial horse and has officially relaunched TruBlue of Brooklyn.

“I believe in the services we provide and I know residents and business owners in this area will appreciate that we can make a real difference in their lives. Our employees are screened and background checked and our entire company is committed to excellence customer service. At TruBlue, we care about you, your home and your business,” Marecheau said.

TruBlue works with home owners, business owners, real estate professionals, general contractors and property managers to maintain homes and rental properties, improve curb appeal, make final preparations to sell homes and more.

“I’m raising a family and running a business at the same time, so I know that sometimes your home is the last thing on your to-do list. Whether you need someone to help you with upkeep or you need someone to be on-call for those emergency repairs, TruBlue is your one call solution,” she added.

TruBlue of Brooklyn serves Brooklyn, Greenwood, Kensington, Parkville, Windsor Terrace, Prospect Park, Park Slope, Gowanas, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Red Hook and the surrounding areas.

“With TruBlue of Brooklyn, your property will be in excellent hands and you’re needs will be met the first time, every time. We are focused on providing quality customer service,” Marecheau said.

To learn more about Trublue Total House Care of Brooklyn, call (347)695-1662, email MMarecheau(at)TruBlueHouseCare(dot)com or visit http://www.TruBlueBrooklyn.com.

About TruBlue Total House Care

TruBlue gives you one convenient and affordable solution for all your house care needs. Your House Care Manager will take care of your entire home, inside and out, from maid services, household repairs, yard work – even emergency repairs and seasonal projects. Our affordable services are offered year-round and are customized to meet your needs and budget. We strive to provide affordable, worry-free living for seniors and hassle-free living for busy adults. Our goal is to eliminate the worries, hassles and headaches of home maintenance and to provide full-service, trustworthy house care services to fit any budget.







Weight Loss Program for Kids from Kurbo Health Helps Local Teen Beat Childhood Obesity Odds


Gainesville, Florida (PRWEB) March 09, 2015

Childhood obesity is an undeniable epidemic in the US today, with recent statistics showing at least one in three children in America are severely overweight or obese – and that number is rising. However, there’s at least one local Gainesville teen who is bucking these odds with the help of an innovative new weight loss program for kids called Kurbo.

Twelve-year-old Meg McDermott, who was afflicted by an intestinal illness last year that kept her from exercising and led to weight gain, has turned her health and body image around over the past year with use of the Kurbo app and digital coaching program. Not only did Meg reduce her BMI (body mass index) by more than seven percent, she has gained confidence and also inspired her mom, Carol, to get fit and lose weight herself.

Kurbo is the first mobile weight loss program for kids and teens designed specifically to help kids, teens and their parents learn to eat healthier and lose weight if needed. It’s based on Stanford University’s renowned pediatric weight control program, and follows the well-known “Traffic Light Diet” food classification system, which encourages users to consume fewer “red foods” (i.e., processed foods high in sugar and fat), more “greens” (most fruits and vegetables) and “yellows” (e.g., whole grain breads, dairy products, lean meats, etc.) in moderation. In addition, Kurbo users receive feedback and encouragement via text messages and weekly phone or video chats with a personal coach.

Within the Kurbo app itself, features include the food and exercise tracker, as well as fun games, budgeting tools, helpful videos, weekly challenges and progress screens. Users also receive virtual coaching (SMS text messages and notifications providing feedback and recommendations based on tracker entries), as well as personal coaching in the form of weekly phone calls or video chats with a live coach.

Kurbo Works: 90% Success Rate by Users

Meg McDermott is not the only child to find success using Kurbo. In fact, in the first pilot program for 65 children ages 8-17 years old who completed the Kurbo program between March and July 2014, users experienced a significant reduction (0.26) in their body mass index by (BMI). Of this group, 90% of the children either maintained or reduced their weight, and of those who reduced their weight, 58% reduced their BMI by over 3% and 20% of these reduced their BMI by over 7%.

In addition to weight loss and BMI reduction, at the end of the Kurbo program, kids reported higher levels of self-confidence and self-esteem, improved feelings of self-control, more physically active lifestyle, and reduced conflict between kids and parents over food and exercise. (For more on Kurbo’s outcomes, visit https://kurbo.com/science.php).

About Kurbo

Kurbo is the first mobile weight loss program for kids and teens. Based on Stanford University’s renowned and research-based Pediatric Weight Control Program, Kurbo is the only system combining personalized coaching and expert advice with mobile apps for food and activity tracking to promote healthier eating and exercise habits for children and their families. Kurbo Health is part of Rock Health, a full-service seed fund for digital health startups. The company has offices in San Francisco and Palo Alto. For more information, please visit http://www.kurbo.com.







Peltz Shoes Announces Business Growth & Expansion of Online Shoe Store and Local Retail Locations


Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) December 16, 2014

Peltz Shoes announced today that the corporate headquarters and warehouse will soon be moving to a new, larger, facility in early 2015. Peltz has recently purchased the previous Staples building located at 10900 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33764. The decision to move the corporate headquarters is in an effort to support the rapid growth of Peltz Shoes stores, staff, and inventory to fulfill the growing number of loyal Peltz Shoes customers. Peltz will be expanding from a 14,224 sq. feet facility to a 61,156 sq. foot facility. The increase in size will assist in creating more office space for the growing staff and the consolidation of both warehouses to make it the singular fulfillment center for the stores and the online website where they sell shoes and accessories at http://www.PeltzShoes.com. Peltz Shoes feels this move is critical in order to honor the company’s core values: Caring for each other, Caring for our customers, Caring for our community, Caring for the Vendors, and Caring for the company.

With this project, Peltz Shoes is helping to keep and create jobs in Pinellas County. They have carefully chosen a trusted group of companies to make this move a successful and smooth transition. Crown will provide and install storage racks, shelving, wire decks, and entry rails. The flooring will be entrusted with Bolyu Commercial Carpet and Luxury Vinyl Tile. Bright House Networks will be responsible for the digital cable, communications, and fiber optics. In addition, all telecommunication needs will handled by Tampa Bay Telephone. For their alarm and monitoring system Peltz Shoes has partnered with EMG, another family owned and operated business. ConServ will be handling all of the lighting needs for the offices and warehouse. All of the air conditioning for the building will be provided by BCH mechanical. E. M. Phillips Construction Company, who specializes in commercial construction, will be doing the build-out. In efforts to provide continual efficiency and dependability, Peltz will be teaming up with Charlie Strange at The Solution Associates to create the new Warehouse Management System. Finally, Peltz Shoes will be working with Frye Engineering to integrate their layout with the new warehouse management system.

About Peltz Shoes

Peltz Shoes is a multichannel merchant of high quality, styled and comfort oriented footwear at a fair price. In 1957 Peltz Shoes first location opened in St. Petersburg, FL and has provided customers “A perfect fit” every time by providing sizes, service, savings and selection to their customers. Peltz Shoes carries products from more than 150 top brands including Clarks, Sperry, Merrell, New Balance, Asics, Rockport, Ecco, Dockers, Naot, La Plume, Josef Seibel, Kenneth Cole, BOC and more.

The modern 9,000 to 15,500 square foot retail stores house over 250,000 pairs of shoes. The quality of the products and the knowledge of the staff are the reason that Peltz Shoes is the #1 shoe store in Pinellas County since 1957. Peltz Shoes has retail locations in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Brandon, Bradenton, Sarasota, Ft. Myers Florida, and online at http://www.PeltzShoes.com.







More Fitness Press Releases

ElliptiGO Inc. Partners with the Atlanta Track Club to Provide New Training Opportunities to the Local Running Community


San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) October 31, 2014

ElliptiGO Inc., creators of the world’s first elliptical cycle, today announced their partnership with Atlanta Track Club (ATC), the second largest running organization in the U.S. Eight new ATC-branded ElliptiGOs are now available for their members to check out, take home, and use as needed. In addition, the ATC will be using the ElliptiGOs to pace various events throughout the year and will have them present at post-race expos and award ceremonies. So far, ElliptiGOs were used as pace vehicles at the AJC Peachtree Road Race in July, the largest 10K in the U.S. and US 10K Championship race, as well as being on hand for pre and post-race events surrounding the Atlanta 10-Miler last weekend.

“We’re excited that this partnership has become a reality,” stated Rich Kenah, Executive Director at Atlanta Track Club. “A fun and effective cross-training tool like the ElliptiGO will be of great value to our runners, so we’re very pleased to offer this as a benefit to our members. Our hope is that by giving them easy access to a low-impact, running-like workout, our runners will integrate more cross-training into their training programs. More cross-training can help our members stay injury-free, improve their performance, and maximize their potential.”

With this partnership, the Atlanta Track Club joins a growing list of clubs and teams that use the ElliptiGO with their athletes, including the Oregon Track Club Elite, the Brooks Beasts, Stanford University, and UC Berkeley.

“We’re thrilled to support such a historic and involved track club,” stated Bryan Pate, Co-Founder and Co-President of ElliptiGO. “The leadership of the Atlanta Track Club is first-class and sees the value in providing the latest and most innovative form of training to their members. We look forward to extending the running life of ATC members so that they can achieve their performance goals and remain an active part of that great community for years to come.”

For more information and to reserve one of the ATC ElliptiGOs, contact Sue Payne: sue(at)atlantatrackclub(dot)com. For more information about ElliptiGO and its products, visit http://www.elliptigo.com or follow them on Twitter @elliptigo and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/elliptigo.

About Atlanta Track Club

Atlanta Track Club is a member-based nonprofit centered around running. Atlanta Track Club is committed to creating an active and healthy Atlanta through world-class events, training programs, and community outreach activities. Today, Atlanta Track Club puts on over 30 events a year throughout the Atlanta area, including the AJC Peachtree Road Race, Atlanta 10-Miler and the Atlanta Half Marathon. With more than 21,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States.

About ElliptiGO

ElliptiGO, Inc. is the San Diego-based company that created the world’s first outdoor elliptical bicycle. Combining the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer, the ElliptiGO® delivers a high-performance workout experience that closely mimics running outdoors while eliminating the impact. Comfortable and easy to ride, elliptical biking is an effective way to build cardiovascular fitness without aggravating injuries and is great for everyone from the weekend warrior to the elite athlete. More than a dozen Olympians, 25 Universities, and 100 professional athletes are leveraging the ElliptiGO to get a cardio workout in without the jarring impact of running or the discomfort of sitting on a traditional bicycle. It’s the most fun and efficient way to get outside and be active. The full line of ElliptiGOs is available for purchase at select retailers nationwide and through the company’s website: http://www.elliptigo.com.

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