August 11, 2020
Phobio Partners with Pure TalkUSA and H2O Wireless to Launch Device Trade-In and Upgrade Program

Company’s Integrated Platform Enables Customers to Trade-In Mobile Devices Online and Receive Credit Toward New Device Purchases 

Atlanta, GA (May 28, 2020) – Phobio, the omnichannel trade-in service that allows for simplified consumer and business technology device upgrades, today announced its partnership with Pure TalkUSA and H2O Wireless, two mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) owned by Telrite Holdings, Inc.  The partnership provides Pure TalkUSA and H2O Wireless with the capability to launch for the first time, a device trade-in program.

“In partnership with Phobio, Telrite Holdings is pleased to offer a device trade-in option for our customers looking to trade-in their old device when purchasing a new phone from H2O Wireless or Pure TalkUSA,” said William Curry, Chief Strategy Officer at Telrite Holdings, Inc. “As leaders in the MVNO space, this is yet another feature that puts our brands a step above the competition.”

Phobio is the premier trade-in service provider for many mobile operators and iconic consumer electronic brands in North America. Through their simple, safe and secure trade-in experience offering optimal values, Phobio helps Pure TalkUSA and H2O Wireless increase device sales and improve both customer purchasing power and customer satisfaction.

“We’re excited to work with two unique brands of Telrite Holdings and simplify the device trade-in process for their customers,” said Stephen Wakeling, CEO, and Co-Founder of Phobio. “Now more than ever, omnichannel experience is important to give customers the flexibility to trade-in their devices safely online. Phobio is proud to provide a secure and versatile service that elevates the trade-in experience end-to-end.”

About Telrite Holdings, Inc.

Telrite Holdings, Inc. is a telecom provider offering service to a broad spectrum of customers with specific needs. The company reaches those who are often underserved by other providers through a portfolio of companies:

  • Pure TalkUSA – offers no-contract wireless and U.S.-based customer service, with a focus on budget-conscious consumers
  • Telrite Corporation – provides local and long-distance service across the country
  • Life Wireless – provides government-subsidized mobile phone service for qualifying low-income consumers through the Federal Lifeline program.
  • Locus/H20 Wireless – offers no-contract wireless services for every need and budget on the nation’s largest and most reliable GSM networks

Learn more at

About Pure TalkUSA 

Founded in 2004, Veteran-owned Pure TalkUSA is a nationwide cell phone service provider of low-cost, high-value cell phone service. It operates using the nation’s largest GSM network to provide reliable, affordable unlimited calling plans starting at $20/month — with no contract, no restrictions, and no extra fees – along with U.S.-based customer service. Pure TalkUSA is focused on delivering affordable, high-value unlimited service plans and handsets, along with the latest wireless technology for the best customer experience. Visit for additional information.

About H2O® Wireless

H2O® Wireless offers no-contract wireless services for every need and budget on the nation’s largest and most reliable GSM networks. Get unlimited domestic and international talk and text, data, pay-per-use plans, and more with phones from every major brand. Or, use H2O® Wireless with your existing iPhone, Android, or other smartphones with H2O SIM Starter Kit – all with no activation, overages, or hidden fees. Find H2O® Wireless at over 100,000 retailers nationwide including Best Buy or visit H2O® Wireless is a Locus Telecommunications brand.

About Phobio

Headquartered in Atlanta, Phobio offers software and services that enable brands to transform how they engage with customers and employees and disrupt their respective marketplace. Founded in 2010, the company’s product portfolio includes its namesake omnichannel software platform that automates mobile device trade-ins and revolutionizes the way consumers and businesses upgrade to the latest technology. For more information, visit