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RootMetrics and MONEY Team Up to Help Mobile Consumers Find the Best Mobile Phone Plans

BELLEVUE, WASH., June 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RootMetrics®, the standard for independent mobile performance measurement, today announced that its RootScore® performance information is now featured in MONEY's new online tool, "Find the Best Cell Phone Plan for You" (time.com/money/3913337/best-cellphone-plans-interactive). The cellphone plan picker, which launches today, allows consumers to enter information such as location, the number of lines they want, and each user's data needs, then click to see a list of recommended mobile phone plans. Results include projected monthly service bills and total two-year costs, plus the most recent RootMetrics mobile network performance results for Reliability, Speed, Data, and Overall Performance by US city and state.

"It's no longer a luxury to have fast and reliable mobile service, it's a requirement," said Bill Moore, CEO of RootMetrics. "Consumers are often shocked to realize that they could buy a good used car for less than the cost of a two-year mobile phone contract. We are on a mission to make sure they have the information they need to make the best mobile decisions." RootMetrics will continuously update the mobile performance information in MONEY's online tool.

"Our goal is to help people find the cellphone plan that is the best value for them, and we're happy to be working with RootMetrics to ensure that outcome," said Diane Harris, Editor of MONEY.

The debut of the Money.com cellphone plan picker accompanies the publication of the article "Find Your Perfect Cell Plan" in MONEY's July issue and online at Money.com, making this the second year that MONEY, the nation's leading personal finance magazine, has ranked cellphone plans for consumers.

"Our rigorous testing and reports give consumers easy-to-understand, fiercely independent information about mobile performance in everyday life conditions, providing a true picture of the mobile consumer experience," adds Moore. "We are excited to partner with Money Magazine to make sure consumers have up-to-date information when they need it."

About RootMetrics®

RootMetrics® is an independent mobile analytics firm that offers insights into the consumer mobile experience. RootMetrics provides data on mobile network performance to help people make more informed mobile decisions. The company offers its RootScore® Report series for the nation, states, metropolitan markets, and airports, as well as its downloadable CoverageMap app. To ensure that RootMetrics testing reflects real-world mobile usage, testing is conducted based on where, when, and how consumers use their devices most often.

About MONEY and Money.com

MONEY is the nation's leading personal finance brand, with a magazine circulation of 1.7 million. MONEY and Money.com help Americans make smart choices in all aspects of their financial lives, including saving, investing, careers, retirement, and smart spending.

About Time Inc.

Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 120 million visitors each month, including over 40 websites. Our influential brands include Money, People, Sports Illustrated, InStyle, Time, Real Simple, Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Travel + Leisure, Cooking Light, Fortune and Food & Wine, as well as more than 50 diverse titles in the United Kingdom such as Decanter and Horse & Hound. Time Inc. is home to celebrated events and franchises including the Fortune 500, Time 100, People's Sexiest Man Alive, Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year, the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, the Essence Festival and the biennial Fortune Global Forum.

CONTACT: Dominic Weeks for RootMetrics dweeks@shiftcomm.com 617-779-1818Source: RootMetrics