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Locus Telecommunications
History
Locus Telecommunications began as many small companies do…with an idea. Our goal, offer exactly what the public wants…innovative, easy-to-use products at a cost-effective price. This is our story:
2008
  • H2O Wireless & Magicpins Forged New Partnership
  • H2O Wireless partnered with Strauss Auto to distribute service in Strauss'
  • Served 90 Regional locations
  • H2O Wireless was the first US MVNO to debut alcatel mobile phones
2007
  • Latin Recording Artist Toby Love & Latin Recording Label Scarlito Records, partnered with Locus to develop the company’s first Latin Music Celebrity endorsed Calling Card.
2006
  • SDI & Locus joint a partnership to form the "Hot Dog" co-branded Calling Card
  • Locus launched new VoIP service (FonByNetSM) to its extensive portfolio of prepaid products
  • Locus established a branch office in Seoul, South Korea to enhance the company’s expansion in Asia as well as further develop its current business in the U.S.
  • H2O Wireless GSM airtime became available at over 47,000 participating Western Union Agent locations nationwide
  • Tedeschi’s Food Shops, Inc. offered Wireless GSM prepaid wireless service at 210 convenience stores located throughout New England
  • Locus expanded its operations including a 10,000 square foot, 100-seat state-of-the-art call center as well as a new and expanded east coast Distribution Center
2005
  • Locus was the first MVNO to launch prepaid GSM to independent distributors nationwide. Four new GSM brands include – CallPlus® Wireless GSM, Locus® Mobile™ GSM, H2O Wireless GSM and POPSM.
  • Locus’ Calling Card division successfully launched GEO Asia and Africa, which represent the best and the most competitive alternatives for end-users looking to reach the Middle Eastern, Asian and African calling card segments.
2004
  • Locus launched two new national CDMA prepaid wireless brands – VIVASM Prepaid Wireless and Locus® PlatinumSM.
  • Locus introduced automated replenishment for Calling Cards and Wireless Airtime, allowing end-users to purchase and automatically load airtime over the phone (through a Customer Care IVR) without using a PIN.
  • Locus announces ActFast SM a quick and fully automated way to activate Locus prepaid wireless phones.
2003
  • Prepaid wireless business doubled and Locus introduced H2O Wireless GSM a ground breaking 15 cent flat rate product with free International Long Distance calling.
  • Calling card traffic reached 2 billion minutes for the year, increasing our total switch capacity by 40% over 2002.
  • LOPEDS, Locus’ Point-Of-Sale system, was launched and it generated over 66,000 sales transactions for the year.
2002
  • Locus continued to operate as one of the largest U.S. prepaid wireless re-sellers with having more than 100,000 customers.
  • Introduced NO-PIN™ and EZ Balance Recharge™, innovative features that successfully made Locus calling card services easier and less costly to use.
  • Local Access calling card service expanded to Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego and San Francisco.
  • With annual calling card minutes well over the 1 billion minute mark, Locus expanded its VoIP bandwidth for international call termination and installs its tenth network switch.
2001
  • Locus became one of the country's leading prepaid wireless re-sellers with over 70,000 customers.
  • Calling card Local Access service was added in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago and Seattle. Monthly traffic approached 80 million minutes and all switch capacity was upgraded to 160 T1s.
  • To meet the increasing demand for its services, Locus extended Operation Hours of Customer Care into 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by installing an Interactive Voice Response system.
2000
  • Locus was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the "fastest-growing New Jersey small companies".
  • Wireless presence expanded into the top 30 U.S. metropolitan markets with the launch of CallPlus Nationwide PCS, a digital prepaid service.
  • For the year, Locus carried over 700 million long distance minutes, built four additional 160 T1 capacity switches, installed VoIP gateways for larger volume international terminations and built new switching facility in Newark, NJ.
  • Locus entered the long distance carrier wholesale market, leveraging its scale and network management capabilities.
1999
  • With growing success, CallPlus Wireless® service launched in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington D.C., Seattle, Baltimore and Las Vegas.
  • Locus introduced Local Access calling card service, providing customers with more economical rates. Annual calling card traffic doubled, exceeding 500 million minutes. A fifth switch was installed to handle rapidly increasing network minutes.
  • Locus entered into agreement with GeoCapital Partners for $10 million in equity financing to fuel continuous growth.
1998
  • With year end monthly minute traffic at 30 million, Locus' annual minutes cross the 200 million minute threshold.
  • To handle continued growth, a Los Angeles switching facility was established and switch capacity was expanded.
  • Locus expanded its product portfolio, introducing CallPlus Wireless® service in New York City.
1997
  • Locus calling card traffic increased to 10 million minutes a month and network minutes for the year hit 106 million.
  • Switch capacity and the platform were upgraded to a National Applied Computer Technologies STX.
1996
  • Monthly calling card traffic exceeded one million minute mark. Year end minutes of usage was over 41 million.
  • Locus installed its New York switching facility and a prepaid platform - the Talking Debit International System.
1995
  • Locus successfully launched three calling card affinity marketing programs with Korean Air, Samsung Electronics, and Japan Tobacco.
  • With the introduction of the CallPlus® branded calling card, monthly traffic tripled, reaching nearly five million minutes for the year.
1994
  • Locus introduced its first long distance calling card product, Smart Call, targeting international and business travelers; and generated $100,000 in business.
  • Monthly calling card traffic grows 4-fold and Locus installs its first long distance switch, the VX System.
1993
  • Locus Telecommunications began selling the voice mail system.

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