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Locus Acts Fast with New, Cutting-Edge Automation

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ, November 17, 2004 — Headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Locus Telecommunications, a full-service telecommunications company and one of the nation’s premier prepaid wireless MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators), today announced the introduction of its newest distributor support service – ActFast SM – a quick, simple and fully automated way to activate Locus prepaid wireless phones.

Traditionally, the wireless industry’s phone activation processes are time consuming, labor-intensive, and costly. In its continued efforts to support its distribution partners, Locus created ActFast SM
to interface and exchange information with both the underlying carrier’s mobile switch activation and billing platforms. This proprietary solution also incorporates speech recognition as a component of an automated means to add airtime to the end users wireless phone account.

According to Ken Myers, Locus’ Senior Director of Marketing, “ActFast SM is a tremendous tool for our distributors and dealers that will dramatically reduce the amount of time to activate a phone to as little as 60 seconds.” Through ActFast SM, Locus’ distributors and dealers can activate and pre-load promotional minutes through either an IVR or web-based application. Once the activation process is completed, Over-The-Air (OTA) programming is transmitted to and downloaded by the wireless phone. Although ActFast SM is now available to Locus distributors and dealers, Locus continues to support activations through its customer service agents that are available during retailing hours 7 days a week.

About Locus Telecommunications
Founded in 1989, Locus Telecommunications is an established, leading provider of long distance, wireless, point-of-sale and carrier services; delivering clients reliable access to advanced, affordable telecommunications products and services that meet their needs at home and around the globe. Currently, Locus reaches consumers through more than 50,000 locations nationwide for prepaid wireless and calling card products, serves more than 250,000 wireless customers and generates over 300 million long distance network minutes per month. Additional information about Locus can be found at www.LocusTelecom.com.