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Fist MVNO to Launch Prepaid GSM

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ, May 16, 2005 - Headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Locus Telecommunications, an established, leading provider of prepaid services and a prepaid MVNO pioneer, today announced a national launch of its GSM wireless service. Locus is the first MVNO to offer this prepaid GSM service to independent distributors and dealers in major metro markets nationwide.

Ken Myers, Senior Director of Marketing at Locus, states, “As the first MVNO to offer prepaid GSM service to independent distributors nationwide, Locus has strengthened its leadership position of servicing distribution in key prepaid markets. By adding GSM to a portfolio that already includes TDMA and CDMA, we’re confident that our programs will continue to win over the loyalty of distributors and wireless customers nationwide.”

These newly launched services from Locus feature Unlimited Nights, an Exclusive Rewards Program, discounts on text messaging, free international long distance to over 50 countries including Mexico as well as free domestic long distance and rates as low as 9 cents. Myers adds, “These new GSM features along with our ActFast SM activation system, our best in class customer care and superior fulfillment services, will further differentiate Locus from its competition, making Locus the leading choice for distributors, dealers and wireless customers throughout the country.”

Locus’ launch of GSM builds on its pioneering 7-year history of providing prepaid MVNO services where it has built a base of more than 250,000 TDMA and CDMA customers. Locus sells its services through a national network of distributors and dealers that reach key ethnic segments – un-banked or under-banked consumers - through more than 50,000 locations nationwide.

About Locus Telecommunications
Locus Telecommunications is an established, leading provider of long distance, MVNO wireless, point-of-sale and carrier services. Locus delivers 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 network minutes per month. Additional information can be found at www.LocusTelecom.com.