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Western Union Agent Locations Now Accepting Oxygen Wireless Recharges

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ, March 14, 2006 –Western Union® consumers are receiving a breath of fresh air…with Oxygen WirelessSM GSM that is. Airtime replenishment for Oxygen WirelessSM GSM, a service provided by Locus Telecommunications, is now available at over 47,000 participating Western Union Agent locations nationwide.

Jennifer Frisby, Client Services Manager at Western Union stated, “When we look for a company to collaborate with, we look for organizations who offer robust product and services that match the Western Union consumer demographic. In the prepaid wireless industry, Locus is an example of this match. Its Oxygen WirelessSM GSM brand is a demographic fit for both our consumers.”

Both organizations are optimistic that this program will be a success. According to Fred Holub, Director of Wireless Sales at Locus Telecommunications, “The partnership with Western Union is a key strategic initiative for Locus. The access that Western Union provides at its Agent locations nationwide is a strong determining factor in the way customers can recharge their wireless airtime. There may not be a big box or regional chain in every city and every town. However, it’s a good bet there always is a Western Union Agent location right around the corner.”

Oxygen WirelessSM GSM was successfully launched in April 2005. Since then, it has established itself as one of the leading national prepaid wireless brands. Locus is committed to finding additional, convenient and trusted ways for customers to replenish minutes to their Oxygen WirelessSM GSM accounts. With Western Union as one of its newest prepaid wireless partners, Locus continues to deliver on that commitment, increasing the value of Oxygen WirelessSM GSM to its customers.

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 60,000 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.

About First Data
First Data Corp. (NYSE: FDC) is a leading provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. Serving 4.6 million merchant locations, 1,500 financial institutions and millions of consumers, First Data powers the global economy by making it easy, fast and secure for people and businesses around the world to buy goods and services using virtually any form of payment. The company's portfolio of services and solutions includes credit, debit, private-label, gift and other prepaid card issuing and merchant transaction processing services; money transfer services; money orders; fraud protection and authentication solutions; check guarantee and verification services through TeleCheck; as well as Internet commerce and mobile solutions. Western Union, together with Orlandi Valuta and Vigo, make up one of the world's largest money transfer networks with more than 271,000 Agent locations in more than 200 countries and territories. The company's STAR Network offers PIN-secured debit acceptance at 1.9 million ATM and retail locations. For more information, visit www.firstdata.com.