Nov 29, 2001
Q Comm International Inc:
(800) 626-9941, ext. 3301 Fax (801) 222-9555,
President, Microcap Financial Services
John Rafacz, or Sara Faiola
Faiola Davis Public Relations
Phone: (310) 248-5454
Q COMM ADDS VOICE INTERNET SERVICE
TO QXPRESS PLATFORM
(Orem, UT) - November 29, 2001 - Q Comm International, Inc. (OTC BB: QCCM), a prepaid wireless
technology and information services company, announced today that it has signed an agreement with
InternetSpeech, a San Jose, California-based provider of netECHO voice Internet technology, to distribute
voice-activated Internet service through Qxpress point-of-sale activation (POSA) terminals.
The new prepaid service enables those who purchase an InternetSpeech personal identification number (PIN)
through Qxpress to dial a number and connect to the Internet using any wireline or wireless phone.
Once online, users speak commands into their phones to surf web sites, search for information, and check
and respond to email. InternetSpeech’s netECHO service enables users to get news, weather, horoscopes
and more by translating web-based information and reading it using text-to-speech technology.
The netECHO service is intended
for people who are on-the-go, such as wireless phone subscribers, and those without a computer.
"The prepaid industry continues to
expand with new product offerings like voice access to the Internet," said Paul Hickey, Chief Executive Officer
at Q Comm International, Inc. "While prepaid wireless, long distance and dial tone are most commonly sold through
Qxpress terminals at retail locations around the country, there’s great promise in many additional services like
prepaid Internet access, prepaid credit cards and more."
"We’ve invested considerable effort in designing our Qxpress system to be as flexible as the market is dynamic and
to efficiently distribute any number of products and services in the future. As we continue to build our retail
network, one significant strategy is to continue adding new products and services."
"Today’s deal further validates netECHO as the leading voice Internet solution, and demonstrates the growing demand
for voice Internet capabilities among companies in the burgeoning Internet services industry," said Dr. Emdad Khan, founder,
president and CEO of InternetSpeech. "InternetSpeech is looking forward to working with Q Comm, and providing its customers
with a value-add service that can instantly connect them to the Internet with any mobile or land line telephone."
the leader in Voice Internet,
develops and markets netECHO, the only software available that provides businesses and consumers
complete anytime, anywhere voice-based telephone access to the Internet. The company's
patent-pending technology can be bundled with other products, such as traditional computer-based
Internet access or voice mail, and can be customized to meet individual business needs, such as
employee access to Intranet sites. InternetSpeech also offers business software that automates
the process of voice-enabling a company's Web site and applications in any language, furthering
the development of a globally connected voice Internet.
a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, Calif.,
launched netECHO in November 2000. For more information about InternetSpeech, visit
www.InternetSpeech.com, or call 1-877-312-4638.
ABOUT Q COMM INTERNATIONAL:
International, Inc. (OTCBB: QCCM) is a leading prepaid wireless technology and information services
company. Under its Qxpress™ brand, Q Comm produces hardware and software systems that enable prepaid
wireless and other carriers to electronically deliver their products and services to retail points of sale.
Q Comm offers turnkey point-of-sale solutions by bundling its hardware and software with data center
management, systems integration, and consulting services. Q Comm solutions are scalable and enable retailers
to sell multiple products from multiple carriers. This scalability enables Q Comm and its partner retailers,
agents, and carriers to quickly grow sales at relatively little additional overhead, increasing profitability
among all parties. Q Comm’s products also reduce or eliminate inventory costs, out-of-stocks, and theft, while
providing premier reporting and inventory management for all parties in the distribution chain of prepaid services.
For its industry innovation and leadership, Q Comm has been selected as one of the "Top 10 Companies to Watch" by
Intele-Card News, the leading prepaid telecom publication in the United States.
www.QComm, or call (800) 626-9941, ext. 3301.
This press release
contains forward-looking statements. The words “estimate”, “possible” and “seeking” and similar
expressions identify forward-looking statements, which speak only as to the date the statement was
made. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements,
whether because of new information, future events, or otherwise. Forward-looking statements are inherently
subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted, or quantified. Future events and
actual results could differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying the
forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties to which forward-looking statements are subject
include, but are not limited to, the effect of government regulation, competition and other material risks.