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ENHANCED COMMUNICATIONS INTRODUCES CALLEXCHANGE(TM), A DISCOUNT, PREPAID LONG DISTANCE CALLING CARD

 NEW CASTLE, Del., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Enhanced Communications Corporation (ECC) has packaged its CallExchange(TM), prepaid long distance calling card to be sold at convenience stores nationwide.
 The card, available for as little as $5 for 12+ calling units, offers buyers discounted rates on long distance, up to 80 percent off other calling methods. The card eliminates surcharges and connection fees common with other services. Card users can call anywhere in the world from any touch tone phone. They also get a free, private voice mailbox and access to CallExchange information services for sports scores, national lottery results, news capsules, stock market reports, soap opera recaps, horoscopes, weather and more.
 Prepaid calling cards have been available in other parts of the world for years, but have only recently started to gain acceptance in the United States. ECC's CallExchange card works much like an ATM or debit card, automatically deducting the amount of your calls from the face value of the card. When the balance on the card is low, the ECC system will tell you, giving you the option to add time with a credit card or from another CallExchange card.
 CallExchange was introduced at the NACS (National Association of Convenience Stores) Annual Meeting and Exposition in September, where it generated a high level of interest within the convenience store industry. ECC plans a national roll-out of the product, which will be supported by advertising in selected markets.
 ECC sees a big demand for the CallExchange card among long distance callers who don't have credit-based calling cards and/or home phones for billing purposes. CallExchange is a great substitute for calling cards and is suited
to the business user. For people who demand privacy,


CallExchange eliminates any record of calls. It also eliminates annoying monthly bills charged against a home number since the card is prepaid. ECC makes the CallExchange system accessible to deaf callers with a dedicated TDD access number, and available to foreign language speakers with on-line prompts in Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Spanish, Hebrew, French and German.
 Private voice mailboxes are free to card holders so they can receive messages 24 hours a day. Card holders can leave a personal recorded message just as with other answering machines. Then, by giving friends and associates their mailbox number, they are able to receive messages that can be checked at any time for no charge. The technology is totally digital and the sound quality is crystal clear.
 ECC has been a long-distance carrier for three years to hotels and private businesses. This is the company's first consumer product.
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 /CONTACT: Deniz Sari of Enhanced Communications Corporation, 302-324-9945/


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