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INTERVOICE AND PHS, INC. SIGN JOINT MARKETING AGREEMENT

 DALLAS, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- InterVoice and PHS, Inc. today announce the signing of a joint marketing agreement that will capitalize on the synergy between complementary products of the two companies.
 The agreement focuses on the development and delivery of applications such as bill payment and home shopping. PHS, Inc. has developed a screen phone that will be used by consumers for initiating such services, while InterVoice will provide interactive voice and data response by interfacing with host systems at banks, catalogue retailers, or other businesses providing home shopping.
 These functions are based on the Bellcore signaling protocol for the Analog Display Services Interface (ADSI). This technology allows telephones with display screens to become interactive terminals to various consumer services. Research by The Yankee Group, a Boston-based research firm, says that "the screen phone user market is potentially large, with estimated penetration of ADSI-compatible terminals climbing to 7.5 percent of telephone households by 1997."
 "This emerging market offers tremendous opportunities for those who are responsive and partner with other companies to facilitate the development and delivery of these services. Philips prominence in the consumer marketplace makes them a natural partner," said Tom Hunse, vice president of marketing for InterVoice.
 PHS, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Philips Electronics N.V. of The Netherlands, developed the Screen Phone and PHS Service Platform. Its parent company has been in business for more than 100 years and is among the world's largest electronic companies with operations and employees in 60 countries. Philips is one of the 100 largest manufacturers and top 50 exporters in the United States. Its familiar brand names include Philips, Magnavox, and Norelco. Among the many new technologies pioneered by Philips are audio cassettes, mini-cassettes, compact disc, laser video disc, Compact Disc Interactive (CD-I), and Digital Compact Cassette (DCC) systems.
 InterVoice, Inc. (NASDAQ: INTV), headquartered in Dallas, Texas is a full service voice automation company with more than 3,000 systems installed in 38 countries. Its OneVoice(R) solution provides all voice processing needs by incorporating audiotex, automated attendant, interactive voice response, voice messaging, conferencing, agent screen synchronization and predictive dialing onto a single platform. The OneVoice VoiceChannel Architecture(TM) integrates with virtually any telephone and MIS environment, supporting systems from six to thousands of ports.
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 /CONTACT: Mary Rose Covington, corporate communications of InterVoice, 214-454-8771, or Keith Decie of PHS, 202-434-4505/
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