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Telespree Awarded Additional Patent on Instant Wireless Activation and Provisioning

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

San Francisco, CA -- Telespree Communications, the leading developer of self-service solutions for wireless carriers, announced that it has received the Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a new patent covering automated provisioning and activation of a wireless device. The patent protects the key technology behind Telespree's innovative platform -- a solution that fully automates activation including device programming, service enrollment, ongoing account maintenance, rate plan changes and promotions for wireless networks. Telespree has five patents covering its core technology dating back to 1999.

"Telespree's self-service technology allows wireless carriers to automate manual processes to significantly lower customer care and retail operations costs, while satisfying the end-user's natural preference for the self-service option," said Bill deKay, CEO for Telespree. "Telespree continues to innovate in the wireless industry and pave the way for new business models and wireless devices."

The Notice of Allowance corresponds to U.S. patent application serial number 7,274,928 B2 entitled "PORTABLE CELLULAR PHONE SYSTEM HAVING AUTOMATIC INTITALIZATION." The patent covers an automated solution that ties service entitlement and provisioning to the device identity at point of initial activation. The invention provides wireless devices with immediate limited or unlimited access to the wireless network. The solution eliminates the need for retail agents, call center agents and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems to provide basic device provisioning and activation services. Telespree's technology also supports applications where network resources are used only on demand.

"Telespree is at the forefront of wireless development," said deKay. "Our technology supports not only devices such as phones but also fosters intermittent wireless use scenarios, such as session based wireless modems, telemetry transmitters, and emergency-only devices."

The technology described in the patent has been successfully deployed commercially in Europe and North America, and has won numerous industry awards including the SUPERCOMM Award for Most Promising Network Technologies in 2003 and the First Place, Cingular Award, in the North American 2005 SIMagine contest for Most Innovative Use of GSM SIM Technology.

About Telespree Communications

Telespree is the leading developer of self-service solutions. Telespree's innovative network solution transforms any wireless device into a convenient customer self-service terminal, allowing carriers to reduce customer and distribution costs while at the same time improving the end-user experience. Telespree has created the industry's first self-service platform for automated activation, programming, service enrollment and ongoing account maintenance using only the device without the aid of a sales clerk, call center or manual processes. To learn more about Telespree, visit

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