|[January 18, 2005]
eLEC's VoX Deploys Packet Telephony Technology and Begins Offering VoIP Services Nationwide
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 18, 2005 -- eLEC Communications Corp. (OTCBB:ELEC), a local telecommunications company in White Plains, NY, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary VoX Communications has successfully deployed its packet telephony technology, and is now offering local and long-distance residential and business Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service nationwide.
In addition, Chairman and President of the International Packet Communications Consortium (IPCC) Michael Khalilian welcomed participation and membership of eLEC to the IPCC saying, "eLEC has a unique status among CLECs by having traditional TDM networks in addition to VoIP platforms and service offerings." The IPCC is the industry's leading international association dedicated to advancing the deployment of VoIP and packet communications technology.
eLEC's CEO, Paul Riss, said, "We are very pleased to have reached an important milestone in transitioning eLEC to a VoIP service provider while continuing to offer our traditional telephone services. This deployment comes after many months of careful planning and it is gratifying to see the results of our efforts unfold according to plan. We are a progressive company that is committed to bringing our existing customers greater choice by offering packet telephony services -- the next step in the advancement of telecommunications. Now, we have an integrated suite of communications services for business and residential customers, including local, long distance, dedicated access, and VoIP."
VoX's President, Mark Richards, added, "It's exciting that we have deployed an advanced packet telephony technology, and we are especially proud that we own the code to our software, unlike most in this nascent VoIP business. We are pioneering advanced building blocks in packet telephony development, and we look forward to bringing these components into exciting new products for our customers."
VoX Communications offers VoIP services to the small business and residential marketplace. This feature-rich offering includes Call Hold, Call Waiting, Caller ID, Call Transfer, Hunt Groups, Do Not Disturb, Call Forward, International Call Blocking, Call Return, Repeat Dialing/Redial, Extension Dialing, Anonymous Call Rejection and email notification of voicemail, all at no additional charge. Add-on features include: Multibox Voicemail, Music on Hold, Corporate Conference calling, Reassign Phone, Find me/Follow me, Auto Attendant, among others.
VoX's residential and business VoIP service pricing begins at $29.95/month and is available now.
About eLEC Communications
eLEC Communications Corp. is a publicly traded local telecommunications company that is taking advantage of the convergence of the technological and regulatory developments in the Internet and telecommunications markets. eLEC provides an integrated suite of communications services to business and residential customers, including local, long distance, dedicated access, and VoIP.
About VoX Communications
VoX Communications is a wholly-owned subsidiary of eLEC Communications Corp., a 40-year old publicly held company. VoX provides enhanced Voice over IP (VoIP) telephone service to small business and residential customers who have a high-speed broadband Internet connection. VoX's VoIP service is a feature-rich, low-cost and high-quality alternative to traditional landline phone service. For more information, visit www.myvox.net.
International Packet Communications Consortium (IPCC) is a leading international industry association dedicated to accelerating the deployment of VoIP, video over IP, and packet technologies and services over converged wireless, wireline, and cable broadband networks. The IPCC is comprised of service providers, solutions providers, systems integrators, and government agencies translating industry standards into revenue generating services. Our members develop simpler, more cost effective technical frameworks for converged services in wireline, cable, 3G, WiFi, and WiMAX networks. The organization continues the groundbreaking work of the International Softswitch Consortium (ISC) founded in 1998. For more information, visit www.packetcomm.org.
This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. eLEC's actual results may differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such a difference include, among others, certain risks and uncertainties over which the company may have no control. For further discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see the discussions contained in eLEC's Annual Report on Form 10-KSB for the year ended November 30, 2003, eLEC's Quarterly Report on Form 10-QSB for the quarters ended February 29, 2004, May 31, 2004 and August 31, 2004 and any subsequent SEC filings.
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