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Hop-on Unveils Its US$39 Carrier Grade Wi-Fi Phone
[May 22, 2005]

Hop-on Unveils Its US$39 Carrier Grade Wi-Fi Phone


IRVINE, California, May 23 /PRNewswire/ --

- Total Billing and Security Enablement Solution


HOP-ON, INC. (OTC Bulletin Board: HPNN) today announced the debut of its
HOP1502 Wi-Fi IP phone that together with its software solution unchains
users from their fixed phone lines, allowing them to make secure calls from
anywhere there is a Wi-Fi hot spot - at home, at work, around town; in
airports, coffee shops, & hotels and even internationally. The HOP1502
handset provides all the features and functionality of a VoIP terminal
adapter but has the advantage of enabling users to talk from any available
public or private Wi-Fi access point.

Hop-on's Wi-Fi handset features a small form factor similar to today's
mobile phones and it supports a wide variety of VoIP features and functions,
based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). Service providers can offer
high-value call features, such as three-way calling, call waiting, call
forwarding and more based on the capabilities of their call servers. The
HOP1502 also enables voice processes, including comfort noise generation,
voice activity detection, and echo cancellation, as well as IP protocol
features such as Real-Time Transfer Protocol (RTP), Session Description
Protocol, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and Virtual SIM (VSIM).
For more information on Hop-on's Wi-Fi phone, please visit
http://www.hop-on.com or contact [email protected]

According to market research firm Instat, "The number of mobile/WLAN
(VOIP) subscribers is to reach over 256 million worldwide by 2009. By 2009,
the numbers of subscribers using WLAN for voice is expected to exceed those
using WLAN for data only."

"Hop-on believes that the features and price point of the HOP1502 Wi-Fi
IP handset will be challenging to the Industry," said Samuel Demissie,
President of Hop-on. "Wi-Fi phones have not yet been deployed in quantity by
carriers due to security challenges such as fraud, theft of call information,
passwords and the lack of 911 Emergency Service." In response to this, Hop-on
working together with industry leading security partners, has developed a
total solution package for carriers and hotspot owners, which enables
seamless authentication and billing enablement for the carrier. Utilizing the
Virtual SIM (VSIM) patented software technology, which replicates the same
benefits of GSM/CDMA security and authentication in Wi-Fi phones, Hop-on has
now substantially reduced the security and billing challenges faced by
carriers.


Solution highlights:

- Handset Identification: The VSIM solution enables, as its primary
value, non-ambiguous identification of a "handset", protecting it
against impersonation, anti-replay and fraud. The unbreakable VSIM
scheme allows Service Providers to address the more challenging and
demanding security needs related to mobile VoIP terminals to operate
on a public infrastructure.

- Managing user access rights: VSIM exchanges allow for the transport
of dynamically updated information regarding user access rights.
This feature, which does not require a tight synchronization with
billing systems, provides a complementary security level regarding
subscriber consumption.

- Usage monitoring: VSIM billing ticket management monitors access and
services usage. It provides an additional level of information
derived from connection monitoring, that can serve to crosscheck or
increase existing billing system accuracy.

- Encryption: VSIM provides an encryption mechanism for the media flow
itself, applicable to voice, data or video streams on the handset.

About HOP-ON, INC.

HOP-ON (OTC: HPNN) develops and markets wireless phones and accessories
as well as wireless surveillance systems. Its product line includes the next
generation CDMA2000 handsets designed by its Dallas R&D team as well as
GSM/WIFI handsets. Hop-on targets its phones to both emerging market carriers
and other domestic carriers and resellers needing an entry level priced
phone. In addition, Hop-on offers a line of innovative and attractively
priced wireless accessories for both Hop-on phones and other leading
manufacturers as well as affordable, wireless surveillance systems. Hop-on is
also known for developing the world's first disposable cell phone. It was an
IS-95 CDMA phone that was sold to consumers with prepaid airtime and included
the capability to add on additional minutes. For more information, visit
http://www.Hop-on.com .


CONTACTS:
David Pasquale, +1-646-536-7006 or Abbas Qasim, +1-646-536-7014
Both with The Ruth Group, www.TheRuthGroup.com

This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning
of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, regarding, among other things,
the Company's business and financial plans, strategies and prospects.
Although the Company believes that its plans, intentions and expectations
reflected in or suggested by these forward-looking statements are reasonable,
it cannot provide assurance that it will achieve or realize these plans,
intentions or expectations. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject
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will, may, intend, estimated, and potential, among others. Important factors
that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking
statements made in this news release include market conditions and those set
forth in any reports or documents that the Company may file from time to time
with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. All
forward-looking statements attributable to the company or a person acting on
its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary
language.


Web site: http://www.hop-on.com
http://www.TheRuthGroup.com



Hop-on Inc.


David Pasquale, +1-646-536-7006, or Abbas Qasim, +1-646-536-7014, both with The Ruth Group, for Hop-on, Inc.

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