eGIX Launches Its Washington DC Integrated Communications Service to Unite Phone, Fax and E-mail as One Simple, Easy-to-Use System

'Instant Communications by eGIX' Puts People Back in Charge of Their

Communications and Connects DC Metro Regional Customers through a Single

Service Provider



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from eGIX, Inc.

    INDIANAPOLIS and WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- eGIX, a national
 leader in the enhanced personal communication services industry, today
 launched its next-generation carrier-grade Unified Communications service for
 the Washington DC area market. "Instant Communications by eGIX" (ICE) will
 simplify voicemail, e-mail, fax and phone access from PCs, Personal Digital
 Assistants (PDAs), cellular phones and fax machines into a single, easy-to-use
 Web-based interface. News of the launch comes shortly after eGIX announced its
 acquisition of AdvanceNet, a large Regional Internet Service Provider that
 offers dial-up, dedicated high speed and fixed wireless Internet access to
 over 22,000 subscribers. With the DC Metro launch, eGIX will now be able to
 serve all communications needs for dynamic businesses and mobile professionals
 with its state-of-the-art infrastructure and renowned 24 x 7 customer support.
 For the first time, DC Metro customers can use eGIX to regain control of
 multiple communication formats and devices, connecting them with a single
 service, saving time and making communications much easier to manage.
     With phone calls, cellular calls, faxes and e-mails demanding frequent and
 at times, inconvenient attention, mobile professionals and businesses must
 find a more efficient process to manage internal and external communications.
 The new "Instant Communications by eGIX" service allows customers to get all
 their voicemail, e-mail and fax messages in one place, accessible by the
 device of their choice (PC, wireless PDA, Web browser or telephone) anytime,
 and anywhere. In addition, users can take advantage of the powerful
 "One-Number" option that allows a caller to dial one telephone number to speak
 with or to send faxes to a subscriber regardless of where they are located.
 Incoming calls can be sent to voicemail, forwarded to another individual or
 routed to any phone number around the globe.
     "We are very pleased to extend eGIX's service offerings in the Washington
 DC metro area. Our Washington DC customers have been asking for an integrated
 communications solution that will assist them in managing their communication
 needs," said Bob Gallup, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for
 eGIX. "For too long, busy professionals and fast-growing companies have been
 forced to use phone, fax and e-mail as separate systems, which is
 time-consuming, costly and too complicated.  Equally challenging is the
 confusion these multiple systems create for anyone trying to initiate contact
 or send vital information. 'Instant Communications by eGIX' dramatically
 simplifies all these systems into one place, making everyone's life easier."
     Using the "Instant Communications" service is quick and easy. Incoming
 calls to a single, local or "800" number are dynamically routed to an office
 phone, cellular phone or any other subscriber-chosen location around the
 globe, enabling callers to locate subscribers regardless of where the
 subscriber is located.  E-mails, unanswered telephone calls and fax messages
 go into a personal mailbox, which can be accessed, through the subscriber's
 personal password-protected "Instant Communicator Edition" Web page.
 Subscribers can listen to voicemails, faxes or e-mails as audio files, view
 e-mails or faxes as text, respond to their messages, and organize their
 communications, all online. In addition, the "Instant Communicator Edition"
 Web portal provides the subscriber with personal information such as business
 news, weather, stock information and other subscriber selected topics. If
 subscribers are on the go and have Web access through their cellular phone or
 PDA, they can access the same features on demand. For subscribers without
 immediate Web access, voicemail and fax messages can be accessed by phone.
 
     About eGIX ICE
     For Washington DC, eGIX ICE will be available in two versions:  Custom and
 Enhanced. The Custom package will include all standard ICE features of
 consolidated voicemail, email and fax services, with prices starting at
 $9.95 per month. The Enhanced package will include the same features, plus
 toll-free 800# service and increased message storage capacity, with prices
 starting at $14.50 per month. eGIX will provide service package pricing
 increments of 250, 500 or 1,000 minutes per month. Quantity discounts for
 businesses are available. The "Instant Communications by eGIX" service and
 more details are available immediately at www.egix.com.
 
     About eGIX
     eGIX is one of the telecommunication industry's largest privately held
 national providers of customizable, Managed Support Services for carriers and
 simple, easy-to-use, cost-efficient Unified Communications services for
 individual subscribers and small to mid-size businesses. eGIX offers a full
 range of enhanced Unified Communications services which include One Number
 "follow me" services, voice messaging, fax services, long-distance, private
 and shared 800 numbers, enhanced travel cards, pre-paid calling cards and full
 function email. Managed Support Services for carriers include quick-to-deploy,
 customizable facilities management, marketing and product design, customer
 care solutions, project management, billing support and marketing services,
 all designed, delivered, maintained and continuously modified to a carrier's
 unique requirements. eGIX primarily services small and medium-size business
 customers, Local Exchange Carriers (LECs), Competitive Local Exchange Carriers
 (CLECs), Personal Communication Service (PCS) Internet Service Providers
 (ISPs) and cellular providers. For more information, visit the company's Web
 site at www.egix.com.
 
     CONTACT:  Tish Wagner of Bairey & Bedford Public Relations, LLC,
 770-725-0585, or tish@b2pr.com, for eGIX, Inc.; or Bruce Underwood of
 eGIX, Inc., 888-500-1095, or bunderwood@egix.com.
 
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    INDIANAPOLIS and WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- eGIX, a national
 leader in the enhanced personal communication services industry, today
 launched its next-generation carrier-grade Unified Communications service for
 the Washington DC area market. "Instant Communications by eGIX" (ICE) will
 simplify voicemail, e-mail, fax and phone access from PCs, Personal Digital
 Assistants (PDAs), cellular phones and fax machines into a single, easy-to-use
 Web-based interface. News of the launch comes shortly after eGIX announced its
 acquisition of AdvanceNet, a large Regional Internet Service Provider that
 offers dial-up, dedicated high speed and fixed wireless Internet access to
 over 22,000 subscribers. With the DC Metro launch, eGIX will now be able to
 serve all communications needs for dynamic businesses and mobile professionals
 with its state-of-the-art infrastructure and renowned 24 x 7 customer support.
 For the first time, DC Metro customers can use eGIX to regain control of
 multiple communication formats and devices, connecting them with a single
 service, saving time and making communications much easier to manage.
     With phone calls, cellular calls, faxes and e-mails demanding frequent and
 at times, inconvenient attention, mobile professionals and businesses must
 find a more efficient process to manage internal and external communications.
 The new "Instant Communications by eGIX" service allows customers to get all
 their voicemail, e-mail and fax messages in one place, accessible by the
 device of their choice (PC, wireless PDA, Web browser or telephone) anytime,
 and anywhere. In addition, users can take advantage of the powerful
 "One-Number" option that allows a caller to dial one telephone number to speak
 with or to send faxes to a subscriber regardless of where they are located.
 Incoming calls can be sent to voicemail, forwarded to another individual or
 routed to any phone number around the globe.
     "We are very pleased to extend eGIX's service offerings in the Washington
 DC metro area. Our Washington DC customers have been asking for an integrated
 communications solution that will assist them in managing their communication
 needs," said Bob Gallup, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for
 eGIX. "For too long, busy professionals and fast-growing companies have been
 forced to use phone, fax and e-mail as separate systems, which is
 time-consuming, costly and too complicated.  Equally challenging is the
 confusion these multiple systems create for anyone trying to initiate contact
 or send vital information. 'Instant Communications by eGIX' dramatically
 simplifies all these systems into one place, making everyone's life easier."
     Using the "Instant Communications" service is quick and easy. Incoming
 calls to a single, local or "800" number are dynamically routed to an office
 phone, cellular phone or any other subscriber-chosen location around the
 globe, enabling callers to locate subscribers regardless of where the
 subscriber is located.  E-mails, unanswered telephone calls and fax messages
 go into a personal mailbox, which can be accessed, through the subscriber's
 personal password-protected "Instant Communicator Edition" Web page.
 Subscribers can listen to voicemails, faxes or e-mails as audio files, view
 e-mails or faxes as text, respond to their messages, and organize their
 communications, all online. In addition, the "Instant Communicator Edition"
 Web portal provides the subscriber with personal information such as business
 news, weather, stock information and other subscriber selected topics. If
 subscribers are on the go and have Web access through their cellular phone or
 PDA, they can access the same features on demand. For subscribers without
 immediate Web access, voicemail and fax messages can be accessed by phone.
 
     About eGIX ICE
     For Washington DC, eGIX ICE will be available in two versions:  Custom and
 Enhanced. The Custom package will include all standard ICE features of
 consolidated voicemail, email and fax services, with prices starting at
 $9.95 per month. The Enhanced package will include the same features, plus
 toll-free 800# service and increased message storage capacity, with prices
 starting at $14.50 per month. eGIX will provide service package pricing
 increments of 250, 500 or 1,000 minutes per month. Quantity discounts for
 businesses are available. The "Instant Communications by eGIX" service and
 more details are available immediately at www.egix.com.
 
     About eGIX
     eGIX is one of the telecommunication industry's largest privately held
 national providers of customizable, Managed Support Services for carriers and
 simple, easy-to-use, cost-efficient Unified Communications services for
 individual subscribers and small to mid-size businesses. eGIX offers a full
 range of enhanced Unified Communications services which include One Number
 "follow me" services, voice messaging, fax services, long-distance, private
 and shared 800 numbers, enhanced travel cards, pre-paid calling cards and full
 function email. Managed Support Services for carriers include quick-to-deploy,
 customizable facilities management, marketing and product design, customer
 care solutions, project management, billing support and marketing services,
 all designed, delivered, maintained and continuously modified to a carrier's
 unique requirements. eGIX primarily services small and medium-size business
 customers, Local Exchange Carriers (LECs), Competitive Local Exchange Carriers
 (CLECs), Personal Communication Service (PCS) Internet Service Providers
 (ISPs) and cellular providers. For more information, visit the company's Web
 site at www.egix.com.
 
     CONTACT:  Tish Wagner of Bairey & Bedford Public Relations, LLC,
 770-725-0585, or tish@b2pr.com, for eGIX, Inc.; or Bruce Underwood of
 eGIX, Inc., 888-500-1095, or bunderwood@egix.com.
 
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