Golden State Cellular to Accelerate Rollout of 'Safety Talk' Services Through Special Arrangement With Preferred Voice

First Deployment for Preferred Voice in the State of California



Apr 05, 2001, 01:00 ET from Preferred Voice, Inc.

    DALLAS, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Preferred Voice, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   PFVI) announced today that it has entered the California
 wireless market and will be offering its speech recognition services through
 its alliance with Golden State Cellular.  Preferred's leading edge technology
 enables wireless carriers nationwide to offer voice-activated services to
 their subscribers using current equipment and existing calling plans.  The
 Company's voice-activated dialing is a trend-setting new feature that offers a
 safer alternative to touch-tone dialing to place phone calls, especially while
 driving.  Citing increased concerns regarding driving and cell phone use,
 Golden State Cellular will begin making Preferred's voice-activated dialing
 service available to its entire subscriber base through a special arrangement
 with Preferred Voice.  Preferred Voice has similar arrangements with other
 major wireless carriers.  Service will be available in late April of this year
 under the name "Safety Talk".
     Preferred Voice markets innovative speech recognition services to wireless
 and other telecommunications providers across the United States.  These
 services include voice activated dialing, voice mail navigation, directory
 assistance and information content that does not require the subscriber to buy
 or install any extra equipment.  Additionally, all of these voice services
 overlay on their existing wireless phones as a voice alternative to touchtone.
     "We're excited to work with Golden State to bring the safety of Voice
 Dialing services to all their customers," said G. Ray Miller, president and
 CEO of Preferred Voice.  "We look forward to making additional voice enhanced
 services available to this important market."
     "The addition of voice-activated dialing to our extensive line of value-
 added features is a perfect match," commented Dan Rule, General Manager of
 Golden State Cellular.  "Voice Dial enables our customers to enjoy the
 benefits of virtually hands-free use of their wireless phones, significantly
 increasing its convenience and safety."
     This press release contains forward-looking statements.  Since all
 statements about Preferred Voice's plans, estimates, and expectations are
 based on current projections that involve risks and uncertainties, and are
 subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results may differ
 materially from expected results.  Readers should consider these risks and
 uncertainties, which are discussed in documents filed by Preferred Voice, Inc.
 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  These documents identify
 important factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially
 from those contained in the forward-looking statements.  Preferred Voice, Inc.
 expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
 
     About Golden State Cellular
     Golden State Cellular is one of the pioneer phone companies in California.
 As one of the state's leading wireless providers, they provide state-of-the-
 art cellular services to their subscribers in an area in central California
 with 150,000 POPS.  The company is privately held and is located in Sonora,
 California.
     Statements concerning Golden State are derived from information provided
 to Preferred Voice, Inc. by Golden State and Preferred Voice, Inc. bears no
 responsibility for the accuracy of such information.
 
     About Preferred Voice, Inc.
     Based in Dallas, TX, Preferred Voice, Inc. is a leading voice recognition
 technology company that markets its services to wireless, ILEC and CLEC
 companies across the United States.  Preferred Voice has developed its Voice
 Integrated Platform System (VIP) on an industrial grade, fault-tolerant,
 Windows NT-based server.  Preferred Voice has signed agreements with
 32 telecom carriers that serve more than 4.5 million subscriber lines in
 34 states.  For more information and a live demonstration, please visit
 www.preferredvoice.com.
 
 

SOURCE Preferred Voice, Inc.
    DALLAS, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Preferred Voice, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   PFVI) announced today that it has entered the California
 wireless market and will be offering its speech recognition services through
 its alliance with Golden State Cellular.  Preferred's leading edge technology
 enables wireless carriers nationwide to offer voice-activated services to
 their subscribers using current equipment and existing calling plans.  The
 Company's voice-activated dialing is a trend-setting new feature that offers a
 safer alternative to touch-tone dialing to place phone calls, especially while
 driving.  Citing increased concerns regarding driving and cell phone use,
 Golden State Cellular will begin making Preferred's voice-activated dialing
 service available to its entire subscriber base through a special arrangement
 with Preferred Voice.  Preferred Voice has similar arrangements with other
 major wireless carriers.  Service will be available in late April of this year
 under the name "Safety Talk".
     Preferred Voice markets innovative speech recognition services to wireless
 and other telecommunications providers across the United States.  These
 services include voice activated dialing, voice mail navigation, directory
 assistance and information content that does not require the subscriber to buy
 or install any extra equipment.  Additionally, all of these voice services
 overlay on their existing wireless phones as a voice alternative to touchtone.
     "We're excited to work with Golden State to bring the safety of Voice
 Dialing services to all their customers," said G. Ray Miller, president and
 CEO of Preferred Voice.  "We look forward to making additional voice enhanced
 services available to this important market."
     "The addition of voice-activated dialing to our extensive line of value-
 added features is a perfect match," commented Dan Rule, General Manager of
 Golden State Cellular.  "Voice Dial enables our customers to enjoy the
 benefits of virtually hands-free use of their wireless phones, significantly
 increasing its convenience and safety."
     This press release contains forward-looking statements.  Since all
 statements about Preferred Voice's plans, estimates, and expectations are
 based on current projections that involve risks and uncertainties, and are
 subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results may differ
 materially from expected results.  Readers should consider these risks and
 uncertainties, which are discussed in documents filed by Preferred Voice, Inc.
 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  These documents identify
 important factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially
 from those contained in the forward-looking statements.  Preferred Voice, Inc.
 expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
 
     About Golden State Cellular
     Golden State Cellular is one of the pioneer phone companies in California.
 As one of the state's leading wireless providers, they provide state-of-the-
 art cellular services to their subscribers in an area in central California
 with 150,000 POPS.  The company is privately held and is located in Sonora,
 California.
     Statements concerning Golden State are derived from information provided
 to Preferred Voice, Inc. by Golden State and Preferred Voice, Inc. bears no
 responsibility for the accuracy of such information.
 
     About Preferred Voice, Inc.
     Based in Dallas, TX, Preferred Voice, Inc. is a leading voice recognition
 technology company that markets its services to wireless, ILEC and CLEC
 companies across the United States.  Preferred Voice has developed its Voice
 Integrated Platform System (VIP) on an industrial grade, fault-tolerant,
 Windows NT-based server.  Preferred Voice has signed agreements with
 32 telecom carriers that serve more than 4.5 million subscriber lines in
 34 states.  For more information and a live demonstration, please visit
 www.preferredvoice.com.
 
 SOURCE  Preferred Voice, Inc.