News Release

InPhonic Joins Cisco Powered Network Program - Delivers Next Generation Wireless Unified Communication Services

InPhonic Customers to Provide End-Users with Single Point Wireless Communications Access
Jul 03, 2001

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 3, 2001 - InPhonic, the leading solutions provider in the development and management of Virtual Private Wireless Networks and branded, customized wireless communities, today announced that it is providing the services infrastructure for Unified Communications services that ride on a Cisco network. In addition, InPhonic Unified Communications (UC) wireless voice and data solutions have been designated a Cisco Powered Network service, under the recently introduced IP Telephony designation.

Utilizing Cisco's powerful network technology, InPhonic's UC solutions will provide its customers a fully hosted, end-to-end path to unified communications and messaging. InPhonic UC solutions give real-time, single-point communications access to end-users enabling InPhonic customers to offer and manage a one-stop fully integrated communications hub linked to wireless devices. InPhonic UC gives end-users anywhere access through any device to a single Internet-based portal where all information and preferences reside: voicemail, e-mail, fax, contact files and calendar schedules. InPhonic's UC will integrate the computer and phone, keystroke and voice. By overlaying robust speech recognition, real-time call routing/management and IP-based networking, InPhonic powered end-users can now unify all their communications from the palm of their hand. InPhonic currently has several customers in retail and manufacturing using their UC solutions.

"I am delighted about this relationship with Cisco Systems. InPhonic shares Cisco's vision that the IP network is the foundation for delivering business solutions that will provide our customers with next generation wireless and unified communication services. We look forward to working closely with Cisco in offering end-to-end wireless and UC services to Cisco's extensive enterprise customer base," said David Steinberg, Founder and CEO of InPhonic. "By working with Cisco to deploy wireless and unified communication solutions, InPhonic will remain at the forefront in delivering leading-edge enterprise solutions to the market."

"Cisco's IP Telephony solutions will allow InPhonic to cost-effectively and rapidly deploy new services," said Kevin Outcalt, senior director of marketing at Cisco "Cisco developed the new Cisco Powered Network IP Telephony services designation to identify and assist service providers that intend to offer IP Telephony solutions to differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive marketplace."

This program will enable InPhonic to offer innovative services and achieve growth in profitability by harnessing the power of Cisco's IP Telephony solutions. InPhonic will also capitalize on Cisco's expertise, industry leadership, unparalleled marketing tools and sales resources. The Cisco Powered Network mark assures users of the service of the highest standards of reliability and security.

About InPhonic

Headquartered in Washington D.C., InPhonic Inc. ( provides end-to-end wireless enterprise and e-business solutions to major corporations, affinity groups and Internet-based companies. As a wireless infrastructure provider, InPhonic enables its clients to deliver wireless content, access corporate data and control device management to their end-users through a combination of wireless and Internet based products and services. InPhonic maximizes its nationwide wireless voice and data footprint, state-of-the-art fulfillment center, proprietary wireless software platforms, products and services to create customized and scalable wireless solutions for its clients. InPhonic's wireless partnerships include AT&T Wireless, Cingular, Voicestream, Nextel, Verizon Wireless, and Motient; and distributes products for Nokia, Motorola, Ericsson, LG, Kyocera, and RIM.

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