News Release

PingTone Communications Expands Service Area to New York City, Northern New Jersey

Company Builds Rollout Momentum, Offering Managed IP Voice and Data Services To Small and Mid-Sized Business Customers
Mar 20, 2002

Chantilly, VA. - March 20, 2002 - PingTone Communications, one of the first companies to bring Internet Protocol (IP) telephony to the desktop, today expanded its service area to northern New Jersey and the five boroughs of New York City, including Long Island and Westchester County.

This rollout, on the heels of PingTone's February service launch in the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore metropolitan areas, keeps pace with the company's strategy of launching services nationwide by year's end.

"This service expansion fulfils our business plan, which is to roll out service to small and medium businesses on the Eastern Seaboard," said Robert T. Flood, CEO of PingTone. "The response received so far from customers and channel partners about our IP-based offering is highly encouraging. This feedback and our building momentum puts us on track for nationwide expansion by year-end."

Targeting small to medium-sized business customers, PingTone provides a fully managed solution that combines the voice features of traditional telephone systems with the productivity-enhancing tools of the desktop. For a flat monthly fee, PingTone offers customers a one-stop shop for high-speed Internet access, unlimited local calls, unlimited domestic long-distance calls, and unified e-mail, fax and voice mail.

Designated a Cisco Powered Network member, PingTone utilizes a Cisco-powered IP network platform. PingTone's Cisco Powered Network designation also enables the company to take maximum advantage of Cisco's unparalleled networking expertise.

About PingTone

Headquartered in Northern Virginia's Dulles High Tech Corridor, PingTone Communications, Inc. is one of the first companies to bring Internet Protocol telephony to the desktop. Leveraging a Cisco-powered IP network platform, PingTone offers small and medium-sized businesses an integrated suite of telecommunications services previously affordable only to large corporations. PingTone's solution includes unlimited local calls, unlimited domestic long distance, high-speed Internet connectivity, and unified messaging - all included in an affordable fixed monthly price. PingTone currently provides services to the greater Washington, D.C., Baltimore, New York and New Jersey areas and has plans to expand nationwide by year's end. For information, please visit

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