SOURCE: Hop-on, Inc.

January 23, 2008 10:46 ET

AT&T and Verizon Call for Hop-on's Chitter Chatter™

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - January 23, 2008) - Hop-on, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HPNN) will introduce its previously acclaimed Chitter-Chatter™ phone for the Verizon and AT&T Networks. The two new phones GSM and CDMA complete with GPS capability has been redesigned utilizing the latest technology.

"The GSM and CDMA Chitter-Chatter™ phone offers the latest in GPS technology for a fraction of the cost of similar phones," says Hop-on's President, Peter Michaels. "The phone was well received when first introduced two years ago, but due to the million dollars required for carrier approval, it was not possible to go forward at that time. We are using an OEM to produce our GPS enabled phone and are in the final stages of getting regulatory approval." The Verizon Network has a superior tracking program which is cost effective and viable for a small phone company such as Hop-on. The New Chitter-Chatter™ phone will be provisioned on the Graffiti Wireless network.

The Verizon and AT&T announcement that they will allow/open phone and mobile device manufacturers to connect to their networks came just three weeks after Google unveiled its plans to release its own open mobile platforms with Android Linux-based device operating system and its Open Handset Alliance, a conglomeration of over 30 companies that hope to develop lower cost, open mobile devices. Verizon, AT&T and Google's new strategies signal a shift in open-thinking that other communication companies are bound to follow, which will prove to be beneficial for consumers and Hop-on alike.

"This is a huge business opportunity for Hop-on, Inc. a leading developer and marketer of wireless phones and patented accessories and the foremost creator of mobile gambling technology. As one of the only remaining American cellular manufacturers, this means that Hop-on won't have to go through the carriers' monopoly to get a phone provisioned on the network," Michaels stated.

About: HOP-ON, INC. (PINKSHEETS: HPNN) develops and markets wireless phones and accessories for emerging market and other domestic carriers and is best known for developing the world's first disposable cell phone. Currently, Hop-on is expanding into value-added services, like mobile gambling and SMS wagering. Hop-on's exclusive software will allow users to stream live interactive feed from legal jurisdictions to play poker, blackjack, roulette and baccarat on personal cell phones.

Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933, and are subject to Rule 3B-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. All Statements, other than statements of fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential future plans and objectives of the company, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and other results and further events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Future events and actual results could differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying the forward-looking statements.

For more information, visit www.Hop-on.com.

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