December 01, 2008 06:30 ET

Etelcharge Abandons Pursuit of PaymentOne

Cites Economic Downturn and Increased Risk

DESOTO, TX--(Marketwire - December 1, 2008) - (OTCBB: ETLC) today announced it has abandoned its proposed acquisition of PaymentOne. "Given the general economic downturn and the increased risk posed to the success of this acquisition, we have determined the PaymentOne deal is too risky to complete," said Rob Howe, Chairman and CEO of "We will move ahead to achieve our strategic goal of nationwide telco coverage through our current telco billing and collections provider."

About Etelcharge (OTCBB: ETLC), the first Web 2.0 online payment system, provides online shoppers the ability to charge approved transactions to their telephone bill. While addressing the concerns online shoppers have about identity fraud and identity theft, the payment option is also a perfect match for the millions of individuals without a credit card, or even a bank account. For more information, go to

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