SOURCE: American IDC/SmartSMS Corp.

October 13, 2005 06:00 ET

Vote for Rick Dees' Next Hollywood NETSTAR With SmartSMS Text Messaging

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 13, 2005 -- American IDC/SmartSMS Corp.'s (OTC: ACNI) CEO Gordon Lee announced today that well-known radio entertainer and "Weekly Top 40 Countdown" host Rick Dees has announced that he will be using SmartSMS' innovative text messaging solution to determine the winner of Dees' brand-new NETSTAR competition online,

The new text campaign kicks off just as SmartSMS rolls out a variety of cell phone campaigns worldwide. SmartSMS is at the forefront of premium SMS campaigns currently sweeping America, Europe and Asia.

The grand prize on Netstar, an online performance popularity contest, is a trip to Hollywood to perform on Rick's show, with many opportunities for would-be singers to win valuable prizes. A tally of the registered votes that are text messaged to SmartSMS will determine the artist finalists, and one lucky performer will be selected by Rick Dees and his panel of judges. A random draw will determine winners from among registered fans.

Complete competition details are available online at Dees' flagship site

To vote for your favorite performer (.99 cents per call):

   (1)  On your mobile phone, at the text prompt, type in the word NETSTAR
   (2)  Send to 76278 (SmartSMS)
   (3)  You will immediately get a response
   (4)  Reply with your favorite artist's code, i.e, NETSTAR 987456.
        Send that back to 76278 and your vote will be registered!
Just remember to enter the access code to place your vote, and make sure that you have registered online at in order to receive up-to-date details on the contest, artists, and potential prizes. For more information on this promotion and other SMS campaigns that SmartSMS has underway, please visit

American IDC/SmartSMS Corp. owns and operates the technology developed by Smart Entertainment, the first premium text messaging company to emerge from Europe ... and pioneer of premium mobile entertainment worldwide.

Text messages typically cost less than one dollar per message received, and callers have the option to cancel instantly.

For further information and a brochure, please contact Gordon Lee, CEO, at 310-999-1984.

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About American IDC/SmartSMS Corp.:

American IDC (American IDC Corp.), a public company (OTC: ACNI), is an Internet entertainment company that specializes in mobile marketing campaigns for major brands. American IDC owns and operates the SmartSMS text messaging technology worldwide. This technology, originally developed and deployed in Europe, leverages the company's keen insight into the consumer market to create branding and marketing campaigns that produce results. To date, the platform has successfully launched over 300 campaigns worldwide. Both Smart Entertainment and American IDC are headquartered in Los Angeles, with additional offices in New York, Europe, Mexico, South America and Asia.

About Smart Entertainment:

Smart Entertainment ("SMART") is a leading consulting and advertising firm that specializes in developing marketing campaigns for major brands. Because of its European roots, SMART has one-of-a-kind insight into the consumer market in creating branding and marketing campaigns that produce results. To date, Smart Entertainment has successfully launched over 300 campaigns worldwide. SMART is headquartered in Los Angeles, with additional offices in New York and Europe. Smart Entertainment and its companies are privately held. SmartSMS is a trademark of Smart Entertainment. American IDC Corp. owns the SmartSMS technology and is a significant shareholder of Smart Entertainment.

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