January 29, 2007 07:30 ET

eTelcharge Branded & Secured Verification VISA Card Comes to Consumers Nationally Through Joint Venture With Anres Technologies

eTelcharge and Anres Technologies Announce the Formation of a Global Electronic-Commerce Partnership

DESOTO, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 29, 2007 -- (OTCBB: ETLC) (, a diversified merchant services company, today announced that through the formation of a new strategic agreement with Anres Technologies, the companies will aggressively extend their e-commerce activities on the Internet. With Anres Technologies' ability to issue VISA cards in the USA and Mexico, eTelcharge is joining forces with an industry leader dedicated to secure e-commerce transactions.

With proprietary imbedded technologies to potentially eliminate internet fraud, eTelcharge will launch its own branded and "secured" VISA card in collaboration with Anres.

"The new alliance between the two companies will strengthen our position of appeal by offering another option for consumers who do not have a bank account," stated Carl Sherman, CEO of eTelcharge and Anres Technologies will work together to promote the eTelcharge VISA card both online and offline through a variety of media resources. The new eTelcharge VISA card will notify the card owner via text message of any purchase transactions within seconds of the online or offline transaction taking place. "We believe the unique technologies within the eTelcharge VISA card will work to foil any would-be identity theft activities," indicated Sherman.

" is an ideal strategic partner for our company," stated Tony Serna, President of Anres Technologies. "eTelcharge's commitment to providing an innovative and safer way to make purchases online demonstrated the perfect illustration of a suitable partner for moving our secure verification card system forward on the Net."

The new card is slated to be introduced to the market in February.

About (OTCBB: ETLC) offers the traditional credit card merchant services, checks and other existing financial infrastructure offered by banks, as well as the proprietary new online currency that will provide online shoppers the exclusive choice to charge approved transactions to their telephone bill. Designed to reduce the risk of identity fraud and identity theft by providing an Internet credit option for online shoppers to charge consumer transactions on the Internet. This payment option is a perfect match for the millions of individuals who do not own a credit card. started as the only company with the ability to charge a variety of products to the home phone bill. Clearly, past electronic commerce solutions have not employed effective security and privacy techniques that adequately address consumer concerns about privacy and security on the Internet today. The release of the latest version of the proprietary phone billing option is scheduled to be launched soon. For more information, go to

About Anres Technologies Corporation

Anres Technologies Corporation was founded on June 1, 2002 and is a privately held corporation. The executives of Anres Technologies have combined experience of over 50 years in merchant services, finance, technology, printing and card manufacturing within the industry. Anres Technologies Corporation does business as various stored value card products, among them the Platinum One Card™, Exclusive One™ Card, and the Exclusive One™ VISA® (the Cards). Anres has established itself as a provider of financial service solutions for the un-banked consumer demographic domestically and internationally. Anres extends its services to all people, including the un-banked, enabling participants to efficiently buy and sell products at point-of-sale or over the Internet, and participate in the buying power that is commanded by VISA®. All without credit checks or a bank account.

This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The statements involve a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause, Inc. and actual results or outcomes to be materially different from those anticipated and discussed herein. These include its historical lack of profitability, limited working capital, the need for additional capital, end-use customers' acceptance of new products and actual demand, the need for, Inc. to manage its growth, and other risks associated.

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