October 14, 2008 06:30 ET

Etelcharge Featured in Mercado de Dinero Consumer Newspaper

Company's Pay-to-Phone Option Highlighted as the New Way to Make Purchases Online

DESOTO, TX--(Marketwire - October 14, 2008) - (OTCBB: ETLC), the new online way to pay™, today announced that the Company was featured in Mercado de Dinero ( Mercado de Dinero is the only monthly publication in Spanish specializing in all consumer issues both domestic and international.

The Hispanic population is the fastest growing minority segment in the United States. With approximately 38 million Hispanics residing in the U.S., this group boasts a purchasing power of $450 billion a year.

"A feature story in a highly respected publication targeting such a growing and robust population is a great endorsement of Etelcharge's technology. Consumer concerns remain the same among all ethnic groups -- the ability to make purchases in a secure manner and the alternative to those not eligible to or willing to use credit cards. We will be launching our site in Spanish and believe that Hispanic merchants and buyers will readily see the benefits," stated Rob Howe, CEO.

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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