SOURCE: eTelcharge.com, Inc.

September 13, 2007 07:30 ET

Etelcharge.com Achieves PCI/DSS Compliance Certification

ETLC Receives Certification Ahead of Version 2.0 Launch

DESOTO, TX--(Marketwire - September 13, 2007) - Etelcharge.com (OTCBB: ETLC), the Web 2.0 online payments system company today announced through its Sr. Vice President of Technology, Toby Wilson, that the Company has received notification that it has achieved PCI/DSS certification. "Achieving PCI certification is a critical-path step prior to our launch of our Version 2.0 payment system," said Wilson, "we're pleased to have accomplished it on schedule."

The PCI certification was achieved by Etelcharge using QualysGuard PCI by Qualys, Inc., the leading provider of on demand security risk and compliance management solutions, "With this certification, we join Qualys' prestigious customer base who have made the highest commitment to data security," said Wilson, "Achieving compliance means Etelcharge surrounds our customers' transactions with the utmost security."

According to the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, PCI/DSS version 1.1 is "a set of comprehensive requirements for enhancing payment account data security." The standard was developed by the founding payment brands of the PCI Security Standards Council, including American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa International, to help facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures on a global basis.

"Meeting the PCI standard means that we are meeting the most stringent requirements for security in our industry. We have taken the initiative to provide our customers the maximum in security compliance," said Wilson. "It's what our customers expect, and it's what they deserve."

About Etelcharge.com

Etelcharge.com (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 Etelcharge 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 www.etelcharge.com.

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 Etelcharge.com, 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 Etelcharge.com, Inc. to manage its growth, and other risks associated.

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