Pathway Communications

Pathway Communications

November 27, 2006 11:42 ET

Pathway Communications Launches SmartReach: "Virtual" Long Distance Calling Card Service

System Designed To Free Users From Entering Long PIN Codes

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 27, 2006) - Pathway Communications (www.pathcom.com), Canada's leading provider of integrated Internet solutions to business and residential customers, continues to enhance its service portfolio with the launch of its SmartReach long distance service.

SmartReach is a "dial-in phone number recognition" system designed to free users from having to use calling cards or enter long PIN codes. Using Automatic Number Identification (ANI), SmartReach allows users to make long distance calls from registered phone numbers using very attractive domestic and international rates.

"Our new service allow users to register phone numbers on our phone system, so that when they dial into our access number, they are automatically recognized and no PIN code is required," says Pathway Communications President Ashok Kalle. "And, as always, Pathway offers ISO 9001-2000 certified service quality, with no hidden fees such as those that plague calling cards."

Users may register any phone number (home, cell, office) from which they frequently make long distance calls. When they make calls from registered numbers, their calls are automatically processed. This system is designed so that multiple numbers can be registered and an entire family can use a single calling account.

SmartReach is both convenient and cost effective:

- No hidden fees, surcharges, activation or connection fees.

- Competitive rates to any country - such as 2.8 cents a minute across Canada and the U.S.

- No requirements for entering PINs each time a call is made.

- An Auto-Recharge option ends worry about running out of minutes.

- Clients can manage accounts online to check their account balances, view call history and customize their settings.

- Up to 90 speed dial numbers can be created, to eliminate the need to dial long numbers.

- SmartReach can be used to make calls from any phone - home, office, campus or cell.

"To help keep our customers ahead of the curve, we believe it is important that we continue to provide new and improved services that meet their changing requirements," adds Kalle. "SmartReach has been carefully designed and implemented with the needs of our users in mind, and is based on technology from world class suppliers of hardware and software."

About Pathway Communications (www.pathcom.com)

Pathway Communications is a Canadian company offering integrated Internet solutions to businesses and residential customers. Pathway was established in 1995 and grew from a start-up to one of Canada's largest, privately owned Internet Solutions companies within five years. It was the first Canadian company to offer a unified portfolio of Internet, Network Integration and E-commerce services from a single source, under one bill, and operates out of a premium facility located at 105 Commerce Valley Drive West, Markham. Pathway has the distinction of being showcased as a success story by Sun Microsystems and was the first Internet Service Provider in the world to acquire ISO 9002 certification. Pathway is now proud to be certified under the new ISO 9001-2000 standard.

The Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, one of Canada's most prestigious business schools, features and uses Pathway as a case study in successful entrepreneurship as part of its well-known MBA curriculum.

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