SOURCE: TelePlus Group

July 10, 2006 08:05 ET

TelePlus Group Launches New Cell Phone Distribution Method Using Unique Automated Vending Concepts

Partnering With Leading Vending Manufacturer, U-Select-It (USI), and Vending Industry Software Pioneer, VendNovation, TelePlus Takes Hold of the International Travel Market Through Key Entry Into Airports, Malls, Hotels and More

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 10, 2006 -- TelePlus Group (www.teleplusgroup.com), a pioneer in the field of international telecommunications, today announced that it has signed with leading vending machine manufacturer, U-Select-It (USI) and cutting-edge vending software developer, VendNovation, to develop new telecommunication product/service distribution platforms for the growing travel market. The new relationships allow TelePlus to tap into the international travel industry by establishing vending machines and kiosks that contain its proprietary product/service, in key destination points like airports, malls and hotels. TelePlus Group is a subsidiary of Texxon Inc. (OTCBB: TXXN).

"Both VendNovation and USI are established names in the vending industry with reliable and innovative product designs," says Jim Gibson, VP of Business Develepment of TelePlus Group. "The goal of our partnership is to enhance the international traveler experience by providing an efficient and simple way to immediately access the TelePlus proprietary "in-language" interpreter/concierge cell phone service. By placing our phones and service offerings in vending machines around the globe, we are able to directly connect with the tourists while minimizing resource management of our global distribution partners."

USI has manufactured over 2.1 million pieces of vending equipment, featuring the highest levels of technology available in the industry today and will supply the backbone and foundation of the vending machine itself. VendNovation specializes in innovative software and hardware technology for the vending industry and will provide the payment panels and internet connected vending necessary to complete the package. The vending machine, networked through wireless and Ethernet connections directly connected to the TelePlus platform in France, now give users a simple way to access TelePlus mobile phone devices and services at the swipe of a credit card. Customers not only have the ability to purchase and activate an initial phone and service, but can also recharge their phone minutes and credits using the touch screen.

"The partnership with TelePlus Group and USI represents the best of breed in USI and truly innovative solutions for meeting customer needs from TelePlus Group, combined with state of the art technology from VendNovation," says Bruce Gilmore, Director of Product Development for VendNovation. "These are truly partners that are bringing the best that is offered to the table."

"USI is looking forward to our long term partnership with TelePlus Group and VendNovation," says Chris Crawford, Executive Vice President of U-Select-It Corporation. "We are sure that this combination of the right equipment solution and the best technology available will prove successful in the expansion of customer business, product accessibility, and recreation."

TelePlus focuses on the development of low-cost international communication solutions. Vocalyz™ is a seamless and highly specialized telephone service that bundles reliable, inexpensive international long distance with a wide variety of proprietary, in-language, services for the mainstream international traveler. The TelePlus product provides travelers and tourists with a 24/7 live private assistant who functions as a translator, concierge or emergency dispatch in their native language. The key to the service is "content in-language," delivered through a combination of cutting-edge patent-pending intelligence and telecommunication platform and allows the company to offer direct access to their comprehensive live services in over 120 languages.

About TelePlus Group

TelePlus Inc., a subsidiary of Texxon, Inc. (OTCBB: TXXN), DBA TelePlus Group, is a leader in the field of international telecommunications, combining wireless technology and advanced proprietary software with the lowest rates and the highest levels of customer service. The company is dedicated to helping people worldwide through proprietary "content in-language" communications tools and services which delivers the highest level of customer service at user friendly rates. TelePlus Group through its services helps facilitate the expansion of the user's global experiences through business and recreation. TelePlus Group maintains its network operations and primary customer service center at its Los Angeles headquarters. The company also operates several call centers throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. For more information please visit www.teleplusgroup.com.

About U-Select-It

U-Select-It (USI) is a member of The Wittern Group of Companies based in Des Moines Iowa. USI is a leader in the manufacturing of vending equipment, has been serving the industry of automatic merchandising since 1931 and has been catering to the lifestyles of busy people for over 75 years. More individuals, world wide, own vending machines manufactured and financed by The Wittern Group Companies than any other vending equipment manufacturer in the world. USI's goal is to provide customers with quality products featuring the highest levels of technology available in the industry. The company has a commitment to excellence in vending and prides itself on its immense customer service. USI offers financing, parts & service, business development and vending management services all geared toward the growth of your business. For more information please visit www.uselectit.com or www.wittern.com.

About VendNovation

VendNovation is a division of Rose Studios, Inc., located in Bellevue, Washington and specializes in innovative software and hardware technology for the vending industry. The company is the premier provider of automated vend tracking and reporting technology. By using today's communication and internet standards combined with knowledge of the vending industry, the VendNovation system will increase efficiencies and cash flows while cutting the overall cost of operations. VendNovation's technology enables enhanced capabilities beyond the traditional features and functions of existing vending machines and kiosks. Partnering with major Vending manufacturers and operators, VendNovation is the leader in internet connected vending, interfacing and monitoring. For more information please visit www.vendnovation.com.

This release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The risks and uncertainties that may affect the operations, performance development and results of the Company's business include but are not limited to fluctuations in financial results, availability and customer acceptance of our products and services, the impact of competitive products, services and pricing, general market trends and conditions, and other risks detailed in the Company's SEC reports.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Jackie Lacambra
    TERPIN COMMUNICATIONS
    (310) 821-6100 x108
    jackie@terpin.com

    Investor Relations:
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    TelePlus Group
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