SOURCE: Wherify Wireless, Inc.

August 28, 2007 09:00 ET

Wherify Wireless, Siemens AG and Cellfind Team up to Provide Voice and GPS Location for South Africa Security Needs

Wherify Announces Shipments to Siemens SA to Address Security and Safety Needs

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - August 28, 2007) - Wherify Wireless, Inc. (OTCBB: WFYW), a leading developer of patented wireless location solutions and services for family safety and communications, today announced it has shipped Wherifone GSM/GPS locator phones to its partner, Siemens Corporation, SA in South Africa for a commercial application.

Siemens SA is acting as a systems integrator in conjunction with Wherify's South African partner, Cellfind (Pty) Ltd., in support of an innovative personal and business service tracking application provided by South Africa's largest wireless telecommunications service provider, Vodacom Group. Vodacom Group currently provides wireless communications services for more than 30 million customers in Southern Africa.

Commenting on the initial shipments, Vince Sheeran, CEO of Wherify Wireless, commented, "We are excited to announce we have begun initial shipments into South Africa to support an important GPS-based safety and security service application. We believe the Wherifone is the perfect type of device on which to base such safety and security applications. Later this year, we expect to participate in additional service offerings in South Africa via our partner, Cellfind (Pty) Ltd, and to make the Wherifone available in Vodacom's many retail outlets by the end of 2007."

"We are committed to bringing our customers the latest technologies and services. Our new Wherify-enabled services aim to offer enhanced peace of mind, cost savings, and increased quality of life for our customers," said Christian Steyn, a managing director, at Siemens SA.

"Wherify's technology and the Wherifone provide us with a real time GPS location capability and allow us to expand our successful offerings through Vodacom. This important offering will allow specialized professionals to take appropriate action in case of a security alert," said Alan Knott Craig, CEO and Founder, of Cellfind.

The Wherifone is an innovative GSM-based GPS locator phone that determines the location of loved ones or employees via built-in GPS technology. With a simple click of a mouse button the location of a Wherifone user can be found in about one minute via an easy-to-use Internet application with the location displayed on a street map or street-level accurate aerial map. The location of a Wherifone user can also determined through the use of almost any cell phone by simply texting Wherify's Internet-based location application. The Wherifone also makes use of a dedicated "SOS" button that allows the user to instantly request an emergency response or to be connected to emergency services via the pushing of a single button. Additional information about the Wherifone can be seen at www.wherify.com

About Siemens

Siemens AG is one of the largest global electronics and engineering companies with reported worldwide sales of $91.5 billion in fiscal 2004. Founded more than 150 years ago, the company is a leader in the areas of Medical, Power, Automation and Control, Transportation, Information and Communications, Lighting, Building Technologies, Water Technologies and Services and Home Appliances. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA has sales of $16.6 billion and employs 70,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Eleven of Siemens' worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 430,000 people in 192 countries. For more information on Siemens in the United States: www.usa.siemens.com

About Cellfind

Cellfind (Pty) Ltd. was formed in September 2003 and successfully launched the first GSM passive location-based service in Africa in the southern hemisphere during February 2004. Since launch, the company has enjoyed considerable commercial success through a variety of self manage products and partners for whom it provides mobile enablement. Cellfind is the market leader in location-based services in South Africa, offering a wide range of active and passive products such as Look4Me, Look4Help and ifind 34600. In addition to its core business, Cellfind is a founding member of WASP for Vodacom, MTN and Cell C.

About Wherify Wireless, Inc.

Wherify Wireless, Inc. (OTCBB: WFYW) is a pioneering developer of personal location products and services, as recognized by the Smithsonian Institution Museum's adoption of Wherify Wireless' groundbreaking first product, the Child Locator, into permanent display as the world's first commercial personal GPS tracking device. With three U.S. patents granted in the areas of personal location and position tracking and four more patents pending in the area of GPS locator phones, Wherify Wireless continues to be a leader in location technology development by integrating Aided-GPS location into a GSM cellular platform that has been demonstrated on over 100 GSM networks world-wide. Wherify Wireless' expertise in GPS technology for wireless devices and its patented back-end location service engine enable customers to obtain real-time location information on individuals and property directly through the Internet or any phone. Wherify Wireless was founded in 1998, and is located in San Mateo, California.

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