SOURCE: Zoom Technologies, Inc.

July 06, 2005 11:15 ET

Zoom Launches VoIP Phone Service for Private Labeling

Allows Internet Service Providers to Provide VoIP Telephony Easily and Inexpensively

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 6, 2005 -- Zoom Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZOOM) today announced its Zoom VoIP ASAP™ Service, a turnkey VoIP telephone service that gives Internet Service Providers (ISPs) a fast and inexpensive way to sell VoIP service that the ISP brands and controls. Using Zoom's unique setup package and toolkit, an ISP with HTML experience should be able to implement a customized VoIP service in one week from start to finish.

ISPs pay a setup fee of just $2000, which is refundable through Zoom's rebate program. ISPs will receive a rebate of $10 for each unit of Zoom VoIP hardware purchased, up to the entire $2000 fee.

ISPs then pay an ongoing fee of only $1 per user per month. This covers unlimited outbound and inbound VoIP to VoIP calls, voice mail, call forwarding, call conferencing, and other advanced features. For toll calls and local connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), wholesale services are available either from Zoom or from another carrier the ISP chooses. The ISP is able to charge retail VoIP rates to its customers. The ISP controls the branding and appearance of the customer interface; and Zoom provides the ISP with VoIP services, detailed customer billing records, user account management tools, HTML templates for the ISP's site, training, support, and an Application Program Interface for account management and billing.

Using Zoom's VoIP ASAP Service, an ISP has complete flexibility in structuring plans for its customers. For instance, an ISP could charge its customers $2 per month for Zoom's $1 wholesale package, and then bill toll calls on a per-call basis. Alternately, the ISP might decide to offer unlimited calling within the US and Canada for a flat monthly rate. The ISP might even elect to provide free or low-cost VoIP hardware in exchange for a suitable service commitment from the end user.

"Zoom believes in customer choice for both end-users and service providers," said Terry Manning, Zoom's VP Marketing and Sales. "ISPs want an inexpensive, easy way to offer VoIP service to their customers while continuing to own the customer relationship. We not only provide that, we make it all easy, from setup to customer billing."

ISPs handle billing of their customers by credit card or any other method of their choice. Prepaid billing is easy using Zoom's prepaid service capabilities.

Zoom's new VoIP ASAP Service was specifically designed for the world market, with support for multiple languages and popular international billing methods including PayPal and prepaid service.

The Zoom VoIP ASAP Service works with Zoom VoIP hardware as well as most other SIP hardware. Zoom believes that many ISPs prefer its X5v and V3 hardware because they can automatically route emergency and directory calls reliably through the Public Switch Telephone Network using Zoom's proprietary Teleport™ feature.

For more information about Zoom's VoIP hardware and services, please call Zoom's ISP Sales specialists in Boston at (617) 423-1072 or in the UK at +44 (0) 1276-704400.

About Zoom Technologies, Inc.

Zoom Technologies, Inc. designs, produces, sells, and supports communication products under the Zoom and Hayes® brands, and provides voice over the Internet services under the Global Village brand. Zoom is headquartered in Boston, and its European sales and support center is in the UK. Zoom markets its products in over forty countries, and provides multi-lingual support from its offices in Boston, Florida, and the UK. For more information about Zoom and its products, please see

This release contains forward-looking information relating to Zoom's plans, expectations and intentions, including statements relating to Zoom products and marketing plans, and the time required for an ISP to implement a customized VoIP service using Zoom's setup package and toolkit. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, which could cause actual results to be materially different from those expected, including, without limitation, the uncertainty of the regulatory environment of VoIP products; and risks associated with new product development and introduction, including budget overruns, project delays, and the risk that newly introduced products may contain undetected errors or defects or otherwise not perform as anticipated, and other risks set forth in Zoom's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Zoom cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Zoom expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any such statements to reflect any change in Zoom's expectations or any change in events, conditions, or circumstance on which any such statement is based.

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