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C Spire Wireless Debuts New Landline Replacement Phone Service

Customers can now consolidate home phone and wireless services into one bill with unlimited local and nationwide calling and custom calling features for only $20 a month

Ridgeland, Miss., (July 9, 2012) – C Spire Wireless, the only U.S. provider that offers consumers and businesses a suite of personalized services, launched a new service today that provides high-quality home phone service using the company’s personalized wireless network instead of a landline or broadband connection.

C Spire Home Phone Connect service features a fixed wireless voice terminal that offers unlimited local and long-distance calling while on the company’s personalized network for $20 a month with a two-year contract and a one-time $49.99 device charge or $159.99 without a contract.

“There’s no reason for consumers to continue to pay expensive monthly landline bills when they can switch to C Spire Wireless, keep their same phone number and get unlimited local and nationwide calling and all the usual custom calling features they’d expect from a phone service,” said Wade Smith, vice president of products and innovation for C Spire Wireless.

For consumers where it makes sense to keep some home-based telecommunications services, such as baby sitters, young children or some seniors who may be unfamiliar or uncomfortable with a mobile phone, the Home Phone Connect service offers convenience, reliability and cost savings over traditional landline service, Smith said.

The device is compatible with most conventional corded and cordless phones, including multiple handsets, with the exception of some digital phones used with PBX systems. “There’s no need to buy anything new and the base unit has built-in battery backup so your service stays up even when the power goes down,” Smith said.

The sleek plug-and-play device is manufactured by Axesstel, Inc. (OTCQB: AXST) and brought to market by GetWireless. The user simply plugs their current home landline phone into the C Spire Phone Connect terminal and activates it with an easy, over-the-air process. The unit includes two standard phone jacks and allows landline service replacement and bill consolidation at a lower monthly rate. Comparable landline service from AT&T costs $42 a month.

Key Features

  • Two RJ-11 ports bridged for connection to multiple devices
  • Supports up to three phones
  • Call waiting, call forwarding, three-way calling, voice mail and E-911 features
  • Device measures 6.5” x 4.63” x 1.22” and weighs 11.6 ounces
  • Up to 2.5 hours of talk time and 10 hours of continuous standby on fully charged battery
  • Wall mountable or desktop use

Consumer confidence in wireless service as an alternative to traditional landline service is at an all-time high with several southeastern states leading the nation in landline replacement and more than one out of every three users in the U.S. relying solely on wireless service, according to an April 2011 CDC research report.

“These trends show that consumers prefer wireless service over fixed-line residential phone service as a more cost effective solution to their telecommunications needs,” Smith said. “With C Spire’s Home Phone Connect service, customers get the best of both worlds - an inexpensive alternative to landline service coupled with the reliability of the nation’s only personalized network.”

C Spire selected GetWireless, LLC as its equipment distributor for the new Home Phone Connect service. In this capacity, GetWireless helps C Spire in developing new products. The relationship between GetWireless and Axesstel helps C Spire bring unique products to market for its customers.

“GetWireless partnered with Axesstel to bring C Spire Home Phone Connect to market," said Brian Taney, CEO of GetWireless. "With more than 14 years of experience working with manufacturers and service providers on device certification, quality control, factory audits, field testing, managing timelines and more, GetWireless’ guidance ensured a rapid and efficient process."

"We’re pleased to work with our partner GetWireless on this initiative," said Clark Hickock, chief executive officer for Axesstel. "Through GetWireless’ long-standing relationships with major carriers in North America and its foresight into the needs of the marketplace, we are now providing C Spire with the product needed to execute on its 'cut the cord' strategy."

Availability

Consumers can order C Spire’s Home Phone Connect service online at www.cspire.com, in all C Spire Wireless retail stores and through the company’s telesales group at 1-855-277-4734.

For more information about Home Phone Connect service and other C Spire products and services, go to www.cspire.com.

About C Spire Wireless

C Spire Wireless is a diversified wireless communications company passionately committed to helping customers by personalizing wireless services designed just for them. The company is the first wireless provider in the U.S. to personalize customers’ experience by offering apps that fit who they are, services that anticipate their needs, and rewards for using their phone in new ways – all with seamless ease and at amazingly fast speeds. This news release and other announcements are available at www.cspire.com/news. For more information about C Spire Wireless and its products and services, visit www.cspire.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cspire or Twitter at www.twitter.com/cspire.

About GetWireless, LLC

GetWireless, established in 2001 and based in Minneapolis, MN, is a national distributor of cellular-based solutions serving industries in which communications are critical and landlines are not readily available. GetWireless provides service and support for a multitude of voice, fax, data, and telemetry products that operate on the world's existing cellular networks. For more information please visit www.getwirelessllc.com.

About Axesstel, Inc.

Axesstel (OTCQB:AXST) is a leading provider of fixed wireless voice and broadband access solutions for the worldwide telecommunications market. Axesstel's best-in-class product portfolio includes fixed wireless phones, wire-line replacement terminals, and 3G and 4G broadband gateway devices used to access voice calling and high-speed data services. The company has supplied millions of fixed wireless phones, modems and gateways to leading telecommunications operators and distributors in more than 50 countries worldwide. Axesstel is headquartered in San Diego, Calif. For more information on Axesstel, visit www.axesstel.com.



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