Vertical Computer Systems Inc. Signs Agreement With Net2Phone and Integrates Web-Based Internet Telephony to its Multi-Lingual Portals

LOS ANGELES, Jun 30, 2000 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Vertical Computer Systems Inc. VCSY today announced that it signed an agreement with Net2Phone NTOP to implement and market Net2Phone products and services throughout its portals.

Co-Branded Versions of Net2phone Web-based Internet Telephony products and services will be integrated into VCSY multi-lingual portals so that users can not only speak with listed individuals and businesses by simply clicking on their phone numbers, but also, directly from their PCs, make voice phone calls over the Internet to any telephone, fax machine, or multimedia PC anywhere in the world, for low rates, at high quality.

By becoming a reseller of Net2Phone, a leading provider of voice-enhanced Internet communications services to individuals, businesses and telephone carriers worldwide, Vertical Computer Systems can offer Web-based Internet telephony to its customers as a value-added service. Through the distribution agreement with Net2Phone, Vertical Computer Systems users will receive:

    • Free calls PC-to-PC
    • Free calls to U.S. toll free numbers from anywhere in the world
    • 24-hour customer service and technical support
    • A 3.9 cents a minute rate to anywhere within the USA
    • International rates as low as 8 cents a minute
    • No monthly service charge

Richard Wade, President of Vertical Computer Systems, stated, "The first definition of Vertical Computer Systems is to be a multi-lingual portal provider and our goal is to deliver the best Internet experience for our customers. With the addition of Net2Phone Internet Telephony to our suite of services, we demonstrate our ongoing commitment to offer a comprehensive suite of communication tools to our users as well as getting their needs met within one source, while paying less for their domestic and international phone calls. Internet Telephony services are the cutting edge of cost-effective communication on an international level. Not only are we helping users save up to 95 percent off the cost of traditional long distance calls, but combining Net2Phone's Internet Telephony with our already existing platform brings us one step closer to becoming a fully integrated communications portal."

About Vertical Computer Systems

Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. is a multi-lingual portal provider, and e-commerce solutions company, based in the United States. The Company provides a full range of Internet services that include building e-commerce solutions nationally and internationally, distributing content via its multi- lingual portal network (; and Internet services ( The company is also a leading developer of proprietary software for the Internet, including the Emily(TM) (MLE) Framework, a programming language that enables the creation of Web sites that intercommunicate via XML and HTTP, and online gaming software ( For more information, visit the company's Web site at