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CONTRACTS & DEALS

Posted: 3/2004

CONTRACTS & DEALS


Boston Communications Group
Inc.
(bcgi), a provider of transaction processing solutions, has
announced partnerships with ACI Worldwide
Inc.
and Nigerian Mobile Telecommunications
Ltd. (MTel)
, part of Nigerian Telecommunications
Limited. ACI, an international provider of enterprise e-payment solutions, has
signed a multiyear agreement to integrate bcgis ATM Recharge with ACIs BASE24
ATM driving software. The integration enables ACI to license the bcgi ATM
Recharge Interface for prepaid wireless topup at the ATM to its U.S. BASE24
customers. bcgi also announced it will deploy its prepaid wireless in Nigeria
for M-Tel.


The Hypercom ICE 5500 Plus

The SHAZAM network, a shared EFT network, has selected and is deploying
Hypercom Corp.s ICE Plus card
payment terminals and technology in support of SHAZAMs new prepaid gift card
program. SHAZAM says its gift card program provides independent merchants with
lower administrative costs, increased efficiency and convenient electronic
handling, recording and reporting.


Portal Software Inc. has announced Orange UK has implemented Portals convergent content billing solution to support
its content, data and messaging services. The companies say Orange, a U.K.
mobile service provider with more than 13 million customers, is using Portals
solution to support value-based pricing for a wide variety of prepaid and
postpaid services as well as third-party partner relationships.


Qxpress 200 POSA terminal

Q Comm International
Inc.
, a provider of prepaid transaction processing and
electronic POS distribution solutions, has announced that Y202 Inc., doing business as
USA 1 Rate, will begin converting from hard cards
to an electronic top-up of prepaid wireless airtime using Q Comms Qxpress 200
POSA terminals and transaction processing service.


USA 1 Rate, a prepaid wireless service
provider based in Farmington Hill, Mich., private-labels and resells the wireless
service products of Verizon Wireless and AT&T Wireless. The company reports it has approximately 35,000 customers that
are served through more than 600 third-party retailers, including wireless
resellers, convenience stores and gas stations, located throughout 13 Midwestern
states.


USA 1 Rate CFO, Rocky Francis, says his goal is to have most, if
not all, of the companys third-party retailers switch from prepaid hard cards
to Qxpress terminals. The companies say the Q Comm electronic distribution
system will allow USA 1 Rate to save the costs of printing, managing physical
inventory and shipping or delivering hard cards that contain the
service-activating PINs.


Prepaid Works,
a prepaid service and enabling technology provider, reported in December that it
had signed more than 100 merchant partners in the last four months of
2003. The company says its Advantage Program provides merchants the
capability to sell prepaid wireless, long-distance and mobile entertainment
products such as ring tones through the TeleCheck Eclipse Payment Terminal from
TeleCheck International Inc. Prime Communications, a 100- store wireless agent,
was the pilot merchant partner for the Prepaid Works Advantage
Program.

Links
ACI Worldwide Inc. www.aciworldwide.com
Boston Communications Group Inc. www.bcgi.net
Hypercom Corp. www.hypercom.com
Nigerian Telecommunications LTD www.nigtel.com
Orange UK www.orange.com
Portal Software Inc. www.portal.com
Prepaid Works www.prepaidworks.net
Prime Communications www.primecomms.com
Pulse EFT www.pulse-eft.com
Q Comm International Inc. www.qcomm.com
SHAZAM www.shazam.net
TeleCheck International Inc. www.telecheck.com
USA 1 Rate www.pageplusonline.com
Xten Networks Inc. www.xten.com


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