Calypso Adds Skype Phone

Centconet awards $23.3M contract to Calypso Wireless for its C1250i dual mode WiFi-GSM-GPRS VOIP phone, which features Skype calling functionality

January 18, 2006

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MIAMI LAKES, Fla. -- Calypso Wireless, Inc. (PINK SHEETS:CLYW - News), a leader in advanced wireless telecommunications technology, announced today that it has received a purchase order for US$ 23.3 Million dollars from Centconet SA, for the delivery of the Calypso C1250i Dual Mode WiFi-GSM-GPRS VoIP cellular phone, which runs on Intel (NASDAQ: INTC - News) PXA series application processor and Microsoft WinCE 5.0 (NASDAQ: MSFT - News) operating system and the Calypso C750 WiFi phone.

"Centconet has decided to launch the Calypso Wireless C1250i dual mode cellular phones and C750 WiFi phones. We have placed a purchase order with Calypso Wireless for US$ 23.3 Million to purchase 35,000 Calypso C1250i WiFi-GSM-GPRS VoIP cellular phones and 45,000 Calypso C750 WiFi phones," says J. Poincot, General Manager of Centconet SA. "To offer this new technology and service to mobile users, Centconet will be using Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO - News) Aironet WiFi Access Point and gateway controllers and Nokia (NASDAQ: NOK - News) routers. Mobile users will be able to seamlessly switch from a conventional cellular tower to a WiFi Access Point and save money when making a VoIP call using Skype (NASDAQ: EBAY - News)," further adds Poincot.

"With an estimated 800 millions cellular phones to be sold world-wide in 2005 (estimated by Frost & Sullivan), this order is an forward step of Calypso entering the mobile market with the ASNAP(TM) patented technology U.S. Patent #6,680,923", says Alfredo Sarrazin, Vice President of Sales of Calypso Wireless Inc.

"The Calypso C1250i offer new functionalities and services for mobile users like Skype calling functionality. Mobile user will be able to make a long distance call with the Calypso C1250i to any Skype PC user or any telephone," also says Sarrazin.

Calypso Wireless Inc.

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