NOW Communications Welcomes Customers Switching from dPi Teleconnect

Atlanta, Ga. – April 30, 2012 – NOW Communications, the prepaid / Lifeline division of Birch Communications, Inc. a leading IP-based telecom and managed services provider to small- and medium-sized businesses, has agreed to offer its prepaid Lifeline services to up to 2,500 prepaid / Lifeline wireline customers of dPi Teleconnect. dPi Teleconnect is winding-down its prepaid / Lifeline wireline service and is refocusing the company’s efforts on new service delivery

“NOW Communications welcomes these new customers with open arms and looks forward to providing them with the quality service and low prices they have experienced with dPi,” said Vincent M. Oddo, Birch’s president and chief executive officer. “In 2009 Birch purchased the assets of NOW Communications (a leading provider of prepaid / Lifeline services since 1996) and has grown the division since that purchase, leveraging Birch’s 16 years of experience and creating a stable and growth-oriented business model. We anticipate making further investments in the rapidly-growing prepaid / Lifeline market.”

“We want to do right by our customers,” said Chuck Schneider, president and CEO of dPi Teleconnect. “Giving dPi wireline customers the opportunity to sign up with a quality company like NOW Communications further enables our efforts to execute our corporate strategy of refocusing our business on new service delivery platforms and allows us to keep our promise to our customers to put their needs first.”

About NOW Communications

NOW Communications, the prepaid division of Birch Communications, is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., with sales operations for the NOW division in Kansas City, Mo., and offers prepaid / lifeline wireline and wireless communications service. NOW Communications serves customers in 18 U.S. states, and has a network of approximately 100 authorized dealers and over 20,000 payment locations. For more information visit

About dPi Teleconnect

Founded in 1996, dPi Teleconnect is headquartered in Carrollton, TX and offers prepaid home
phone and Internet service in 41 states. For more information please visit