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[February 20, 2013]

Bluefin Payment Systems and Phone.com Partner for Merchant Services and Small Business Phone Services

ATLANTA & LIVINGSTON, N.J. --(Business Wire)--

Bluefin Payment Systems and Phone (News - Alert).com, a leading provider of U.S.-based VoIP and cloud-based telephony services, announced today that they have entered into a partnership to make the Bluefin payment gateway available to Phone.com's (News - Alert) customer base and enhanced cloud-based telephone services from Phone.com available to Bluefin's customers.

Bluefin's payment gateway features debit/credit/ACH acceptance, plus recurring billing, a virtual terminal and a hosted payment page - all backed by security features such as tokenization and point-to-point encryption (P2PE). The company was ranked as the 6th fastest growing private company in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine in 2012, and today serves over 15,000 U.S. and Canadian merchants.

Phone.com is a twenty-first century phone company focused on the needs of small businesses and entrepreneurs - providing cost-effective access to all the communications services needed to run their business globally. Phone.com was ranked twenty-third in New Jersey's 50 Fastest Growing Companies by NJBIZ, and #262 on the 2012 Inc. 500 list.

"This is our first partnership with a web-based telephony provider and we are excited to have formed a partnership with such a leader as Phone.com," said John M. Perry, CEO of BluefinPayment Systems. "They have an extensive customer base of small businesses, which is a prime focus for Bluefin, particularly in the software space."


Per the partnership, all of Phone.com's clients will have access to Bluefin's secure payment gateway by simply applying online for a merchant account. Additionally, Bluefin will be able to offer Phone.com's services to their base of merchants and more than 300 partners.

"Bluefin's payment services allow us to present secure payment processing as a value-added service to our customers," said Phone.com CEO and co-founder Ari Rabban (News - Alert). "Phone.com recognizes that small businesses need comprehensive solutions to allow them to compete in today's challenging global markets, and most companies need the ability to accept electronic payments. We are thrilled to be able to provide Bluefin's services to our customers, and delighted to offer our communications solutions to the Bluefin universe."

About Bluefin Payment Systems

Bluefin Payment Systems specializes in providing secure payment gateway solutions to over 15,000 U.S. and Canadian merchants. The company provides debit/credit card acceptance, ACH processing, recurring billing and more, all backed by secure solutions including end-to-end encryption for POS transactions, transparent redirection, hosted pay page, store and convert processes and PCI (News - Alert) consulting for large companies. Bluefin serves major E-Commerce merchants and partners with leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) in a variety of industries to bundle payment processing with their software offerings, enhancing product value and increasing customer satisfaction. Bluefin Payment Systems is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with offices in New York, Chicago and Tulsa.

About Phone.com

Phone.com is a cloud-based phone company offering a variety of innovative and economical business and home phone services for entrepreneurs, home offices, small businesses and individuals. Powered by advanced VoIP technologies, the company offers Phone.com Virtual Office for small businesses, Phone.com Virtual Number for individuals on the go, Phone.com Home Phone Plus for consumers and Phone.com Mobile Office and Mobile VoIP. Please visit www.Phone.com or call 1-800-998-7087 for more information.


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