Carolina West Wireless Launches Real Time Bill Payment Service with TIO Networks

~ Wireless customers benefit from convenient access to real-time bill payment services at dealer locations ~

VANCOUVER, Feb. 22 /CNW/ - TIO Networks Corp., (TSX-V: TNC) ("TIO"), North America's leading multi-channel expedited bill payment processor, and Carolina West Wireless (CWW) today announced a business relationship to provide Carolina West Wireless' dealers with TIO Express, TIO's "over the counter" real-time bill payment service platform. 

Carolina West Wireless is a regional wireless carrier based in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.  CWW offers competitive local and national wireless service through multiple distribution points within a ten county area of western North Carolina.  Carolina West Wireless has selected TIO Express as its real-time bill payment program for its dealers.  CWW dealers will  use "TIO Express," TIO's PC-based point of sale software and processing solution, to process payments through TIO's real-time Internet-based gateway. When a payment is made, TIO Express registers and records the transaction. TIO Express also provides a host of reports and management functions to help the dealers manage their payments business.

"We're always looking for new and innovative ways to improve and enhance our customer experience," said Slayton Stewart, Chief Executive Office for Carolina West Wireless. "Our partnership with TIO Networks Corp., specifically through the implementation of their "TIO Express" product, will allow our customers and retail locations the freedom and flexibility to expedite payments in a more efficient and timely manner."

"Empowering wireless product and service dealers with the ability to process and manage real time bill payments is one of TIO's core strengths", said Chris Ericksen, Senior Vice President of TIO Networks.  "We a look forward to helping Carolina West Wireless grow its business and deliver the very best bill payment experience to both its customers and its dealers"

About TIO Networks Corp.

TIO is the leading multi-channel expedited bill payment processor serving the largest Telecommunication, Wireless, Cable and Utility bill issuers in North America. With over 25,000 endpoints to its processing network, TIO symbolizes fast, convenient and secure access to expedited payment services.  More information available at www.tionetworks.com

About Carolina West Wireless

Carolina West Wireless was formed in 1991 and is owned by a partnership consisting of Skyline Telephone, Surry Telephone and Wilkes Telephone. Headquartered in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, CWW provides its customers with innovative technology including data and mobile services, the latest wireless equipment and competitive wireless plans that provide nationwide coverage.  More information available at www.carolinawest.com

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed this news release and does not accept responsibility for its adequacy and accuracy.

SOURCE TIO Networks Corp.

For further information:

Behshad Hastibakhsh, Media Relations - TIO Networks    
Tel:  604.298.4636, Ext. 250     
Toll Free: 888.679.3322
Email:  pr@TIOnetworks.com  

John Lewis, Business Development - TIO Networks
Tel:  416-364-2266
Toll Free: 877-954-6327
Email:  jrlewis@TIOnetworks.com

Brian Baker, Carolina West Wireless
Tel:  423.424.3075
E-mail:  bbaker@johngroup.com


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