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Quixtar Names InPhonic 2004 Partner of the Year

-- Amongst Hundreds of Brand Name Companies, InPhonic Recognized
for Outstanding Customer Service and Support --

Washington, D.C. - August 18, 2004 - InPhonic was recently honored with the coveted Partner of the Year Award for 2004 in recognition of outstanding customer service and support of Quixtar's I-commerce business model, amongst hundreds of brand-name companies that provide products and services to Quixtar. "This year we recognized InPhonic as having made an outstanding contribution to our business," said Mike Sullivan, Director of Store For More, Services and Partner Stores for Quixtar. "We evaluated all of our vendors on customer service, business support, creativity, and flexibility. InPhonic was determined to be the best of the best… By showcasing the paramount vendors with the Partner of the Year awards, we hope to inspire other business partners to emulate these companies," said Sullivan.

"This is a very coveted award, and we're honored to receive it," said Brian Westrick, President, InPhonic Wireless Activation & Services. "The long and close relationship we have with Quixtar is a win-win situation for every one of the Partner Stores."

Now in its fourth year, the InPhonic-Quixtar partnership continues to flourish. InPhonic developed and now manages the first-ever online store for Quixtar Independent Business Owners (IBOs) and customers to research and buy mobile phones and service plans from the nation's leading wireless carriers. The customized online storefront allows customers to browse wireless handset features and takes them through a short list of questions to help them find the wireless products that suit their lifestyle and particular needs.

A billion-dollar e-commerce company, Quixtar is the online sales leader in health and beauty. Quixtar partners with many e-commerce sites, service companies, and product vendors to diversify its vast offering of consumer merchandise. Through Quixtar's STORE FOR MORE™ shopping area and extensive affiliate network, shoppers can find tens of thousands of brand name products and services, in addition to private-label brands available only through Quixtar.

About InPhonic

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., InPhonic, Inc. ( is a leading online seller of wireless services and devices. InPhonic sells these services and devices through private-labeled websites that it creates and manages for online businesses, member-based organizations and associations, and national retailers.

About Quixtar

With the launch of Quixtar Inc. in 1999, a new business model was created called I-commerce, representing the convergence of four key elements: the Internet, the Individual, a full-service Infrastructure, and a proven Independent business ownership plan.

Based near Grand Rapids, Mich., Quixtar currently supports independent businesses in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and various trust territories and independent island nations in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and Caribbean Sea. Quixtar Canada Corp. headquarters are located in London, Ont., Canada.


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