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Wednesday 19 July, 2006

2 ergo Group plc

Mobile Payment Scheme

2 ergo Group plc
19 July 2006

Amended version, please disregard previous release distributed at 7:00am.

For immediate release                                              19 July 2006

                                 2ergo Group plc
                            ('2ergo' or 'the Group')

                          2ergo first to launch Payforit

2ergo Group, the AIM listed provider of convergent mobile communication
solutions, is the first fully Accredited Payment Intermediary to establish
billing connections with multiple mobile networks for the provision of Payforit,
thereby becoming the first to launch this new mobile payment scheme to the

The Payforit scheme was determined by a strategic UK cross-mobile network
operator initiative to promote a safe and trustworthy environment under which
mobile phone users may purchase goods and services from the mobile Internet and
charge to their mobile phone.

The scheme aims to improve the consumer experience for one-time and subscription
services purchased via the mobile Internet. It protects consumers by introducing
a safe, secure and unified approach to mobile purchases, whereby billing
requests are no longer handled by mobile service providers, but instead by a
trusted party, known as an Accredited Payment Intermediary.

In line with its brand, 2ergo has launched this new service offering under the
name 2Payforit. Testament to the Group's technical expertise and the
feature-rich capabilities of the Multiserve Platform, 2ergo is the first mobile
communications provider, from a select number of Accredited Payment
Intermediaries, to launch this service. Clearly 2ergo is well positioned to
benefit, having already established the Payforit billing connections with
Vodafone, T-Mobile and Virgin. Live connections are planned with Orange by mid

In addition to offering this service to mobile service providers, 2ergo will
also be targeting other industry players who lack the technical expertise and
funding to build carrier grade billing applications. Equally, providers who
failed to satisfy the strict qualification criteria to achieve accreditation.

Barry Sharples, joint CEO of 2ergo, commented, 'This initiative emphasises the
UK mobile industry's motivation and desire to guard against consumer harm, and
it is a conscious move towards greater self-regulation.  Through improved
consumer confidence, 2Payforit will help to create new growth opportunities
throughout the UK mobile industry value chain.'

'This is a very exciting time at 2ergo, in the next few weeks we plan to launch
our unique and patented 2safeguard technology, which will provide the mobile
industry with a new and secure protocol. This will not only open up further new
market opportunities for 2ergo, but will help us to further differentiate

'2ergo's involvement at this early stage means the Group will also be proactive
in shaping the future of mobile payment services.  We believe that our position
as an accredited partner of some of the leading mobile operators indicates the
high regard the Group now commands within the mobile communications industry.'


For further information, please contact:

2ergo Group                                                       01706 221 777
Barry Sharples, Joint CEO
Neale Graham, Joint CEO

Tavistock Communications                                          020 7920 3150
Christian Taylor-Wilkinson
Simon Compton

Notes to editors:

About 2ergo Group plc

2ergo is a global provider of interactive and convergent communications
solutions using mobile technologies, fixed-line telecommunications and the
Internet. It delivers solutions and services across many sectors of industry,
with clients that range from SMEs to multi-national enterprises, to public
sector organisations.

The Group's expertise enables organisations to advance their use of technology,
to switch on new revenues, optimise business processes and open up new marketing

Headquartered in Lancashire, United Kingdom, the Group is listed on AIM, a
market of the London stock exchange (AIM: RGO).

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