Novatel Wireless and GoAmerica Announce Availability of Merlin for Ricochet

Type II PC Card Offers Speed and Ease for Mobile Professionals

Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq:NVTL), a leading provider of wireless data modems and software, and GoAmerica Inc. (Nasdaq:GOAM), a leading nationwide wireless data and Internet services provider today announced that the Merlin(TM) for Ricochet (R) with GoAmerica's wireless data services will be available through GoAmerica beginning Monday February 12. The Merlin for Ricochet is a Type II PC Card that takes advantage of the Ricochet network to provide mobile wireless data access at end-user speeds of 128 kbps.

"Novatel Wireless and GoAmerica continue to provide the mobile professional the tools required to stay connected with the office and customers," said John Major, CEO, Novatel Wireless. "Merlin for Ricochet offers a high-bandwidth, flexible solution that gives users the powerful option to add wireless connectivity to their Windows(R) and Macintosh(R) based laptops or Type II slot handheld devices."

"The availability of Merlin for Ricochet is truly an exciting development for the wireless industry," said Joe Korb, president, GoAmerica Inc. "Anyone who has experienced Ricochet understands the value of high speed wireless connectivity. Now, the Merlin's small size and light weight make it that much easier to take that speed with you."

The Merlin for Ricochet connects to the high-speed Ricochet network, which offers mobile wireless access to the complete Internet, private intranets, local-area networks, email, and other online services. The modem has a robust removable antenna enabling maximum network connectivity with the highest mobile wireless data throughput available today. The Merlin for Ricochet has a Type II PC Card interface and is compatible with Windows(R) 98/NT/2000/Pocket PC and Macintosh laptops.

For more information visit or call GoAmerica at 888/462-4600. The Merlin for Ricochet Type II card will be available for $299.00 and unlimited monthly service from GoAmerica will be $74.95.

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