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October 4, 2005

HOVRS Receives Praise for Excellence in Community Service

From: HOVRS - Oct 4, 2005

Hands On Services and Company President Ronald Obray Receive Prestigious "Golden Hand" and Community Services Awards from the Nevada Association of the Deaf

Rocklin, CA (October 4, 2005)-Hands On Video Relay Service, Inc ( is pleased to announce that Ronald E. Obray, President of Hands On Services, received two awards at the Nevada Association of the Deaf Conference on September 17, 2005.

The Nevada Association of the Deaf Conference in Henderson, Nevada presented Ronald Obray with two awards, "The Golden Hand Award" and "Community Service Award" to Hands On Video Relay Services, Inc.

Obray received The Golden Hand Award in recognition of his outstanding and innovative service efforts to enhance deaf people in their communities. Hands On received the Community Service Award for providing outstanding service to the benefit of the Deaf community. The Golden Hand Award is a Nevada statewide program of recognition which is jointly sponsored by the State Association of the Deaf and the National Association of the Deaf. The program seeks to identify and focus local and statewide attention on outstanding and innovative service efforts.

Ronald E. Obray, who is the Child of Deaf Adults, known as CODA, constantly strives to provide quality Sign Language Services by offering both Community Interpreting and Video Relay Services (VRS). Obray believes in breaking down communication barriers for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community nationwide and has set this as his life goal.

What does "breaking down communication barriers for the Deaf and Hard-Of-Hearing Community" really mean for Obray? "We strive at Hands On to constantly seek for state of the art technical solutions that can then be used for accessibility purposes. Currently VRS Customers can contact an HOVRS call center by using video technology incorporated into their PC or Mac, or use a videophone device such as the D-Link i2eye. Hands On strives to provide its customers with as many methods of placing a VRS call as possible. We soon will see the day when VRS calls will be as easy and as global as making a cell phone call is today in the hearing world.", said Obray.

About Hands On

Hands On VRS is a recognized leader in interpreting services, including both community interpreting and video relay services. The company has been serving the needs of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community since 1992. Hands On is committed to removing communication barriers for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. For more information, visit our website at

On July 6, 2005, Hands On entered into a merger agreement with GoAmerica, Inc., a provider of wireless, relay and prepaid communications services, customized for people who are deaf, hard-of hearing or speech impaired. Completion of the transaction is expected in the fourth quarter of 2005. For more information, please visit the following web site:

Additional Information

GoAmerica, Inc. plans to file a Registration Statement on SEC Form S-4 in connection with the merger with Hands On and the parties expect to mail a Proxy Statement/Prospectus to their shareholders containing information about the merger. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS CAREFULLY WHEN THEY ARE AVAILABLE. THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT GOAMERICA, HANDS ON, THE MERGER AND RELATED MATTERS. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of these documents through the web site maintained by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at http// In addition to the Registration Statement and the Proxy Statement/Prospectus, GoAmerica files annual, quarterly and special reports, proxy statements and other information with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You may read and copy any reports, statements and other information filed by GoAmerica at the SEC public reference room at 450 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20549 or at the SEC's other public reference rooms. Please call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information on public reference rooms. GoAmerica's filings with the SEC also are available to the public at the web site maintained by the SEC at http// Hands On, its directors, executive officers and certain members of management and employees may be soliciting proxies from Hands On's shareholders in favor of the adoption of the merger and the merger agreement. GoAmerica, its directors, executive officers, and certain members of management and employees may be soliciting proxies from GoAmerica's shareholders to authorize the issuance of the shares of GoAmerica common stock issuable pursuant to the merger agreement. A description of any interests that Hands On's directors and executive officers, or that GoAmerica's directors and executive officers, have in the merger will be available in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus. This press release does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale.