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Purple Communications to Announce Dream Bigger Trailblazer of the Year at Washington, D.C. Ceremony
Oct 13, 2009 (12:10 PM EDT)


WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Purple Communications(TM), Inc. ("Purple"), one of the nation's leading providers of text and video relay and on-site interpreting services will announce the result of their nationwide initiative promoting and celebrating the advancements made by trailblazers in the deaf community. The Dream Bigger initiative will culminate with the unveiling of the Purple Communications' Trailblazer of the Year at a finale event on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at the Washington Marriott, 1221 22nd Street NW in Washington, D.C. The event will be emceed by Lauren Teruel Ridloff, former Miss Deaf America, will feature all ten Trailblazers as well as Purple Communications' CEO Dan Luis.

Dream Bigger recognized ten Trailblazers in the Deaf Community and Hard-of-Hearing Community and celebrated their accomplishment and advancements made in the community with events taking place in their home states throughout the country. Whether it has been breaking down barriers or establishing new status quos, the 2009 Dream Bigger Trailblazers have all in their own way, improved the overall quality-of-life for all members of the Deaf Community and Hard-of-Hearing Community.

As part of the Trailblazer of the Year selection, each nominee was awarded a $1,000 cash prize from Purple Communications to be donated to their non-profit organization of choice. The winner of the Trailblazer of the Year award will receive an additional $10,000 to be donated in their name, to their charity of choice, as well as an all-expenses-paid vacation.

Members of the Washington D.C.-metro community interested in attending the finale event should RSVP on Purple's website at HASH(0x127ead0) . There, visitors can also view and read all ten Trailblazers' stories.

"The anticipation is building here at Purple and in the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community for the announcement of Trailblazer of the Year," said Brandon Arthur, vice president of marketing communications for Purple Communications. "The ambition and dedication of each nominee is admirable and through their efforts they have helped to raise awareness of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community helping the hearing to understand a world rich with culture despite a constant struggle to overcome communication barriers. We wish all the contestants good luck."

Over the past five months close to 8400 people have voted online at HASH(0x127ee40) for the Trailblazer of the Year. An official press release announcing the winner will be distributed on October 19, 2009.

Purple Communications is a leading provider of onsite interpreting services, video relay and text relay services, and video remote interpreting, offering a wide array of options designed to meet the varied communication needs of its customers. The Company's vision is to enable free-flowing communication between people, inclusive of differences in abilities, languages, or locations. For more information on the Company or its services, visit HASH(0x1280870) HASH(0x1281cf0) HASH(0x1281de0) or contact Purple Communications directly by voice at 415-408-2300, by Internet relay by visiting or , or by video phone by connecting to hovrs.tv.

To view this press release in video format please click on this link: HASH(0x1282010)

The statements contained in this news release that are not based on historical fact - including statements regarding the anticipated results of the transactions described in this press release - constitute "forward-looking statements" that are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may", "will", "expect", "estimate", "anticipate", "continue", or similar terms, variations of such terms or the negative of those terms. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: (i) our ability to integrate the businesses and technologies we have acquired; (ii) our ability to respond to the rapid technological change of the wireless data industry and offer new services; (iii) our dependence on wireless carrier networks; (iv) our ability to respond to increased competition in the wireless data industry; (v) our ability to generate revenue growth; (vi) our ability to increase or maintain gross margins, profitability, liquidity and capital resources; and (vii) difficulties inherent in predicting the outcome of regulatory processes. Such risks and others are more fully described in the Risk Factors set forth in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Our actual results could differ materially from the results expressed in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements. Purple Communications(TM) is not obligated to update and does not undertake to update any of its forward looking statements made in this press release. Each reference in this news release to "Purple(TM)", the "Company" or "We", or any variation thereof, is a reference to Purple Communications(TM), Inc. and its subsidiaries.

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CONTACT: Purple Communications Laura Kowalcyk CJP Communications lkowalcyk@cjpcom.com 212-279-3115 x209

SOURCE Purple Communications, Inc.

CONTACT: Laura Kowalcyk, CJP Communications for Purple Communications, lkowalcyk@cjpcom.com, +1-212-279-3115 x209

Web site: http://www.purple.us/