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Wednesday April 7, 9:35 am Eastern Time

Company Press Release

SIMS Introduces PC Version of MedCard System
MedCard System Will Link to SIMS' Healthcare Internet Portal

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 7, 1999

SIMS Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:SIMSC - news) announced today that the Company is shipping a PC software version of its reputed MedCard System for healthcare claims processing and benefits verification.

The MedCard System, a completely paperless system, electronically processes 100% third-party insurance billings at the healthcare provider's office.

``The PC version of the MedCard System is an excellent product,'' stated Dr. Joseph Bonavoglia of Queens, New York. ``It is intuitive and extremely easy to use. And, it fulfills its promise of providing a completely paperless billing operation. I am very impressed.''

``SIMS' long-term strategy has been is to become the leading content provider for healthcare on the Internet. We aim to be the Yahoo! (Nasdaq:YHOO - news) of healthcare portals. This announcement adds the third major component to reaching this goal,'' stated Mark E. Bennett, SIMS President and Chief Executive Officer. ``In January, we announced the development of an Internet electronic commerce system from which consumers will be able to order over 5,000 Bergen Brunswig Corporation (NYSE:BBC - news) home medical equipment products on the Internet. In February, we announced the development and launch of our Internet Web Portal for healthcare information. Today, we announce that the PC version of our MedCard System will be linked to the Internet through our portal. By so doing, SIMS' healthcare portal becomes the foundation from which all healthcare activities begin and end. Using our web portal as a gateway, hospitals and healthcare providers soon will be able to access medical benefits verification and eligibility data online, perform paperless third-party billing, order home medical equipment for their patients and research medical information.

``Consumers, using SIMS' Internet healthcare web portal as a healthcare gateway, also will have access to healthcare chat rooms, healthcare content providers, electronic commerce sites, yellow pages and medical research. In other words, from this totally integrated healthcare environment, our web portal will provide content-rich, single-source access to healthcare information for both healthcare providers and consumers. SIMS' revenues come from MedCard's service fees, HME product sales, portal linkage fees and advertising.''

SIMS is currently researching and evaluating potential relationships with turnkey web portal solution providers such as Today.com (OTC BB:TODY) and Infospace.com (Nasdaq:INSP - news).

InfoSpace.com is a leading provider of private label solutions for content and commerce to web sites and Internet appliances. InfoSpace.com's affiliate network consists of more than 1,500 Web sites. The company's affiliates include AOL (NYSE:AOL - news), Netscape (Nasdaq:NSCP - news), Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT - news), Lycos (Nasdaq:LCOS - news), go2net Inc.'s (Nasdaq: GNET - news) MetaCrawler, Dow Jones (The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition), ABC LocalNet and CBS's affiliated TV stations. In addition, InfoSpace.com has agreements with a number of providers of Internet access devices including PCs by Acer America and The Pixel Company (for Packard Bell NEC), cellular phones by AT&T Wireless and UnWired Planet, pagers by WolfeTech (Motorola - (NYSE:MOT - news)), screen phones by InfoGear, Mitel, Mitsui (Nasdaq:MITSY - news) and Lucent, television set-top boxes by American Interactive Media, @Home (Nasdaq:ATHM - news), Lucent (NYSE:LU - news), On Command, Planetweb and Source Media, online kiosks by King kiosk platform and Lexitech kiosk platform, and personal digital assistants by AT&T Wireless, InfoGear and Unwired Planet.

SIMS Communications provides low cost, turnkey, transaction processing solutions to service providers and retailers. Its products include medical insurance verification, medical billing, prepaid phone card activations, customer affinity programs, financial transaction processing using credit cards and ATM/Debit cards and customized associated vertical market applications.

This release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, the impact of competitive products and pricing, product demand and market acceptance, reliance on key strategic alliances, fluctuations in operating results and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Contact:
     Continental Capital & Equity Corp., Longwood, Fla.
     Investor Relations:
     Dodi B. Zirkle, 407/682-2001
     or
     IBC
     Matthew Marcus, 949/442-8919




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