WARWICK, NY and MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - Jan 24, 2012) - Warwick Valley Telephone Company (NASDAQ: WWVY), referred to as WVT Communications Group, the parent company of leading cloud communications pioneers, today announced that its Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer Louis Hayner will join executives from Apptix and Crystal Technologies Group to discuss "Educating the Channel with Industry Standard Certifications" at ITEXPO East in Miami, Florida on February 1st from 2:30-3:15pm.

"It's imperative for service providers to work closely with the channel, providing them with the tools they need to be successful. Even more important, however, is the provision of a structural foundation of industry standards and guidelines and the ability to support channel partners in meeting these industry requirements," said Hayner. "Education is crucial if the channel community is ever going to fully leverage the cloud. Industry standards will help boost customer assurance in cloud computing and ensure that service providers and the channel community are providing superior cloud-based solutions."

In conjunction with the show, Hayner will additionally present on the topic of "Enabling the Channel to Sell on Value" at Telecom Reseller Week, a free ITEXPO workshop for resellers an agents, on February 3rd at 11:45am. The free seminar teaches attendees how to effectively sell IP Communications equipment & services, with proven tips and best practices for addressing the challenges resellers face in today's economy.

For quality organizations wanting to discuss partnership opportunities, visit Alteva and fellow WVT Communications Group company USA Datanet in booth #801. Both companies will showcase their hosted Unified Communications solutions. Channel managers from USA Datanet will be available to discuss small business related partnership opportunities. Visit http://www.altevatel.com/partners/channel-partners or http://www.usadatanet.com/channels/ for more information.

About WVT Communications Group:
WVT Communications Group is a world technology leader in providing cloud-based Unified Communications (UC) solutions for small, medium and enterprise businesses. The company has maintained a tradition of paying dividends to shareholders for 104 consecutive years. Founded in 1902, the Company has continued to adapt and remain on the forefront of technology, chiseling its position among the most stable and respected communications vendors on the globe. Moving forward, it is forging the new model that communications providers, large and small, are striving to emulate. WVT Communications Group is merging new innovations, such as those from Alteva and USA Datanet, with proven technology from industry leaders like Microsoft, Cisco, BroadSoft, Panasonic, and Polycom to build the ideal hosting architecture for communications.

Through its USA Datanet (targeting businesses under 35 employees), Alteva (targeting businesses over 35 employees and those with branch offices), and Warwick Valley Telephone (a highly-respected traditional telecom provider turned premier regional broadband company) businesses, WVT Communications Group is enabling businesses of any size to communicate more efficiently with hassle-free communications tools. By overlaying a UC division on its stabile, regional broadband company, WVT Communications Group has positioned itself in front of its peer legacy telecom companies and created an evolutionary change in its strategy. With this, the Company may offer its residential customers a similar suite of UC applications and services for use in a home environment that its business customers can enjoy. Visit www.wvtcg.com or call 855-U-GO-CLOUD.

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Investor contact:
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