SOURCE: GrandCentral

December 06, 2006 11:00 ET

GrandCentral Nabs First Place in GadgetFest Shootout 2006

FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 6, 2006 -- GrandCentral Communications today announced that it won the 6th Annual GadgetFest Shootout held in San Diego last week. The award was presented by CommNexus, a non-profit network of communications companies, service providers, and professional trade groups within the public sector, that puts on the annual competition to identify each year's hottest gadgets and services. Contenders included EarthLink, Novatel Wireless, Bridgeport Networks, Sony Reader, Chumby, Qualcomm, Great Call Jitterbug, Celestron SkyScout, Nokia, Gizmo, Cubic and Talk Plus.

"We are excited and honored to have won the GadgetFest Shootout," said Craig Walker, CEO of GrandCentral. "We built GrandCentral to simplify everybody's communications and to give users unique and enhanced features that will work on any of their existing phones. We're thrilled that the judges and audience members voted GrandCentral as the hottest service at this year's GadgetFest. Here's to untangling the web of communications in 2007!"

GrandCentral solves the mess of modern communications by giving customers one phone number that reaches them at any device they choose and gives unprecedented control over how calls are handled. With GrandCentral, customers control which phones ring, which ring-back tones are played and which voicemail greetings are heard, all based on who is calling. GrandCentral customers can also ListenIn™ on voicemail messages, record calls at the touch of a button and seamlessly switch calls between any of their phones. The service works with all existing phones and service providers.

About CommNexus San Diego

CommNexus San Diego, formerly the San Diego Telecom Council, is a non-profit network of communications companies, service providers, and professional trade groups within the public sector. By introducing both national and international markets to the emerging technology of our region, CommNexus positions San Diego as a world center for innovation in communications. CommNexus' core programs, which include 80-100 networking and technical events a year, have formed a tight communications community. To assist in the continued growth of local businesses, CommNexus has formed alliances with international communications clusters and will expand its reach into additional technology hot spots within the United States.

About GrandCentral

GrandCentral Communications is a next-generation personal communications company. GrandCentral provides consumers with One Number...for Life™ that works with any existing phone service and provides next generation features for all phones. GrandCentral gives people unprecedented control over how incoming calls are managed through a simple web-based interface. The company is privately-held and based in Fremont, CA. For more information on GrandCentral, or to sign up for a free account, log onto

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