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VTech

August 19, 2010 11:09 ET

Talk vs. Text: VTech Celebrates the Power of Good Conversation on StayGrounded.com

Fun Online Destination Offers Tips and Tools for Good Communication, Chance to Win Airline Travel to Reconnect With a Special Someone

BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwire - August 19, 2010) -  In the today's plugged in world of email, SMS, text messaging and social networking, consumers are continuously inundated with messages, but the connections and conversations often are all-too-brief for a healthy relationship.

According to a recent survey of more than 1,000 adults, conducted by Toluna and sponsored by VTech® Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of VTech Holdings Ltd. (HKSE: 303; ADR: VTKHY) and the largest U.S. cordless phone manufacturer, 97 percent of participants believe talking regularly is important for healthy relationships. More than 60 percent want to use the phone more, as opposed to popular digital tools, to stay in touch with friends and family.

To celebrate the importance of real conversations in fostering healthy and enjoyable relationships, VTech recently launched StayGrounded.com, a fun online destination where consumers can learn about making real connections through the power of talk and receive advice from life coach, relationship expert and developmental psychologist, Dr. Michelle R. Callahan. Visitors also can enter for a chance to win a grand prize sweepstakes featuring two airline tickets, in order to reconnect with a special someone.

"Socially networked technologies and text messaging don't replace the time and intimate conversations needed to cultivate and develop closer relationships," says Dr. Michelle. "Sometimes we have to pick up the phone and call our loved ones to show them that we really are interested in their lives and well-being."

StayGrounded.com visitors can read communication tips from Dr. Michelle, fun facts and consumer insights on the power of good conversations, and enter to win airfare for two for a travel getaway with a loved one or to reconnect with friends and family. StayGrounded insights also are featured on popular social networking sites:

  • Facebook: Become a fan of VTech at http://www.facebook.com/VTechPhones to receive tips on staying grounded, as well as news on VTech events, sports and music initiatives
  • Twitter: Follow VTech at http://twitter.com/vtech411 for the latest "Stay Grounded" insights, as well as links to product giveaways and information

VTech also is offering weekly cordless phone giveaways on StayGrounded.com, along with exclusive promotional codes for product purchases. VTech's 2010 line, available at www.vtechphones.com, includes:

  • The touch-sensitive LS6245, which handles both cellular and landline calls thanks to integrated BLUETOOTH® technology and eliminates the typical problems with using cell phones at home -- dropped calls and poor range.
  • The LS6325-3, ideal for busy families who need to connect with friends and family -- and with each other throughout the home -- thanks to its Push-to-Talk (PTT) feature. The LS6325-3 is the only cordless phone on the market today that offers this capability. 
  • The two-line DS6151 system, which eliminates fights for phone time and frustrations over dial-up Internet usurping the phone line. This family-friendly system offers intercom, call transfer and conference capabilities, and a dedicated voicemail box for each line.

About VTech®
VTech is one of the world's largest suppliers of corded and cordless telephones and electronic learning products. It also provides highly sought-after contract manufacturing services. Founded in 1976, the Group's mission is to be the most cost effective designer and manufacturer of innovative, high quality consumer electronic products and to distribute them to markets worldwide in the most efficient manner.

For further information on VTech and its array of products, please visit www.vtechphones.com.

The BLUETOOTH® word mark is owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

For embedded video visit StayGrounded.com

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