March 10, 2011 11:52 ET

Go800's Text-to-Talk Service to Power Austin SXDirectory Coinciding With SXSW® 2011

Downtown Austin Businesses to Be Connected With Twitter Users on Calls Using Go800's Text-to-Talk Service; Teach Your Twitter Name a New Trick -- to Receive Calls -- at

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - March 10, 2011) - SXSW 2011 - Go800 today announced the availability of SXDirectory 2011, coinciding with the 2011 South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festival, to conveniently serve visitors, residents, and local businesses of Austin, Texas. The SXDirectory is an easy, reliable, and free way to get around Austin for anyone with text capabilities on their mobile phone (standard message and data rates may apply). Go800's One Text, You Connect service powers the SXDirectory 2011 with text-to-talk technology by allowing anyone to text a person's Go800 enabled Twitter name and be connected live without knowing or dialing a phone number. Austin event attendees can now text various Voice Keywords™ to 46800 (Go800) and be instantly connected to restaurants, bars, taxis, and other local Austin services. For example, texting "SXTaxi" to 46800 will connect you within seconds on a live call with a local cab company serving the Austin downtown area. Follow @Go800 on Twitter and fan Go800 on Facebook at for more updates and deals.

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Go800 representatives will be clearly visible on the downtown streets of Austin helping everyone claim their Twitter name on the Go800 platform. Look for representatives in Go800 T-shirts and seek out local businesses with the Go800 logo in their windows. Those who sign up will be given "Go800 enabled" sticker to place on their nametag. Act now because the service is enabling voice capabilities exclusively for Twitter users only until May 31, 2011. After late May, registration will open to other social networks on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Twitter users across the United States and Canada can register and use the service at Twitter users abroad can reserve their Twitter name for future use with the service. Additionally, the Go800 Mobile Web App can be accessed with smartphones such as the iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry to bypass the need for sending an SMS message by just sending a Twitter name or Voice Keyword™. Download the Go800 Mobile Web App at or have a link sent to the Go800 Web App directly by texting APP to 46800 (Go800). Go800 Starter accounts are FREE and come complete with 100 FREE minutes of usage per month (standard message and data rates may apply for text messages). Higher usage plans will soon be available. 

About Go800
Go800 is based in New York City and is dedicated to creating technology that allows individuals to connect in more efficient ways. We believe we live in a world where everyone sends too many emails and has forgotten about the importance of just picking up the phone. But we also feel we know why. We don't know anyone's phone number! Teach your Twitter name a new trick -- to receive calls -- at

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