SOURCE: GrandCentral Communications, Inc.

November 29, 2006 09:00 ET

GrandCentral to Offer Unlimited Free Service and Expanded Feature Set

FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 29, 2006 -- GrandCentral Communications, Inc. ( today announced that it will offer unlimited inbound calling to its users for Free. An enhanced, paid version of the service with additional features will also be available once the company completes its beta testing early next year. Both plans give customers a local GrandCentral telephone number that will allow them to answer all of their calls from any of their existing phones (cell, work, home, etc.), enable access to voicemail by phone, email, or online, and provide unprecedented control over inbound calls and other unique features.

"We've always planned to provide a free level of service to our customers and are happy to announce that there will be no artificial limits on the amount of calls received through a free GrandCentral account," said Craig Walker, CEO of GrandCentral. "We've gotten tremendous feedback from our beta customers over the past few weeks and are extremely excited to see and hear how GrandCentral is changing the way people communicate. We're also excited to announce a host of new features that have been requested."

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 can 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. From now on, customers will never miss a call they want to take, or take a call they want to miss. The service works with all existing phones and service providers.

Beta testing began in September of this year and since then over 500,000 calls have been logged nationwide. In the last two months, GrandCentral solicited feedback from its beta customers and began implementing new features that give people even greater control over their phones.

Expanded features

--  Screening Options:  GrandCentral now offers three screening options
    for new callers: 1) screen all unknown callers, 2) screen blocked callers
    only, or 3) turn screening off.
--  Enhanced Privacy Filters:  Users have the option to either mark
    unwanted callers as SPAM and send all future calls directly to the SPAM
    voicemail folder or they can be blocked and the "this number is no longer
    in service" message will be played on all future calls from that caller.
--  Improved Address Book Importing/Exporting:  Contacts can now be
    imported from Gmail, Yahoo, vCards, CSV files, Outlook or Outlook Express
    and can also be exported to vCards or CSV files.
--  Click2Call:  Customers can return a call from their Inbox or call
    anyone in their Address Book with the click of a button using Click2Call.
About GrandCentral

GrandCentral Communications is a next-generation personal communications company. GrandCentral provides consumers with One Number...for Life™ by giving users one phone number that integrates all of the existing phones, numbers, and voicemail boxes into one. Users are given 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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