SOURCE: GrandCentral Communications, Inc.

February 21, 2007 09:00 ET

GrandCentral's New Interoperability With Gizmo Project Makes Receiving Calls Worldwide Possible

Calls Can Now Be Received on Apple and Windows PCs, Nokia N-80 Internet Edition Phones and Internet Tablets

FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 21, 2007 -- GrandCentral Communications, Inc. (, a next-generation personal communications company that empowers every existing phone with unique features and control capabilities, today announced that its service is now interoperable with Gizmo Project, SipPhone's popular Voice over IP (VoIP) service that allows users to make and receive free phone calls worldwide over the Internet on personal computers as well as select Nokia mobile phones and Internet Tablets.

Starting today GrandCentral customers can designate their free Gizmo Project profile ID (which appears like a 747 area code number in their Gizmo profile) as one of their destination numbers which will ring on their personal computers or select next-generation Nokia dual mode Nseries mobile phone or Internet Tablet, whenever a call comes into their GrandCentral number. This new GrandCentral feature also provides existing Gizmo users with the ability to receive calls for free directly from the traditional telephone network (PSTN) on their Gizmo-enabled Nokia portable devices, Apple Macintosh and Windows PCs.

"Gizmo Project is the perfect complement to GrandCentral as it furthers our mission to be the 'one phone number for life' solution that people need," said Craig Walker, CEO of GrandCentral Communications. "GrandCentral directs the inbound call to users' free Gizmo Project client any time they have an Internet connection. The call stays on-net the entire time and allows our customers to receive calls anywhere in the world using their existing GrandCentral number, for free."

Owners of next-generation Nokia dual mode N80-Internet Edition mobile phone and the Internet Tablet 770, and Nseries 800 Internet Tablet which access the Internet over Wi-Fi can also use versions of Gizmo Project on these pocket sized, portable handheld devices to receive calls without incurring any roaming charges or using any cellular minutes when connected to Wi-Fi networks.

Additionally by using GrandCentral the need for Gizmo users to purchase a separate number for their Gizmo client is eliminated providing an annual savings of roughly $35. "Now people just call your local GrandCentral number and you can answer that call anywhere on the planet that there is Internet access, for free. You can't beat that!" stated Walker. "GrandCentral tells our customers who's calling on every call and lets the user decide whether to take the call, send it to voicemail or to ListenIn™ on the voicemail while it is being left. This same functionality now exists through a customer's Gizmo client."

About GrandCentral

GrandCentral Communications is a next-generation personal communications company that gives consumers unprecedented control over their phone calls by tying all existing phones and voicemail boxes into one through the GrandCentral number. GrandCentral has developed the most comprehensive feature set available in the market today and works seamlessly across all existing telephone networks, systems and devices. The company is privately held and based in Fremont, CA. For more information on GrandCentral, or to sign up for a free account, go to GrandCentral, the new way to use your phones™.

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