SOURCE: i2Telecom

January 16, 2008 09:01 ET

i2Telecom Awarded INTERNET TELEPHONY® Magazine's "Product of the Year" Award for 2007

i2Telecom's MyGlobalTalk™ Service Honored for Outstanding Innovation

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - January 16, 2008) - i2Telecom International, Inc. ("i2Telecom®") (OTCBB: ITUI), a developer of its own proprietary high-quality Voice-over-Internet Protocol ("VoIP") products and services, announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC®)'s INTERNET TELEPHONY® magazine ( has named i2Telecom's MyGlobalTalk™ service as a recipient of a 2007 Product of the Year Award. This is i2Telecom's third award in recent years after receiving the Product of the Year Award in 2004 and the Service Provider of the Year Award in 2005. INTERNET TELEPHONY® has been the VoIP Authority Since 1998™.

MyGlobalTalk™, i2Telecom's internally developed proprietary technology, is a new and advanced mobile application targeting the mobile handset market. Leveraging i2Telecom's patent pending VoIP Service Access Module (VSAM) or VoiceStick® technology, MyGlobalTalk™ places Internet telephony in the hands of every cellular phone user, independent of wireless carrier technology, handset manufacturer, or the type of wireless carrier voice/data plan involved. The objective is to enable mobile users to access Internet telephony communications in a completely "untethered" manner via their MyGlobalTalk™ enabled cellular phone. Once MyGlobalTalk™ is installed on the cellular handsets the users are enabled to call any telephone in the world directly from their cellular phones, using VoIP technology, at a fraction of normal long-distance rates. In addition, MyGlobalTalk™ is fully functional without local access to the Internet or proximity to an Internet "hotspot." Users also need not wait for the availability of a dual-mode WiFi phone, because MyGlobalTalk™ provides the benefits of a dual-mode phone at a fraction of the cost using the customer's existing mobile handset.

MyGlobalTalk™ is being released in phases, beginning in the first quarter of 2008 to customers in the United States and the United Kingdom with SmartPhone handsets that utilize the Windows Mobile® 5.0/6.0 operating system. Accompanying the release of the MyGlobalTalk™ mobile application is a MyGlobalTalk™ branded web site. Subsequent releases will be available worldwide and will include support for Symbian, BlackBerry and Java enabled handsets, while adding new features specifically designed with the mobile handset user in mind. For additional information please visit

Paul Arena, Chairman of the Board and CEO of i2Telecom International, Inc., stated, "We are pleased to be recognized as a recipient of INTERNET TELEPHONY®'s Product of the Year Award. Our team's innovation has brought ease-of-use into the world of VoIP services, through our exciting new MyGlobalTalk™ service. MyGlobalTalk™ users now have the ability to make calls anywhere in the world over the i2Telecom network using their cellular phones."

Mr. Arena continued, "In 2008, we look forward to taking advantage of MyGlobalTalk™'s portable technology, which is rapidly gaining traction, by leveraging the exponential growth of our customer base. Furthermore, it is our goal to maximize the value of our VSAM or VoiceStick® patent, upon approval, and aggressively pursue additional intellectual property value propositions through technologies such as MyGlobalTalk™."

Rich Tehrani, Group Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of INTERNET TELEPHONY®, stated, "Each year INTERNET TELEPHONY® magazine bestows its Product of the Year awards on companies that have demonstrated excellence in technological advancement and application refinements. i2Telecom has demonstrated to the editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY® that its products and services are committed to quality and innovation while addressing the real needs in the marketplace."

The Product of the Year Award winners for 2007 will be published in the February 2008 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY® magazine.

About i2Telecom International, Inc.

i2Telecom International, Inc. is a developer of its own proprietary high-quality Voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) products and services that employs best-of-breed VoIP technology and uses a combination of the Company's own network and the Internet to deliver high-quality phone calls, stream video and text chat to customers on a global scale. i2Telecom International provides its VoiceStick®, MyGlobalTalk™, Digital Portal communications and microgateway adapters for VoIP long-distance and other enhanced communication services to its subscribers. Its proprietary technology platform is compliant with the Session Initiation Protocol ("SIP") telecommunications industry standard. i2Telecom International has received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark office for the VoIP Service Access Module (VSAM) or VoiceStick® technology patent. For additional information visit or or or call 404-567-4750.

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