SOURCE: i2Telecom International

March 17, 2008 08:31 ET

i2Telecom® Receives Unified Communications® Magazine 2007 Product of the Year Award

MyGlobalTalk™ Recognized for Outstanding Innovation

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - i2Telecom International, Inc. ("i2Telecom®") (OTCBB: ITUI), a developer of patented and innovative high-quality Voice-over-Internet Protocol ("VoIP") products and services, today announced that Technology Marketing Corporation's (TMC®) Unified Communications magazine (www.uc-mag.com) has named i2Telecom's MyGlobalTalk™ service as a recipient of its 2007 Product of the Year Award. This is i2Telecom's seventh industry award in recent years, including the Product of the Year Award in 2004 and the Service Provider of the Year Award in 2005, and the third industry award for MyGlobalTalk™ in the past ninety days. Unified Communications magazine is one the leading publications for communications convergence news.

MyGlobalTalk™, i2Telecom's internally developed proprietary technology, is a new and advanced mobile VoIP application targeting the mobile handset market. Leveraging i2Telecom's patented VoIP Service Access Module (VSAM) or VoiceStick® technology, MyGlobalTalk™ places Internet telephony in the hands of every cellular phone user, independent of wireless carrier, 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 phones. Once MyGlobalTalk™ is installed on cellular handsets, users are able 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 dual-mode WiFi phones, because MyGlobalTalk™ provides the benefits of dual-mode phones 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 Blackberry, iPhone and Symbian handsets, while adding new features specifically designed with the mobile handset user in mind. For additional information please visit www.myglobaltalk.com.

Larry Stessel, Chief Marketing Officer of i2Telecom International, Inc., stated, "We are pleased to be recognized as a recipient of Unified Communications' Product of the Year Award. Users now have the ability to make calls anywhere in the world over the i2Telecom network using their cellular phones and will soon have many unified communications applications designed to make life easier with less user fatigue. We are currently discussing a number of innovative and exciting new applications with potential industry and enterprise customers utilizing the MyGlobalTalk™ service."

"i2 Telecom® has a proven commitment to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace," noted Rich Tehrani, TMC President and Editor-in-Chief of United Communications magazine. "We are very pleased to grant i2Telecom a 2007 Product of the Year Award for its MyGlobalTalk™ service. We're proud to honor i2Telecom's hard work and accomplishments and look forward to more innovative solutions from the company in the future."

A full list of Product of the Year winners will be published in the March 2008 issue of Unified Communications magazine (www.uc-mag.com). For more information about TMC, please visit www.tmcnet.com.

About Unified Communications magazine

Launched in July 2007, Unified Communications magazine is devoted to educating enterprise decision makers on why and how they need to deploy unified communications (UC) solutions. Every issue of Unified Communications magazine features a comprehensive news section; case studies of successful deployments and lessons learned; interviews with leading hardware and software companies; and an 'industry' section featuring analysis of important mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and a Wall Street perspective on the unified communications market. Unified Communications currently has a subscriber base of 41,509.

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is an integrated global media company that helps its clients build communities in print, online and in-person. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and IMS Magazine. TMC's Web site (www.tmcnet.com) is a leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. According to Quantcast, TMCnet reaches nearly one million unique U.S. visitors each month. TMCnet serves as many as three million unique visitors globally each month according to Webtrends. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. In addition, TMC produces the INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO, and the Call Center 2.0 Conference.

For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.


About i2Telecom International, Inc.

i2Telecom International, Inc. is a developer of patented and innovative high-quality Voice-over-Internet Protocol ("VoIP") products and services that employ best-of-breed VoIP technology and use a combination of the Company's own network and the Internet to deliver high-quality phone calls, streaming 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. For additional information visit www.i2telecom.com or www.voicestick.com or www.myglobaltalk.com or call 404-567-4750.

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