SOURCE: CommPartners

February 12, 2007 14:50 ET

Keller Williams Realty Inc. Selects ProtoCall Communications as the Exclusive VoIP Solutions Provider for Real Estate Offices Throughout the US

IP Communications Solutions to Be Deployed by ProtoCall Include CommPartners Connect™ for Linksys® One, Hosted and Premise-Based IP PBX and IP Trunking

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 12, 2007 -- Protocall Communications, a value added IP solutions integrator serving the business market, has been selected as a preferred Telecomm Services Vendor and the exclusive VoIP solutions providers for Keller Williams Realty Inc.

As the recognized VoIP solutions providers for Keller Williams, ProtoCall Communications will offer IP communications solutions for use by over 600 offices and over 72,500 real estate associates. Keller Williams is the 4th largest Real Estate franchise in North America.

"At Keller Williams we have a razor sharp focus on technology and the benefits that accrue to our associates and their clients when the right solutions are delivered by the right providers," said Cristina Murphey, Keller Williams Realty Inc. "Effective communications and availability and responsiveness are essential for our associates to accelerate deals and drive new revenue opportunities. We believe that ProtoCall, powered by CommPartner's nationwide IP network and hosted applications platforms, offers a range of both cost effective and productivity enhancing IP communications solutions for our offices and agents," said Murphey, Vendor Relations Manager.

"The ProtoCall solutions are ideal for a new Keller Williams office or an existing one that is growing. Communication systems and internet connectivity are both critical to a successful real estate office focused on increased productivity, scalability, and market center economics and the solutions and service it is able to offer separates ProtoCall from all other providers," said Jay Liebe, Operating Principal, Keller Williams Realty.

"We are extremely pleased to be selected as the VoIP services provider by Keller Williams and look forward to meeting the unique mix of communications requirements of their agents," said Michael Simmons, CEO of ProtoCall.

According to Dave Clark, CEO and Co-founder of CommPartners, teaming with ProtoCall to deliver IP communications solutions to Keller Williams Inc. marks another milestone in the fast growing interest and adoption of VoIP solutions for business in the US.

Among the solutions expected to be deployed by ProtoCall to Keller Williams offices is CommPartners Connect™ for Linksys® One, that enables the delivery of data, voice and video applications to small businesses. ProtoCall will also offer hosted and premised based IP PBX services with features that include unified messaging and mobility, voicemail to email messaging and web interfaces for setting call options. Protocall is also offering an IPTrunking™ service for Keller Williams Inc. offices transitioning to the productivity and cost benefits of IP communications but who have existing PBX or key system equipment that will continue to be utilized. These services will allow the Keller Williams offices to expand their sales force at a rapid rate utilizing IP applications to increase productivity while being cost effective.

Protocall Communications will be hosting an IP communications solutions exhibit at the "Family Reunion" convention of Keller Williams associates Feb. 12-15 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

About Keller Williams Realty Inc.:

Founded in 1983, Keller Williams Realty Inc. is the fourth-largest real estate operation in North America with more than 600 offices and 72,594 associates in the United States and Canada. The company's agent-centric culture emphasizes access to leading-edge education and promotes an economic model that rewards associates as stakeholder and partners. Keller Williams Realty, which began franchising in 1990, is growing by more than a thousand agents a month. Keller Williams Realty associates place high value on professional education and a full-time commitment to real estate sales. For more information, visit Keller William Realty online at www.kw.com.

About ProtoCall:

ProtoCall Communications is a Las Vegas-based hosted IP communications reseller founded in 2004 by president and CEO Michael Simmons. ProtoCall currently serves a diverse base of commercial customers throughout the US from California to New Jersey ranging in size from 10 employees to 10,000. ProtoCall utilizes CommPartners nationwide, enterprise-class IP network. Many of the nation's largest carriers also use this network for its reliability and call quality. ProtoCall's "customer first" attitude has enabled ProtoCall to become one of the leading IP communications solutions providers in the US (as featured in CRN Magazine Nov. 28, 2005). This focus on "customer first" allows all customers to have a phone consultant that will give the best communication package for their business.

About CommPartners:

CommPartners is a nationwide IP-based network operator providing wholesale VoIP and enhanced IP applications to carriers, strategic partners and VARS. The CommPartners IP network has been engineered to provide business-grade, IP-based voice and other value-added services. CommPartners has obtained Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) certifications in 48 states and the District of Columbia and certifications in the remaining states are pending. With nationwide IP network coverage, CommPartners delivers reliable, high quality, and competitively priced carrier and wholesale hosted IP services for business. CommPartners wholesale services are supported by a scalable and automated OSS platform for billing and account management. For more information, call 702-367-VOIP (8647) or visit CommPartners' website at www.commpartners.us.

Contact Information

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    Michael Simmons
    ProtoCall
    702-403-1966 x 1964
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    Mark Peterson
    CommPartners
    702-367-8647 x 1017
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