SOURCE: Cordia Corporation

May 07, 2007 10:28 ET

Magellan Eliminates International Phone Charges for Parents With Students Studying Abroad

Unique Phone Service Makes Calling Out of the Country as Simple, Cheap as Making a Local Call

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 7, 2007 -- As the school year comes to a close, many college students have begun to finalize their plans for the summer. For those choosing to travel or study abroad, Magellan, a unique new phone service created by Cordia Corporation (OTCBB: CORG), will make staying in touch with friends and family easier than ever before. With Magellan, students use their own personal international phone number that can be linked to a mobile phone or landline.

"According to the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES), regardless of where students studied and for how long, surveyed alumni said that the time spent abroad is a defining moment in a young person's life," said Joel Dupré, CEO of Cordia. "With Magellan, students can call home with the same ease as making a local call, providing them with greater peace of mind and also the opportunity to share in the experience with parents and friends at home.

"With the financial burden of sending students abroad, this is one way to help reduce the strain on the pocketbook that many parents experience when sending their students to a foreign country to further their education," continued Joel Dupré. "Magellan helps parents avoid the unanticipated phone bills that tend to go along with a student traveling or studying internationally."

Cordia Corporation created this innovative service in response to marketplace demand for an affordable and reliable alternative to conventional long-distance calling. "In addition to students studying abroad, businesses, expatriates and professionals based here and overseas will all benefit from the significant cost savings and convenience of Magellan," said Joel Dupré.

Cordia makes it simple -- customers simply go to and sign up.

There are two types of Magellan calling services that offer personalized phone numbers. The first is Private Magellan, where parents choose phone numbers from more than 300 cities in more than 40 countries for their landline and cell phones. Magellan customers are able to receive unlimited inbound phone calls on their own dedicated international phone numbers for a fixed monthly price while their internationally based callers pay only local rates.

The second is Global Magellan, where parents from around the world can reach students with an access number programmed to the customer's phone. For instance, students studying in Asia can reach anyone in the world by dialing a local access number followed by the customer's MagNumber extension. The call rings on any landline or cell phone specified by the customer and the ring-to number can be changed "on-the-fly" online or over the phone. This new Global Magellan service includes a free global personal extension, local access numbers in over 300 international cities and no monthly fees.

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Cordia Corporation (OTCBB: CORG) offers business, residential and wholesale customers local and long distance telecommunications services in more than sixty countries utilizing wireline and VoIP technologies.

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