SOURCE: PokeTalk

November 12, 2008 12:42 ET

Newly Launched PokeTalk Offers Consumers Free Long Distance Phone Service Through Mobiles and Landlines

Consumers Who Join During November 24th - December 31st Will Receive a Special Holiday Gift of 1,000 Minutes of Free Calls Per Month

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 12, 2008) - As the sluggish economy causes consumers to constantly reign in spending, PokeTalk, the first completely free and clear VOIP long distance calling service, is offering a special promotion for the holiday season. From November 24th to December 31st, PokeTalk will offer customers double the amount of free calls it currently offers -- now 100 free calls per month, which is over 16 hours of free calls, from landline or mobile phones without any special equipment, monthly subscriptions or additional fees. A consumer simply logs on to PokeTalk's ad-supported site,, inputs their phone number and the number they wish to call and PokeTalk immediately connects all parties.

Tamir Galili, president and CEO of PokeTalk explains, "The holiday season is when many people reach out to loved ones, friends, and relatives long distance or even overseas. PokeTalk makes it easy for them to connect, giving them the same convenience and low cost of Internet calling but with much better clarity, less hassle and no special equipment or additional fees. With PokeTalk, budget-minded consumers won't have to resort to cheap phone cards or compromise call quality to save money on phone calls."

By connecting calls to the user's landline or mobile phone, PokeTalk negates one of the biggest obstacles and consumer complaints facing other popular Internet phone services -- being tethered to a PC or having to use special accessories such as headsets to place a call. And because PokeTalk connects calls over existing phone lines, recipients do not need any special hardware or software to receive calls.

PokeTalk subsidizes its phone service by displaying targeted advertising on the screen, rather than charging additional connection fees or playing intrusive ads over the phone during the call -- another characteristic of other popular free Internet phone services. PokeTalk's advertisements are tailored to the caller's profile and serve as effective engagement points for advertisers.

Launching its Beta version less than two weeks ago on November 1st, the company to date has more than 30,000 users worldwide and is growing by the thousands each week.

About PokeTalk

PokeTalk is a unique, new, global calling service that enables users to make free calls from existing landline or mobile phones, to other phones in 55 countries. Users can currently enjoy between 50 to 100 free calls at 10-minute intervals each. By end of year these options will increase, both in features, call times, and destinations. PokeTalk is also available as a Facebook application so users can determine which of their friends are online and set up a free long distance call for a more personalized conversation. For more information, or to register for the service, please visit

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