December 15, 2006 12:45 ET

Online Networkers Find Their Voice: Teligence, America's Largest Voice-Enabled Social Networking Company Partners With Community Connect's and

DENVER, COLORADO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 15, 2006) - Teligence, North America's leader in telephone-based Social Networking, teams with Community Connect, the leading provider of online social niche networks, to provide Community Connect's members with an avenue to make a "real" connection with others. Making online dating a more personable way to meet a potential mate, Teligence is providing a way for would-be couples to hear each other talk.

Members of Community Connect's and are the first to realize this evolution in Social Networking. Leveraging the advanced audio technology and existing voice communities in Vibeline and Fonochat, two of Teligence's Voice-enabled social networks, Community Connect members will talk live with their online community. With all the safety and convenience they enjoy "online", members will be able to chat live and meet real people "offline" in their local community.

Vibeline, the fastest growing chatline in North America for singles who identify with the urban lifestyle will voice-enable Community Connect's online community at, the largest dedicated African American social networking website. And, Community Connect's online space for the young Latino community is teaming with FonoChat, to bring the Hispanic/Latino community together.

"Being able to chat to a potential date, with the anonymous and safety features of online dating provides a more natural communication style - these are important features to the future growth of Internet dating services. Each month Teligence handles over 18 million calls from singles looking to connect with like-minded people in their local area for companionship and social interaction. Community Connect has more than 16 million registered on-line members looking to meet each other in a common, national forum. The relationship between our companies makes perfect sense," said Teligence's Chief Operating Officer, Murray Hoban.

"Through our partnership with Teligence, and members will be excited to know they can now evolve their connections naturally. Writing your profile and reading about others is a great indicator as to whether you're going to get along; the next logical step is to chat over the phone. Their profile might sound great, but you can tell a lot about a person by their makes them real," said Ben Sun, CEO of Community Connect.

Teligence's voice-enabled social networking brands give online social communities higher quality, more intuitive communication about a prospective relationship and are a safe way to communicate before meeting in public.

"It's not until you hear a voice that you determine whether you have chemistry with someone. Vibeline and Fonochat deliver a new, intimate and immediate dimension to the online social networking well as a new revenue stream for website operators like Community Connect," said Teligence's Co-CEO and Founder, Rob Madigan.

About Teligence (U.S) Inc. Teligence develops and operates Interactive Voice Technology solutions for social networking services. Serving over 1250 North American communities, Teligence reaches over 100 million people seeking friends or relationships. Teligence provides customers with the ability to connect with people any way, anytime, anywhere, using the technology medium of their choice. As indicated by the millions of minutes of conversations logged on their systems per year, Teligence leads the "people meeting people" business. In a world where it is increasingly difficult to meet and share a connection with other like minded singles, Teligence brings people together.

Teligence ignited the social networking revolution in the 1990s with Livelinks® and then expanded its market presence with TangoPersonals®, Interactive Male®, Vibeline®, and Fonochat®. Customers use these voice enabled systems for chatting and finding social connections. You can find more information about Teligence at:

Community Connect Inc. is the nation's largest niche social networking company. With more than 16 million members, Community Connect Inc. is a top 50 web publisher (as measured in page views by comScore). Our sites, and present marketers with a targeted opportunity to reach US multicultural audiences. Our proprietary technology platform provides members with the most user-friendly tools to connect with members of their community and discuss culturally relevant content. To find out more about Community Connect, go to:

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