SOURCE: Raketu

May 12, 2008 10:13 ET

Raketu Extends Free International Calling and Free SMS-Texting With No Monthly Fee -- Unlike Services Offered by Skype

Consumers Can Take Advantage of Raketu's Free International Calling to Mobile and Landline Phones in Locations in Over 40 Countries Globally -- Without Having to Pay a Monthly Fee

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 12, 2008) - Raketu, a leading global Internet communications, information, entertainment, and social networking company, today announced that the company will extend its free voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) calling and sms-texting promotion. Consumers can take advantage of Raketu's free international calling and sms-texting promotion when they make a pre-payment. Users who pre-pay receive up to 1200 minutes (20 hours) international calling per month for 3 months to mobile and landline phones in locations in over 40 countries around the world -- this pre-payment is not a monthly fee, it is placed in the user's account to be used for pay-for services. In addition, pre-pay users will also receive 3 free sms-text messages per month for 3 months to send to anywhere in the world. Raketu currently has the lowest calling and sms-text rates to any location globally.

"Raketu offers the best calling and sms rates to any location around the world, and with our free international minutes and sms-texting, it is far less expensive than our competitors like Skype offer," said Greg Parker, president and CEO of Raketu. "Why pay for international calling when Raketu has it for free. And with the recent addition of our mobile services, there are now more ways than ever for consumers and businesses to take advantage of our free and discounted calling and text rates."

Raketu runs over any Internet connection from roaming mobile to dial-up to broadband and offers consumers and businesses the ability to access their Raketu account from any device for free to lowest cost VoIP calling and sms-text rates globally:

--  PC/Mobile to PC/Mobile -- Totally Free:  Raketu to Raketu calling and
    instant messaging anywhere in the world, requires both users running
    Raketu's desktop or mobile application.
--  PC/Mobile to Phone -- Mostly Free: RakOut Dial-out VoIP service,
    requires one user on Raketu, the other on landline/mobile phone.  RakOut
    offers free calling to locations in over 40 countries around the world, and
    the lowest published rates on all other calls. In addition, Raketu offers
    free or lowest rate sms-texting to any location around the world.
--  Phone to Phone -- Mostly Free: RakWeb calling requires no software
    downloads with both users on traditional mobile or landline phones. This
    service can be used by anyone with access to a web browser or can be
    activated via sending a local sms-text message. RakWeb calling offers free
    calling to locations in over 40 countries around the world and can be
    accessed from any device including Windows, Linux, Mac OSX. Symbian OS,
    Windows Mobile, Nokia, BlackBerry, iPhone and Linux mobile.

About Raketu Communications Inc.

Raketu Communications Inc. develops leading edge peer-to-peer Internet protocol applications that provide communications, information, media and social networking services for consumers and for business. The company currently has users in over 150 countries around the world. For more information on Raketu, please visit:

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