SOURCE: Talk Free

May 31, 2005 09:02 ET

Talk Free Introduces Online Management System for Channel Partners

Advanced, Web-Based Platform Provides Real-Time Control of International VoIP Calling Accounts

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 31, 2005 -- Talk Free™, a leading facilities-based international Voice Over IP (VoIP) provider, today introduced an online management system for real-time control of international VoIP calling accounts. Talk Free's advanced, web-based platform enables Talk Free partners to quickly and profitably provide quality VoIP services to customers.

With Talk Free's scaleable, turnkey system, partners can quickly exploit market opportunities by combining easy-to-use functions with comprehensive features including:

--  Real time unlimited online account generation
--  Call log and account inventory reporting
--  Variable account aging and expiration
--  Multiple rate plans
--  Management controls
--  Instant recharging and transferring of accounts and
--  PIN number changes
    
"Conducting business in international markets and specifically in the developing world opens numerous opportunities for those who understand local nuances and business cultures," said Michael Scheele, co-founder and president, Talk Free. "Delivering to our partners a PC to phone VoIP service that combines quality and valuable functionality with the lowest industry calling prices creates a compelling service for customers who are forced to pay up to $1 to $2 per minute for phone service."

As the first International VoIP company to discern between agents and resellers, Talk Free provides partners with the ability to create an unlimited number of rate tables and create multiple rate tables for a single agent to maximize market opportunities. Additionally, the web-based platform includes functionality for sub-agent distribution and inventory controls along with a separate real time console accessible by the reseller's agents for white labeling.

Talk Free's softdialer, available to all of Talk Free's agents and resellers, includes a Digital Sound Processing (DSP) proprietary voice engine that performs advanced packet error recovery, jitter buffer, echo cancellation, and audio gain control. Combined with the G. 729 codec, Talk Free's softdialer produces superior sound quality in all bandwidth environments and can be downloaded by customers with only a 19.2 kbps dial-up Internet connection.

"With more than 20 years experience working directly with agents and resellers, I know that this segment wants to be given the best possible products and tools and then be left alone to succeed," added Scheele.

With Talk Free's online management system, low rates and minimums and superior call quality, partners quickly turn into independent PC to phone carriers -- a unique business proposition in today's international VoIP marketplace.

For more information about Talk Free or, to become a channel partner please visit www.TalkFree.com, send email to sales@talkfree.com or call 1.913.322.0808.

About Talk Free, Inc.

Talk Free, Inc. is a leading facilities-based international VoIP carrier providing the lowest industry pricing to channel partners in more than 200 countries worldwide. Talk Free uses VoIP technology, Digital Sound Processing (DSP) proprietary voice engine and a technologically advanced online management system to provide the most flexible, reliable and lowest priced PC to phone termination service.

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