SOURCE: TalkFree Telecom

April 12, 2005 09:03 ET

TalkFree Telecom Introduces International VoIP Phone Service

Company Engages International Channel to Offer Consumers Lowest Industry Calling Rates

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 12, 2005 -- TalkFree Telecom, the leading facilities-based international Voice Over IP (VoIP) carrier, today announced the industry's lowest PC to phone calling service to and from more than 200 countries worldwide. The company is engaging the channel market -- local agents and resellers -- to resell or re-brand TalkFree calling accounts to their customers.

TalkFree Telecom focuses on third-world markets where consumers are forced to pay $1 to $2 per minute for phone service. The company uses VoIP technology, combined with a technologically advanced server system, to provide the most flexible, reliable and customizable PC to phone termination services.

As the first International VoIP company to discern between agents and resellers, TalkFree Telecom offers the highest bonuses to channel partners based on the lowest calling rates for consumers.

"By focusing on third-world markets, we are capitalizing on a pent-up demand that, until now, has been overlooked by most VoIP carriers," said Mike Scheele, co-founder and president, TalkFree Telecom. "We are changing the business paradigm of the PC to phone market by using the channel to deliver the highest calling quality combined with real-time account management and PIN generation services."

TalkFree Telecom provides International partners with stock, inventory control and for resellers, a privately labeled Web presence, complete with e-commerce-based integration, in under 48 hours. Real-time credit scoring is also offered to assist in eliminating fraud.

"TalkFree Telecom's partner program enabled my organization to quickly provide quality VoIP services to customers at rates significantly lower than incumbent carriers while maintaining clear quality at lower Internet speeds," said Reasmey Keo, reseller, Cambodia. "With an easy-to-use system and lower rates, my customers can use TalkFree Telecom to call anyone, anywhere at any time."

Using the state of the art codec G.729 standard, TalkFree Telecom excels in a low-bandwidth, high packet loss environment. Consumers need only a 19.2 kbps connection to download the TalkFree Telecom dialer.

Once installed, the dialer prompts customers to purchase or re-charge an account that will then activate a PIN number. Accounts are pre-paid starting at increments of $10. Callers then input the PIN number and begin making calls.

In-network TalkFree Telecom customers can call each other for free with the same high-quality termination reserved for paying PC to phone customers.

Real time account balance and account maintenance is accessed from the dialer as well as features such as address book, call logs, microphone, mute, Web skins and 24 x 7 customer service.

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

About TalkFree Telecom

TalkFree Telecom is the leading facilities-based international VoIP carrier providing the lowest industry pricing to channel partners and consumers. TalkFree Telecom uses VoIP technology combined with a technologically advanced server system to provide the most flexible, reliable and customizable PC to phone termination services.

TalkFree Telecom, headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., was founded in 2003 by skilled business entrepreneurs who have started, raised capital and sold more than five telecommunications companies in the past decade.

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