October 10, 2006 08:00 ET

VoIP Is Dead

VoIP Alternative on Pace to Reach 1,000,000 Customers by Year End

Company Receives Industry Praise and Recognition for Bringing New Telephony Solutions to the Masses

BARCELONA, SPAIN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 10, 2006 -- ETRE Conference -- Just two weeks after announcing an innovative solution for mobile phones, JAJAH has announced that it is on pace to reach 1,000,000 customers by year end. JAJAH co-founder Roman Scharf made the announcement today at the prestigious ETRE Conference (European Technology Roundtable Exhibition), in Barcelona. In the past two weeks, JAJAH has more than doubled every daily measure of growth including registrations, trial calls, total calls, minutes, and revenue. JAJAH also has already delivered more than 20,000 downloads of JAJAH Mobile, which allows users to make free or low cost long distance / international calls directly from their mobile phones.

"VoIP, as it's thought of today, is dead. Users just want to talk on their regular everyday phones," said Scharf. "We knew that the mobile launch would dramatically elevate JAJAH in the minds of consumers around the globe. The numbers we are seeing show that our hunch was right: the global consumer market is ready for new approaches to telephony. Our vision of Voice 2.0 is changing the way people everywhere stay in touch."

JAJAH has also received praise throughout the industry for tackling what many believed to be an insurmountable technical challenge: bridging the gap between web-activated telephony and the mobile market. JAJAH Mobile is the first telephony solution that enables consumers to make free or very low cost global and long-distance "JAJAH" calls from existing mobile phones.

"We are proud of the recognition we're getting for our technical achievements," said co-founder Daniel Mattes. "Even Skype CEO Niklas Zennstrom -- one of the leading VoIP visionaries -- recently said that this was hard to do. But we are just as proud of how this extends the JAJAH vision of free global calling to a whole new type of user. Customers told us that they wanted to be able to make JAJAH calls without using the computer, and we've delivered."

"JAJAH's goal is to be the first global telecom company," said Alec Saunders, industry luminary and CEO of Iotum. "By taking a different approach to VoIP, by not insisting that you scrap your telecom company, but rather by being an adjunct to it, JAJAH believes that they can be everybody's second phone company, rather than what Vonage is trying to be. And in the process, they can build out a user community, and platform hooks which will allow them to offer new services more quickly, and more easily than others."

"We are pleased to see that we are gaining traction all around the world," said Scharf. "It means we are solving a problem shared by people everywhere. Calls simply cost too much. The mobile launch appears to have galvanized our community, and we expect the numbers to keep growing."


JAJAH, the world's most innovative global communications company, is dedicated to bringing users vastly improved telephony solutions at a fraction of the traditional price. JAJAH enables consumers to make free and low cost telephone calls, locally or globally, dialing from either their computers or mobile phones. By combining the best of the Internet with the best of the existing telephony infrastructure, JAJAH removes the barriers to communication and makes it easier for people everywhere to stay in touch. Unconstrained by technology, infrastructure, or geography, JAJAH is positioned to be the first true player in the new world of global communication. Roman Scharf and Daniel Mattes, driven by their vision of global communication without barriers in terms of devices, rates, location or functionality, founded JAJAH in 2005. JAJAH has offices in Mountain View, CA and Luxembourg.

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