Press Release Summary:
TalkPlus Call Manager gives cell phone users virtually unlimited range of accessibility and privacy options, freeing callers from landlines, broadband phones, and networked PCs. Network agnostic and WAP compliant, service supports standard cell phones that operate on BREW and JAVA platforms, and landline phones via interactive voice response system. It provides full identity management, group and conference calling, and Do-Not-Disturb/Priority Call Lists.
Original Press Release:
TalkPlus Debuts Call Manager at DEMOfall 2005
Industry's First Solution that Delivers VoIP Calling Services over Cell Phones Previews at Leading Technology Showcase
DEMOfall 2005 - Station #56 - HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Sept. 19 /-- TalkPlus, Inc. announced today at DEMOfall 2005 the debut of the industry's first Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service, over circuit-switched and cellular networks. TalkPlus Call Manager gives cell phone users a virtually unlimited range of accessibility and privacy options at rates that are comparable to broadband calling services, including Vonage and Skype. TalkPlus Call Manager frees callers from landlines, broadband phones and networked PC's, while delivering all of the benefits of VoIP services over existing cell phones.
Installing TalkPlus Call Manager is as simple as downloading a ringtone. Its patent-pending technology is network agnostic, and supports standard cell phones that operate on the BREW and JAVA platforms. TalkPlus Call Manager is WAP compliant, and supports landline phones via an interactive voice response (IVR) system.
TalkPlus Call Manager provides powerful VoIP-like features such as:
-- Full identity management. TalkPlus Call Manager enables individuals to completely manage personal, business and dating life with one simple device -- their cell phone. Through the use of multiple numbers, users can now change their calling identity without the need for multiple cell phones.
-- Additional domestic and international telephone numbers. Users can add multiple U.S. and international telephone numbers to their existing cell phone to maintain a virtual presence almost anywhere in the world and at prices comparable to broadband calling services.
-- Inexpensive group and conference calling. Users can quickly conduct up to 10-way conference calls, and establish group call lists such as "board members," "sales team" or "alliance partners." TalkPlus makes it easy to set up and manage conference calls and group lists without the need for expensive conference bridging services.
-- Do-Not-Disturb/Priority Call Lists. Users can create incoming call lists that enable them to be reached when and by whom they want to be reached. Lists can be automatically or manually activated or deactivated by the time of day and/or the day of the week. For example, a user can block all incoming calls, yet allow designated contacts to ring through.
TalkPlus Gives Cell Phone Users Freedom of Choice
"TalkPlus Call Manager is completely changing the way that the world uses cellular and VoIP calling services," said Jeff Black, Founder and CEO of TalkPlus, Inc. "TalkPlus provides cell phone subscribers with a spectrum of VoIP-like services that enable them to choose if, when and how they want to reach out to their family, friends and business associates, and at costs that are comparable to VoIP calling services. We are excited to preview TalkPlus Call Manager at DEMOfall and are highly honored to have been selected to participate in this prestigious event."
According to DEMOfall Executive Producer Chris Shipley, "The TalkPlus Call Manager will prompt consumers to demand and expect new and improved services that will enhance and protect their personal and professional lives, and drive carriers and handset manufacturers to develop and deploy next-generation products and services. It was for these reasons that I selected TalkPlus to participate in DEMOfall 2005, and I am pleased to provide the launching pad for its industry-changing technology and services."
Pricing and Availability
TalkPlus Call Manager will be available this fall. Services start at less than ten dollars per month.
About DEMOfall 2005
The annual DEMO conferences focus on emerging technologies and new products, which are hand-selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launch pad events for companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Handspring and U.S. Robotics, helping them secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships and influence early adopters. Each DEMO conference features approximately 70 new companies, products and technologies. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit www.demo.com.
Founded in 2004, TalkPlus is a privately-held company in Menlo Park, California. Its seasoned management team includes executives, engineers and research and development experts from such notable companies as Digital Equipment Corporation, Bells Labs, Intel, iAtlas, AltaVista, Hotels.com and Adelphia Cable Communications. The company has been incubated by PartnerVision Ventures. For more information please visit www.talkplus.com.
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