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Talkster Receives 2007 Product of the Year Award From Communications SolutionsTalkster Honored for Outstanding Innovation in Mobile Communications for the Second Year Running (July 23, 2008)
NORWALK, CT and TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 07/23/08 -- Technology Marketing Corporation's (TMC) Communications Solutions (www.tmcnet.com/comsol) announced today that Talkster (www.Talkster.com), the company delivering online communities instant mobile voice and text communications, was awarded the 2007 Product of the Year Award for Talkster's Free World Dialing(TM).
This year, TMC's Communications Solutions honored Talkster for its innovation in ad-supported calling via both a consumer service -- Talkster's Free World Dialing, and a white labeled mobile voice and text communications platform for online communities.
The most innovative products and services that facilitate voice, data and video communications brought to market in 2007 have been selected as recipients of this year's Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award for their groundbreaking achievement. The eighth annual Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award specifically recognizes the vision, leadership and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of this prestigious award.
"Talkster has been recognized with our 2007 Product of the Year Award for its excellence in technological advancement and application refinement," said Rich Tehrani, TMC President and Group Editor-in-Chief of Communications Solutions. "Talkster has proven it is a company committed to quality and excellence in solutions that benefit consumers worldwide. Among the thousands of companies and products that were reviewed for this award, Talkster's innovative approach to a universal need stood out, and made them deserving of the 2007 Product of the Year Award."
Talkster's Free World Dialing brings free, ad-supported long distance, international, and group conference calls to 34 countries around the globe. Talkster has also announced integrations with Skype and Google Talk expanding the audience that can utilize Talkster for free ad-supported calling worldwide.
All Talkster calls are ad-supported, so users don't pay long distance or international calling charges, and can talk as long as they like for the cost of a single local call. Callers listen to a 10-second audio ad prior to the start of their call and their talk time is never limited or interrupted. The ads are localized with relevant offers and coupons, bringing the caller something valuable in addition to reducing their phone costs and providing excellent call quality.
"We built Talkster's Free World Dialing as a proof point of the capabilities of the Talkster platform, and consumer response has been very gratifying. From here, the opportunity really lies with the online communities which are looking to add some kind of voice or text communications for their community members to use," says James Wanless, Founder and COO of Talkster. "The Talkster platform not only gives online communities a way to offer an additional value-added service for users, but also provides a new way to monetize their user base through ad-supported communications."
Talkster's Free World Dialing service is open to users worldwide at www.talkster.com. Online communities interested in leveraging the Talkster platform to add instant ad-supported voice and text communications services for their users without any infrastructure investment or complex integration should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Last year Talkster was honored with Communications Solutions 2006 Product of the Year for being the first service to let people place free calls from their cell phones to instant messaging services like MSN, Google Talk and Gizmo Project without additional software.
Talkster's award winning voice technologies are revolutionizing ad-supported telephony with a fully sustainable mobile advertising supported business model which benefits both callers and advertisers. Talkster's Free World Dialing(TM) is the only service for making long distance, international, and group conference calls from any type of phone, on any network, for the cost of a local call. Available as a white-labeled service, the Talkster Platform brings instant mobile voice and text communications to online communities around the globe. For more information visit Talkster on the Web at www.Talkster.com, from your mobile phone at http://free.talkster.com, or from your iPhone at http://i.talkster.com.
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) publishes four print publications: Customer Inter@ction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine, IMS Magazine and Unified Communications. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, serving nearly two million unique visitors each month. TMC also produces a number of industry conferences and events. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.
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