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TalkFree Sells More Than 1.5 Million Mobile VoIP Dialers

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January 19, 2011

TalkFree Sells More Than 1.5 Million Mobile VoIP Dialers

By Jennifer Russell, TMCnet Copy Editor

TalkFree, a VoIP and mobile VoIP carrier, has announced that it has surpassed 1.5 million downloads of its mobile VoIP dialers, along with record call completions, SIP-terminated voice minutes, mobile VoIP calls and minutes of use for the sixth consecutive quarter.

TalkFree was founded in 2003 as an international VoIP service provider and is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. In 2009, the company launched 1LegCall, its first mobile VoIP dialer, and began marketing it through its vast network of resellers operating primarily in the Middle East and Africa.

“Call shop and Internet café owners in our target markets were already familiar with our VoIP service and industry-leading, web-based management system,” says Jean Templin, director of marketing for TalkFree. “When we added our 1legCall mobile VoIP application for the most popular Nokia (News - Alert) cell phones in their respective markets, their customers started signing up in droves.” 

1LegCall was specifically engineered for Nokia cell phones, the most popular brand in these markets. In the first month, thousands of migrant workers and citizens in developing nations downloaded the software and started making calls. Since then TalkFree’s mobile VoIP traffic volume has grown by more than 800 percent.

Earlier this year, TalkFree integrated Short Message Service (SMS) functionality into its mobile VoIP platform so customers could send international SMS messages at a fraction of the rate charged by traditional wireless carriers. The company also launched a second mobile VoIP dialer called Zonefone, and upgraded and expanded its core infrastructure to support hyper growth from its primary markets in the Middle East and Africa, as well as targeted growth in Southeast Asia, South America and Central America.

TalkFree’s mobile VoIP products are resold by communications distributors, entrepreneurs, businesses, call shop and mobile call shop owners in more than 70 countries.
Jennifer Russell is a TMCnet Copy Editor. Previously she worked as an Editorial Production Assistant at the Taunton Press and as a Production Assistant at Hersam-Acorn Newspapers. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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