Most of us remember the day when the only way to talk on the phone was in the kitchen with the corded rotary phone with the 12 foot tangled cord. Those days from the not so distant past seem like a lifetime ago! The thought of being wireless or not having bills were silly dreams. Never mention the idea of streaming video during a call! That was only seen in sci-fi and futuristic movies. You know, the stuff Michael J. Fox might use someday. netTalk is announcing a free videophone application that allows their users chat and stream video live. Does this mean the future has arrived?!?
Full company release:
This Free Videophone Application allows netTALK’s entire customer base to talk and stream video LIVE
Miami, FL – August 9, 2010 – netTALK.COM, INC. (OTCBB: NTLK), a publicly traded Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) has revealed its newest service application, a videophone that allows DUO and TK6000 users to stream live video to other netTALK users for free.
All calling features are included on the videophone: voicemail, 411, E911 and free calling to any phone number in the US and Canada. Additionally, netTALK has announced that their patent pending netTALK DUO device that allows callers to make free calls throughout the U.S. and Canada from anywhere in the world is now officially shipping.
“We listen to our customers. Their feedback is valuable to us and keeps us continually striving to meet, and hopefully surpass, their needs,” said Anastasios (Takis) Kyriakides, CEO of netTALK. “Our new application allows our users to have a peer-to-peer video call with any other netTALK customer for free, adding to netTALK’s impressive array of offerings and giving it a much more global appeal.”
Through this revolutionary application, domestic and international netTALK users who want to make free local and long distance calls can now take advantage of being able to see their loved ones, no matter how far away, through this convenient video phone platform.
All customers will be able to download the beta application for free at www.netTALK.com/downloads. All the same calling benefits like 411 and E911 are still available in addition to the following features on the videophone application:
- Contact list that allows users to quickly call another video number or regular telephone number
- Complete call history log
- Video + record option that allows customers to record communication sessions.
- Auto answer
- Do not disturb
- Conferencing (3 way calling)
- Make free calls from PC-to- landline phone, landline phone-to-PC and PC-to-PC (for video calling)
“We continue to stay abreast of the most innovative technologies that are sure to please our customers’ cravings for superior products. We are currently developing other products and will be debuting these in the near future,” says Kyriakides.
The DUO can connect directly to a router/modem. There is no need to rely on a computer for phone service. But what really sets the DUO apart from the competition is its ability to also connect through a PC when travelling or when a router connection is not available. Should you choose to connect using your computer, the addition of a videophone that can stream live peer-to-peer video calls enhances the entire PC calling experience.
With the new videophone, there is officially no reason to hold onto your traditional phone service because now you can carry over all your traditional landline features plus the ability to make computer based video calls at no additional charge. Its sleek design is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, making it the most portable device of its kind.
The DUO comes with everything you need for a quick set-up, including a 3-foot Ethernet cable, USB cable and USB adaptor for easy plug-and-play functionality. All the user needs to get started is high-speed Internet and a traditional telephone. netTALK even has nationwide phone number availability for customers in the continental US who want to keep their local area code.
The netTALK DUO is available for $69.95. This includes the entire first year of service and only $29.95 each year thereafter (no monthly fees or long term contracts) at www.netTALK.com.