YapLink.com Offers Free Instant Broadcast Messaging Service in Response to Recent Tragedy at Virginia Tech

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This Internet-based bulk mailing system, YapLink.com, allows individuals, families, and organizations to reach one or thousands of people at one time via recipient cell phones, e-mail, and other wireless devices. The service has been successfully online for nearly a year. The public is encouraged to set up their messaging center BEFORE they need it. This service is offered at NO cost in an effort to make this important technology available to individuals, businesses, and other organizations who can benefit now and in the future from this real time communication tool.

YapLink.com (http://www.YapLink.com) a service provided by General Technologies LLC (http://www.GenTechLLC.com), is providing free access to broadcast messaging for those looking to improve how they get the word out about emergencies or crisis situations. YapLink enables group text messages or emergency broadcasting capabilities to individuals and large groups. One message, created by the user, can be sent via http://www.YapLink.com to just one or an entire list of group members to the recipient's cell phone, email, pager, Blackberry®, satellite phone, and computer.

Individuals, as well as colleges and universities, are considering these and other measures in the aftermath of the Virginia Tech massacre, seeking to improve how they get the word out about emergencies to friends, family, or thousands of students across sprawling campuses.

"People use all different kinds of wireless devices today and the YapLink service bridges messaging to all of them. It can be used for any list, from personal groups of friends, to organizations and family emergency preparation," says Matt Cannata, co-founder of General Technologies.

The technology, developed in response to the Hurricane Katrina calamity, has been available to the general public for nearly a year. Due to recent tragedies and events, the company feels the public needs to be aware of this service more than ever. YapLink.com and services like it fill the need for groups to receive important messages.

"Our goal is to offer people an easy to use medium to broadcast important information to more than one person at a time - to a cell phone, computer, pager, Blackberry, and other type of consumer electronic product. As we've seen, the ability to send or receive a message in crisis situations could make a huge impact on everyone involved," said Cannata.

YapLink is one of many services that offer broadcast messaging. Most recommend that the public research their options, sign on to a service, and set up their recipient list before the need to use it arises.

YapLink sends text messages to users of any communication device and is paid for by advertising revenue, not the user. Users can sign up, manage their lists, and broadcast messages online at http://www.YapLink.com.

YapLink currently supports Alltel Wireless, AT&T Wireless, Boost Wireless, CellularOne, Cincinnati Bell, Cingular Wireless, Edge Wireless, EinsteinPCS, Metro PCS, Midwest Wireless, Nextel, Qwest, Simple Freedom, Sprint PCS, Suncom, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Virgin Mobile, Skytel Pagers, Metrocall Pagers, and Iridium Satellite Phone Service.

About General Technologies LLC:
Based in Cary, North Carolina, General Technologies LLC was founded in 2004 to bring innovative wireless and mobile applications to the public. YapLink is the first offering in General Technologies' upcoming product suite. The company's team consists of veterans from the software and telecom industries who have a significant amount of technical and managerial experience. For more information, please visit http://www.GenTechLLC.com

Contact:
Rebecca Antonelli
YapLink.com
919.740.3008

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