Jaxtr Introduces FreeConnect to Provide Unlimited Free Calling to Mobile Phones Worldwide

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New Service Enables Jaxtr Members to Make Free International Calls By Simply Using Local Numbers

Launching a free international calling service that works on any phone is a dream come true, and something the Jaxtr team has been working toward for many years

Jaxtr (http://www.jaxtr.com), one of the world's largest and most innovative social communications companies, today launched FreeConnect, a new service that provides free, unlimited member-to-member calling worldwide. With FreeConnect, jaxtr members will not incur long-distance charges on international calls, or be required to use Jaxtr credits - called "Jax" - to talk to one another using any landline or mobile phone.

"Launching a free international calling service that works on any phone is a dream come true, and something the Jaxtr team has been working toward for many years," said Touraj Parang, Jaxtr Co-founder & COO. "Although smart phones such as the iPhone, Blackberry and Google's Android have received widespread accolades, the vast majority of people worldwide do not have access to such phones. Our mission at jaxtr has been to create innovative services that are accessible to anyone, anywhere. We're extremely proud that FreeConnect delivers on this promise, and can be used on any of the more than 3 billion mobile handsets worldwide, and the even larger volume of landline phones in use today."

FreeConnect is easy-to-use. Jaxtr members simply enter the number of the Jaxtr member they wish to call. Jaxtr will then give them a local number to reach that person. Once they initiate the call, Jaxtr notifies the person they are calling, and will give that person a local number to call, too - allowing the parties to connect directly. They can then talk for as long as they like, free of any charge from Jaxtr. These assigned local phone numbers can also be used again by the same parties on an ongoing basis.

"We're in the business of offering exceptional value to our users, and are very pleased to provide them with FreeConnect, our member-to-member free calling service that offers phone device and WiFi independence for maximum flexibility," added Bahman Koohestani, president and CEO of jaxtr.

Anyone can join Jaxtr and sign-up for a free basic membership. New members also receive a trial premium membership when they first join the service, which does not require a contract if continued. FreeConnect is available to any registered Jaxtr user, and does not require a premium membership or any other payment relationship.

About Jaxtr
Jaxtr is a leading social communications company based in Menlo Park, CA. More than 10 million Jaxtr users in 220 countries have linked their phone to the Web, so they can make free international mobile calls to other members, call anyone in the world at low rates and get a free global voicemail box online. Members can find like-minded people in café Jaxtr and actually talk with members who share their interests, whether or not they are online. By posting their Jaxtr link on Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networking profiles, members can hear from callers worldwide while keeping their existing phone number private and screen calls before their phone even rings.

Jaxtr works with any mobile or landline phone, and no download is required even if calls are initiated from a mobile phone. Jaxtr is venture-backed by leading investors, including three of the original Skype investors. The company has raised more than $20 million in funding.

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