Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) February 10, 2009
Jaxtr, one of the world's largest and most innovative social communications companies, today announced the expansion of its popular FreeConnect service to now include free out-of-network and non-member calling to mobile phones in more than 50 countries.
Initially launched for member-to-member calls only, the extended capabilities of FreeConnect can be used by anyone, including non-members to make free, unlimited calls to friends and family around the globe. FreeConnect users do not incur long-distance charges on international calls, nor are they required to use jaxtr credits to talk to one another using any mobile phone. Neither party on the call is required to be a jaxtr member.
"The success of FreeConnect has allowed many of our users to enjoy the highly cost-effective and outstanding quality services of jaxtr," said Bahman Koohestani, jaxtr CEO. "Expanding FreeConnect not only enhances the extremely valuable service we already provide, it introduces these benefits to millions more. We're pleased to extend this tremendous offering to our thriving user base and beyond."
FreeConnect is easy-to-use. Anyone can simply enter their own number and the number of the person they wish to call at http://www.jaxtr.com. Jaxtr will then give them a local number to reach that person. Once the caller dials that number, jaxtr notifies the person they are calling with a local number to call and get connected. 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.
For added convenience, registered jaxtr members can take advantage of jaxtr's super low international calling rates to connect directly to their destination at anytime using jaxtr local numbers. Anyone can join jaxtr and add calling credits to their account to enable this option on their jaxtr calls.
To review a list of the countries that jaxtr supports via FreeConnect, visit: http://jaxtr.com/user/freeconnect.jsp.
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 dollars in funding.