Lycos Launches VOIP

Lycos Phone is the Internet's first-ever VOIP softphone application to combine robust entertainment features, powered by Globe7

March 27, 2006

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WALTHAM, Mass. -- Lycos, Inc. (http://www.lycos.com/), a leading media destination for creators and consumers of quality content, today announced the launch of Lycos Phone, the internet's first-ever VoIP softphone application to combine robust entertainment features, powered by Globe7.

Located at http://www.lycos.globe7.com/, Lycos now offers a free downloadable white label VoIP platform, in partnership with Globe7, fulfilling users' communication and entertainment needs by converting their laptops and desktops into second phones. With Lycos Phone, users can make free calls from PC to PC. They can also make free PC to PC video calls and receive unlimited free incoming calls from any landline or mobile phone, from around the world. Users also receive 100 free minutes of PC to landline and PC to mobile phone calls, and can earn additional free minutes through various promotional offers with Lycos Phone.

Unlike Skype and other VoIP services, Lycos in partnership with Globe7 is the first to introduce a VoIP system bringing full multimedia support for music and video on demand for both professional and independent content. The Lycos Phone platform provides free video on demand access to more than 300 movie trailers, business news, world sports and more, allowing users to search the web while chatting with buddies. Additionally, unlike Skype and Yahoo, Lycos Phone offers a free U.S. phone number, free fax and free voicemail to email.

"This partnership with Globe7 allows Lycos to team with a best-of-breed global platform, leveraging Globe7's real-time communications infrastructure to provide other innovative services like Internet Protocol television," said Alfred Tolle, CEO of Lycos, Inc. "We are in a very unique position to now provide this audio and video distribution platform to our millions of independent content creators throughout the Lycos Network."

Lycos Inc.

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