StanaPhone Communications launches world's first free phone service

June 4, 2004

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NEW YORK -- StanaPhone Communications today announced the launch of StanaPhone, the world's first free telephone service. StanaPhone uses Voice over IP (VoIP) technology, and works with standard personal computers running Windows 98, 2000 or XP coupled with a PC headset. Perfect for small businesses and consumers, StanaPhone requires no monthly fee or set up charges. Simple to activate, users can visit to download the StanaPhone software and sign up for their free telephone number. By adding a standard PC headset that can be purchased at almost any consumer electronics store to their PC, users can make and receive free telephone calls to and from any phone number in the United States, Canada and a selection of other countries.

StanaPhone's advancements in VoIP applications have enabled the Company to provide the same or better sound quality than a "land-lines" like a normal household phone. Michael Choupak, CEO of StanaPhone Communications, said, "Years ago, there were legitimate concerns about the sound quality of VoIP. Now, technologies are maturing to the point that industry analysts are predicting that up to 44 percent of the world's corporate telephone traffic may be IP-based by 2008. StanaPhone is already ahead of that curve, having worked extensively with some of the world's leading acoustic experts to ensure high-quality voice communications. Plus, unlike other VoIP services such as Vonage and Packet8, the convenience and flexibility of StanaPhone is free."

Similar to popular e-mail accounts, such as Hotmail, subscribers who activate a StanaPhone telephone number can keep it as long as they use it regularly. If the number is idle (no calls made for 45 days), the number will expire and the account terminated. StanaPhone subscribers receive 100 free minutes of outgoing calls to regular and mobile telephone numbers per 30-days (each month). Other calls to and from StanaPhone are unlimited. StanaPhone's Account Manager feature enables users to view their account information online 24/7 and see how many calls have been made and the corresponding details.

Choupak shared, "Because StanaPhone can be used on any PC, it's a great solution for everyone. A person visiting an Internet café anywhere in the world can log into his or her StanaPhone account and make calls. College students who want to phone home without incurring expensive long distance charges or having the hassle of carrying a telephone credit card can use StanaPhone. Home office workers can establish a dedicated telephone number through StanaPhone, enabling them to keep their home telephone line separate and private."

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