|TalkShoe Launches ShoePhone Internet Voice Service
Unlimited Free Group Calling with Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime
Pittsburgh, PA — September 11, 2007 — TalkShoe™, the leader in Internet topic-based voice conversations, discussions and live interactive podcasts, today announced the general availability of ShoePhone, an easy to use service for unlimited group calling with anyone, anywhere, anytime. Up to 250 people can participate in a live call (which TalkShoe calls Community Calls™), and 1,000s more can listen to the simultaneous live Internet audio stream. Users can also simultaneously text-chat, and Community Calls can be recorded and stored on TalkShoe’s website for later listening and podcasting. Community Calls can be done instantly, or scheduled in advance. ShoePhone is Free to use.
ShoePhone uses voice-over-IP (VoIP) technology to create calls. However, unlike other VoIP services, ShoePhone users can connect with other ShoePhone users as well as to people using standard telephones, mobile phones, other VoIP services such as Skype, and 3rd party VoIP clients such as SJphone and Gizmo. This is because ShoePhone is based on a telco-grade conferencing system unlike other server-based VoIP-only services which have limited conferencing capabilities.
“People want to talk. And people want to talk about something,” said Dave Nelsen, CEO and founder of TalkShoe. “TalkShoe and ShoePhone together are a great tool for social networking. Our goal is to bring topic-based interactive voice discussions to the masses.”
ShoePhone is deeply integrated with TalkShoe’s award-winning software – TalkShoe Live! Pro™, where people can simultaneously talk, text-chat, and stream audio over the Internet. TalkShoe hosts and discussion leaders are in control with features such as see-who’s-talking indication, voice muting, text-chat censoring, and request-to-talk queuing. TalkShoe also has created numerous web widgets for people to easily integrate any live and recorded Community Calls into their social networking websites including MySpace, Facebook, TypePad, Friendster, Webwag, Netvibes and Windows Live.
"ShoePhone makes connecting with TalkShoe quick and easy,” commented Aaron Brauser, Vice President of Product Management at TalkShoe. “There’s no need to enter IDs, phone numbers, or IP addresses – just use a headset and a PC or Mac.”
TalkShoe connects people and organizations using live and recorded podcasts (we call them Community Calls). Anyone can listen, and anyone can become the host of their own Internet talk show. Uses include live talk shows, discussion groups, podcasts, conferences and friends and family chats. Live Community Calls can be accessed using either phone or computer. Community Calls are also recorded and available on the TalkShoe website where users can listen to and podcast using iTunes and iPods, or other MP3 players. What’s more, people can make money hosting Community Calls.
TalkShoe is located near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and can be reached at 724-935-TALK (8255) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org The website address is www.talkshoe.com