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Gizmo Project for Business Debuts; All Calls Free Plan Plus Asterisk PBX Support Helps Companies Call Free and Tap High-End Features.

SAN DIEGO -- SIPphone, Inc., developers of the free Gizmo Project Internet calling and IM software, today announced their All Calls Free calling plan is available for businesses worldwide, providing significant savings for small to mid-sized companies who want to enjoy free calling between co-workers and/or remote offices. Any business using the free Asterisk PBX software, or other premium PBX solutions, can also boost savings and workforce efficiency with access to high-end features previously only available to large businesses. More information may be found at www.gizmoproject.com/business.

Using Gizmo Project as an office softphone, workers can easily place PC-to-PC calls without the burden of special VoIP phones or the expense of traditional phone call charges. Further cost-savings occur when employees use Gizmo Project to make free calls to landlines and mobile phones of co-workers in 60 countries under the All Calls Free plan. The United States, Brazil, and most European and Asian countries are included and a full list of countries may be found at www.gizmoproject.com/free. Calls to other countries, or calls to people who do not have Gizmo Project are billed at the industry-low rates found at www.gizmoproject.com/rates.

"Large companies have been able to link offices together and use the Internet to save money on inter-company communications. Now small- and mid-size businesses can also have their employees call each other for free no matter where they are located," said Michael Robertson, chairman and CEO of SIPphone. "Companies running the Asterisk PBX or other premium PBXs also gain a new communications tool that can route calls through almost any network, allowing mobile workers to be reached anywhere as if they were physically in their office," Robertson added.

A wide variety of Asterisk PBXs, premium PBXs developed by such companies as Trixbox, SwitchVox, Epigy, webFones, and other SIP-based PBXs are supported by Gizmo Project. Workers can be called via their PBX or directly through the Gizmo network. More information about Asterisk support may be found at www.gizmoproject.com/asterisk. Specific information about setting up Asterisk for use with Gizmo Project is at www.gizmoproject.com/setupasterisk.

Getting started with Gizmo Project for Business

Any company can take advantage of the Gizmo Project for Business program. To get started, the free Gizmo Project software for Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh and Linux can be downloaded at www.gizmoproject.com/download. Companies who wish to apply for a corporate account to centrally purchase calling credit or custom numbers for their employees can do so at www.gizmoproject.com/business. Calling credit can be deployed across as many accounts as desired.

Key features of Gizmo Project for Business

--All Calls Free calling plan - Dramatically lowers overall calling costs. For those calls not covered by the All Calls Free plan, some of the lowest calling rates in the industry apply

--Asterisk PBX support - Mobile workers can now be reachable anywhere

--Centralized Billing - Set up any number of accounts and pay once to distribute Call Out credits, custom Call In numbers and other services among employees. No set-up charge and no monthly service fees

--Direct Dial "Call In" numbers - Outfit employees with custom Call In numbers

--Free Voicemail - Every account includes free voicemail, customizable greetings and voicemail-to-email delivery

--Free Call Forwarding - Forward calls from Gizmo Project to any landline or mobile phone, or Gizmo account

--Free Conference Calling - Easily set-up and manage free conference calls of up to 99 people

--Online Presence - At a glance, see who is online and available for communication

--Instant Messaging - For those situations where a call isn't warranted, use Gizmo Project's IM feature. Great for sending web hyperlinks or copy-and-paste data to co-workers

About SIPphone:

SIPphone is a San Diego-based Voice over IP (VoIP) company founded in 2003 that principally develops the free Gizmo Project "softphone," as well as the back-end network and directory services for efficiently carrying VoIP calls. Available for Apple Macintosh, Microsoft Windows and Linux computers, the Gizmo Project "softphone" enables high-quality free calling worldwide using any Internet-connected computer. PC-to-PC calls are always free, while calls to landlines and mobile phones are among the lowest in the industry. Gizmo Project includes free conference calling, customizable voice-mail, Instant Messaging (IM) and a host of other convenient features. Download Gizmo Project at http://gizmoproject.com.

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