ThinkLink announced that it is offering personal 800 numbers throughout the continental United States. The ThinkLink 800 number allows users to access their personal Message Center from any phone in the United States. The 800 number also serves as a ThinkLink Calling Card while away from home or office.
ThinkLink customers can also access their messages over the Web by logging into their password protected personal Web site on any personal computer or laptop with internet access. ThinkLink's integrated service was designed with the specific needs of the Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) entrepreneur in mind.
ThinkLink's national service costs $4.95 per month and includes 100 minutes of free inbound calls each month as well as the advanced integrated ThinkLink messaging features. Similar services offered by other companies cost as much as $29.95 per month and offer only limited features.
Multitude Voice Enables Web Browsing With FireTalk
Multitude, makers of FireTalk, the Web-based voice communications service that allows users to make free, high sound-quality Internet calls to individuals or groups, today announced the ability to take the integration of voice and the Internet a step further. Building on FireTalk, Multitude is adding a new functionality, called FireTalk on the Web, voice enabling the entire Internet.
FireTalk on the Web allows Web surfers to join communities with common interests, and immediately participate in voice chat sessions at their favorite sites. A FireTalk user will be able to go any Web site and start talking to other people on the site who are also FireTalk-enabled. It raises Web chatting to a whole new level, allowing people to communicate in a much more natural way rather than the archaic way of "chatting" through typing.
People are able to talk in real time, rather than needing to post an inquiry and wait for a potentially irrelevant response. In addition, they will be able to hop around sites and participate in "shared" Web browsing while talking with a friend or group of friends.