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Mail.com Launches Internet Phone Service Through Partnership With Net2Phone
Mail.com Members Can Now Make Domestic and International Phone Calls Directly From Their PCNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 27, 2000-- Mail.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAIL) a leading global provider of Internet messaging services, today launched Internet phone service for its members through a partnership with Net2Phone (NASDAQ: NTOP), a leading provider of voice-enhanced Internet communication services to individuals and businesses worldwide. Mail.com members can now make both domestic and international telephone calls over the Internet to any telephone, fax machine, or multimedia PC anywhere in the world.
With Net2Phone's "Click2Talk" technology integrated into the address book of Mail.com's millions of mailboxes, any Mail.com member with a sound-equipped PC can place a call directly from their e-mail inbox simply by clicking on their address book entries. Mail.com members now have access to four advanced IP telephony services: PC to phone, phone to PC, phone to phone and PC to PC. Current members can sign-up for the service from the Mail.com Web site at www.mail.com and new members will be offered the service during the sign-up process. At sign-up, Mail.com members will receive the first 100 minutes free for calls anywhere in the world. Calls within the U.S. run about 1(cent)/minute, while, International rates are as low as 3.9(cent)/minute.
"Offering IP telephony services to our members directly from their e-mail inbox demonstrates our ongoing commitment to developing a comprehensive suite of communication tools conveniently located within the e-mail environment," said Lon Otremba, chief operating officer of Mail.com.
"Not only are we helping Mail.com members save up to 95 percent off the cost of traditional long distance calls, but combining Net2Phone's advanced IP telephony technology with our best-of-breed e-mail service, brings Mail.com one step closer to becoming a fully integrated communications portal," added Otremba.
"Bringing together two leaders in the online communications space is a win-win situation for Mail.com members, said Cliff Sobel, Chairman of Net2Phone. "They get the benefit of our expertise in the IP telephony industry and can take advantage of these services while logged into their Mail.com e-mail account from any computer in the world connected to the Web."
About Mail.com Consumer Messaging Services
This news release may contain statements of a forward-looking
nature relating to the future events or the future financial results
of Mail.com and Net2Phone. Investors are cautioned that such
statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may
differ materially. In evaluating such statements, investors should
specifically consider the various factors which could cause actual
events or results to differ materially from those indicated from such
forward-looking statements, including the matters set forth in
Mail.com's and Net2Phone's reports and documents filed from time to
time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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