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Official GoConnect Press Release - 19 May 2004
GoConnect Australia Pty Ltd and Freshtel Pty Ltd have entered into an agreement for GoConnect to market and distribute the Firefly Voice over IP application, developed by Freshtel, to GoConnect's GoTrek users. Soon, the GoTrek users will not only be able to watch TV quality video infotainment on the Internet even on dialup connections, they will also be able to talk to each other about these videos by using the Firefly application for effectively no call charges to and from anywhere in the world, so long as they are online.
GoConnect's Option Plan ISP is the first ISP under agreement to enable its subscribers to use the Firefly application to make calls on the Internet to another Firefly user, at no cost. GoConnect subscribers will also be provided with special incentives to use the Firefly application to call fixed line or mobile phones. Subscribers of GoConnect's Option Plan ISP already receive an unlimited download dialup service at most attractive prices, and free video infotainment provided by GoConnect, but soon, the ISP plan will also save them on telephone charges if they use the Firefly application.
Mr Michael Carew, founder and CEO of Freshtel said, it is great to see a progressive, forward thinking company such as GoConnect understand the VoIP market and the importance of establishing a voice presence in this fast moving industry.
VoIP has come a long way from its humble beginning a few years ago. At Freshtel, we have focused our Firefly development effort on delivering the best quality Internet phone call to users of the application. We have also developed simple to use handsets to go with the application for both consumers and businesses. Our users have often remarked how little difference there is between VoIP using Firefly compared to the traditional phone call, except for the money they can now save. Our Firefly application is now used by over 50,000 people from around the world in over 200 countries since its release around 16 weeks ago."
Mr Richard Li, Chairman of GoConnect, said, " We have been interested in combining our patented GoTrek Internet TV application with voice communication over the Internet for some time. We believe content will encourage communication and compelling content will drive communication even further.
In recent months, we have witnessed how the use of VoIP applications on the Internet has been growing at explosive rates. GoTrek bundled with VoIP has the ability to deliver a powerful "viral" effect for the adoption of the GoTrek video delivery platform. By bundling GoTrek with Firefly, it will create the win-win situation for the accelerated adoption of both GoTrek and Firefly by Internet users. For businesses, the ability of GoTrek to deliver video communication while at the same time be able to communicate within the business organization at no cost to discuss the video communication delivered, will present a powerful package of communication tools for the business sector, whether it is for business training purposes, or agent to client communication, local as well as cross countries. The combined application of GoTrek and Firefly would appear to be without boundaries."
For further information regarding this Media Release, please contact Mr. Michael Carew of Freshtel on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.freshtel.net for further information. Or contact Mr. Richard Li of GoConnect on +61 3 9993 7000 or visit www.gotrek.com.au for further information.