) announced the registration of its five-hundredth customer using its free voice services. Unlike any other alternative, TalkTrust provides a packaged set of benefits. Online merchants with their TalkTrust accounts can talk anonymously and accelerate their growth. All TalkTrust users can grow their social networks and business without sacrificing their privacy.
"By enabling strangers to talk without sharing any personal identities, TalkTrust has alleviated a key concern for most on-line users," stated industry security expert Rodney Thayer, co-founder of Canola Jones Inc., and speaker at internet security and Voice over IP (VoIP) forums. "The most impressive thing is its ease of use. All consumers can use it without having to know the cool technology supporting it," continued Rodney, who also uses his TalkTrust account manager to help out with his road warrior lifestyle to receive, respond and forward selective calls to his mobile or landline phone.
TalkTrust users advertise their personal extension in their blogs, email-signatures or business cards. TalkTrust receives incoming calls, processes them as directed by the TalkTrust user, and then sends the call out on the user's landline, mobile or internet phone number. "Unlike other peer-to-peer systems, TalkTrust's hub-and-spoke architecture enables the delivery of high-value services on top of the increasingly commoditized phone media layer," stated Mike Levy, a technology enthusiast and avid TalkTrust user.
TalkTrust serves a broad array of users. "I am a small business focused on delivering floral arrangements for weddings and other social occasions. TalkTrust's personal call-manager combined with the flexibility of receiving calls on any phone enables me to focus on the high-margin deals," stated Dolly Agrawal, founder of Floral Fragrance Design. "I also use TalkTrust to converse anonymously with a different set of experts -- other moms with whom I can share tips and ideas about raising kids. This partitioning of callers into groups and managing them in real-time is an added bonus."
"We are very excited with TalkTrust's initial success, and are focused on adding value to our partners in the on-line selling and social networking areas. It is gratifying to see how we solve real social issues around the need to talk without sacrificing privacy," stated Mark Millis, leading business development at TalkTrust.