VOXOX BY TELCENTRIS NOMINATED FOR FIRST ANNUAL PEOPLE’S CHOICE STEVIE AWARDS
April 21, 2009
VoxOx brings voice, video, IM, text, social media, e-mail, fax and File Sharing together to help consumers take control of their interconnected lifestyles
SAN DIEGO – April 21, 2009 – TelCentris, Inc., a new type of telephony company based in San Diego, announced today that its free consumer service, VoxOx, has been nominated as a Favorite Desktop/End User Software alongside major brands, including Firefox, Adobe, Microsoft, and others in the first ever People’s Choice Stevie Awards. Award results are based on a public vote, open now through June 1. The Stevie Awards organization will choose two voters at random in early June to receive a $1,000 Amazon.com gift card.
VoxOx, which is currently in beta, unifies today’s key communication channels – voice, video, IM, text, social media, e-mail, fax and more – into a single, intuitive user interface. As the first and only true “Universal Communicator Service,” VoxOx combines the benefits of Internet-telephony/VoIP solutions, interoperable Instant Messengers (IMs), social networking aggregators, inbound call management programs and much more for free.
“This award nomination is especially important to us as the outcome is determined by positive feedback from our users,” said Bryan Hertz, CEO of TelCentris. “With the increasing number of communication channels, there’s a need for a single tool that manages all connections and contacts and ultimately makes life easier. VoxOx addresses this issue of communication overload – if the public selected us for this award, the validation would be an honor.”
Since its launch in November 2008, VoxOx has been listening closely to user feedback. In February 2009, VoxOx unveiled a revamped Web site based on user comments, as well as a CEO blog – Take Control Blog by Bryan Hertz, and is currently working on further service enhancements. Most recently, VoxOx upgraded its VoxPoints program, which allows users to purchase talk time for rates cheaper than most leading industry players – such as $.01 per minute for U.S./Canada and some international calls. VoxOx continues to provide two hours of free U.S./Canada calls to new users, and two additional hours for each friend referral upon sign up.
To vote for VoxOx, visit http://peopleschoice.stevieawards.com between today and June 1, 2009, select “Favorite Desktop/End User Software” category and select “TelCentris’ VoxOx ‘Universal Communicator Service’”. Winners of the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products will be determined in early June and honored at the ABA’s seventh annual awards gala in New York on June 22.
VoxOx is the first ever “Universal Communicator Service” that manages all forms of cross-media communication for consumers. It is the only service that unifies today’s key communication channels – voice, video, Instant Messaging (IM), text, social media, e-mail, and File Sharing – into a single, intuitive interface that gives consumers control of their contacts, conversations and most importantly, their interconnected lifestyles, both now and in the future. It combines the benefits of VoIP solutions, interoperable IMs, Web services and social networking aggregators, and much more at no cost to the user. VoxOx is a consumer service created by TelCentris Inc., a new type of telephony company founded by seasoned telecom veterans in San Diego, Calif. For more information on TelCentris, please visit www.telcentris.com.
About TelCentris Inc.
TelCentris is an innovative San Diego-based unified communications and telecommunications provider developing advanced communication solutions and serving the needs of carriers, enterprises and consumers. The founders have a long history in telecommunications and bring to consumers the lessons learned from its customer base in the traditional telecom marketplace. TelCentris offers telecom companies, regardless of size, the ability to launch profitable VoIP offerings in a matter of days while minimizing upfront capital expenditures. TelCentris also leverages its Service Delivery Platform to provide hosted IP-PBX solutions for small and medium-sized businesses.
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.