Internet 800 Directory Launches Global ‘Call Online for Free’ Service Powered by eStara

(PRWEB) October 23, 2003

Visitors to the Largest Toll Free Directory on the Web Can Now Launch Free Phone Calls to Speak with Advertisers Right from the Internet.

Reston, VA. and Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) October 22, 2003 – The Internet 800 Directory, the largest and most highly trafficked toll-free directory on the Web and eStara, Inc., announced today that website visitors can now launch free phone calls to Internet 800 Directory advertisers using a “Call Online for Free” service powered by eStara’s Push to Talk platform.

Website visitors can now click on “Call Online for Free” buttons from any Internet 800 directory listing ( and make PC-to-Phone calls to speak with advertisers immediately. The “Call Online for Free” service allows visitors to make Voice over the Internet (VoIP) calls and is free for the website visitor.

“With the eStara-powered “Call Online for Free” service, Internet 800 gives visitors an fast, free and easy way to connect with all of the toll free listings,” said Steven A. Jackson, President, of the Internet 800 Directory. It is perfect for international callers who want to call U.S. domestic toll free numbers but cannot dial out a 1-800 call from their local exchange.

The “Call Online for Free” service was launched on a trial basis over the summer and has received strong positive feedback from Internet 800 website visitors.

“eStara is pleased to have entered into a relationship with Internet 800, and excited about the potential of this application to drive strong customer satisfaction and good leads for Internet 800 advertisers,” said Brad Timchuk, senior vice president of sales, eStara, Inc.

To use the “Call Online for Free” feature, website visitors visit an advertiser’s listing and click on the call button link. The “Call Online for Free” service checks to ensure that the visitor’s PC has a functioning microphone, speaker and soundcard before completing the call. The service bridges the consumer and advertiser by calling both parties. Over a 56K dial-up Internet connection the call process is completed in less than 20 seconds.

About eStara Push to Talk

eStara Push to Talk is the most widely deployed “click to call” service in the world with over 350 global enterprise customers and over 1,000,000 users in 113 countries. eStara Push to Talk gives users the ability to make PC-to-Phone and Phone-to-Phone (Call Back) calls from the Web. The service requires no additional hardware or software. Survey results of Push to Talk users suggest over 90% of callers are more likely to use an online directory service that offers the service.

About eStara, Inc.

Headquartered in Reston, Va. with offices in France, eStara builds online communication tools that drive bottom line results. With over 150 customers including, Martindale Hubbell’s, J.Crew, Club Med, Federated Stores and Sprint, eStara Push to Talk service is the most widely deployed service of its kind in the world. Experience the quality of eStara Push to Talk at

About the Internet 800 Directory

The Internet 800 Directory,, is the biggest and only US toll free directory on the Internet to provide all listed US companies by 800/888/877/866 number, free, and regardless of long distance carrier.

It has strategic alliances as the toll free directory with Qwest Dex,, Acxiom,,,, Net2Phone, WhoWhere?, and thousands of other links. It has international recognition and has achieved prominent positioning as the toll free directory with such sites as Excite, Lycos, MSN, Yahoo, AOL, NBCi, Overture, LookSmart, AskJeeves, C/Net, Google, About, DirectHit, C/Net, HotBot and Alta Vista. It is also a perfect fit for international sites, wireless messaging and voice enabled content, portals and telecoms. It is also targeted marketing content.


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