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Springdoo gives free talking email to the world

Date: 9 February 2006
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Springdoo gives free talking email to the world

Pioneers of phone based email service offer free global internet version

Springdoo, the company that gave phone users in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and USA the ability to ‘talk’ their emails today announced that users all over the globe can now enjoy talking email for free using the new internet version of Springdoo. Anybody can now record a Springdoo voice message using a computer microphone and send it via their existing email account for free.

Springdoo launched in early 2005 with a premium paid solution for landline and mobile phone users that allowed them to record voice messages from anywhere and send them as emails. Users simply set up an account over the internet and then recorded their talking emails from a phone by dialing a local or free phone number.

While the Springdoo phone service continues to be adopted mainly by corporate users that like to record talking emails while on the move, the new free version of Springdoo is quickly growing in popularity with a broad range of users from over 50 countries.

Springdoo CEO Jason Kerr says that the company is “delighted to have met its goal of making Springdoo truly available to everyone”, and predicts that the technology has the ability to permanently change the way people manage their day-to-day communication, both at work and at play. He says that the goal of Springdoo is to rejuvenate and modernise the way people communicate over the internet, in the same innovative way that Hotmail transformed written messages and Skype brought simple internet telephony to the world for free.

Since the Springdoo free internet product launched, the daily signup rate of Springdoo users has tripled. Customers in the USA account for one third of all users.

Springdoo plans to grow its business into a multi-million user service that 98 percent of its users enjoy for free. The company is actively pursuing opportunities with global marketing and media companies and is developing a number of exciting product extensions.

The company will launch paid subscription services in March 2006, and plans to launch Springdoo Video in June 2006, which will allow users to record and send Video Email from a computer, to be watched by anyone on the internet. Kerr says that industry commentators are already predicting the use of video over the internet to be the ‘next big thing’ for 2006.

About Springdoo™
Springdoo is a free online service that offers a quick and easy way to record and send talking email from any computer, or from any phone in the world. Springdoo is about talking not typing. Messages are spoken in the voice of the sender. It’s email with emotion! www.springdoo.com

Springdoo Ltd
33 Sir William Pickering Drive, Canterbury Technology Park, Box 39-156, Christchurch, New Zealand
For more information contact: Gayleen Robinson, +64 9 921 3130, +64 21 662211 gayleen.robinson@springdoo.com

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