Vivox(TM) to Give Away One Million Free Phone Minutes to Residents of Second Life(TM)
Using Vivox's innovative technology, Second Life residents will be able to make voice calls to other residents and make phone calls from any of the Vivox Phone Booths placed in sponsored areas throughout Second Life to any PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) or mobile phone in North America. In addition, residents will be able to go to the Vivox kiosk and receive one of a limited number of Vivox microphones. The Vivox microphones, when placed on property in Second Life, will enable up to five people to have live group voice chat. Partner sponsors include Electric Sheep, Illusion Factory, Languagelab.com, Linden Lab(R), and Uvvy. Second Life is a 560,000+-user 3D virtual world launched by Linden Lab in 2003.
“In an industry first, Vivox and Linden Lab are crossing that line by enabling real-time phone calls from within Second Life, dramatically enriching the online experience for residents.”
"The line between the virtual and physical worlds is becoming thinner every day. As more complex interactions take place in virtual spaces, better communication is essential," says Rob Seaver, CEO of Vivox. "In an industry first, Vivox and Linden Lab are crossing that line by enabling real-time phone calls from within Second Life, dramatically enriching the online experience for residents."
"The residents of Second Life have always innovated, and the Vivox Phone Booth is a great example of how individuals can dramatically change the world," says Joe Miller, VP of Product Development for Linden Lab. "Live voice communication will add an exciting new dimension to the social structure in-world, and I look forward to seeing how Second Life residents will incorporate the Vivox Phone Booth into their online experience."
For additional information about the Vivox Million Minutes kickoff and its partner sponsors, visit http://www.vivox.com/millionmins.php.
Vivox strengthens online communities with an integrated and customized IP communication service that enhances online social interactions. Vivox brings the intelligence and richness of physical world communication to the web, creating more powerful and natural connections. Vivox's innovative communications solution, Precision Studio(TM), is delivered via an enterprise quality managed service and provides the best of IP technology, Instant Messaging (IM), VoIP, video and presence, with a cutting-edge rules engine. This simple-to-integrate and customizable solution helps online communities enhance offerings and generate revenue opportunities.
Vivox and Precision Studio are trademarks of Vivox, Inc. Second Life is a trademark of Linden Lab. Linden Lab is a registered trademark of Linden Lab.