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(310) 395-2544 Launches Free Disaster Communications Tools

LONG BEACH, Calif. – August 15, 2011 – announced today that the company is now offering communications tools to assist communities affected by disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis and fires.  The free tools, which include conferencing for up to 1,000 participants at one time and access to voice messaging, provide communities with the opportunity to instantly communicate important disaster response plans and emergency information that can help save lives.

“Fast and efficient communication is critical to public safety during disasters,” said Dave Erickson, Founder of  “Our free and reliable conferencing services can play an important role in emergency situations, when decisions must be made quickly and communicated in real-time to various parties.  The fact is, effective communication and collaboration can save lives during disasters and now communities have a free and reliable service to turn to.” tools provide emergency responders and community leaders with a platform to hold instant group meetings, to distribute important information and to respond to ongoing developments.  The free tools now available include:

  • Free Conference Calling:  conference up to 1,000 people to assess damage, organize volunteers and plan for recovery.
  • SimpleVoiceBox:  a voicemail service that can be used to provide outgoing messages for status reports, disaster relief, and information about shelters or other services that listeners can access at anytime.
  • SimpleVoiceCenter:  multiple voice boxes for listeners to access a variety of messages all at one number at their discretion.

To learn more about’s disaster relief services, visit or call Customer Service at (844) 844-1322 (domestic U.S.).  Interested parties can sign up now and receive their conference number and passcode so that when disaster strikes, they are prepared to use the service immediately.

About, the largest privately held conferencing provider in the United States, provides conference calling services to approximately 15-20 million callers a month.  The company's reliable, high quality, reservation-less audio conferencing service is used to connect over 200 million calls a year around the world.'s pioneering all-digital network is built on proprietary media servers.  A major milestone for took place during the 2008 Presidential Election, when both President Obama and Senator McCain’s campaigns chose to communicate with their supporters nationwide (utilizing over 1,000 accounts and over 5,000,000 minutes of conferencing).  Related services provided by include, with conferencing web controls,, with high definition sound geared to higher quality equipment, and, with unlimited real-time sharing of desktop content. was founded in 2001 and is based in Long Beach, California.