LONG BEACH, Calif. – Marketwired - December 04, 2014 – FreeConferenceCall.com, announces the opening of "Santa's Hotline," a free international voicemail line for children of all ages to leave messages for Santa with holiday wishes. This year, the global telecommunications company and leading provider of free conferencing services is aiming to reach millions of children around the world, while also pledging donations to the non-profit organization Children Today. Callers across the globe may dial in to Santa's Hotline at 1 (605) 313-4000 at no charge. FreeConferenceCall.com also allows children to call Santa using numbers in 10 countries outside the United States.
"This is Santa of the 21st Century," said Dave Erickson, CEO and founder, FreeConferenceCall.com, adding that children's modern wish lists often come via online chat rooms, automated e-mail addresses and even text messages. "Knowing Santa is just a phone call away is an easy way for parents to help children keep this important traditional holiday connection in today's busy world."
"The number of handwritten letters to the North Pole is steadily declining as kids become more and more tech- savvy," said Erickson, whose company connected 8 Million children to Santa's Hotline last year. "As communication lines become more sophisticated, we are simply helping to connect children around the world to Santa seamlessly over the phone."
FreeConferenceCall.com uses a dedicated voicemail line powered by SimpleVoiceBox, a private, secure and easy-to-use voice mailbox system that allows users to record detailed greetings that will be delivered to Santa Claus.
The beneficiary of holiday giving by FreeConferenceCall.com is Children Today, an organization that provides childcare to homeless families. "All of us at Children Today are immensely grateful to FreeConferenceCall.com," said Executive Director Dora Jacildo. "They recognize that the holidays are especially hard for families in crisis and their commitment to alleviate some of our parent's anxieties about not being able to provide for their children this holiday season is deeply appreciated."
Santa's Hotline has been ringing off the hook and the company hopes to connect millions of children to Santa before Christmas day. Santa has his work cut out for him delivering gifts on Christmas morning. Some of the most popular items requested include video gaming equipment, electronics, American Girl® dolls, pets and baby brothers or sisters.
FreeConferenceCall.com opened Santa's Hotline on December 1, 2014. The hotline is taking calls through December 25, 2014.
FreeConferenceCall.com, the largest privately held conferencing provider in the United States, provides conference calling services to over 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. FreeConferenceCall.com's pioneering all-digital network is built on proprietary media servers. A major milestone for FreeConferenceCall.com took place during the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election, when both President Obama and Senator McCain's campaigns chose FreeConferenceCall.com to communicate with their supporters nationwide. StartMeeting (www.startmeeting.com) is the new service from the creators of FreeConferenceCall.com. StartMeeting combines real-time desktop sharing with integrated audio conferencing, offering state of the art features such as meeting recording and a customizable Meeting Wall. This innovative and robust audio and web conferencing service is priced significantly less than similar services. FreeConferenceCall.com was founded in 2001 and is based in Long Beach, California.
About Children Today
Children Today provides high-quality, licensed, comprehensive child development and family support services at no charge. The mission is to foster long-term stability and success in children and families who are facing homelessness or who are involved in the child welfare system. For over fifteen years, Children Today has been an advocate for some of the most vulnerable members of our community. Since inception, the combined impact of its programs has reached thousands of children and families.