BUSINESS WIRE -- Nov 14 -- Jangl is powering matchTalk(SM), a new Match.com service that allows its members to use their phone to talk with other members without compromising their privacy. When Match.com members choose the "talk to him or her" option, they are moments away from connecting over the telephone without ever giving out their phone numbers. Once a member makes a request to talk and the recipient accepts, both are given a unique number that allows them to call each other at anytime without revealing their actual numbers. Caller ID displays the matchTalk(TM) number, not a personal phone number. Also, Jangl is now available directly to all U.S. consumers. "We are always looking for new ways to help people connect and create great relationships. We know that the first phone call with a potential romantic interest is critical in determining whether you have chemistry with someone." -- Jane Thompson, VP & GM, Match North America.
Mark Brooks: Singles want to talk. Anonymous calling helps them connect a little earlier in the 'getting to know you' cycle and gage chemistry. Within 18 months, all major dating sites will offer some form of voice connections service. When you lose your customers to offline 'voice,' you lose your customers. There are a number of options emerging for keeping the dating sites hooked into their customer base and giving them voice connections. I'll be reviewing matchTalk and others shortly. (DISCLAIMER: I am advising Vumber.com)