Moscow, Russia (September 25, 2007) Golden Telecom, Inc. (“Golden Telecom” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: “GLDN”), the leading provider of integrated telecommunications and Internet services in the largest population centers throughout Russia and other countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (“CIS”), announces the launch of the new “800-number” service in the 8-800-700-XXXX format.
This new service enables Golden Telecom’s corporate clients to offer toll free “800-number” calls to their customers. Any call from the Public Switched Telephone Network (“PSTN”) or the mobile networks throughout the Russian Federation are paid by the corporate “800-number” holder.
This service primarily attracts companies operating in more than one region of the Russian Federation as the “800-number” enables greater advantages for customer service centers, sales support centers and advertising or marketing campaigns. For example, 8-800-700-XXXX numbers can be announced as the main contact number for an advertising campaign. All clients attracted by the new service may call the indicated number to get information about the company’s product or services free of charge and the company can determine the effectiveness of the particular advertising campaign.
Mr. Jean-Pierre Vandromme, CEO of Golden Telecom, noted: “We always strive to widen the range of our services for corporate clients. From now on we can directly provide “800-number” to our clients within our own numbering capacity. This service is a great advantage for our clients in their sales and service operation”.