Picaphone has launched one of the biggest international projects on the Web – the world's first international phone book.

People in more than 100 countries are being invited to participate in the new Internet project, in order to create – for the first time ever – an international telephone directory that is open to all, and that will enable users to make free phone calls to any place in the world.
The site will allow immediate access to any phone number and e-mail address that users may need, anywhere in the world, thereby ending the dependence on the exclusivity of information that phone companies currently enjoy in every country.
In addition, users will no longer need the services of the phone companies to make calls and will be able to do that through the site – without any cost. This is a conceptual revolution affecting the entire telephony market around the globe, which will break the phone companies' monopoly of the market.
From day one, the site will be available in 11 languages, covering 91% of the world's population: English, Chinese, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, and Japanese. The future objective is the translation of the site into all languages. Users will enter their information in their own language and in English, to enable international information searching and sharing.
The success of this ambitious project depends on the co-operation of web surfers all over the world. The target is to reach millions of users within the first few months.
The site can be found at www.picaphone.com.