hatterbox TalkTalk employee Christian Chambers hopes to enter record books for phoning every country in the world

11th April 2012 – A TalkTalk colleague hopes to enter the Guinness World Records book after calling every country in the world in just 2 hours and 31 minutes.

Christian Chambers, 26, was nominated by the team at TalkTalk’s customer contact centre in Preston for being the chattiest colleague and the most likely to succeed at the challenge, set to mark the launch of our Global Minutes Boost.

He said: ‘It was loads of fun, I was amazed by how far British culture has spread round the world. We discovered people who had met our Queen - a Beatles fan, an Edinburgh fanatic and everything in between. My colleagues are now teasing me, saying Alan Carr better watch his back as there is a new chatty man on the scene.’

The Global Minutes Boost provides 500 minutes of calls to of global calls direct from your landline, to be used anytime of the day or night to 100 international destinations including mobiles and landlines.

Tristia Clarke, Commercial Director at TalkTalk, said: ‘Our teams in our contact centres love to help customers and, of course, they love to talk. Not only have we officially found our chattiest employee, but we hope Guinness World Records will recognise our attempt establish a World Record for calling every country in the world including many of the countries included in our Global Minutes Boost.”

As part of TalkTalk’s on-going commitment to reducing its environmental impact, every time a customer adds Global Minutes Boost, TalkTalk donates 35p to the environmental charity Cool Earth, which works to protect endangered tropical rainforests.

Matthew Owen, Director, Cool Earth, said: "Every time someone signs up to TalkTalk's Global Minutes Boost, they not only automatically save rainforest with Cool Earth but they also connect with an environment that is in desperate need of protection. TalkTalk is taking this issue global and making its customers part of the solution."