VoIPUser.org Celebrates 10,000 User Milestone With New Complementary Soft Phone and Website Redesign

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Leverages sipXphone from SIPfoundry to deliver SIP-based VoIP end point to growing customer base

VoIP User, a leading non-profit hosted voice provider, today announced that it has reached a key milestone in its development by connecting its 10,000th user to it's ground breaking service. To celebrate this milestone, the VoIP User community is making available a new soft phone developed in conjunction with SIPfoundry. SIPfoundry, the leading open source SIP based enterprise communications development organization, provided the 100 percent open source, 100 percent SIP-based sipXphone to VoIP User to help it expand its range and reach of hosted voice service.

“Market acceptance for VoIP User services has been extraordinary in the short time since our launch in January,” said Dean Elwood, a co-founder of VoIP User. “Whilst we have many VoIP experts and industry people in our forums, our user base also has an element of newcomers to VoIP and the SIP protocol. By leveraging the exceptional work and organization of SIPfoundry we have been able to quickly deliver an easy-to-install and use soft phone for that target audience in a very short time. As new features are created and made available by SIPfoundry, including presence and IM capabilities, we can easily make them available to our users and continue to enhance their user experience.”

VoIP User currently has members spanning 50 countries and plans to expand into new markets over the next 12 months. “We like users to actually be able to test and experiment with VoIP and the SIP protocol, rather than just discuss and theorise in our forums. To that end, we created a community funded PSTN gateway system for our users to try VoIP using SIP. The SIPfoundry softphone makes that process as painless for the newcomer as possible,” added Tjardick van der Kraan, also a co-founder of the site.

“SIPfoundry hosts the world's leading open source SIP development projects focused on enterprise, network operator, OEM and end user applications,” said Dr. Martin J. Steinmann, SIPfoundry Board of Directors and venture partner with Vesbridge Partners. “We’re pleased the VoIP User community chose to celebrate this milestone accomplishment by offering the sipXphone to its growing customer base and we look forward to expanding our relationship to include making other SIPfoundry projects available through its website.”

About VoIP User

VoIP User is a non-profit community located in the United Kingdom providing hosted services funded by the same community that uses them. VoIP User's business model is unique, based on inbound PSTN traffic profits being put towards purchasing pre-wholesale bulk outbound routing. As a service to community members, VoIP User provides independent information, reviews and forums dedicated to the subject of Voice IP telephony on its website http://www.voipuser.org

About SIPfoundry

SIPfoundry is an international open-source community dedicated to accelerating the adoption of SIP based VoIP solutions as well as the underlying technology. Founded in February 2004, the SIPfoundry developer and user communities have rapidly expanded to include participants from 63 countries and counting. SIPfoundry is tightly connected to the IETF and the SIP Forum and aims at providing high quality VoIP solutions to end users, enterprises, and service providers. For more information, please visit http://www.SIPfoundry.org

Note to Editors: VoIP User is a trademark of VoIP User. SIPfoundry is a trademark of SIPfoundry. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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