Voipfone Launches the UK’s first VoIP based, DIY, 0800 Service

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The London based Internet Telephone provider, Voipfone, (http://www.voipfone.co.uk) today added 0800 number services to its widening range of telecommunication products.

The London based Internet Telephone provider, Voipfone, (http://www.voipfone.co.uk) today added 0800 number services to its widening range of telecommunication products.

Colin Duffy, Voipfone’s CEO, said “like all our product developments, this is a massive step away from traditional telephony -- there is no connection charge, no deposit, no set-up cost and no contract. It’s instant, automatic and self-service and also the lowest cost service in the market.”

“At £4.99 per month and calls charged at 3p per minute, I don’t think you’ll find a better value, easier to use 0800 service –-- anywhere.”

What are 0800 Numbers?

0800 numbers are powerful marketing tools as over 90% of consumers know that they can call them for free. (Source: Henley Centre).

  •     They remove the price barrier of a customer calling you
  •     They give you an advantage over your competitors (if you have one and they don’t, you have an edge)
  •     They increase your advertising response rate and attract new customers
  •     They convey a professional image
  •     They are portable and are yours for life - they don’t change if BT changes its number schemes or if you move location
  •     They ‘nationalise’ your company
  •     They provide useful information about your ad campaigns and promotions

By using separate 0800 numbers on each of your advertisements or by having a different number in each of the media you advertise in, you can monitor their effectiveness simply by looking at your free call statistics on-line, in real time, at any time. So, you can save money by choosing the adverts and media that produce the most effective results.

The numbers have all the same features as Voipfone’s other numbers so they can be diverted to Voicemail, put on hold with music, transferred to any number, used with the Virtual PBX and Call queuing services etc.

They can even be diverted to any other number. This means that you can use you normal telephone service if you prefer – you can simply divert the incoming calls to your existing telephone number. Typically this will be about 1p per minute to landlines in most of the Western World.

Notes to editors

Voipfone is an internet telephone service provided by Inet Telecoms Ltd, a London-based company which was formed to develop the latest voice over internet technologies. It aims to challenge the traditional telecoms industry by offering web based, self-service and low cost, high quality services that have more advanced features than the old public switched telephone network (PSTN).

VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is a way of making telephone calls over the internet without needing to use the traditional telephone networks. Calls to other users of this technology are free, no matter where the caller and called party are in the world.

For further information, please contact:

Colin Duffy, Inet Telecoms Ltd (Voipfone)

Tel: 0044 (0)20 7043 5555

Web: http://www.voipfone.co.uk

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