Unique Community Funded VoIP Network Shows Scalability

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500,000 telephone calls without a phone bill.

VoIP User, a unique community website offering its members the ability to self-fund their own telephone calls by leveraging Voice over IP technology, today announced that in the two years since its inception it has routed 500,000 calls to and from BT’s PSTN network without charge to its users.

“When we launched the website and service in 2003, we did not anticipate the sheer volume of traffic and interest. We’re naturally delighted to have proven that the concept is scalable.” said Dean Elwood, a co-founder of VoIP User. “What I think we’ve shown is that with VoIP you can think outside of the box. That’s something that the traditional telecom companies are going to have to do as the new voice 2.0 market evolves. Long gone is the concept of paying per minute charges.” added Tjardick van der Kraan, also a co-founder of the site

VoIP User currently has around 20,000 members spanning 50 countries and continues to expand into new markets and grow at a rate of 40 new subscribers daily.

About VoIP User

VoIP User is a non-profit community website located in the United Kingdom providing hosted telephony 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).

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

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