PicCell Wireless’ New US Virtual Number Rates Beat Skype

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PicCell Wireles announces a promotional US Virtual Number (USVN) rate plan that offers rates lower than Skype, a popular low-cost VoIP calling service. This strategic move allows the friends and family to reach PicCell phones abroad and only pay domestic US rates, while saving more than ever.

Beating Skype rates is a big deal.

The incoming rate for USVN calls to PicCell clients is cheaper than using Skype and does not require a Skype account, any third-party software or even a computer and headset. USVN calls can be made from any phone in the US, unlike Skype calls.

“Beating Skype rates is a big deal. Skype is a frequent solution for cheap internet calls, but looking at Skype rates for calls to cellular phones abroad, we found an opportunity to do better for our clients,” said PicCell Wireless CEO, Brandon Ferrante. “We strive to provide the most economical communication solutions for our clients while they are abroad, and the USVN is a very inexpensive means for their family and friends at home in the USA to reach them.”

The promotional USVN rate plan has been launched in 11 popular destinations, beating Skype to mobile calls from the US in these countries: Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom with an average savings of 7% per minute. (More countries are to be announced in 2011). For example, a PicCell user can receive a USVN on their mobile phone in Mexico, and save nearly five cents per minute, compared to a Skype call to a mobile phone in Mexico.

A PicCell Wireless US Virtual Number is issued to each client absolutely free; a USVN is included with every overseas phone package. With this feature, PicCell clients can give friends and family the ability to contact them from the USA without paying international calling rates. Calls to a USVN are forwarded to the international phone abroad and callers from the USA only pay for the domestic call based on their local phone service provider's plan.

The promotional USVN rate plan is available to all existing PicCell Wireless customers (with no previous USVN call traffic to date) for a limited time, by request. Standard rates for existing PicCell users are still very competitive and range from between $0.39 and $0.49 per minute. Existing clients, with no previous traffic have been invited to upgrade to the promotional USVN rate plan that has an average rate of $0.27 per minute, for the countries listed above.

PicCell Wireless, a leader in international telecommunications and a pioneer in providing travel related mobile solutions, is backed by a world class level of service in over 30 countries. To date PicCell Wireless has served over 100,000 students and travelers. More information can be found at http://www.piccellwireless.com.

The Skype name is a registered trademark of Skype Technologies.

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