Free new Canadian phone number
Free unlimited incoming calls1
Free local and long-distance calls to most of Canada2
Free Voicemail, Caller ID and Call Waiting
Available on Android and iOS devices; BlackBerry coming soon
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TORONTO, Feb. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Today Dell Canada and Fongo announced the
launch of their new mobile app, Dell Voice - a free to download full feature VoIP phone alternative that may help
Canadians save money on their mobile phone bills. Users of Android and
iOS devices can now avoid costly long-distance charges and daytime
calling restrictions from their wireless carrier by receiving and
placing calls to landline and mobile phones using Dell Voice.1
Dell Voice is loaded with free features that Canadians typically pay for
as part of their carrier's plan. Features included with Dell Voice are
free local and long-distance calls to most of Canada2, free unlimited incoming calls1, free Voicemail, free Caller ID, and free Call Waiting to name a few.
Dell Voice uses Voice-Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology to
receive and place calls with users existing data connection1 (i.e. 3G, 4G or WiFi) on the Fibernetics network. Fongo enjoys
privileged access to Fibernetics, a Canadian CLEC that owns and
operates its own coast-to-coast network in Canada. By using the
Fibernetics network, users can choose a local Canadian phone number for
their Dell Voice line, as well as place emergency VoIP 911 calls 3.
"Dell and Fongo want to tilt the competitive playing field by offering
smartphone users everything we believe they need in a mobile phone
service - for free," says John Stix, co-founder and chief marketing
officer of Fongo. "Dell Voice aims to help Canadians reduce the cost or
even eliminate the need for a voice plan. I believe Dell Voice is a
game changer that has the potential to transform the telecommunications
industry, while helping to put money back into the pockets of Canadian
consumers and business owners."
Dell Voice can help small business operators save money on their mobile
phone bill, which is good news for small business owners like Conor
Gordon, a student painting franchisee who racked up a monthly mobile
phone bill of more than $1,500 in August, despite having negotiated
with his wireless carrier the 'best' package to suit his business
needs. "Dell Voice will make a huge difference to a small business like
mine that is totally reliant on mobile phones for communication. I'll
have all the features I need in a phone, without the huge bills. It's a
no-brainer to download the app and use my extra data as long-distance
and daytime voice minutes," Gordon said.
David Gair, marketing director for Small & Medium Business, Dell Canada,
added, "Dell has been a pioneer in providing clients, whether individual
consumers or businesses, with the most advanced, yet cost-effective
solutions to meet their communication and computing needs. Dell Voice
is part of this commitment and complements our spectrum of technology
offerings that help Canadian consumers and businesses to stay connected
without breaking the bank."
For more information on Dell Voice visit www.dellvoice.ca
Dell Voice can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and the
Dell Voice for BlackBerry is expected to launch March 2012.
1 Dell Voice utilizes users existing WiFi or data connection (3G/4G) to
make and receive calls. Data charges may apply.
2 For the complete list of free calling cities visit www.dellvoice.ca/cityListing
3 Limitations on VoIP 911 service can be found at www.dellvoice.ca/911
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative
technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more
information, visit www.dell.ca.
Fongo is a next generation digital communication platform that can
potentially deliver the end of Voice costs for smartphones in Canada.
Fongo's application works on any iPhone, Android based phone and soon
BlackBerry. Users receive a brand new Canadian telephone number, free
long distance calling to most Canadian cities, unlimited airtime, Voice
mail, caller ID and many more free features included. The Fongo voice
platform is supported with a sophisticated ad media delivery platform
and in house intellectual property that ensures a content rich user
experience while potentially saving the user hundreds per year on voice
cost. Fongo enjoys privileged access to Fibernetics, a Canadian CLEC
that owns and operates its own coast-to-coast network in Canada. For
more information visit www.fongo.com
Image with caption: "Dell Voice - Dell's new app, a free to download mobile VoIP app that can help Canadians reduce their phone bill. (CNW Group/Dell Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120208_C2375_PHOTO_EN_9805.jpg
SOURCE Dell Canada Inc.
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