Primus expands VoIP footprint further to build on its extensive national coverage

Canada's first VoIP provider now offers its award-winning service to another 200,000 residences and businesses

TORONTO, July 20, 2016 /CNW/ - Primus has further expanded its VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) footprint across Canada, increasing its national coverage to another 200,000 residences and businesses within small and mid-sized communities in Ontario and Quebec including Thunder Bay, Orangeville, Haliburton, and Valleyfield. With the expansion of its service area, Primus is able to deliver award winning, flexible and innovative phone and VoIP-based services to more Canadians than ever before.

An industry leader, Primus was the first telecommunications company in Canada to introduce VoIP services. Since this groundbreaking launch in 2004, the technology's evolution and adoption in Canada has been significant.

"As we expand our footprint into more parts of the country, Primus provides consumers and businesses with a real alternative to the large incumbent telephone companies by providing high quality, innovative services at attractive prices, and this expansion represents another step forward," says Brad Fisher, General Manager at Primus. "We've earned the business of thousands of Canadians over the past decade by delivering a compelling choice and now we're proud to introduce our services to even more communities."

Leveraging VoIP's competitive advantages within growing markets

With growing demand, this VoIP expansion ensures Primus is strongly serving the Canadian marketplace. Small and medium-sized businesses, who previously couldn't afford traditional, advanced communication technologies, are eager to try more flexible and affordable VoIP-based options, such as Hosted PBX from Primus – an easy to use, Cloud-based phone system, loaded with advanced features like Auto Attendant, Call Centre, and Find-Me, Follow-Me.

For residential customers, Fisher adds that "Primus' Digital Home Phone service provides a number of valuable features, such as low long distance rates, unlimited local calling, unlimited 'anywhere' calling to other Primus Digital Home Phone customers, and the ability to manage the service from any location through a convenient customer portal."

All Digital Home Phone subscriptions also include at no additional charge, Telemarketing Guard™, a patented feature that automatically identifies phone calls from frequent telemarketers and provides the home phone customer the choice to block them, send them to voice mail or accept the call.  This easy-to-use feature provides an added layer of privacy and consumer protection through advanced screening and blocking capabilities for incoming calls over and above the federal government's Do-Not-Call list.

Primus recognized for delivering exceptional VoIP services

Primus' service expansion means that more Canadians will be able to access its award-winning services. For the fourth year in a row, Primus has been awarded the Consumer Choice Award (CCA) for Best Digital Phone Service in Hamilton. In total, Primus has earned seven CCA awards, including the last three years for the Greater Toronto Area. The CCAs are considered the most distinguished award for business excellence in Canada.

About Primus
Primus is a trusted national communications provider, offering a smarter connectivity choice for Canadian consumers, businesses and wholesale customers. As Canada's most experienced digital phone service (VoIP) provider, Primus delivers leading-edge Internet and network services, award winning voice services, and cloud-based phone systems (Hosted PBX), all backed by exceptional customer service. For further information, visit primus.ca.

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For further information: For interview requests or further information, contact: Denise Gagnon, Broad Reach Communications, 416-220-6489, dgangon@broadreachcommunications.com


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