Iristel BROADFONE - Now offers VoIP over WiFi

    TORONTO, Dec. 10 /CNW/ - IRISTEL Inc., one of Canada's leading voice and
data service providers is pleased to announce that it is now adding Hybrid
Phones to its VoIP Solutions.
    Hybrid phones grant users the opportunity to make connections using a
local wireless Internet access point and seamlessly switch over to a cell
phone network whenever necessary. The net result is enhanced flexibility in
mobile communications not to mention the savings gained by shifting minutes
that would otherwise count against a cell phone plan onto the Internet.
    The union of short-range, high-speed access and cellular service brings
together two technologies, creating opportunities for both collaboration and
competition. Mobile operators have spent billions of dollars to upgrade their
systems for high-speed data, or third-generation (3G), services. While
offering a broader coverage area that exceeds WiFi's limited range, their
bandwidth tops out at less than 500kbps, and thus cannot compare with wireless
LAN technology that blazes at speeds up to 54mbps. Combining the ability to
use both networks on a single device allows consumers to take advantage of the
best each has to offer.
    "As the CEO of a multinational corporation I am constantly on the phone,
be it a landline call or a mobile one. It is not uncommon for me to have a
mobile invoice in the hundreds of dollars per month," said Samer Bishay,
President and CEO Iristel Inc. "During the course of the last year we have
migrated all of the mobile phones for our staff to hybrid phones. The voice
quality over WiFi is crystal clear and the cost savings makes this a business
decision well worth talking."
    Recently IRISTEL has been in discussions with local partners to allow
IRISTEL subscribers the opportunity to utilize their WiFi networks. "By
aligning the two services, WiFi supplier and IRISTEL, we would be able to
eliminate the need for cellular usage for numerous individuals and entire
firms in Canadian downtown cores, said Michael Gurr, Product Manager, Iristel
Inc. "The potential cost savings is limitless."
    IRISTEL's VoIP over WiFi can also be integrated into our Hosted PBX, or
IP PBX. The user may have an extension on the IVR that can be dialled, if s/he
is not on a WiFi network then the call can be routed to their mobile number.
The flexibility and cost savings per user make switching an easy decision.

    For further information and pricing details, please visit

    About Iristel Inc:

    Since the Company's conception in 1999 and having been granted a carrier
license from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
(CRTC) in 2000, Iristel has become one of the leading Canadian companies
providing Voice over IP ("VoIP") services.
    Iristel seamlessly bridges the gap between IP networks and the PSTN.
IRISTEL's VoIP solution is ideal for Calling Card, VoIP carriers, CLEC's,
Asterisk owners, virtual carriers and Residential or Business customers
requiring local telephone service within Canada.
    Iristel operations include over 20 Global Points of Presence (POPS) and
also maintains a local presence in 7 of Canada's Provinces.

For further information:

For further information: Iristel Inc., C/O Michael Gurr, 675 Cochrane
Drive, 6th Floor, East Tower, Markham, ON, L3R0B8, CANADA, Phone: (416)
800-IRIS (4747), Email:

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