ORLANDO, FLA. & LONDON, March 27 /CNW/ - Owners of Wi-Fi-equipped Nokia
smartphones will be able to make free international calls from the USA to
landlines in 40 countries throughout April, May and June, mobile internet
telephony pioneer Truphone announced today. The announcement extends and
enlarges Truphone's current price promotion (ending on March 31st), during
which customers have been able to make free mobile Voice over IP (VoIP) calls
across the USA and Canada.
"We're delighted to be making it so attractive for people to try internet
telephony on their mobile handset, instead of being tied to their computer,"
said James Tagg, Truphone's CEO. "The convenience of a normal, mass market
cellular handset and free international calls is an unbeatable combination for
Countries to which any on-net Truphone user worldwide may now make free
calls to landlines include China (landlines and mobiles), Mexico (Guadalajara,
Mexico City and Monterrey), Russia (Moscow and St. Petersburg) and most
European Union countries.
Tariffs to some paid-for numbers may have changed from the previous
promotional period. Truphone's full tariff document is available at
Notes to editors
Under the terms of the new promotion, free Truphone calls can be made to
the following countries (applies to Truphone calls to landlines only, unless
otherwise stated): Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil (Rio de
Janeiro & Sao Paulo only), Canada, Chile, China (Landline and Mobile), Cyprus,
Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong
(Landline & Mobile), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Korea (South),
Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico (Guadalajara, Mexico City & Monterrey only),
Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama City, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico,
Russia (Moscow Central & St Petersburg only), Singapore (Landline & Mobile),
Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, US Virgin
Islands and USA (landline & mobile).
1. Truphone is not a replacement for an ordinary telephone service and
emergency calls cannot be made using Truphone. However Truphone does not
prevent emergency calls being made via a handset's normal cellular service
2. Truphone cannot advise on the legality of VoIP services in specific
territories or jurisdictions. It is the user's responsibility to confirm that
use of the Truphone VoIP software and service is permitted in the location in
which they use it.
3. The offer described in this announcement applies between 00:01GMT on
April 1st and 23:59GMT on June 30th 2007.
In mid-2006, Truphone was the first company to introduce true internet
telephony ('VoIP') for mass market mobile phones, enabling free and low-cost
calls from handsets via Wi-Fi and the Internet. The company is closely
involved with the open source community and is developing the Truphone service
in accordance with internationally-recognised open standards. The company is a
member of Forum Nokia Pro.
For more information visit www.truphonepressoffice.com.
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