Coms launched a VoIP telephone service that enables Apple
iPad users to make and receive telephone calls over their internet connection.
Each subscriber will receive a free UK telephone number
of their choice, Â£5 free calling credit to welcome them as a customer and will
be offered the choice of either a pay-as-you-go service or one of their monthly
subscription packages starting from Â£5.
Already more than 25 million Apple iPads have been sold
worldwide but no iPads are voice telephony enabled when they come out of the
box. This represents a huge new market segment for Coms, as its services can be
provided over the iPad’s inbuilt WiFi or GSM modem.
iPad subscribers can choose a new Coms
telephone number from more than 250 area codes in the UK, including principle
telephone suffixes such as London or Birmingham.
The service includes free advanced telephone features
such as voicemail, call forwarding, voice to email and calling line identifier
display, as well as low cost call plans to all international locations.
The service will be marketed to all iPad users, but will
be particularly relevant to those who travel, as when they connect to a local
WiFi network they will be able to receive inbound calls without any high
roaming fees, and outgoing calls will be charged at their local call plan
This new service builds upon the iPhone applications
that we launched earlier in the year facilitating the development of the cloud
telephony market. It is my belief that fixed line telephony will steadily
migrate to cloud based telephony services which offer individuals and
businesses increased features and lower call costs,” said Richard Bennett, CEO,
Users of this new service can save up to 90 percent
against BT on international calls and up to 77 percent on UK calls. In addition
they get a new landline for free which travels with them, saving Â£296 against
BT,” Bennett added.
iPad users can voice enable their iPads by subscribing to
the Coms telephony service from the Coms website. Subscribers will need a
softphone app which is downloaded from the Apple store. Coms recommends the
Bria app from Counterpath.
Coms is working on additional features that will enable
customers to transfer their existing BT numbers to the Coms service, as well as
making the service compatible with all leading operating systems including
Android, OS and Symbian.
By Telecomlead.com Team