Broadband Phone launches BBPGlobal – new service
enables free internet voice calls AND bi-directional
calls on most phone networks – all from your
New service means BBPGlobal subscribers can:
1. Make unlimited internet voice calls anywhere in the world
2. Receive calls for free from standard fixed and mobile networks
3. Make prepaid calls to any telephone network from 5c per minute
SYDNEY, NSW – December 7, 2004 – BroadBand Phone has announced
the launch of BBPGlobal, a new service that lets subscribers in Australia and
New Zealand make and receive Voice over the Internet (VoIP) calls free of
charge. It also lets subscribers receive calls from almost all global fixed and
mobile telephone networks for free. Outgoing calls to global telephone
networks cost as little as 5c per minute.
Miranda Wong, Director of Broadband Phone said, “Free voice calls over the
internet using a computer and a headset have been around for some time.
What’s been missing is giving callers a way to make and receive calls to and
from fixed and mobile telephone networks using the same system.
“The two have always operated independently of each other. We’ve brought
them together and now customers can take advantage of the low costs that
are associated with using the Internet for voice calls,” she said.
How it works
The BBPGlobal service provides each subscriber with a unique extension
number they can be reached at via the normal telephone (PSTN) network. To
receive calls they use a standard headset and microphone on their computer
in conjunction with free downloaded software. If the BBPGlobal subscriber is
either busy on another call or is not at their computer, then a voice
mail/message system is activated so that the BBPGlobal subscriber doesn’t
“missed a call”. BBPGlobal subscribers can also add standard SIP based IP
hardware, such as ATA, IP Phone or Gateways to their BBPGlobal service.
For someone calling a BBPGlobal subscriber from a public phone network,
it’s as simple as calling one of BBP