January 15, 2007
Times Telecom Intros $9.99 VoIP Plan in Canada
By Johanne Torres, TMCnet Contributing Editor
Times Telecom is the newest company to launch a VoIP-based telephone service in Canada. The company announced on Monday that it introduced a pretty low-priced plan at just $9.95 a month with all of the bells and whistles included plus e-voicemail.
Times Telecom's basic $9.95 package includes one phone line, unlimited local calling and advanced features such as call waiting, caller ID, voicemail and eVoicemail. Long distance fees start at 1.5 cents a minute with the basic phone line package.
In addition to the basic phone line plan, the company also offers the unlimited long distance bundle with a full feature phone line service which includes unlimited calling within North America at $14.95 a month; and added calling to Asia and Europe for $24.95. Subscribers will also be able to choose virtual phone numbers (the ability to add on phone numbers of many countries whereby from Vancouver to receive local calls from anyone in selected international cities overseas).
The telecom will initially launch the service in selected Canadian cities including Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. Subscribers will be able to choose their own phone number within the 604, 403 and 780 area codes and make free calls to other Times Home Phone users anywhere in the world.
The company has plans to expand the service into additional Canadian markets later this year. Customers can subscribe to the new service online.
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Johanne Torres is contributing editor for TMCnet and Internet Telephony magazine. To see more articles by Johanne Torres, please visit her columnist page.