Now you can take your
VoIP enabler wherever
you go inside that tiny denim pocket thanks to i2Telecom International,
Inc. The company announced today that it developed a device called
VoiceStick�a plug-and-play, portable key chain-sized device that
inserts directly into the USB port of almost any desktop or notebook
computer, including some PDAs,
enabling users to instantly place VoIP-based phone calls with the use of
an included headset.
Once the VoiceStick is
installed in the USB port, a dial pad display enables the user to call
any telephone in the world directly from the computer, using Voice over
Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology, at a fraction of normal
"The VoiceStick is the
easiest and most cost-effective VoIP solution for college students,
business travelers, or anyone who makes long-distance calls from
multiple locations. Given the explosive growth of
WiFi and broadband
wireless, including 'Hot Spots,' the VoiceStick will allow users to
conveniently make VoIP calls from such locations as cafes, hotels,
airport terminals, college campuses, municipal parks, recreational
vehicles and their own back yards, � said Paul Arena, chief executive
officer of i2Telecom International, Inc.
The company plans to start
selling the device through marketing partnerships and retail locations
by early next year. i2Telecom will market VoiceStick to channel
partners, telecoms, cable operators and ISPs.
i2Telecom currently offers
the device through its Virtual VoIP Network Enabler (VVNE) and Virtual
VoIP Network Operator (VVNO) programs. The VVNE program enables agents
and reseller partners to sell the VoiceStick, along with VoIP services,
through i2Telecom's infrastructure, allowing for easy market entry with
minimal time and capital expenses. The VVNO program allows qualified
operators and wholesalers to sell and activate customized VoiceStick
product offerings and rate plans that are complemented by their own back
The company offers
telecommunications services based on VoIP technology with operations
based in Atlanta, GA; Boca Raton, FL; Redwood City, CA; and China.
i2Telecom International, Inc.
|Johanne Torres is contributing editor for TMCnet.com and Internet Telephony magazine. Previously, she was
the assistant editor for EContent magazine in Connecticut. She
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