One of the many advantages and cost saving features of switching from a land telephone line over to a VoIP ( define - news - alert)-enabled calling service is the ability to pick the area code of your choice. This feature allows most users to be able to have more than one contact number per household. Having more than one number enables users’ family and friends living in different cities around the world to communicate just as they do when calling a local number. VoIP-enabled calling service provider Lingo (news - alert) just announced this week that the company will now offer users the ability to pick phone numbers in a total of 14 different countries around the world.
The VoIP provider announced the addition of “local” numbers now available in four different cities in Spain. The new numbers that are now part of the “International Universal Numbers” plan include coverage in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia and Tenerife. U.S. Lingo customers who have relatives and colleagues in these Spanish cities can now select a phone number that is “local” to that city, so that their family, friends and business associates in those markets can call the Lingo customer on that number at the price of an in-country, local call.
With this week’s announcement, Lingo International Universal Numbers are currently available for the following cities outside of the United States:
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney, Australia
- Curitiba, Florianoplis, Sao Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Toronto and Vancouver, Canada
- Paris, France
- Guatemala City, Guatemala
- Hong Kong, China
- Milan and Rome, Italy
- Tokyo, Japan
- Caparra ( San Juan), Puerto Rico
- Seoul, South Korea
- Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona and Tenerife, Spain
- Tapei, Taiwan
- London, U.K.
Lingo customers may sign up online for two phone numbers for their Lingo Voice over IP service. In addition to selecting “International Universal Numbers,” they also have the opportunity to keep their existing phone number, or to select a “U.S. Universal Number” from numbers available in 46 states.
Primus Telecommunications Inc., the company that created Lingo, is the principal U.S. subsidiary of Primus Telecommunications Group Inc.—a global telecom company headquartered in McLean, VA, and founded in 1994. Primus offers voice, Internet, VoIP, wireless, digital subscriber line (DSL) and other data services to corporate customers, small- and medium-sized businesses, residential customers and other communications carriers located throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia.
|Johanne Torres is contributing editor for TMCnet.com and Internet Telephony magazine. Previously, she was
assistant editor for EContent magazine in Connecticut. She
can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com.