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Johanne Torres[September 24, 2004]

VoIP, Inc. Adds on California and Georgia


Residents and businesses in California and Georgia will now be able to subscribe to eGlobalphone’s VoIP calling plan, as parent company, VoIP Inc. (news alert - quote) ventures out adding the two states to its global service.

VoIP, Inc.’s eGlobalphone began expanding its coverage last month, when it made the service available to residents and businesses in Florida, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Ohio, Washington, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Michigan, Minnesota and Missouri, and Chicago.

The company plans to expand its service to about 20 new markets monthly concentrating primarily on the major metropolitan areas. VoIP, Inc. plans to launch eGlobalphone’s service in over 200 markets by year's end as part of its growing strategic focus on IP-based communications services. The company's goal is to sign up 2.3 million business and consumer customers by 2007.

"eGlobalphone Service marks the beginning of an exciting new era in voice communications that gives customers another choice," said Steven Ivester, CEO of VoIP, Inc.

"VoIP applications will be the 'value-add' that consumers are seeking to justify their investment in broadband," stated John Todd, CTO. "We expect that broadband Internet access and our VoIP applications will fuel each other's growth, so we're in for an exciting time in the next few years as consumer and business telephony services shift towards this new method of delivery for familiar services."

eGlobalphone’s VoIP service offers traditional telephone standard features such as call waiting, three-way calling, and call forwarding. Users of the service can also benefit from Voice over IP (VoIP) ( define - news - alert - tutorial) enhanced features like call logs for tracking incoming and outgoing calling; Do Not Disturb, personal conferencing for up to nine additional callers; locate me which enables home phones to find customers by ringing up to five phones in sequence; and enhanced voicemail.

Johanne Torres is the contributing editor for TMCnet.com and Internet Telephony magazine. Previously, she was the assistant editor for EContent magazine in Connecticut. She can be reached by e-mail at [email protected]

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