Truphone launches mobile VoIP service

By | October 17, 2006

Truphone has announced a beta version of its free VoIP download for Nokia Wi-Fi-enabled N80 mobile handset. Available from the Truphone website later this month, the download instantly brings free and low-cost mobile calls within easy reach of all N80 handset owners.

There are no hidden or monthly fees for any Truphone users and calls between ´on net´ Truphone handsets are free, worldwide. As a launch offer to the end of the year, USA users benefit from free calls to USA and Canada, while the unique UK telecoms market enables Truphone to offer UK users calls some two billion landlines in major countries for free. All other Truphone calls from the user´s mobile are billed at characteristically low VoIP rates.

“Support for Nokia´s N80 handset brings true mobile VoIP to the mass market and gives Truphone genuine consumer appeal,” said James Tagg, Truphone´s chief executive. “Truphone routes calls entirely via the internet ensuring the lowest possible call costs to consumers whether in their home country or travelling abroad, unlike ´calling card´ services masquerading as mobile VoIP.”

In September, Truphone announced its first download, for Nokia´s latest E-series handsets, with a promise that a download for N-series handsets would follow imminently. Support for additional Wi-Fi-enabled phones, including those built on the Windows Mobile platform, will come in due course.

Like the download for the E-series, Truphone´s N80 download is beta software. The company has opened a discussion forum where users and developers alike are encouraged to comment, question or contribute.

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