SAN DIEGO, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Truphone will today give the first
public demonstration of a Voice over Internet Protocol over Wi-Fi phone
call on the Apple iPhone. Chief executive officer James Tagg will make the
VoIP call in front of an audience of 350 delegates to DEMOfall 07 in San
The company will also give a demonstration of an application that
mashes up social networking site Facebook and traditional telephony. Any
Facebook user will be able to click on a friend's Truphone 'Call Me'
button, and a free phone call will be initiated to whichever phone their
friend has chosen. This will mean free calls to real phones for everyone in
the Facebook community.
Altogether, Truphone will today demonstrate:
-- VoIP on the Apple iPhone (SIP-SIP, SIP-Phone, Phone-SIP)
-- VoIP from Facebook (to SIP and to PSTN)
-- and, as an encore, Facebook-iPhone using SIP.
1. Many people have called for true VoIP calling on Apple's iPhone.
Truphone will today prove that it is possible using the iPhone's
in-built Wi-Fi capability.
2. Truphone's demonstration will comprise two iPhones connected to Wi-Fi
on the DEMOfall 07 stage. A VoIP call will be initiated from one
handset, routed via Wi-Fi and the Internet to Truphone's servers, and
then back again to the access point and onwards to the destination
handset -- a 100% IP phone call.
3. Today's event will be a live demonstration only and is not a commercial
launch of Truphone on the iPhone.
4. Truphone does not need to unlock the SIM in order to operate its
service for the iPhone.
1. The company will also give a demonstration today of an application that
mashes up social networking site Facebook with traditional telephony.
The big differentiator between Truphone's demonstration and other
applications for Facebook is that Truphone is the only one to embed an
actual phone into the very heart of Facebook.
2. Facebook users will be able to drop their Truphone 'Call Me' button
onto their friends' Walls and also embed it into Facebook messages.
People will be able to allow other people to call them, while keeping
their actual number confidential.
3. The Truphone 'Call Me' button for Facebook to be demonstrated today
showcases the potential for additional innovative services enabled by
Truphone's all-IP internet telephony infrastructure.
4. Truphone's Facebook application is currently in development.
James Tagg, Truphone's CEO, said:
-- "Truphone is truly the mobile operator for the internet age and our aim
is to see Truphone available on all cellular phones with the inherent
functionality needed to make VoIP calls. The Apple iPhone is such a
phone and we're pleased to be able to show it working for real."
-- "People today use multiple tools to communicate in different ways at
different times, but this multiplication of options can serve to
confuse consumers. By providing the Facebook community with free calls
to real phones, Truphone will genuinely help bridge the worlds of
traditional and internet telephony."
-- Video*: on-booth demonstration at DEMOfall 07
-- Picture: James Tagg, Truphone CEO
-- Truphone web site
-- Truphone blog
-- Truphone press office
-- Truphone Facebook Group
-- All Truphone pictures
-- All Truphone videos
About Truphone (http://www.truphone.com)
In mid-2006, Truphone was the first company to introduce true internet
telephony ('VoIP') for mass market mobile phones, enabling free and
low-cost calls from handsets via Wi-Fi and the Internet. The company is
closely involved with the open source community and is developing the
Truphone service in accordance with internationally-recognised open
standards. The company has development teams and partners in locations
across Finland, Romania, USA and the UK.
In December 2006 Truphone was selected as a 'Technology Pioneer for
2007' by the World Economic Forum. At the end of 2006 it received the
biggest Series-A venture capital investment of the year for a European
technology company. Truphone is the trading name of Software Cellular
Network Limited (SCN), a privately-owned UK technology company founded in
2000. For further information, visit http://www.truphonepressoffice.com.
Important information about emergency calls: Truphone is not a
replacement for an ordinary telephone service and emergency calls cannot be
made using Truphone. However Truphone does not prevent emergency calls
being made via a handset's normal cellular service provider.
Truphone, Apple, iPhone and Facebook may be trademarks or registered
trademark of their respective owners.
-- Video*: on-booth demonstration at DEMOfall
-- Picture: James Tagg, Truphone
-- Truphone web site(http://www.truphone.com/)
-- Truphone blog(http://www.truphone.com/blog/blog.tru)
-- Truphone press office(http://www.truphonepressoffice.com/)
-- Truphone Facebook
-- All Truphone pictures(http://www.flickr.com/photos/truphone)
-- All Truphone videos(http://www.youtube.com/truphone)
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