Truphone to Demonstrate First VoIP-over-WiFi Call on Apple's iPhone

Sep 26, 2007, 01:00 ET from Truphone

    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
 Diego, CA.
     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.
     Key facts
     iPhone demonstration
     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.
     Facebook demonstration
     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
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     -- All Truphone videos
     About Truphone (
     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
     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
     -- 07
     -- Picture: James Tagg, Truphone
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