Voxbone, Jajah Create Service That Localizes International Calling

Voxbone delivers phone numbers from across the world for O2 International Favorites service

Apr 14, 2011, 08:00 ET from Voxbone

BRUSSELS, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Voxbone has collaborated with Jajah to develop a value-added telecommunications service that makes international calling simple and affordable. The International Favorites service, which Jajah provides for mobile customers of O2 in the United Kingdom, offers a subscriber a virtual overseas number so friends and family abroad can call at local rates.

As part of the new service, Voxbone supplies an international "Call Me" number that directly reaches a customer's mobile phone.

The customer adds this second phone number from a country of choice to an existing mobile subscription. Calls to the number are dialed, delivered and billed like local PSTN calls. These calls are transmitted through Voxbone's IP network to the O2 user's mobile phone. The subscriber doesn't need a special phone or application.

The virtual number complements the subscriber's U.K. mobile number, enabling two phone numbers to be mapped to the same device. The service works with most O2 phones.

In addition, Voxbone is supplying numbers for another feature of International Favorites: provision of three local outbound numbers per subscriber that the customer may use to reach selected international landline and mobile numbers. A flat fee of 10 pounds Sterling per month covers 3,000 minutes (50 hours) of calls to these numbers.

"We are enthused about this opportunity to help a global telecom leader use our phone numbers and global VoIP backbone to create value for its customers and its business," said Voxbone CEO Rod Ullens. "International Favorites enables customers to keep in closer touch with friends and loved ones in other countries, while it benefits operators by promoting customer loyalty and international calling."

"A new kind of geography is being formed that is about local presence and global relationships superseding distance or national borders," said Trevor Healy, Chief Innovation Officer for Telefonica Europe. "International Favorites gives us a tremendous opportunity to innovate, reflect our users' needs and open new revenue streams."

About Voxbone

Voxbone is the market leader in providing worldwide geographical, toll-free and iNum® telephone numbers. The company delivers high-quality inbound communications (often referred to as direct inward dialing, or DID) from more than 50 countries and more than 4,000 cities. Voxbone enables Internet communications services providers, global carriers and national operators to extend the reach of their voice services internationally, rapidly and with limited costs. Voxbone is the only operator of its kind with self-owned licenses, telephone number ranges and network infrastructure in its footprint. In 2010, Voxbone's private global VoIP network carried 2.1 billion minutes of voice traffic. The company excels through its quality of service, best-in-industry management tools and regulatory compliance. Voxbone has more than 600 wholesale customers around the globe, including Skype, IDT, Global Crossing, Jajah and Arkadin. Founded in 2005, Voxbone is privately held and has offices in Brussels, Los Angeles and Singapore. For more information, visit www.voxbone.com.

About Jajah

Jajah's IP Communications Platform offers flexible, next-generation integrated communications solutions for enterprises, telecommunications companies and individuals. Jajah's award-winning services make it easier for people to stay in touch using any device, on any network, anywhere. Leveraging a universal open telecommunications platform, Jajah's managed services allow mobile operators, landline carriers, cable companies, technology companies and other businesses to adopt its voice solutions with minimal investment and time to market. The leading global IP communications company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in Israel. It is wholly owned by Telefonica Europe. For more information and details of Jajah's portfolio of consumer and business solutions, visit www.jajah.com.

Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link.

Rod Ullens


SOURCE Voxbone