Lingo Is 1st VoIP Phone Service to Offer Unlimited Calling to Mexico
MCLEAN, Va., May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lingo, the U.S. Internet phone service provider, today became the first VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) provider to offer unlimited phone calling to Mexico.
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The new Lingo "Unlimited Mexico" VoIP plan provides members of the U.S. Mexican community, among others, the opportunity to use their broadband Internet connections and phones to call family and business associates in Mexico as often as they like, for $29.95 per month. Like other Lingo VoIP offerings, the plan also includes unlimited phone calls in the U.S. and to Canada.
With the addition of this VoIP calling plan, along with recently introduced "local" phone numbers in top Mexican markets, Lingo (http://www.lingo.com/) now offers more options for calling to and from Mexico than any major broadband Internet phone service available today.
"As the market leader for affordable international VoIP calling services, Lingo is setting another precedent by adding the first unlimited Internet calling plan to Mexico," said Cathy Peterson, director of marketing for Lingo. "Now the U.S. Mexican community, including more than 20 million Mexican Americans, can call family and friends in Mexico and talk on the phone as much as they like with Lingo."
Lingo Unlimited Mexico Calling Plan
Subscription to Lingo's Unlimited Mexico plan is free for the first month, and $29.95 per month thereafter. The plan includes:
* Unlimited calls to Mexico (landline)
* Unlimited local and long distance calls in the U.S. and to Canada
(including Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands)
* Very low rates to 200+ other international locations
* Unlimited calls between Lingo customers
* A Lingo Analog Phone Adapter ("ATA" or "Lingo Box")
* 24 x 7 customer and technical support services
* Over 25 calling features
* The opportunity to keep your current U.S. phone number or select another
phone number in over 220 area codes
* The opportunity to add an "International Universal Number" from 25 other
countries, including Mexico, for an additional $10.00 per month.
The Unlimited Mexico calling plan joins other unlimited Lingo VoIP calling plans designed for residential and small/home-based businesses, starting at $7.95 and available free for the first month.
To learn more about Lingo and VoIP, and to sign up online for the service, visit http://www.lingo.com/.
Lingo is one of the most affordable U.S. VoIP phone services, offering unlimited local and long distance calls anywhere in the U.S., to Canada and to Western Europe, and over 25 calling features -- all for only $19.95 per month. Lingo has quickly emerged as a top VoIP phone service in a market projected to grow to 16.5 million U.S. consumers by 2008 (Frost & Sullivan).
Lingo VoIP users save up to 80 percent over what traditional phone companies charge U.S. consumers for local and long distance calling services. To place and receive calls customers only need a broadband Internet connection, a regular phone, and a "Lingo Box," which is provided when they subscribe.
With more domestic and international coverage than any of the major VoIP phone providers in the U.S. today, Lingo consumer and small business subscribers can select U.S. phone numbers from over 300 major markets, and international phone numbers from cities in 15 foreign countries including Mexico.
Lingo's VoIP service is sold directly through the website at http://www.lingo.com/. Lingo was launched in June 2004 by the U.S. subsidiary of McLean, Virginia-based Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated , a Fortune 1000 global communications company with operations in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Founded in 1994, Primus first entered the VoIP market in 1999 and owns and operates an extensive global network, including a VoIP network that spans 150 countries and carries nearly 2 billion minutes of worldwide VoIP traffic annually.
For further news about Lingo, go to http://www.lingonews.com/
Media & Industry Analyst Contact:
Gerry A. Simone
For Lingo Media Relations
Investor Relations Contact:
John F. DePodesta
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