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Primus targets SMEs with new VoIP service

Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. today introduced TalkBroadband, an Internet phone service for small and mediu...


June 14, 2004  


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Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. today introduced TalkBroadband, an Internet phone service for small and medium-sized businesses, which it claims delivers savings of 25-75% over traditional phone service.

The company is offering an integrated portfolio of voice, data, Internet, and Web hosting services in 15 major centres across the country from Halifax to Victoria.

According to an Environics Research Group survey released today, Canadian small and medium-sized businesses are ready for Voice over Internet (VoIP) phone service and the benefits it delivers.

The national survey found that 69% of managers at small and medium-sized businesses would be very or somewhat likely to switch to Voice over Internet technology if it offered a 25% cost savings compared with their current provider.

The benefits of VoIP come at a time when 59% of managers believe that business telecom prices need to be improved.

Starting at $27.95 a month per line, the TalkBroadband service can support multi-line businesses with multiple or single location offices, or SOHO businesses with just one or two lines.

The company says no up-front investment in equipment is required since the service is compatible with a customer’s existing telephones and telephone equipment.