Feature Article

February 10, 2012

Dell, Fongo Team to Offer Free VoIP Calling App

Dell Canada has teamed with Fongo to introduce a new mobile app, Dell Voice, a free to download full feature VoIP phone alternative designed specifically for Canadians to help them reduce their mobile phone bills and save money.

According to both companies, this app is best suited for Android and iOS device users as it helps them to avoid costly long-distance charges and daytime calling restrictions from their wireless carrier by receiving and placing calls to landline and mobile phones using Dell Voice.

"Dell and Fongo want to tilt the competitive playing field by offering smartphone users everything we believe they need in a mobile phone service - for free," said John Stix, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Fongo. "Dell Voice aims to help Canadians reduce the cost or even eliminate the need for a voice plan. I believe Dell Voice is a game changer that has the potential to transform the telecommunications industry, while helping to put money back into the pockets of Canadian consumers and business owners."

The Dell Voice is supported by VoIP technology that enables users to receive and place calls with their existing data connection1 (i.e. 3G, 4G or WiFi) on the Fibernetics network.

Fongo has obtained privileged access to Fibernetics, a Canadian CLEC that owns and operates its own coast-to-coast network in Canada. By using the Fibernetics network, users can choose a local Canadian phone number for their Dell Voice line, as well as place emergency VoIP 911 calls 3.

David Gair, marketing director for Small & Medium Business of Dell Canada, said, "Dell has been a pioneer in providing clients, whether individual consumers or businesses, with the most advanced, yet cost-effective solutions to meet their communication and computing needs. Dell Voice is part of this commitment and complements our spectrum of technology offerings that help Canadian consumers and businesses to stay connected without breaking the bank.”

The new Dell Voice app is a boon to small business operators that helps in saving money on their mobile phone bill and to stay connected without breaking the bank, according to Dell officials.

Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for MobilityTechzone. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Carrie Schmelkin

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