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gotalk launches Australia's lowest VoIP call rates

  • 01 December, 2006 12:48

<p>Australia’s lowest available VoIP call rates.</p>
<p>Contact CEO Steve Picton on 0416 269 177 or Terry Quinn 0439 710 418 or Visit for more details</p>
<p>gotalk today launches its new ADSL Plus bundle:</p>
<p>• $54.95 per months gets you: 512/128 unlimited ADSL broadband internet – and free broadband Voice (VoIP) – without the need to transfer your home phone to gotalk.
• Two GREAT hardware choices: 1/ DLink DVG 2001s valued at $99 at no charge.
(if you BYO modem, this VoIP ATA will allow you to make broadband voice (VoIP) calls using a standard telephone handset) or.
• 2/50% off the latest DLink DVA G3340s valued at $299
(if you don’t have an internet modem, choose this “all in one” router, VoIP adaptor and wireless ADSL modem at half price for $149).</p>
• local calls 8.5c per call
• national calls 8.5c per call
• calls-to-mobiles 19.9c per min
• international calls from 1.5c per min
• Happy Hour special: all landline calls between 6-7pm half-price</p>
<p>“Many people would like to try VoIP, but the initial expense for the hardware, as well as the complications of selecting and putting together the right package to get started, puts many non technical people off this service,” gotalk CEO Steve Picton said today.</p>
<p>“Therefore, we have created what we believe to be the ultimate entry level broadband bundle without the hassles.” Mr. Picton said.</p>
<p>“As well, a new customer doesn't need to change their home phone over to us in order to get the low rate of $54.95 – which is standard practice for some of our competitors.”</p>
<p>“If existing VoIP customers change over to this new plan, they too will have access to the exclusive offer of the lowest national rate of 8.5c per call fixed line rate.”</p>
<p>“To make things totally simple for new customers, this bundle includes all services required, billed conveniently on one invoice - plus it offers competitive calling rates and bundled, discounted access fees and, best of all, free hardware,” Picton said.</p>
<p>“Not just the cheapest hardware we could find either - but the top of the line DLINK DVA G3340s valued at $299.</p>
<p>“This device serves as an all in one router, VoIP adaptor and ADSL modem. It enables standard phones to be used for VoIP calls, and offers a fall back option to a landline. You can connect up to two regular phones and it is compatible with several call features, such as caller ID, voicemail and call waiting. It also acts as a wireless modem providing room to connect four wired or/and wireless computers to share broadband connection.”</p>
<p>BACKGROUND: gotalk limited, fast growing, profitable and very aggressive mid range telco based on the Gold Coast debuted at No. 262 in the BRW Top 500 Private Companies list earlier this year. The full service company is very active across broadband, VoIP (internet phone), mobile services. They have a very big slice – perhaps the biggest slice - of the Australian and New Zealand Phone Card Market (at $8 Million plus a month) and their carrier grade switch exchange in Castlereagh Street, Sydney, handles more than 20% of all Australian outbound call traffic – which gives them the muscle to negotiate very low international call rates – even when competing against the big boys such as Telstra and Optus.</p>
<p>gotalk’s extensive product range covers both prepaid and postpaid telco products.</p>
<p>gotalk limited is an Australian owned, publicly unlisted, “Tier 2” full service telco company with sales in excess of $161 million per annum and over 280 staff Australia wide. The telco continues to develop and deliver innovative products via a unique Universal Recharge account available to VIP customers to better manage and share their telco spend across a range of prepaid mobile, internet, broadband voice (VoIP) and phonecard services all from the one account. gotalk also provides a range of post paid products including fixed line voice, broadband and dial up internet and broadband voice (VoIP).</p>
<p>One of the main strengths of gotalk is its ability to distribute products through its CardCall subsidiary, which has a 25,000 strong retailer and 7,000 reseller network in Australia and New Zealand. CardCall is also a preferred distributor of Optus Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile. gotalk has a large operations centre located at Robina on Queensland’s Gold Coast, while its corporate offices are located in Sydney and Auckland.
gotalk has established strong corporate partnerships with Harvey Norman, BP, Caltex, Woolworths, Coles, Domayne, Dick Smith, Tandy and Harris Technology. gotalk’s distribution network recently expanded considerably when Australia Post agreed to carry its products in post offices throughout Australia.</p>
<p>Stephen Picton CEO gotalk limited PROFILE:</p>
<p>Prior to forming TELECORP LIMITED in March 2000 with high profile telecommunications duo Trevor Rowe, ASX Director, Chancellor of Bond University and Chairman, Investment Banking , NM Rothschild &amp; Sons, Australia; and Vern Wills, Chairman of Enhance Management, Mr Stephen Picton was Group Director, Strategic Development, AAPT. During his years with AAPT, Mr Picton was responsible for the overall strategic development of AAPT since joining as Director of Marketing in 1996. During that period, he oversaw a number of key initiatives, such as AAPT's entry into the wholesale market, the development of a broad-based product portfolio and the rebranding of the company. He also managed AAPT's IPO process and the many acquisitions and alliances carried out by AAPT in areas such as data, internet, satellite, mobile and voice services. Prior to joining AAPT, Mr. Picton spent 9 years with BT (British Telecom) in a variety of sales and business development roles at a senior executive level.</p>
<p>End ADSL Bundle</p>

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