MCLEAN, VA – (BUSINESS WIRE) – March 26, 2007 – Lingo
(http://www.lingo.com), a leading U.S. broadband phone
service provider, today announced that it has set a
new industry low calling rate by slashing the costs
to call India to a mere 7.7 cents a minute,
including calls placed to mobile phones.
Potential Lingo customers can take advantage of the
new low rate of 7.7 cents per minute to India, no matter
which calling plan they purchase. Unlike competitors’
offerings, Lingo customers don’t have to wait a full
year or apply for service credits to enjoy the reduced
calling rate of 7.7 cents per minute to India. Existing
Lingo customers have already had their India calling
rates reduced to 7.7 cents per minute.
“We are delighted to provide Lingo customers with a
lower rate of 7.7 cents per minute to India, which represents
a savings of over 50% compared to some of our competition,”
said Srinath Narayan, Vice President of Lingo, Inc.
India represents a popular calling destination for
Lingo’s broadband phone customers. By reducing the India
rate to 7.7 cents per minute, Lingo provides U.S. residents
the ability to connect conveniently and inexpensively
with their families, friends and colleagues in India.
Lingo broadband phone service is offered by Primus
Telecommunications, Inc., which has served the Indian
and South Asian community in the U.S. for more than
a decade by offering value-priced, high-quality long
distance services. Customers can learn more about the
service and sign up online at www.lingo.com, or by calling
Lingo is one of the most affordable U.S. broadband
phone services, offering local and long distance calls
(subject to restrictions described in the terms and
conditions of service) anywhere in the U.S., and to
Canada and to 21 countries, and over 20 calling features
-- all for only $21.95 per month. Lingo users can save
up to 50 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 free
of charge when they subscribe.
With more domestic and international coverage than
any of the other 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 14 foreign
countries. Lingo's VoIP service is sold directly through
the web site at http://www.lingo.com.
Lingo was launched in June 2004 by the U.S. subsidiary
of McLean, Virginia-based Primus Telecommunications
Group, Incorporated (OTCBB: PRTL), a 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.
Lingo is a trademark of Lingo, Inc. For more information
about Lingo Internet phone service, visit: http://www.lingo.com.
Free calling to international destinations does not
include mobile, premium or special service numbers.
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CONTACT: Jason Stricker of Lingo, Inc., +1-703-394-8430