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BabyTEL Brings Back 7-Digit Dialing

Nigel Allen (
Thu, 8 Feb 2007 20:45:00 -0500

The following press release was issued by babyTEL, a Montreal-based
provider of VoIP service. I don't work for babyTEL, but I thought
that the press release might be of interest.

Attention News/Business Editors:
babyTEL(TM) Brings Back 7-Digit Dialing

Introduces Other Customer-focused Services Like 'Machineless' Fax

MONTREAL, Feb. 8 /CNW/ - In a "Back to the Future" move, babyTEL,
a leading provider of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone
service, has eliminated the need to dial the area code when calling
people within the same area code.

"This will resonate with Canadians," says babyTEL President
Stephen Dorsey. "The phone companies think they've trained us to the
inevitability of tedious 10-digit dialing in our own area codes. Well,
with today's technology, it's ridiculous and that's why we're offering
7-digit local calling to all Canadians."

Canadian 10-digit local calling was first introduced in Toronto in
2001. The concept has spread to cities like Vancouver, Montreal,
Ottawa, Edmonton, Mississauga and other parts of the Greater Toronto
Area such as Kitchener-Waterloo.

"babyTEL's move is one small step for mankind -- back to a simpler
time when your fingers did a little less walking," said independent
telecom analyst Iain Grant of the Seaboard Group.

Beyond 7-digit local calling, an added benefit for babyTEL
customers is that they need only dial the last four digits when
calling other babyTEL users in the same exchange.

Also, "Back to the Future," babyTEL provides the answer for the
occasional fax. The user can relegate the fax machine to long-term
storage and receive faxes as email attachments.

Beyond the boring "lowest price" mantra in the industry, babyTEL
is about innovation and supplying customers with true VoIP benefits
that traditional phone lines can't deliver and big VoIP companies
don't deliver such as multiple devices that ring simultaneously. This
"virtual extension" service is akin to extension lines in your home,
but unrestricted by geography: they ring in your home, at your office
or thousands of miles away on your laptop's soft phone all at the same

babyTEL, which recently expanded its service into the United
States, will be continuously introducing other exciting advanced
services that exploit VoIP technology throughout 2007 to further
empower its users. All at market competitive prices between $10.95 and
$29.95 per month in Canada, depending on the plan selected.

babyTEL is also known as a "provider of Providers" by supporting
resellers and agents through its partner program with white label and
branded VoIP services.

babyTEL is a leading provider of quality Voice over Internet
Protocol telephony services which leverage subscribers' high-speed
Internet connections. babyTEL, headquartered in Montreal, is a
division of Voice & Data Systems, a leading-edge developer of VoIP and
Unified Communications solutions with over 15 years experience
providing Carrier-Class products and managed services globally to
large enterprises and service providers.

For further information: Jonathan Schacter, Vice-President & CFO,
babyTEL, (514) 879-8585 ext. 217,; Bob Brehl,
abc2 Communications, (905) 274-4191,

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