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AOL, Microsoft Plan Web Phone Services

Reuters News Wire (
Tue, 20 Sep 2005 17:40:51 -0500

AOL and Microsoft both announced new Internet phone services on Tuesday.

Time Warner Inc. said its America Online Inc. unit would introduce a
new Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service called TotalTalk early
next month.

Qwest Communications International Inc. and Microsoft Corp. said they
will offer Internet phone service to small and medium-sized
businesses, starting in 2006.

VoIP allows customers to use their high-speed Internet connection
instead of traditional landlines to make telephone calls. AOL said its
TotalTalk service may lead to savings of up to 40 percent on monthly

It said it would begin the roll out of the new service on October 4.

The Qwest/Microsoft service will combine Microsoft's Solution for
Enhanced VoIP with Qwest's OneFlex services. Qwest and Microsoft
expect the service will be available in 2006.

Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited.

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