11/5/2012 10:27:51 AM
Virgin Media launches Smartcall converged calling service
Virgin Media has launched a new converged calling service, which allows customers to use its landline talk plan minutes on their smartphone over a Wi-Fi network even if they are overseas.
The new Smartcall service connects to Wi-Fi through an app and is open to customers on any network, so long as they have a Virgin landline. The service has launched to a select number of customers following a trial and will be rolled out to all Virgin Media customers in early 2013.
The company is also introducing a new calling plan that includes unlimited calls to all UK mobiles, priced £15 per month. Virgin Media said it and the new Smartcall service would help customers 'make considerable savings and get even greater value from their phones'.
Graeme Oxby [pictured], Virgin Media's executive director of mobile and home phone, said: 'SmartCall will stretch the home telephone cord all the way to wherever you might be, whether in a coffee shop in Cornwall or on a beach in Bali. All you need is a home phone from us, a smartphone and a WiFi connection. This groundbreaking service will give customers even more fantastic value from their phones and is also another example of how technology can make our lives easier. Virgin Media is best placed to provide the greatest value converged telephone services as the distinction between staying connected in and out of the home blurs and as we look for more ways to give our customers more.'
Editor: Graeme Neill