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Introduces carrier pre-select to mobile communications

London - Truphone today announced Truphone Out+, a new feature that enables free and VoIP-rate calls to be made from a customer's existing phone number. Truphone Out+ also brings carrier pre-select to Truphone customers, ensuring free Truphone-to-Truphone calls are set up whenever possible.

Core facts:

1. Truphone Out+ is accessible to new customers from countries where Truphone does not yet provide local mobile numbers. Currently this means countries outside of the UK and USA.

2. For these new customers Truphone Out+ means that a customer's existing phone number is now displayed as their CLI when they make a Truphone call.

3. Carrier pre-select is achieved transparently: when a Truphone call is made the Truphone's servers recognise if the 'ordinary' telephone number being called is linked to a Truphone account. If the destination user is online, a free Truphone-to-Truphone call is setup.

4. Truphone is a mobile operator for the internet age, delivering a UK-based service accessible from around the world. Truphone Out+ is an evolution of the Truphone service. Truphone Out+ will be evolved to a full Truphone service as and when one or more of the following conditions are met:

- number portability becomes possible in a country;

- E.164 compliance is implemented in that country;

- Truphone introduces a local number range in that country.

Truphone is actively working with national regulators and operator partners around the world to bring about one or more of these conditions.

5. A customer can opt to make any call over GSM rather than via Truphone, if they prefer to do so.

6. Truphone Out+ is not yet available for existing Truphone customers.

7. All existing Truphone customers can continue to make free and low-cost mobile VoIP calls over Wi-Fi and the internet. Truphone-to-Truphone calls are always free.

Quotes:

James Tagg, Truphone's chief executive officer, said:

• "Truphone Out+ will encourage access to the Truphone service from countries where we have not yet introduced local number ranges. At a stroke we have massively increased the number of people who can access and benefit from the Truphone service."
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Background: E.164 explanation

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Picture: making an internet call on a Nokia N95 handset

Picture: making an internet call on a Nokia E61i handset

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Picture: James Tagg, Truphone CEO

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Notes to editors:

Truphone VoIP calls are free between on-net (SIP-registered) Truphone-enabled handsets. Use of third party Wi-Fi access points may incur charges. Use of Truphone over a 3G network may incur data charges payable to the provider of that network.

Media contacts:

Both Barrels for Truphone
Tim Donnelly Smith Truphone: +44 7624 000275
Rose Ross Truphone: +44 7624 001636
Email: truphone@bbcomms.co.uk

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