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The first week of September 2007 has seen Gradwell - a leader in VoIP for SMEs - intensify its price challenge.

With these new, competitive rates it aims to consolidate its Top 3 status among the UK’s SMEs using VoIP.

β€œWe have reduced our peak-rate mobile call charge from 12p per minute to 10p per minute. That is a fairly hefty price cut by any standard,” said Peter Gradwell, MD of Gradwell dot com.

This 16.6 per cent cut relates to customers’ calls to the UK’s Top 5 mobile service providers (Vodafone, Orange, O2, T-Mobile and Virgin Mobile).

Rates to callers using 3 remain at 18p, while other mobile services attract rates of 25.5p per minute peak time, as before.

”We are offering this cut to our customers calling mobiles served by the Big 5 because we are increasingly aware that the main cost that businesses are now concerned about are mobile call costs to these operators,” he added.

β€œOur successes and progress with infrastructure in 2007 have allowed us to offer an altogether better and cheaper service. You could say that, so far, 2007 has proved to be an exceptionally good year all-round.”

Gradwell’s Offpeak service:

Gradwell’s Offpeak service now comes in at 9p per minute (9ppm) - a reduction from 10p - while its weekend rate is now 6ppm, a reduction from 7ppm.

β€œOur minimum call charge is just 1.5ppm,” added Peter, β€œso again, we are ultra-competitive.”

”BT has been running adverts this summer about its price cuts. (For information, please see
http://www.callsave.bt.com/callmobile/index.html )

”BT’s headline rate is 5ppm for weekends - but you have to pay BT Β£1.50 every month for the service, and you also have to pay BT, every time you use its service, a minimum 3p call charge.

”Our pricing compared to others’ is therefore clearer, simpler and ultimately cheaper for customers,” concluded Peter.

For more details about the services Gradwell offers,
please contact:

Peter Gradwell,
Managing Director
Tel: 01225 800800
(www.gradwell.com)

Jack Ozanne,
Full-Media Solutions
Tel: 01985 841375 and 07973 770942.

NOTES:

For more information on Gradwell’s products or industry liaison work, please see www.gradwell.com

Gradwell dot com is one of the leading UK internet communications service providers to UK businesses.

Since 1998 Gradwell has provided a range of email hosting, website hosting and Internet Telephony Services to more than 5,000 clients in the UK. With more than 10,000 VoIP phone lines, 6,000 websites and 12,000 internet domain names, the company had revenues in excess of Β£1 million for the 2006 financial year. Gradwell’s team of 16 is headquartered in Bath.

Peter Gradwell is one of the UK's leading young internet and telecoms entrepreneurs and was recognised in the Daily Telegraph (February 2007) as one of the changing faces of IT.

He has sponsored the creation of www.voip.org.uk. It is a community-led VoIP forum aiming to become the UK's main reference point for internet telephony.

For two years (April 2002-April 2004) he contributed to the work of Nominet, the think-tank for UK domain name policy. As Chairman of Nominet's policy advisory board he was instrumental in guiding extensive debate.

He is a founding member of the Internet Telephony Service Providers Association (ITSPA), the UK trade body that, among other activities, lobbies OFCOM.

Additionally he holds several non-executive directorships for Internet Service companies and is pursuing a PhD at the University of Bath in digital settlement systems comprise an analysis of the use of auctions to manage and procure resources via agent computer networks, known as The Grid.

In summer 2006, Peter was elected a Fellow of the British Computer Society, one of the BCS's youngest-ever Fellows.

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