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PRICEY INTERNATIONAL RATES KEEP MOBILE USERS AWAY
Only 13 Percent of UK Adults Make International Calls from their Mobile Phone
EQO Offers a New Affordable Alternative for Calls and Text

London (20 September, 2007) – Price is a significant factor when it comes to international mobile calling, EQO Communications today announced. According to an independent YouGov survey conducted on behalf of EQO (www.eqo.com), only 13 percent of respondents surveyed use their mobile phones to make international calls. The high cost of calls is one of the main reasons given for not making international mobile calls. This is not surprising when a UK mobile call to a US mobile can cost as much as 99p per minute and a UK mobile call to a European mobile can cost up to 90p per minute.

“For many, international calling has been associated with costly rates and complicated schemes. People are put off of making international calls on their mobiles and aren’t necessarily aware that there are new alternatives,” said
Simon Edelstyn, managing director, EQO Europe. “EQO opens the door for international callers by offering them a convenient solution with free or very inexpensive calls.”

EQO spares people from using calling cards, complicated dialing or callback scenarios. The downloadable software is easy to use and works on over 300 handsets. EQO users can call, text and instant message friends and family in 230 countries. Calls for as little as 1.2p per minute on top of a local call to the US or as little as 9.3p per minute to Europe can be made by simply using mobile phones. In addition, EQO users can call and text other EQO users in 29 countries for free*.

EQO features include:

- Free* calls and text messages with other EQO users

- Savings of up to 95% on international calls

- Text messages to regular mobiles at savings of up to 70%;

- Free IM chat using MSN, Yahoo, AIM, GoogleTalk, ICQ and Jabber

- Easy to use software:
- Uses current phone and plan
- No new numbers to remember
- No computer needed
- No complicated callback scenarios

*EQO does not charge for calls and texts between online EQO users but Mobile rates and plans may vary.

For more information and to download EQO for free, visit www.eqo.com.

About EQO

EQO (pronounced "echo") is a FREE, easy to use application for your existing mobile phone that lets you call anywhere in the world for rates as low as 1.2p/minute. Plus, with EQO you get cheap text messages and free access to all your favourite instant messaging services like MSN, AIM, Yahoo!, Google Talk, ICQ and Jabber! EQO is remarkably simple to use and does not require a new contract, computer or calling card. It works just like your mobile’s phonebook - simply scroll through your contacts and click to call or send a message. EQO works with your existing phone plan (local minutes and a bit of data) to complete calls and messages at some of the lowest rates in the world. Even better, calls and texts to other EQO users are free!

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