Primus Business Services Introduces Mobile Softphone App for iPhone & Android

Primus Business Services Introduces Mobile Softphone App for iPhone & Android 
Award-Winning CounterPath Developed Software Increases Productivity
of Mobile Workforces and Lowers Mobile Communication Costs 
TORONTO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/22/13 --  Primus Business Services, a
wholly owned subsidiary of PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group,
Incorporated) (NYSE: PTGI) today announced the launch of Primus
Softphone for Apple iPhone and Google Android. Given the world's
mobile workforce will reach 1.3 billion by 2015, representing 37.2
percent of the total population of employed (IDC), this
standards-based softphone will enable enterprises to securely extend
VoIP calling and PBX features to Android and iPhone users, including
employee-owned mobile phones and tablets.  
Today's announcement is the next step in unified communications
solutions from Primus that expands channel and device flexibility,
enables more efficient collaboration and reduces the cost of
accommodating a growing mobile workforce with the right technologies. 
Primus Softphone enables Hosted PBX (HPBX) customers to recreate the
"in-office" experience and allows users to make and receive
high-quality voice calls from their computers or mobile devices via a
Wi-Fi or 3G/4G mobile data connection, thereby improving productivity
and minimizing costs by offloading calls to Wi-Fi in places such as
offices, airports and hotels.  
Travelers using mobile devices without U.S. roaming rate plans can
typically expect to pay up to $1.45/minute (plus taxes) on roaming
charges -- that's over $43 for a 30 minute call. With a Primus
Softphone, customers will see these immediate savings.  
Primus Softphone seamlessly integrates with Hosted PBX, giving users
complete control to modify HPBX features like Call Forwarding from
their mobile softphones. Users can access time saving features such
as four-digit extension calling, company voicemail, call transfers
and audio conferencing, as well as move calls between their desktop
and mobile softphones via a call continuity feature. 
"By launching Primus Softphone, we are furthering our promise of
delivering rich, unified communications anytime, on any device and
from any place," said Nilpa Srivastava, VP, Primus Business Services.
"Primus Softphone enables
 our Hosted PBX customers to realize
significant cost savings, and enhanced productivity by extending all
of the benefits that customers enjoy on their desktops to any mobile
device."  
The Primus Softphone leverages CounterPath's industry-standard Bria
softphone technology and features a clean and intuitive interface
with quick access to in-call management features such as add call,
mute, hold and speakerphone. A separate navigation pane provides
easy, one-touch access to options including voicemail, call history
and contacts. The app also supports multiple VoIP accounts and SIP
protocols, allowing users to access their personal or business
accounts while simultaneously utilizing other applications. The
Primus Softphone offers the administrator full control over the end
users' abilities to use the application, which allows enterprises to
exert some level of control in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
environment. 
"The world of telecommunications is rapidly changing. Whether it's
addressing the unique challenges associated with BYOD to work,
accommodating the needs of a remote workforce or simply saving money,
businesses are increasingly looking for ways to improve the overall
efficiency of their communication needs," stated Todd Carothers,
Executive Vice President of Marketing and Products at CounterPath.
"With this partnership, CounterPath is providing Primus with
technology solutions that will help their customers to always be
connected while saving money." 
Primus Softphone is available to HPBX customers for a one-time fee of
$19.99 CDN from iTunes and Google Play app stores or by visiting
Primus' HPBX portal for the $25 desktop version at
https://voice.primus.ca. 
About Primus Business Services 
Primus Business Services is a leading national full service Voice and
Data Solutions Provider, keeping our clients' mission critical
applications and communication infrastructure connected for enhanced
business productivity. Primus offers a complete line of
infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solutions -- IP-Voice Solutions,
Hosted Phone Systems, Access and IP connectivity solutions -- to over
45,000 Canadian companies. Primus Business Services is a division of
Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc., a subsidiary of PTGi. Visit
primusbusiness.ca for more information.  
About PTGi 
PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) is a leading
provider of advanced communication solutions, including, traditional
and IP voice, data, mobile services, broadband Internet, colocation,
hosting, and outsourced managed services to business and residential
customers in the United States and Canada. PTGi is also one of the
leading international wholesale service providers to fixed and mobile
network operators worldwide. PTGi owns and operates its own global
network of next-generation IP soft switches, media gateways, hosted
IP/SIP platforms, broadband infrastructure, fiber capacity, and data
centers located in Canada. Founded in 1994, PTGi is headquartered in
McLean, Virginia. 
About CounterPath  
CounterPath's (NASDAQ: CPAH) (TSX: CCV) standards based VoIP
softphones are changing the face of telecommunications. The BYOD VoIP
favorite, Bria softphone for mobile devices and desktop, together
with the company's easy-to-use client management, provisioning and
configuration server enables enterprises, service providers, and OEMs
around the globe to offer a seamless and unified communications
experience across both fixed and mobile networks. Standards-based,
cost-effective and reliable, CounterPath's award-winning solutions
power voice, video, messaging, and presence that empower customers
such as Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, Verizon, BT, Mobilkom Austria, NTT,
Rogers, Avaya, BroadSoft, Cisco Systems, GENBAND, Metaswitch
Networks, Mitel and NEC. For more information about Counterpath's
Bria softphone applications and gateway solutions, visit:
www.counterpath.com/products. 
Primus Canada Media Contact: 
Jennifer Stein
APEX Public Relations
jstein@apexpr.com
(416) 934-2111 
PTGi Media Contact:
Mike Houghton
mhoughton@ptgi.com
(703) 799-7383 
CounterPath Media Contact:
Dana Sissons
dsissons@counterpath.com
(604) 628-9369 
 
 
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