TORONTO, June 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Today Comwave launched a new version of ePhone
for BlackBerry® 10 smartphones, which is part of a series of Comwave Apps
intended to compete with other Telephony and VoIP apps available
ePhone is different than many VoIP Apps, because the App includes a built-in
telephone number that users can choose, allowing them to receive incoming
calls from any telephone around the world. "Having a Toronto or New York phone
number on your smartphone is a powerful tool, especially when you travel and
want to get around those costly roaming fees," said Yuval Barzakay, CEO of
ePhone enables tremendous cost savings for users and the App is also free.
ePhone uses a 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi® connection, and with W-Fi, users also do not
need to worry about expensive data roaming fees while traveling. ePhone
already includes free calling to the USA and Canada but you can add
international minutes to your account in $5, $10 or $30 increments to call the
world at Comwave's guaranteed lowest rates. You can use ePhone anywhere in the
world, so even if you are in Europe, you can use ePhone to call landlines in
North America absolutely free.
ePhone bridges the gap between smartphone users, computers, and landline phone
users by allowing all of them to communicate for free regardless of whether
they have ePhone or not. "While other Apps seem to put up walled gardens
confining you to the App, ePhone allows you to communicate for free to
non-ePhone users as well. Now, someone can be on their land line in New York
calling an ePhone user across the globe for free," added Mr. Barzakay.
"BlackBerry is very pleased to have Comwave on BlackBerry 10," said Martyn
Mallick, VP of Global Alliances and Business Development at BlackBerry.
"Customers will be able to enjoy ePhone's features and money-saving
How does it work? ePhone uses VoIP (Voice Over IP), which allows you to choose
your own telephone number. So let's say you choose a Toronto ePhone number
and you happen to be travelling to Florida, first you would be able to call
any phone number back home for free, and you would be able to receive calls
from back home for free as well. That's because your friends and colleagues
back home could call Toronto ePhone number which is local to them. The idea
is to choose an ePhone number that is local to your home or office, this way
you can travel anywhere and receive free calls.
ePhone is available for multiple platforms and devices including for the
BlackBerry® Playbook™ and BlackBerry 10 smartphones.
About Comwave Comwave is Canada's largest independent communications company
and recipients of the 2012 and 2013 Consumer's Choice Award. Comwave leads
the Canadian industry for VoIP Home Phone lines, Hosted PBX solutions for
offices and long distance savings for landlines and mobile phones. Led by
CEO, Yuval Barzakay, Comwave has become Canada's leader in VoIP solutions.
Comwave serves over 500 cities in Canada and over 1100 in the United States.
-- To improve on the customer experience and overall satisfaction
-- Keep things simple
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Research In Motion Limited. BlackBerry is not responsible for any third-party
products or services.
Darryl Singer, Director of Marketing, Digital, Ph: +1 416-663-9700 x 382,
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