MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–netTALK.COM, Inc. (“netTALK”) (OTCBB: NTLK), a telecommunications and consumer electronics company offering a variety of innovative, easy-to-use products designed to help consumers save money on local and long distance phone calls and more, announced today that it now supports local number portability (LNP), enabling customers in the U.S. to keep their existing landline phone number and to break free of the overpriced and underserved telephone service provided by wireline carriers, such as AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink, and scores of other providers of outdated telephone solutions.
“Keeping your own number is a pivotal development for netTALK. We consistently find that the number porting feature is a non-negotiable feature that businesses and consumers want, as they are ready to fire their phone company and save money, but didn’t want to lose long-established phone numbers that they’ve invested in advertising among their friends, customers and colleagues,” said Anastasios ‘Takis’ Kyriakides, President and CEO of netTALK. “We trademarked ‘Fire Your Phone Company’ for a reason, and we remain committed to making it easier, more affordable and rewarding for consumers to make the switch.”
The copper phone line is outdated and expensive, and is increasingly being replaced by new and innovative technology offerings like those from netTALK, creating increased competition for the heavily monopolized wireline telecommunications industry. netTALK has set a new standard even in the VoIP industry by undercutting Vonage pricing by nearly 50% and adding innovative features and services for customers.
Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project reports that online phone calling has taken off as a quarter of American adult Internet users (24%) have placed phone calls online. That amounts to 19% of all American adults. On any given day 5% of Internet users are going online to place phone calls.
“The phenomena of cord-cutting proves to be a consumer trend in its earliest stages as consumers seek financial relief and more compelling choices in the marketplace,” said Cedric Guillory, Senior Director of Marketing. “netTALK is well-poised to gain substantial market share as we continue to expand our distribution and see further proliferation of our innovative products and offerings.”
Winner of PCMag.com and Laptop Editors’ Choice awards, and officially designated “Business-Ready” by PCWorld, the netTALK DUO is a revolutionary VoIP device and digital phone service. The smallest VoIP analog telephone adapter in the world, the netTALK DUO enables free nationwide calls to any phone in Canada and the U.S. from anywhere in the world, as well as low-cost, flat-rate international call plans and a variety of other features, detailed at www.netTALK.com. No computer is necessary to make calls using the netTALK DUO, as it simply plugs directly into a router or modem (or computer).
The netTALK DUO is available in the U.S. via netTALK’s website; at over 1,000 Walmart Supercenters nationwide; at Walmart.com, Target.com, Amazon.com, Dell.com, Buy.com, NewEgg.com, OfficeDepot.com, TigerDirect.com, CompUSA.com, CircuitCity.com, PCRichard.com, Frys.com, and all P.C. Richard & Son, CompUSA, and TigerDirect stores.
The netTALK DUO is available in Canada at Amazon.ca, Dell.ca, BestBuy.ca, Sears.ca, TigerDirect.ca, Staples.ca, Walmart.ca and at all Canadian Best Buy, Future Shop, Sears, Staples, TigerDirect, and Zellers stores.