Circuit City Stores Now Offering EarthLink trueVoice VoIP Solution
TMCnet Contributing Editor
) and Circuit City have teamed up to provide the EarthLink trueVoice plug-and-play Internet voice solution in Circuit City stores. The trueVoice solution is compatible with any home broadband connection, and works with any touch-tone phone. Consumers with high-speed connections may now purchase the VoIP service in Circuit City locations throughout the US.
The trueVoice solution comes in a kit which includes the EarthLink Internet phone service and either a Linksys (News
) Phone Adapter or a Wireless-G Router with two phone ports. Customer may also sign up for the service at Circuit City’s web site
trueVoice customers receive unlimited local, regional and long-distance calling on their home phones for calls made throughout the US and Canada. There is no extra charge for a number of enhanced features, like voicemail, call forwarding and three-way calling. E911 services are also provided, and customers have the convenience of managing their accounts through EarthLink’s myVoice portal.
The start-up kits are available with an ATA box that works with a standard router, and in another configuration with a Wireless G Broadband router offering a built-in ATA for home networking. The ATA converts analog to digital signals and once a phone is plugged into the box, it receives a dial tone and high-quality voice connection.
“Now consumers can save money on their phone bills by shopping at Circuit City ,” said Kevin Flaherty, vice president of retail channel sales for EarthLink. “With EarthLink trueVoice, Circuit City customers get an Internet phone service that is comparable to traditional home phone service in sound quality and supported by EarthLink’s years of Internet experience.”
“Circuit City is in the business of providing technologies and solutions that make our customers’ lives easier,” said Robert Eckard, Circuit City digital services buyer. “Our growing partnership with EarthLink allows us to offer our customers a simple solution to the issue of soaring phone bill costs.”
Laura Stotler writes about IP Communications and related topics for TMCnet. She has covered VoIP and related technologies for seven years, contributing to Internet Telephony magazine and TMCnet, and as a freelance writer. To see more articles, please visit: Laura Stotler’s columnist page.
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