Northland Cable Television Launches Digital Phone Service with Net2Phone
SEATTLE, WA and NEWARK, NJ – February 15, 2005 -- Northland Cable Television today announced that it has launched its “Northland VoiceLine, Powered by Net2Phone” digital phone service, offering consumers premium full-featured voice service.
With plans starting at $18.99, Northland VoiceLine is designed to offer consumers a new feature rich low cost local and long distance choice in voice service. Its all-inclusive monthly package for $37.99 delivers unlimited calls within the United States and Canada.
Included in all Northland VoiceLine packages are features such as:
- Local number portability plus phone number selection, enabling customers to transfer their current local phone number to their VoiceLine service, or to choose new local phone numbers.
- Access to Emergency Services and local directory assistance (411)
- Enhanced features come standard, such as voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, call blocking, call forwarding and three-way calling.
- Home Custom Installation – A professional Northland technician will come to the customer’s home in order to install the Northland VoiceLine service.
Added enhanced features include:
- Online Account Management – Customers can manage calling features online (including call waiting, caller ID display, or change features), and view account balances and call detail records in real time.
- Email Notification of Voicemail – Customers can receive an email notification of new voicemail messages and then listen to the voicemail on the Internet.
- Virtual Phone Number - Customers may add an out-of-area phone number as a second phone number to their account. Out-of-area numbers save friends and family from having to pay for long distance call charges by allowing them to place a ‘local’ call to reach a VoiceLine customer. When dialed, the second phone number will ring the same phone as the primary VoiceLine number.
“Northland is very excited to offer our customers a competitively priced, full featured telephony service,” said Jack Dyste, Senior Vice President/Technical Services of Northland. “Our commitment to personal customer service combined with the flexibility and reliability of Net2Phone’s VoIP bring our markets the first truly competitive broadband telephony offering providing local customer service and support.”
Northland, a top-25 US cable operator, has contracted with Net2Phone (NASDAQ: NTOP) to roll out telephony throughout its footprint. By outsourcing its telephony implementation to Net2Phone, Northland’s customers benefit from cost-efficient full-featured competitive phone service in addition to receiving one bill for all of Northland’s services. Northland maintains ownership of its telephony subscribers, and provides customer service and technical support. Net2Phone provides, among other things, auto-provisioning and a real-time billing feed to enable Northland to deliver a unified invoice, full featured network switching platform, advanced network capabilities, access to the public switched telephone network, operator services/directory assistance, and service level commitments.
Customers interested in learning more about Northland VoiceLine can visit www.northlandcabletv.com.
About Northland Cable Television
Northland Cable Television operates cable television systems in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, Washington, California, and Idaho. Northland strives to provide these communities with the highest quality broadband services at the best possible price.
Net2Phone (NTOP) provides VoIP PacketCable, SIP and wireless solutions around the world. As a leader in turn-key hosted VoIP telephony services, Net2Phone has routed billions of VoIP minutes globally, servicing more than 100,000 users in the US as well as hundreds of thousands of more overseas. Net2Phone provides partners with a SIP-based broadband telephony solution, calling cards, prefix dialing and enterprise services in over 100 countries. Net2Phone's PacketCable platform provides cable operators with the ability to deliver a primary line replacement service with guaranteed QoS and features such as E911. For more information about Net2Phone's products and services, please visit www.net2phone.com.
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