According to Internode, plunging prices for VoIP-enabled routers and increased consumer awareness of VoIP services has seen strong growth in NodePhone customer numbers since the start of the year.
Internode’s NodePhone product manager Jim Kellett said: “Each dollar NodePhone cuts from their phone bill can be offset against their broadband service – it can make broadband a zero-sum equation.”
NodePhone enables local VoIP calls using Internode’s first tier private national network. Customers made more than half a million telephone calls during August, totalling nearly three million minutes of call time.
“NodePhone is used by all sorts of customers, ranging from people at home, small and medium-sized businesses right through to enterprises,” said Kellett.
Kellett said Internode expected the signup rate for NodePhone to accelerate shortly based on a doubling of sales of VoIP-enabled routers. “Sales have gone through the roof,” he said.
“This is now our most popular model of router – and has helped increase the NodePhone signup rate to over one in five of our new customers – double the level of just three months ago.”
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By Staff Writers on Sep 27, 2007 3:46PM