Vancouver based Ziplocal has launched it's Zipring Beta to public today. The inexpensive integrated VoIP IP Telephony service touted to work with any phone, mobile or Internet device and requires no contract. It is also free to try and comes with features like visual voicemail, call recording, voicemail to email, web-based calling and account management, but the best is that Zipring has no roaming charges.
“Zipring works with any phone on the planet, While we offer a free iPhone app, the beauty of Zipring is that users are not tied to it. They can integrate Zipring directly with any VoIP app or device available to them, unlike Google Voice or Skype, and enjoy zero roaming charges and inexpensive calling without a contract.” said Erik Lagerway, VP and GM of Commercial Communications at Ziplocal.
Vancouver, BC —January 18, 2011—North American consumers can now join the public beta of Zipring—a simple, inexpensive integrated Voice over IP (VoIP) phone service that works with any phone, mobile or Internet device; requires no contract and is free to try.
Unlike other Internet phone applications and devices on the market, Zipring is based on open standards so it can be used with any VoIP software or phone device. Additionally, because Zipring leverages the internet, it can turn any Internet-based device—such as an iPad, iPod Touch, laptop or desktop computer—into a phone and enable users to make and receive calls to that device using their dedicated Zipring phone number.
“Zipring works with any phone on the planet,” said Erik Lagerway, VP and GM of Commercial Communications at Ziplocal, the company behind Zipring. “While we offer a free iPhone app, the beauty of Zipring is that users are not tied to it. They can integrate Zipring directly with any VoIP app or device available to them, unlike Google Voice or Skype, and enjoy zero roaming charges and inexpensive calling without a contract.”
Among its many benefits, Zipring has zero roaming charges and does not require a contract. Zipring features include visual voicemail, call recording, voicemail to email, web-based calling and account management, and no contracts. Its flexibility and open-standards design makes Zipring much more comparable to a traditional or mobile phone service than other Internet phone offerings and applications, but far more versatile and inexpensive.
During private beta stages, driven by word-of-mouth and invitation-only access, Zipring is already in use by over 17,000 people and has more than 25,000 downloads of the iPhone application to date.
“The feedback we’ve received by early adopters to the Zipring beta has been extremely positive,” said Lagerway. “With the purchase and closure of Gizmo by Google, the non-commercialization of Free World Dial Up and the commercial success of Vonage, a huge market remains open—and this is where Zipring comes in.”
How it works:
- Get a Zipring phone number nearly anywhere in the US
- One Zipring number calls all your other numbers
- Turn any smartphone into a free or inexpensive calling phone
- Use Zipring’s “follow me” feature to receive calls and access Zipring features on your landline or mobile phone
- Change your Zipring caller ID to match any of your existing numbers
- No roaming charges
- Free trial (includes outbound calling and SMS) followed by very competitive rates
- Record Calls
- Voicemail Greetings
- Voicemail to Email
- SMS Send and Receive
- SMS to Email
- Share SMS, Voicemail and Recordings
- Block Callers
Zipring works with every phone and turns any smartphone into a free or cheap calling phone. It supports all SIP-enabled devices and does not handcuff users to Zipring software. Zipring also turns any iPod Touch into a smart phone. For the latest updates on new features, follow @Zipring on Twitter or visit the blog, www.zipring.com/blog.
Ziplocal is a local search company that reaches communities all across the United States with digital advertising innovations delivered through mobile devices, the internet and traditional media. With a dedicated on-the-ground sales force in 33 states, Ziplocal reaches more than 300 U.S. markets. Rich and relevant local content with a strong focus on interactive and immersive media sets the company’s mobile applications and local search site apart from other search sites. Ziplocal’s robust local search products combine comprehensive data as well as the latest geo-targeting technologies with an extreme focus on delivering results for advertisers and the best end-user experiences for consumers. For more information, visit www.ziplocal.com.
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