Ziggo launches trial of ‘landline-over-mobile’ service

8 Apr 2014

The Dutch cable TV and broadband provider Ziggo has begun a two-month trial of a new app which enables wireless smartphones and tablets to make and receive voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) calls via a subscriber’s fixed line number. The new offering, dubbed Ziggo Bapp, utilises the firm’s nationwide network of Wi-Fi hotspots which are available at more than a million locations via customers’ Wi-Fi-enabled home routers. Where a Wi-Fi signal is not available the service runs over 3G/4G wireless networks. The service can also be used abroad, Ziggo says, with users able to make calls to both fixed line and mobile numbers. Ziggo’s Vice President of Consumer Products & Innovation, Pieter Vervoort, commented: ‘With this app, not only can you call using your landline number, but you can also make inexpensive phone calls from abroad, and call using your tablet.’

Netherlands, Zesko Holding (Ziggo),

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