Telecoms services company Coms has launched a service that enables VoIP services on the iPad.
The service gives subscribers to the iPad service a UK telephone number, and offers voicemail features and call recording. Users signing up to the service get £5 call credit free, and the service offers a range or call plans for international calling.
Users can sign up to the service at the Coms website. The service requires a software download from the App Store – Coms says it recommends the Bria app from Counterpath, as this has the Coms service settings embedded into it, making it simple for subscribers to start making and receiving calls.
The service will be marketed to all iPad users, but Coms wants to push its travel potential, because connecting to a wi-fi network wherever you are will mean youll escape roaming charges, with outgoing calls charged at their local call plan rates.
Richard Bennett, CEO of Coms says: “This new recurring revenue service builds upon the iPhone applications that we launched earlier in the year, facilitating the development of the cloud telephony market. It is my belief that fixed line telephony will steadily migrate to cloud-based telephony services which offer individuals and businesses increased features and lower call costs.”