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News | 09/16/2005 4:00 am EDT

Bell Canada launches IP telephony service
Canada’s largest incumbent telephone company has introduced its consumer Voice over IP (VoIP) service Bell Digital Voice to the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton areas. Bell Canada plans to roll out the service across Ontario and Quebec progressively. The company has also renamed its existing VoIP service, introduced in March in Quebec City, Trois-Rivières and Sherbrooke, Bell Digital Voice Lite. The two services offerings will be targeted at different market segments, with Digital Voice focusing on a user segment most likely to switch to cable company offerings and Digital Voice Lite targeting non-cableco services. Both services include advanced features such as voicemail via email, an online account manager, call forwarding and others. Entry level price for Bell Digital Voice is $40 per month, while Bell Digital Voice Lite is $34 per month.

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