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TBi plans to expand Qallz service

Now that it has an Integrated Communications Operating Licence, TBi is seeking to expand and enhance its new Qallz service and allow customers to make as well as receive long distance calls using the company’s app.

“Now that TBi has been issued an ICOL, we intend to expand the scope of the existing platform which enables additional functionality and features to the Qallz offering, TBi president and COO Gregory Swan said.

“As the Authority is aware, TBi has a long distance offering branded as ‘Qallz’, which enables subscribers to make long distance calls using a downloaded app on Apple or Android devices.

“The scope of the service requires an internet broadband or Wi-Fi connection for call origination depending on whether the call is originated from a wireless or wireline connection.

“The initial rollout allowed subscribers to make long distance calls, however, they were unable to receive them as a result of the scope of our previously held license.”

Mr Swan said TBi currently holds the assigned number range of 824-0001 to 824-9999, which it intends to use initially as its starting gateway.

“However, as this service is global rather than insular to Bermuda, TBi is requesting the 81X-XXXX through 87X-XXXX number ranges as we believe the intake of the service will be significant based on the global full service offering.

He said many current Qallz customers are inquiring about the option to have an assigned local number which will enable them to receive calls.

“We are requesting this number range assignment as a “value add for Qallz”, he said.

With a local number assignment, the additional features added to the Qallz outbound offering will be as follows: Qallz to PSTN; PSTN to Qallz, Caller ID and voicemail.

“We are excited with the response we have seen to date,” Mr Swan told

The Royal Gazette.

“Clearly this is an innovative offering that has it place in today’s market. With the addition of a local phone number, with a Wi-Fi connection anywhere in the world, customers will be able to make and receive calls from as if they were in Bermuda. The only requirement will be a strong Wi-Fi connection and you are in business.”

The TBi chief continued: “There will be two offerings: Qallz as a basic package like we have now and Qallz Plus which will include the added features below at a modest monthly fee.

“These offerings enable you to convert a iPad, itouch and android that does not have a cellular service into a communications device.

“Based on the inquiries we have had from existing Qallz subscribers, we believe this enhanced offering will get a warm reception. As with all of our newly launched products, no contract is required for these offerings.”

Good call: TBi wants to expand its new Qallz service. With the addition of a local phone number, and with a wifi connection anywhere in the world, customers will be able to make and receive calls from as if they were in Bermuda.

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Published June 11, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated June 10, 2013 at 6:30 pm)

TBi plans to expand Qallz service

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