Yak Communications Inc., a provider of telecommunications services to residential and business customers, will utilize CommPartners, Inc.'s VoIP network and enhanced applications to deliver its Unlimited Calling Plan as part of the Yak WorldCity VoIP (www.worldcity.com
) service offering. The yakUnlimited Calling Plan will offer subscribers a U.S. or Canadian local phone number to facilitate unlimited outbound and inbound calling with features including Caller ID, Unified Messaging and Voice Mail for only $19.99usd/$24.99cad per month.
The yakUnlimited Calling Service will offer robust telephony solutions through IP-based systems technology. The partnership with CommPartners provides a VoIP network infrastructure and enhanced applications that expands Yak WorldCity VoIP's current coverage area within the United States and Canada and enhances its yakForFree (www.yakforfree.com
) service to include Local Number Portability (LNP) and 911 emergency and domestic termination services at a lower price point.
"Our collaboration with CommPartners presents a unique approach for offering VoIP services to the marketplace," said Charles Zwebner, Chief Executive Officer of Yak Communications. "Instead of spending significant sums of money to duplicate a network infrastructure for the YakUnlimited Calling Service, we are partnering with CommPartners to deliver a VoIP technology solution offering the widest coverage area integrated into Yak's current VoIP systems. With the support of CommPartners, we will be able to offer additional advancements in the near future. We expect that our relationship with CommPartners will enable us to generate increased loyalty, expand our customer base, and ultimately provide Yak with a higher return on its investment."
Currently, CommPartners offers one of the broadest IP-based network coverage for residential, SMB and enterprise-hosted VoIP services, with over 5,000 rate centers in the continental U.S. and Hawaii. CommPartners has applied for, and expects to obtain, Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) status in all 50 states by next year, which will classify it as one of the largest networks of its type in the U.S. CommPartners has built its network for business-quality VoIP services, 911 emergency services capabilities and CALEA compliance - emerging issues that pose challenges to many VoIP service providers. The CommPartners' solution includes the CommPartners Management System (CMS) proprietary OSS platform for automated provisioning, billing, user interface and back office support capabilities. In addition, CommPartners offers hosted features including simultaneous ring, voicemail-to-e-mail, feature activation via the Web, and four-digit dialing. CommPartners provides VoIP facilitation services such as Subscriber Endpoint Control, Connectivity to the Public Switched Telephone Network ("PSTN"), Long Distance services, and Subscriber Management.
"Through our alliance with Yak Communications, CommPartners will deliver yakForFree customers an immediate VoIP solution upgrade that provides unlimited service and allows them to reach a significantly larger calling area than before," said Dave Clark, President, CEO and Director of CommPartners. "We are excited to be a partner in this innovative initiative and to be a part of Yak's much expected success in the marketplace."