Lingo and American Telecom Services announce the launch of a program to sell Lingo's broadband phone service bundled with American Telecom Services' Digital Clear Internet phones through office superstores and mass market retail channels.
Lingo offers several competitive and high quality Internet phone service rates plans for consumers and small businesses. The first bundle to be offered through leading national retailers will be the new and recently Lingo certified ATS X10001P Digital Clear DECT 6.0 Internet phones and the X10002P extensions. The combination of ATS' Digital Clear Internet phone and Lingo's broadband phone service plans offer consumers the ability to save hundreds of dollars a year on their total phone expense using interference-free cordless technology. Lingo and ATS intend to expand their service offerings and Digital Clear telephones to provide consumers and small businesses with a wide selection of offers and savings.
"We are very excited to be working with Lingo to bring their offering into the retail channel," said Bruce Hahn, ATS CEO. "The addition of Lingo gives us increased diversity at retail where we will now have three consumer and small business service offerings to package with our broad product selection. We look forward to further expanding our hardware line to complement Lingo's service offering. Lingo offers a savings opportunity for consumers and small businesses that we haven't been able to offer previously, such as international phone numbers and a variety of small business plans. We believe Lingo's broad and competitively priced, high quality service offerings are highly complementary to our current product offering, and we expect to expand our distribution from this strategic partnership."
"Bundling our competitively priced, high quality Lingo broadband phone service offerings with ATS's diverse product lineup at retail represents a tremendous new initiative for Lingo and a new opportunity for consumers to experience significant savings and feature enhancements offered through our services," said Ravi Bhatia, President of Lingo. "This is a great opportunity for Lingo to bring its services to the retail market and we look forward to working together with ATS to continue to enhance our value propositions to consumers and small businesses."
The combined Lingo-ATS offering will launch in the first quarter of 2007 with a bundle that combines the X10001P with Lingo's service offerings. We expect the bundles to be made available at a select number of ATS' 14,000 national retailer stores as well as e-tailers.