Domestic and business Skype users in London are still reeling from the announcement that they are being ditched on the 20th December, but now a free rescue package has been put together by a leading UK based VOIP technology company. Voipfone
will be offering to help the anticipated 10,000 Skype users with London 0207 numbers who have been informed that as of 20th December 2007 they are having their numbers disconnected. Those who take up the offer will also discover that once they have switched over they will pay less than they currently do via Skype.
A free-phone rescue helpline has been set up by Voipfone to help Skype customers easily switch over their 0207 numbers; 0800 5200 949.
Voipfone has a number of additional functions that are not available via Skype such as call recording and PBX extensions. Voipfone customers also get voicemail and voicemail to email free as standard, in comparison to Skype who charge for these services.
Unlike Skype, Voipfone customers can be assured of the safety and security of their numbers as the company is a founder member of the UK VoIP trade body ITSPA that has around 60 members including BT, Vonage, Orange, Tesco and AOL.
There is an agreement set in place between all ITSPA member companies that customers can move their numbers to other member companies at will – so once people move to Voipfone their number is safe from this ever happening again.