XO Communications Launches Business VoIP Services Bundle Nationwide
Now Available in 45 Major Markets, Including More Than 1,000 Cities
Combines Unlimited Local and Long Distance Calling with Dynamic Bandwidth
Allocation for a Flat Monthly Rate
RESTON, Va., April 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XO Communications,
Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: XOCM.OB) today announced the nationwide
rollout of XOptions(R) Flex, its industry-leading Voice over Internet
Protocol (VoIP) services bundle for businesses. XOptions Flex is now
available in 45 major metropolitan markets, which includes more than
1,000 cities nationwide.
XOptions Flex is an integrated VoIP services solution that gives
business customers enhanced features, functionality and value for
their voice and Internet services, all in one simple package. It is
the industry's first VoIP services bundle for businesses that combines
unlimited local and long distance calling, dedicated Internet access
and web hosting services for a flat monthly price.
"XOptions Flex offers businesses across the country the most
comprehensive and flexible VoIP services bundle," said Craig Collins,
vice president of product management at XO Communications. "VoIP is
truly revolutionizing the telecommunications industry, and XOptions
Flex leverages the power of the Internet to provide a high quality and
reliable communications solution that integrates voice and data over a
single broadband connection with more valuable features for small and
medium-sized businesses that save them time and money."
The service leverages the latest in VoIP technology to provide
customers with next generation communications capabilities, such as
unlimited voice calling, dynamic bandwidth allocation, voice virtual
private networking (VPN), and a simple Administrative Web Portal.
With a broadband connection on the XO IP network, it utilizes XO's
award-winning national IP network and softswitch technology to carry
customers' voice calls more efficiently and cost-effectively than
traditional services that rely on the public switched telephone
network. In addition, businesses can take full advantage of all of
these IP-enabled capabilities and features without having to replace
their existing analog phone systems.
"Businesses are ready to adopt VoIP and take advantage of its ability
to more cost-effectively improve communications with customers and
among employees," said William Stofega, Research Manager with IDC's
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Services Program. "The providers
that will differentiate themselves are those that offer more features
with the flexibility to deliver true business benefits. XOptions Flex
provides that flexibility with a simple, integrated VoIP solution that
can expand as businesses' voice and data needs grow."
"We are very pleased with the features, performance and value of
XOptions Flex," said Wendi Westbrook, office manager of Alpha
Biosciences, a Baltimore-based business specializing in the production
of culture media for the biological sciences industries. "The quality
of our phone calls is excellent and, with unlimited local and long
distance calling, dynamic bandwidth allocation and a toll free number
at no additional charge, we are getting more capabilities and value
for our telecommunications budget. As a business that expects to grow
substantially over the next two years, XOptions Flex has the
flexibility to grow with us as our business needs expand."
XOptions Flex includes more than twenty standard voice features for
each phone line including call forward, three-way calling, and voice
mail. Key features of the service include:
-- Dedicated Internet Access up to 3 Mbps
-- Dynamic bandwidth allocation
-- Unlimited local calling
-- Unlimited inbound and outbound domestic long distance calling
-- An easy-to-use Administrative Web Portal for making real-time changes
-- Web Basic Hosting Package
-- Additional voice lines, hosting and other applications can also be
added on an a la carte basis.
XOptions Flex is now available in major metropolitan areas across
the United States, including Akron, Allentown, Atlanta, Austin,
Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver,
Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Worth, Harrisburg, Houston, Jersey
City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Memphis, Nashville, New York,
Newark, Oakland, Orange County, CA, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix,
Portland, Sacramento, St. Louis, St. Petersburg, Salt Lake City, San
Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Scranton, Seattle, Spokane, Tampa,
Trenton, Washington, DC, West Palm Beach, and Wilmington, DE.
To support the national rollout of XOptions Flex, XO plans a national
print advertising campaign that will highlight how businesses will
benefit from the service.
For more information about XOptions Flex visit http://www.xo.com/flex
or contact an XO sales representative by calling (866) 963-9696.
About XO Communications
XO Communications is a leading provider of national and local
telecommunications services to businesses, large enterprises and
telecommunications companies. XO offers a complete portfolio of
services, including local and long distance voice, dedicated Internet
access, private networking, data transport, and Web hosting services
as well as bundled voice and Internet solutions. XO provides these
services over an advanced, national facilities-based IP network and
serves more than 70 metropolitan markets across the United States.
For more information, visit http://www.xo.com.
SOURCE XO Communications
Web Site: http://www.xo.com
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