Trailblazing Belgian telephone company announces VOIP calls for the Apple iPhone

Released on: September 3, 2008, 10:56 am

Press Release Author: Olivier Vermeersch

Industry: Telecommunications

Press Release Summary: VoIP on iPhone is coming out.

Press Release Body: It has been dubbed \'The VoIP Revolution\' and \'Telecom\'s biggest
threat\' but what is VoIP and how is it going to change the way we make calls?

A new Belgian phone company, Nomado Telecom, were set to become a thorn in the side
of many existing mobile networks yesterday when they announced the development of
the new iNomado - a software application developed for the Apple iPhone which
promises to cut the cost of many users\' phone calls by up to 80%.

Whilst traditional telecom companies hold the monopoly over the networks normally
used to place calls on a cell phone, Nomado\'s service enables users to place their
calls via a WiFi connection, bypassing traditional cellular networks and making huge
savings on call charges at the same time. Calls made via Nomado\'s cellular VoIP
service starts from just 0,025 € per minute to other mobiles (including countries
such as the U.S and Hong Kong) and are free between fellow Nomado users. This is
VoIP technology in action; the use of a mobile phone’s WiFi internet connection to
dodge most of their service provider’s fees, thereby saving a fortune on cell-phone
calls. Sales of phones with WiFi capability have been growing steadily over the past
few years, (up 327% from 2005 to 2007) allowing companies such as Nomado to step in
and offer their services to a greater number of cell-phone users than ever before.

Not only that, but VoIP technology promises to eliminate the international roaming
fees that have become the bane of many cell phone users in recent years. When you’re
using a VoIP connection, every phone call uses the same network via WiFi, regardless
of where you are in the world - in effect, VoIP makes every call a local call. This
is ideal for expatriates, globetrotting businesspeople, backpackers who like to keep
in touch with home or indeed anyone who simply wants to avoid the exorbitant charges
of traditional cell phone operators whose roaming fees typically cost $1.25 (0,85€)
per minute.

This is all part of what has become known as \"The VoIP revolution\", also known as
\"telecom\'s biggest threat\". VoIP advocates highlight its cost-effectiveness and
simplicity as being the two features that may soon allow pioneering companies such
as Nomado to field a real challenge to the industry giants. According to, the statistics reflect this growth: “Research reports that
worldwide revenue from hosted VoIP and managed IP PBX services jumped 52% to $24
billion in 2007 after surging 66% in 2006, and is expected to grow in the strong
double-digits through at least 2011.” Nomado Telecom, Europe\'s leading provider of
Internet telephony services, will begin distribution of their industry-shaking new
service \"iNomado\" from 25th September 2008 via the AppStore, download centre of
iPhone applications.

However, VoIP technology isn\'t ready to take over just yet. The VoIP providers are
unable to offer a static cell phone number to their users. That means that even when
you switch to their service, your old cell phone number will remain the same and if
your provider charges you for receiving calls over their network, those charges will

Yet, for many, the new cell-phone service offered by pioneering small companies has
proven alluring. The service offered by Nomado is already working and popular
amongst users of Nokia, Samsung, HTC and other Smartphones. However, according to
Olivier Vermeersch, founder of Nomado Telecom, “BlackBerry users who are already
using nomado mobility™ are strongly encouraging us to develop an application
compatible with RIM Blackberry VoIP services as well, we will also work on it in the
near future. In short, there has been a lot of demand for the service.”

All in all, the popularity of VoIP technology is on the rise and profits in the
sector have been forecast to follow. With services such as Nomado’s continually
innovating and investing in newer and more effective telecoms solutions such as
these, the trend seems set to continue well into the future.

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Contact Details: If you\'d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an
interview with Olivier Vermeersch, please call him on +3228887067 or e-mail

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