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Cable Technology Feature Article

January 10, 2011

netTALK Launches Low-Cost VoIP TV Solution

By Raja Singh Chaudhary, TMCnet Contributor

netTALK, Inc., a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) that offers low-cost telephone services to its customers, has launched netTALK TV, a low-cost digital TV solution, to its select partners and distributors. The announcement by the company is being seen as a step to address an overpriced cable TV market.

A sleek and glossy black, WiFi (News - Alert)-enabled digital video device, netTALK TV can be connected with DUO, a second generation VoIP device that can be connected directly to the router’s Internet connection or through a user’s computer. DUO offers unlimited local and long distance calling throughout the U.S. and Canada, and the users just need to plug their high-speed Internet and existing home phone into the DUO to make calls.

By integrating netTALK TV with the DUO, users can customize their TV channel selections provided by the company. Usually the customers are required to purchase at least 50 or more channels, of which within a package, although they view just a few of them. The new solution by netTALK enables the customers to choose only the channels they wish to view, instead of buying the whole packages.

The digital TV service of netTALK provides content in both standard definition and high-definition formats, offering comprehensive control to the users as to what they want to view; and when they want to access it. Users can access both telephone and cable services by combining the netTALK DUO with the netTALK TV, as the device offers a simple plug-and-play solution to them.

“We, at netTALK, are dedicated to converging superior communications solutions into one low cost service accessible to everyone,” said commented Anastasios “Takis” Kyriakides, chief executive officer and founder at netTALK. “Pairing netTALK TV with our DUO, Conference Calling Bridge, and free Smartphone applications makes us the ultimate choice for consumers looking to cut costs and break free from traditional phone and cable companies.”

In October 2010, netTALK.COM, INC., introduced the netTALK smartphone application that is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android, BlackBerry (News - Alert) and Windows Mobile and allows users to make free calls to the U.S. and Canada, via 3G, WiFi, or EDGE networks, without using valuable monthly cell phone minutes.

Raja Singh Chaudhary is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raja's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf