VoicePulse Inc. announced plans to enhance the consumer's telephone experience by incorporating videophone service into their existing Voice-over-IP service in the second half of 2005. With the recent widespread use of camera and video-enhanced mobile phones, company executives believe videophones in the home are the next logical step.
Videophone service allows callers to both see and hear the other parties while carrying on a conversation. Until recently, the prohibitive cost of videophone equipment has prevented increased use in the residential market.
"We've always built our service with the intention of providing a huge array of new features, including video", said Ravi Sakaria, President & CEO of VoicePulse, "Our plans to support videophones are in line with our efforts to lead the industry in innovation."
The VoicePulse Broadband Phone Service has earned the PC World Best Buy award and PC Magazine's VoIP Provider of the Year compared to services including Vonage's DigitalVoice and AT&T's CallVantage.
VoicePulse allows consumers to use their existing cable or DSL Internet connection for phone service. The service includes traditional features such as Caller ID, Call Waiting, Call Forward and Voicemail as well as a host of advanced features such as Distinctive Ring, Call Filters, Telemarketer Block and Anonymous Call Block.
Consumers need only a high-speed Internet connection and an ordinary touch-tone telephone to use the service.