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gotalk launches "Xmas Cracker" Home Phone Price War

FAST GROWING TRANS TASMAN TELCO GOTALK FIGHTS THE WORLD FINANCIAL CRISIS BY LAUNCHING AUSTRALIA’S MOST COMPETITIVE LOCAL, INTERSTATE AND INTERNATIONAL PHONE/BROADBAND/VoIP COMBOS JUST IN TIME FOR THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PHONE CALL RUSH.
  • 13 November, 2008 12:36

<p>• Australian telecommunications market has become an even more competitive war zone from this month – just in time for the annual explosion of international Christmas phone calls.</p>
<p>• gotalk limited is an Australian owned, publicly unlisted, full service telecommunications company with sales in excess of $160 million per annum and over 150 staff Australia wide. The telco provides a range of wholesale and retail telecommunication services through its own state of the art exchange switching centre in Sydney's Castlereagh Street, which handles over a billion international minutes per year - which equates to 20% of all Australian outbound international call traffic.</p>
<p>“We know ordinary families are doing it tough as they approach Christmas this year – a time when families traditionally make lots of phone calls – local, interstate and even international,” gotalk CEO Steve Picton said today.</p>
<p>“I asked my department heads to come up with the most competitive, cost saving combo they could design – and the result is an outstanding home phone/broadband/VoIP combination that will reduce family phone bills considerably – not only this Christmas – but all year round.”</p>
<p>IN DETAIL:</p>
<p>A Cracker Combo Deal for XMAS</p>
<p>gotalk OFFERS almost $200 of EXTRA added value with its top selling phone, broadband and VoIP combo deals.</p>
<p>gotalk wants Australian consumers who have been feeling the effects of the credit crunch to take advantage of some cracker combo deals, just in time for Christmas!</p>
<p>Last year gotalk received industry wide gold award winning recognition for its value for money offers. This year they have decided to offer new customers purchasing selected combos almost $200 of extra value – by giving them a $50 credit on their account, a free VoIP stick valued at $49.95 and a free 4 port home networking gateway valued at $99.</p>
<p>These new “Xmas Cracker” combos will feature the 2008 “Money Magazine” award winning goVoIP Aussie Pack - free local calls, national calls and calls to any Aussie mobile - plus for those that have families and friends overseas, the goVoIP World Pack again offers loads of free calls to popular international destinations (go to www.gotalk.com.au for more detail).</p>
<p>Steve Picton, CEO, gotalk says that ‘these packaged services are fantastic value, and they all come with optional additions so you can tailor an even more specific package for your needs’.</p>
<p>‘Sign up before Christmas to take advantage of this cracker offer so you can contact your friends and family as much as you like at Christmas and throughout the New Year,” Mr. Picton said.</p>
<p>“ Reaction to gotalk’s cost saving VoIP services has been growing all year and we are confident that our new Xmas Cracker combos will see more customers choosing gotalk as their telecommunications provider,” he said.</p>
<p>One such customer is David Bock, a 72 year old from Victoria who moved all of his telecommunications from Telstra to gotalk over a year ago. David says ‘‘As you can imagine, being 72 years old and trying to get used to new technologies hasn’t been easy, but it’s been made a lot easier with the help from gotalk staff’. He goes on to say that ‘My experience over the last 12 months has been a good one – I’ve saved money on my phone bills and I’m very happy with the gotalk service’.</p>
<p>For new customers who take up one of gotalk’s top selling combo deals before mid January, they will receive a $50 credit on their account, a free VoIP stick valued at $49.95 and a free 4 port home networking gateway valued at $99. Customers wishing to have their services in time for Christmas need to sign up by the end of November. This offer is only available on a 24 month contract. Customers wishing to upgrade to a wireless 4 port home networking gateway, pay just $89 to do this. Terms and conditions apply.</p>
<p>The combos feature gotalk’s great value home phone plan ‘HomeTalk’ that offer a national cap special of $1.99 for calling up to an hour, along with a massive 9GB of broadband, offering speeds up to 20,000 Kbps, as well as a choice of VoIP options, including the award-winning Aussie Pack as well as the World Pack, or a combination of both. Prices start from $78.85 per month.</p>
<p>gotalk combos offer great value for money, and with several to choose from, there’s something for everyone, visit www.gotalk.com.au to find out more.</p>
<p>gotalk’s Xmas Cracker Bundles in Detail:
Take one of these top selling combo’s and get almost $200 of extra added value1
Home Phone + Broadband + VoIP</p>
<p>HomeTalk
• HomeTalk offers you great value line rental</p>
<p>• National cap special – pay just $1.99 for up to an hour</p>
<p>9 GB
• This plan offers speeds up to 20,000 Kbps2</p>
<p>• Generous data limit (3 GB peak and 6 GB off peak) 3</p>
<p>Aussie Pack
• Make loads of FREE calls per month4</p>
<p>Up to:
• 300 local calls
• 300 national calls
• 100 calls to Australian mobiles, or 500 mobile minutes per month</p>
<p>= $78.85
per month
World Pack
Call 121 countries4
36 countries for FREE!
30 countries for 20c per call!
50 countries for 50c per call!
15 countries for 75c per call!</p>
<p>= $78.85
per month</p>
<p>Aussie Pack + World Pack
You’ll get the benefits of great value local, national, mobile and international calling.</p>
<p>= $88.80
per month</p>
<p>• 1 On a 24 month contract
• 2 if available in your area, if not, then a 512 Kbps plan will be supplied.
• 3 Peak time is between 6am and 1am AEST. Off-peak time is between 1am and 6am AEST.
• 4 Fair use policy applies</p>

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