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Phone Card Company Breaks One Billion Minutes Voice Traffic Milestone

  • 02 October, 2005 15:39

<p>Sydney: Friday September 30:
Cardcall Pty Ltd (www.cardcall.com.au) , Australia largest phone card distributor with monthly sales of over $7 million, announced today that it had reached - and surpassed - a 1 billion minute milestone in voice traffic within last 12 months.</p>
<p>Cardcall is the Phone Card division of fast growing Australian Broadband and VoIP provider Telecorp Limited.</p>
<p>"This impressive milestone was reached in August this year and covers the period to Sept 2005," a delighted Telecorp CEO Steve Picton said today. "It is even more pleasing when you consider that only Cardcall products within Australia have been included and not New Zealand where we launched recently and already have a significant market share."</p>
<p>"The total number of voice traffic minutes was 1,025,722,859 as at September 15 this year," Mr. Picton said, "and we are growing at around 30% a year."</p>
<p>Telecorp Limited recently announced it will link its just launched VoIP Internet phone service, GOTalk Broadband Voice, with its market leading Cardcall pre and post paid phone card range enabling home phone users - especially those with phone addicted teenage children - to access rates 30-50% below standard Telstra phone charges.</p>
<p>Telecorp is the only phone company in Australia which currently offers both phone cards and VoIP Internet phones as part of its range of services – and therefore is the only company that can link both. It can also bundle its Broadband and VoIP services onto a single invoice.</p>
<p>Media interviews can be arranged by contacting Terry Quinn on 0439 710 418 or or go to www.gotalk.com.au</p>
<p>Stephen Picton CEO Telecorp Limited PROFILE:</p>
<p>Prior to forming TELECORP LIMITED with high profile Chairman Trevor Rowe, (also Rothschild Chairman, ASX Director and Chancellor of Bond University), Mr Stephen Picton, was Group Director, Strategic Development, AAPT. During his years with AAPT Mr Picton was responsible for the overall Strategic Development of AAPT since joining as Director of Marketing in 1996. During that period he oversaw a number of key initiatives, such as AAPT's entry into the Wholesale market, the development of a broad-based product portfolio and the rebranding of the company. He also managed AAPT's IPO process and the many acquisitions and alliances carried out by AAPT in areas such as data, Internet, satellite, mobile and voice services. Prior to joining AAPT, Mr Picton spent 9 years with BT (British Telecom) in a variety of Sales &amp; Business Development roles at a senior executive level.</p>
<p>CardCall is Australia's most successful pre and post paid phone card operator, selling in excess of 300,000 new phone cards worth more than $7 million each month to the mainly youth/student/traveller and ethnic markets via 30,000 retailers (including $2million a month from free standing eftpos kiosks, mostly on university campuses) - and is growing at over 30% a year.</p>

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