Wednesday, July 2, 2008

NTT Offers VoIP "Safe" Number to all Subscribers

NTT Com began offering a static VoIP phone number for receiving calls and having them transferred automatically to the customer's fixed or mobile phone to all owners of domestic phones, both fixed and mobile. Having a secondary VoIP number for transferring calls enables the customer to keep their personal fixed/mobile phone number confidential.

The service, known as "050 Anshin (Safe) Number," also allows calls to be routed directly to a voice mail server without being transferred to the customer's personal phone. In this case, the customer is notified via e-mail to call the message center when they receive voice mail.

The option of routing calls to one's personal phone or the message center can be changed via a website. Also, nonregistered phone numbers can be blocked.

NTT Com launched 050 Anshin (Safe) Number, initially for customers of its OCN ISP service, in September 2007. The service works only for incoming, not outgoing, calls and the user must have an account with an ISP.

The monthly fee is 525 yen (including tax). Customers using NTT Com's "PLATINUM LINE" discount telephone service receive a 52.5 yen off of the month fee.

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