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Gamma Makes UK Calls Free on SIP and Hosted IP, Throws in Fraud Management

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July 01, 2013

Gamma Makes UK Calls Free on SIP and Hosted IP, Throws in Fraud Management

By Rory Lidstone, TMCnet Contributing Writer

Gamma, a provider of simplified communications and software services for business, recently announced radically different pricing, which goes into effect as of July 1, on a number of core IP products and services. Specifically, the network operator will offer call termination completely free to U.K. fixed destinations — namely the 01, 02 and 03 number ranges — for customers of its SIP trunking solution and hosted IP telephony service, Horizon.

Gamma introduced its SIP trunking service, IP DirectConnect, earlier this year in TelecityGroups’ UK data centers.

Included as part of the free U.K. termination on IP services is a fraud management tool designed to protect channel partners and their customers from minutes fraud, also known as toll fraud, on mobile, international and Non Geographic Number destinations. Toll fraud is an issue of extreme importance for VoIP as the capabilities of the technology make it easy for fraudsters to access a large number of targets.

As such, Gamma's access to a free fraud management tool is of potentially greater value than its free U.K. fixed destination call termination.

"As market leaders in IP Telephony we aim to continue to innovate on more than just features," said Richard Bligh, marketing director for Gamma, in a statement. "The days of comparing services by the cost of a UK call termination are gone, and we want to assist our Channel Partners and their customers with services that have real business benefit."

Gamma's new pricing initiative is ideal for channel partners looking to provide a fixed price solution to customers.

"This new approach from Gamma, including both service benefits and unlimited calls within line rental, makes great sense given market trends," said Neil Rampe, Group Commercial & Marketing Director of Alternative Networks. "It really highlights the reasons why businesses should be considering new technology such as SIP, for both commercial and service benefits. It's a well-constructed initiative."

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