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gotalk signs Betta Distributiuon Deal

  • 17 January, 2008 12:05

<p>PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release:</p>
<p>The expansion of award winningGold Coast based telco gotalk continues this year with the announcement that the Betta Electrical chain, part of the BSR Group which consists of over 200 independently owned and operated electrical retailers around Australia – has signed an agreement to carry the full range of the company’s VoIP/Broadband products. The news comes on top of a swag of “Best of the Best” industry awards from leading trade magazines such as MONEY MAGAZINE and PC USER. The Betta deal will add significantly to gotalk’s growth in the retail market according to CEO Steve Picton.
(For more information/comment call Steve Picton 0416 269 177 or Terry Quinn 0439 710 418 or Julieanne Worchurst Marketing Manager BSR Group Ph: +61 7 3414 8700 julieanne.worchurst@bsrgroup.com.au)</p>
<p>• Betta Electrical chain to carry full range of gotalk ‘Best of the Best’ gold award winning VoIP/Broadband products – awarded by ‘Money Magazine’ against all current Australian competitors.
• Plus latest gotalk prepaid mobile caps - directly targeting the lucrative 16-28 year old market – “the best value for money in the prepaid cap market”, according to CEO Steve Picton.
• Range includes gotalk’s goVoIP Aussie Pack – just named PC User Magazine’s ‘Communication Product of the Year’.</p>
<p>Fast growing telco gotalk’s full range of telecommunication products will be sold through selected stores of the national Betta Electrical chain following a deal announced by CEO Steve Picton today.</p>
<p>“We are delighted to add the Betta Electrical chain to our retail outlets – not only because they are the only stores to offer the full range of our products – but because the chain has a reputation for offering personalized, knowledgeable service,” Mr. Picton said.</p>
<p>“The entire gotalk range – including VoIP, broadband and prepaid mobile capped plans – have been designed to give retailers such as Betta Electrical the ability to sell the full value for money telco package.”</p>
<p>“For example, gotalk’s new capped plans have been deliberately aimed at taking market share from our main competition Vodafone and Optus.”</p>
<p>“In some areas the new gotalk mobile caps offer TWICE the value of our competition,” Mr. Picton said, “and in the market we are targeting value for money is the critical factor in selecting a service provider – whether the customer is the parent of a teenage mobile phone user or someone in the cost conscious 20-28 group who just need to control their spend because they live on a budget or have a mortgage.”</p>
<p>The deal with Betta Electrical comes on top of a very successful month for gotalk.</p>
<p>This month the telco scooped the prestigious annual ‘Best of the Best’ 2008 VoIP Awards against all major service providers - winning three Gold Awards (Best Home VoIP User Plan, Best Business VoIP User Plan and Best ADSL2+ Light broadband plan) against all competition.</p>
<p>The telco also won Bronze Awards for its ADSL2+Optimum High Speed plan and gotalk’s goVoIP Value Pack.</p>
<p>The gotalk goVoIP Aussie Pack was also named “Communications Product of the Year” by the best selling PC User Magazine (January 2008 issue).
“Betta Electrical will be selling our recently expanded version of our market leading ‘World Pack’ VoIP plan,” Mr. Picton said, “Betta Electrical customers can now, quite literally, call the world to 110 destinations with 30 countries included for free, 30 countries that can be called for just 20c per call and 50 countries that can be called for 50c per call - countries from Argentina and Austria to Zambia and Zimbabwe”.</p>
<p>The ‘go VoIP World Pack’ still costs just $9.95 when combined with the ‘go VoIP Aussie Pack’, or it can be sold as a stand-alone pack for $14.95.</p>
<p>For just $9.95 when combined with gotalk’s ‘goVoIP Aussie Pack’, the ‘World Pack’ lets customer’s make 100 calls, or talk for 3000 minutes each month. And for business users, or for those power callers out there, gotalk has launched the ‘Biz World Pack’, which includes all the same countries but comes with 200 calls, or 5000 minutes each month for just $19.95. The ‘World’ and ‘Biz World Packs’ can also be purchased as standalone plans for $14.95 and $24.95 respectively.</p>
<p>goltalk’s goVoIP plans now available through selected Betta Electrical Stores in detail:</p>
<p>Aussie Pack Biz Pack
$14.95
300 local, or
300 national, or
100 mobile, or
500 mobile minutes
Max 1 account per customer
1 free geographical number $24.95
500 local, or
500 national, or
200 mobile, or
700 minutes
Up to 3 accounts per customer
2 free geographical numbers
1300 / 1800 discount (waive $15 monthly fee)</p>
<p>World Pack Biz World
$9.95 as upgrade or $14.95 as standalone
30 countries for free
30 countries @ 20c
50 countries @ 50c
100 calls or 3000 minutes
Max 1 account per customer $19.95 as upgrade or $24.95 as standalone
30 countries for free
30 countries @ 20c
50 countries @ 50c
200 calls or 5000 minutes
Up to 3 accounts per customer</p>
<p>About gotalk
gotalk limited is an Australian owned, publicly unlisted, full service telecommunications company with sales in excess of $165 million per annum and over 300 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 already equates to 20% of all Australian outbound international call traffic.</p>

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