VIENNA, Va., and CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.-March 6, 2007-SunRocket, one of the nation's fastest-growing Internet phone service providers, and American Telecom Services, Inc. (AMEX: TES), a leading provider of converged communications solutions, today announced the launch of a fully certified DECT 6.0 cordless multi-handset Internet phone powered by SunRocket. The E6501S DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) phone-which includes ATS' patent-pending Digital Clear functionality and is bundled with SunRocket Internet phone service-will be available through nationwide retail channels beginning this month, starting with one of the nation's largest office superstores.
"DECT 6.0 offers tremendous advantages over existing cordless handsets and begins setting the foundation for future SunRocket home-centric communications services," said Rob Chandhok, chief product officer at SunRocket. "Now any consumer with a broadband Internet connection can simply purchase this multi-handset cordless phone and activate SunRocket service to enjoy inexpensive, interference-free, digitally clear Internet telephone service."
With an integrated router, users no longer require a separate Internet phone adapter, as full VoIP capabilities are already built in. In addition, because the DECT 6.0 phone operates in the 1.9 GHz frequency band, defined by the FCC specifically for cordless phones, the DECT phone avoids interference problems associated with home networks and other wireless devices operating in the 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequencies-such as Wi-Fi, microwave ovens and garage door openers.
The E6501S, with its DECT 6.0 technology, also enables:
"The combined savings, quality, simplicity and enhanced features of the American Telecom DECT phone bundled with SunRocket means that mainstream consumers can now enjoy full VoIP functionality in a single device and seamlessly transition from their existing home phone service," said Bruce Hahn, CEO of American Telecom Services.
Retail customers will be able to easily activate the multi-handset cordless unit for Internet phone service by choosing from any of SunRocket's offerings, including its pioneering all-inclusive $199 Annual Edition-which delivers unlimited free calling throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, enhanced voicemail, over a dozen free built-in calling features, enhanced 911 calling, plus the option to keep their existing phone number.