Becomes First Value-Dial ISP to Introduce Internet Call Waiting
31, 2005 - NEWSdial.com) For those web surfers using a dial up
missing important phone calls while surfing the net may be a problem.
Recently, PeoplePC, a leading Internet service provider and subsidiary
of EarthLink, became the first value-dial ISP to launch Internet
Call Waiting (ICW), a service which allows PeoplePC Online members
to receive phone calls while online.
This Internet Call Waiting feature is one of the latest free upgrades
to PeoplePC Online customers. Internet Call Waiting allows members
to surf the Net without fear of missing important calls or incurring
the additional cost of a second phone line. Additional PeoplePC
Internet Call Waiting features are available as value-added services.
"PeoplePC continues to raise the bar for the competition
by improving our standard service with tools and applications that
enable an enjoyable Internet experience – the addition of
Internet Call Waiting is only one example," said Hilary Jensen,
director of product management, PeoplePC. "No longer will
our members find themselves saying, 'I missed your call because
I was checking email.' Internet Call Waiting eliminates this hassle."
PeoplePC's Internet Call Waiting offerings include:
> Internet Call Waiting Alert, a free addition to PeoplePC
Online's standard service, this feature notifies customers of incoming
calls by displaying the caller’s name and phone number, just
like caller ID.
> Internet Call Waiting
Messenger ($3.95 per month), which includes the Alert features
as well as an added capability that
allows callers to leave a voice message that can be played through
the customer's computer in real time.
> Internet Call Waiting
Connect ($6.95 per month with a 30-day free trial), which includes
the Messenger and Alert features and
allows PeoplePC members to take incoming calls on their home phone
or transfer the call to their mobile phone.
PeoplePC's Internet Call Waiting is powered by CallWave, Inc.,
the provider of proprietary software that allows consumers to bridge
calls between their PC, home phone and mobile phone.
requirements work with most Microsoft® Windows™ -based
PCs. Platforms include Windows™ NT 4.0, 2000, ME and XP and
98; Intel Pentium 90 or better with sound card and speakers; 14.4
bps minimum Internet connection speed; 8MBs of RAM or better; 10
MBs or more of hard disk space and a mouse. Browser support includes
Microsoft® Internet Explorer™ 4.0 or later or Netscape® 4.0
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