Tesco, one of the UK’s largest grocery store chain’s turned VoIP reseller, has partnered with Mobiboo Mobile to offer two Wi-Fi VoIP offerings to their customers. Mobiboo Mobile, the UK’s first Wi-Fi VoIP company, has launched the tovo t450g PocketFone and the tovo t1000 HomeFone Plus. Mobiboo Mobile estimates that consumers utilizing their service with save up to 30% on their current mobile charges and up to 50% on their home phone charges. The offer will initially launch at 19 of Tesco’s UK stores and online at www.tovo.com.
The tovo t1000 Wi-Fi mobile has striking resemblance to the UTStarcom F1000G (in fact I would bet it is a re-badged F1000G). The tovo t1000 is a standard “brick” Wi-Fi phone. The t1000 features three-way calling/call waiting, call rejection/redial/mute, call transfer/call forward, call hold/call resume, repeat dial on busy, and caller id blocking. It has up to four hours of talk time and a stand-by of 80-100 hours. This phone is ideal for those who frequent the abundant hotspot locations in the uK. The tovo t1000 retails for 99 GBP.
The tovo t450g is a Dual-Mode Wi-Fi phone that allows for both traditional mobile calls and VoIP calls. The t450g features tri-band (900/1800/1900) GSM, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, polyphonic ringtones, built in camera, and the same call functionality as the t1000. The tovo t450 has a 1.5 inch 128×128, 64k color screen for pleasureable viewing of the phones various functions. The phone retails for 169 GBP.
Mobiboo Mobile is offering both of these phones with may-as-you-go and monthly plans with no restrictive contracts.