CaribPR Wire, Kingston, Jamaica – February 8, 2011: Continuing to deliver on its promise to provide innovative telecoms products for the Caribbean market and beyond, LIME has now unveiled “LIME Talk”, a groundbreaking, free-to-download, Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) application that allows iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users overseas to call the Caribbean for as little as US $0.16 per minute.
“LIME Talk” can be used on several popular Apple smartphones including the best selling iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone4 handsets. “LIME Talk” is also compatible with several other Apple communication devices including the iPod Touch — 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation — and the revolutionary tablet, the iPad. Customers can use the application on any of these devices to make phone calls using a Wi-Fi or 3G internet connection.
LIME has partnered with Telecom New Zealand USA (TNZ), a leading provider of voice, data and mobile services across the Americas, to make the leading edge solution available to the Caribbean Diaspora. Through the Apple App Store and iTunes, “LIME Talk” will be easily available for free download to over 100 million consumers across the USA, Canada and Europe.
This prepaid service gives customers 120 minutes of talk time for calls to LIME fixed lines and mobiles phone across the Caribbean for the low price of US $19.95. The plan covers calls to any LIME fixed or mobile customer in Antigua, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, and Turks & Caicos.
In addition, customers also have the option of making out of plan calls to any other destination across the world at affordable rates by adding additional credit to their accounts via credit card or debit card.
Outlining the customer benefits of the new product, LIME’s Chief Marketing Officer, Chris Dehring said: “LIME Talk offers some of the lowest, most affordable rates currently available for calling the Caribbean from the US and other parts of the world and the fact that it’s a prepaid service means that customers can have better control over their spend.”
“LIME Talk is easy to use and very convenient because once users download the application and subscribe to the service they can always access it from their device and there’s no need to constantly buy phone cards or input lots of numbers and codes to make a call,” he added.
“We anticipate that “LIME Talk” is going to be extremely popular not only in the Caribbean community but for customers worldwide who call the Caribbean often for business or personal reasons. When it comes to affordability and convenience “LIME Talk” is going to be hard to beat.”
“LIME Talk” can be downloaded, free of charge, from LIME at www.time4lime.com/diaspora or from Apple iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lime-talk/id405177474?mt=8
LIME is the Caribbean’s largest telecommunications company with a proud history in the region, and which is always working to improve life in the Caribbean. LIME delivers the very best communication services to governments, businesses and families in 13 Caribbean countries with one unifying promise—building, connecting and serving communities. LIME is part of Cable & Wireless Communications PLC, one of the world’s leading communications companies.