SOURCE: Primus Telecommunications

April 29, 2008 09:00 ET

Primus Debuts New "Lingo" Digital Phone Flat-Rate Calling Plan Featuring a 2.9 Cents/Minute Rate to India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) - Primus Telecommunications, Inc. today announced the availability of a new flat-rate calling plan that provides its Lingo digital phone subscribers with some of the lowest rates in the industry to India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

The new Lingo service flat-rate calling plan is offered for a monthly, recurring fee of just $29.95 and includes:

--  Low rates to South Asia -- 2.9 cents/minute to India, Pakistan and
--  Unlimited local and long distance calls -- within the U.S. and to
    Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
--  Free state-of-the-art Linksys adapter -- required for Lingo service
--  20+ popular calling features -- including voicemail, call forwarding,
    and caller ID.

"We are very excited to offer this plan to our customers," said DG Gulati, President of Primus's U.S. Operations. "The rates we are offering to India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are extremely aggressive, allowing more individuals to stay in touch with their family members, friends, and business associates."

The new plan received an enthusiastic reception at the fourth annual "Best of the Best" (BOB4) South Asian dance competition in Chicago on April 19th (;, where it was previewed to thousands of South Asians from around the country.

Primus's Lingo digital phone service was chosen as the "Editor's Pick" of the VoIP services reviewed in WIRED Magazine's Test Issue (Winter 2008). The review found Lingo to be "the most inexpensive plan," with a "tidy online manager" and "no hold time for tech support."

About Primus Telecommunications, Inc.

Primus Telecommunications, Inc., represents the U.S. and Caribbean operations of its parent, Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (OTCBB: PRTL), an integrated facilities-based communications services provider offering international and domestic voice, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Internet, wireless, data and hosting services to business and residential retail customers and other carriers located primarily in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and western Europe. Primus provides services over its global network of owned and leased transmission facilities, including approximately 500 points-of-presence (POPs) throughout the world, ownership interests in undersea fiber optic cable systems, 18 carrier-grade international gateway and domestic switching systems, and a variety of operating relationships that allow us to deliver traffic worldwide. Founded in 1994, Primus is based in McLean, VA.

About Lingo

Owned by Primus, Lingo is one of the most affordable, reliable, and stable consumer and small business Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone service providers in the U.S. Lingo offers local and domestic long distance as well as international calling to virtually anywhere in the world. To place and receive calls, Lingo customers only need a broadband Internet connection, a regular phone, and a phone adapter, which is provided free of charge at the initiation of service. More than 20 calling features and numerous plans are offered, starting at $7.95/month for consumers and $39.95/month for small businesses. Lingo customers can save as much as 50 percent over traditional and bundled phone and cable company offerings for local and long distance calling services in the U.S.

For more information about Lingo or Primus, contact Kate Russell at (301) 230-0045, x19.

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