June 22, 2009 08:00 ET

IPEVO Equips USO Pacific Region With Internet Phones

Military Personnel and Families Can Use Stand-Alone Phones to Call Home for Free

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - June 22, 2009) - IPEVO, a designer and manufacturer of Internet-based devices, announced today that 18 USO (United Service Organizations) centers across the Pacific Region will deploy its S0-10 Skype Desktop Phone and S0-20 Wi-Fi Phone for Skype devices. Using Skype™ and the IPEVO phones, more than 890,000 troops and their families that use the centers each year will now have a free communications link back home, without the need for a computer to make calls.

The S0-10 is a fully certified desktop Skype phone for the home and office. Connecting directly through an existing network, the S0-10 eliminates the need to use a computer for IP calls. The S0-20 is a Wi-Fi phone that gives users the flexibility and mobility to use Skype wirelessly in a home or office Wi-Fi network. People traditionally think that you need a computer to use Skype, but with IPEVO's stand-alone phones, calls can be made using a Skype account directly on the device.

"The USO is excited to be able to connect our men and women in uniform with those who travel with them in spirit, silently supporting them from the other side of the world," said USO Pacific Region Vice President, Tom Kolstad. "We appreciate IPEVO generously donating these VoIP phones to our region. The service that IPEVO phones will provide to our military and their families to call home is priceless."

"With the number of military personnel around the world, we understand the importance of being able to hear the voice of a loved one," said Royce Hong, CEO of IPEVO. "We jumped at the opportunity to give back and provide our troops with products that will improve their quality of life while serving our country."


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